Want to create some 3d gems with me? They are everywhere! So, after looking at and pinning some awesome stuff, I felt inspired to try my Maritza Lisa take on them. These little beauties 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. I then thickened the lines using the Line Style tool. Once I liked what I saw, I created a compound path to connect the lines into a cohesive shape for tracing. After tracing and cutting, I folded 2 pieces in half, then glued it on to a flat version of the shape… Wanna try it too?
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
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
Step 4: Fill the page, load your cardstock, set your blade/cut settings to cardstock, and cut
Step 6: Take 3 pieces, fold 2 in half, and glue them as shown below
Now you’re ready to add them to gift tags/bags and presents!