I love adding dimension to almost every project I make! To me, it adds so much interest, and quite frankly I think it’s fun! Creating dimension, in my opinion, is all about shadows, height, and texture! I thought it would be fun to create a dimensional gift package topper with Hooray! The delightful birthday themed collection by Crate Paper.
You will need dimensional adhesive to create depth in your layers. If you don’t have any pop dots or foam tape you could use bits of cardboard glued in between layers. I have certainly done that in a pinch! When I am inspired to create something with lots of layers and depth, I first decide on my focal point, so that I can concentrate on creating depth. For my topper, I chose one of the pre-made cards featuring the super cute bear! As I looked through the collection, I found the bear in multiple products and decided to use the same bear in sticker form and a party hat and stars from the foam sticker sheet. I picked out a few pieces of ephemera and some papers and a doily for layering. I fussy cut a balloon from the cut-apart “For You” paper.
The key for me is to vary the height of my layers. I make sure that each height of the whole project is at a different height. Not everything has to be on foam dots; you need some pieces to remain flat so that you can create different depth shadows. I added foam dots to the bear sticker and placed it right over the bear on the card. I then added the foam sticker party hat just as it was since it creates its own depth! The balloon was placed on with foam tape (it is a different height than my foam dots) and kept the green happy birthday banner flat.
The ribbon on my wrapped package creates more dimension by popping up my entire topper! I slipped foam dots under the four corners to balance the ribbon knot in the middle. To finish off the package I used a ribbon to create more dimension, and it adds texture! The pretty music sheet wrapping paper is from the Willow Lane Gift Wrap Book!