World’s Best Dad

We all get used to doing something a certain way. We don’t even think about it, we just keep doing it that way because that’s the way we’ve always done it.

On thing I’ve noticed about the world of card making is that when it comes to adding three dimensional elements using dimensionals, the tried and true rule that almost everyone follows almost all the time is: if you have two shapes and one is smaller, the smaller one can pop OUT of the card. This is fine, it adds texture and movement and several other artistically desirable things. The only thing is, we all start doing it by default… automatically without thinking about it.

In this card, I tried to do something different.


If you take a close look at the black square and the world (this is easier in person than looking at a photo) you’ll notice that the black square is the shape that is popped out and the world is behind it, looking out through a circular window.

This reverses the normal order of things, which makes it different and perhaps a little more interesting.

What do you think? What other stamping conventions are out there that you either have or would like to see turned on their heads?

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Materials used:

Stamps: Going Global Stamp Set (c) Stampin’ Up

Ink: Versa Mark Black

Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla (c) Stampin’ Up

Designer Paper: Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack (c) Stampin’ Up

Other: Circle dies


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