Can you explain 3-D designs to me?

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K9Trainer's picture
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Can you explain 3-D designs to me?

I am seeing some talk of 3D scrapbooking and stuff and am not sure I know what that means. Can someone explain or show me an example? THanks a bunch!

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They mean that the page isn't just flat (or 2-d). A 3d page will use pop dots (or mounting tape) to make a picture or embellishment "pop" above a page. Brads are considered 3d. Anything that makes it so the pages has dimension. Does that make sense?

2-d (completely flat)

3d (elements "pop" out higher then the page)

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She said it in a nutshell Smile

K9Trainer's picture
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Aha!! So your bottom two examples are 3D?? I see. Thanks.

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So would embossing be considered 3D? I just did that on my christmas cards this year.

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Michelle described it perfectly! Embossing could be considered 3-D too I guess. This card I just made this morning would be considered 3-D...you see how it creates a raised look. (by using pop dots)

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Hmm.... I'm torn on if embossing would be 3d or not. Paper embossing raised parts of the paper, but glitter (heat) embossing doesn't really.

It's such a fine line. I'm glad I don't have to be an absolute judge on it. Smile

Carrie- a lot of 3d designs are very subtle. Up close it makes an element jump out. It's kind of cool. Charys picture shows it well.