|3 D Chariot|
Dear friends Dr Sonia here with a special post showcasing some beautiful dies.First of all Thank you so much for the fantastic support you gave for my Flower punch board projects.This month Shalini sent me a beautiful Marianne die set to play with. Marianne designs have such intricate beautiful designs especially in their Petra series and I had never mustered the courage to buy them as these dies spelt “elegance” and elegant projects are not my forte !! [ you will have to rely on Crafters Corner DT Anchal and Arjita for your dose of crafty glamour and elegance!]
|Marianne Petra Corner Die Set|
This is not a detailed tutorial to make the chariot but just giving you some ideas to get the maximum potential from intricate stencil- emboss style dies such as the Marianne or Spellbinders dies.The set had 5 dies and looked so beautiful !
|Marianne Petra Die|
|Embossing with Dies as stencil|
I just recently got the Ranger heat embossing gun from Crafters Corner and I love how heat embossing can glamorize any project..so of course I had to try heat embossing the intricate die cut. With the die cut still in the die ,run your watermark pen on the design[easier than freehand drawing on the die cut], pour embossing powder,remove the die and heat with your heat gun.
|Heat embossed Die cut|
|Heat embossing a diecut design|
|Die cut layering|
|Die cut layering|
Now on how I made the 3 D Chariot
If you dont plan to buy this particular Marianne design--not to worry-- the purpose of the step by step photos in this post is just to entice you to play with your die cuts and challenge you to maximize how you use your dies!
Just play with your die cuts like you would do with a jigsaw puzzle- rotate and match and also cut a bit here and glue a bit there and you can make entirely new designs!
The pic above shows the die cuts from the Marianne Petra corner set I used to make the body of the chariot. As I said Rotate a little,Cut a little, Glue a little, and you get new designs!
|Die cutting tips|
|Fun with Dies|
|3 D chariot|
|3 D diecut chariot|
You could use some beautiful eyelets [ I am eyeing some of the new brads and eyelets in Crafter's Corner] on the center of the wheels and connect them with skewer sticks/toothpicks or just roll paper rolls to form the axles of the wheels!
And I know many will make some mind-blowing elegant projects with such beautiful dies!
But for now hope you liked my kiddy inspired 3 D Chariot!Currently the chariot has been hijacked by my daughter and Princess Indumathi from the Chota Bheem cartoon series is riding in it!!