DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

Want to create some 3d gems with me? They make awesome gift toppers. After looking at and pinning some awesome stuff, I felt inspired to try my own take on them. These little gems can be used on any form of package or gift, adding dimension and “sparkle” wherever they go. Trust.

I created the shapes using the Line and Replicate tools in Silhouette Studio and then cut with my CAMEO. After cutting, I folded 2 pieces in half, then glued it on to a flat version of the shape to create that 3d shape… Let me show you how.


The What

The How

Step 1: Use the Line and Replicate tools to create your  shapes (tip – viewing the grid is a great guide for symmetry, measurement and proportion)

Step 2: Create compound paths with your connected lines, then thicken the lines on your shapes using the Line Style tool

DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

Step 3: Use the Trace tool to trace your shapes, then create a perforated line down the center of each shape for easy folding. The perforated line is optional, but handy

DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

 

Step 4: Fill the page, load your cardstock, set your blade/cut settings to cardstock, and cut

DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

Step 6: Take 3 pieces, fold 2 in half, and glue them as shown below

DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

Now you’re ready to add your gems to gift tags/bags and presents!

DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

DIY 3d Gems - Maritza Lisa: Add that extra "sparkle" to your gifts with these 3d gemstones. Click through for the tutorial

Looking for some more inspiration? Take a look at my other Silhouette projects.

6 thoughts on “DIY 3d Gems

  1. AShley

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! What a great way to create the shapes. Thicken the lines and trace hadn’t occurred to me, but so perfect. I’m so excited to try my hand at all sorts of things now, like a 3d christmas tree or gingerbread :)

  2. Rasa

    These are so lovely! They would make great Christmas tree ornaments too….not that anyone is thinking about Christmas right now. :)

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