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Sunday, February 28, 2010

My first sliceform

I made this card for my mother-in-law's b-day.  It was my first attempt at a sliceform.  If you just read that and said to yourself, 'what's a sliceform?', you can read all about them below the pictures.  I'll paste the explanation from the wonderful lady, Jennie, who created this vase file!  Speaking of which, you can find her vase file here.  Jennie offers it in a variety of formats - I used the gsd format, naturally LOL.   

For this card, I cut everything out on one piece of peach colored paper.  The flowers I colored in with Prismacolor pencils.  The stems and random pieces of grass I stamped with a green ink spot and then used my blender pen to soften it up a bit, but to allow the lines from the ink spot to show as if it were the veins running through the grass and stems and to give it some faux texture.  The tops of the flowers were adhered to the card with pop-dots while the stems were just placed into the vase.  I embossed a piece of green cardstock for the background.  I hope you like it! I'm looking forward to see what else I can create from Jennie's very cool creations!

Tools used: Silhouette, Cuttlebug, Prismacolor pencils, blender pen, embossing folder

What is a Sliceform?

A sliceform is an object normally made totally from paper, where all the different parts slot together (normally no glue is ever needed apart from any embellishments) to form a 3D object. These sliceforms fold totally flat with the simple push of a finger, making them perfect for including inside a card which has to be mailed to a friend or loved one,or even inside a pocket on a scrapbook page. Then either by lifting the sliceform, or again pushing it with your fingers, it will pop back into its 3D form.


  1. Way cool! Now I know why you had a hard time explaining it, it is rather elaborate! Love it!

  2. Hiya........... Jennie here, gorgeous work as always, love the shading and colouring, you make my designs look soooo fab. Huge hugs Jennie xox

  3. Wow, Heather, love this vase in 3D. Great job! -Mary R.