Sunday, November 11, 2018

Make a 3D Truck without Dies Video + Smile!



Hi, there!  I've had a great weekend with Louisa here.  It's been getting colder, so we stayed in most of the weekend playing with buttons and paintbrushes.  Who knew it could be so much fun to pretend to paint pictures on a bedroom door?!



When we were outside, the wind would gust and blow leaves off the trees and Louisa would say, "What is that?"  She asked me about ten times and the thought still makes me smile!



This adorable image makes me smile, too!  I had so much fun coloring it.  It reminds me of Louisa pulling leaves off the tree to help them out!

I really wanted to make some 3D trucks for Thanksgiving.  I thought a truck would be so cute with pumpkins and a small bag of pumpkin shaped candy in the back.

I was a little sticker shocked when I saw the price of the 3D truck dies.  So, I kept thinking surely I could figure out how to make one without dies.  First, I looked through my stamps and I didn't have a truck stamp big enough. 


So then I looked through clip art on Etsy.  Found a watercolor truck set that I really really liked.  Thought about how it might work and decided to buy the file.  It was a little more than I usually spend on digital files, but I thought even if it didn't work out for a 3D truck, I might use it for something else.  It has a cute car and other pretty elements, as well.  Besides, $7.99 is waaay, less than $48.00!  

Then I set out to figure out how to put a 3D truck together.  Turns out, once I figured it out, it was really easy to do.

I put a video together to show you just how to make your own 3D truck.  Check it out:





I may even put some trucks together for Christmas - that would be fun!


15 comments:

  1. Wow!!!!! Lori, this truck is really a delight!!! You have done a fabulous work with your stamp!!! Such amazing 3D creation!! It looks just perfect with the pumpkins and the treats! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to enjoy your tutorial! :D Baby Louisa will be delighted by it! :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. You never cease to amaze me, Lori! I would never think of trying to do something like this! Just love the sweet tag & the truck came out amazing! So glad you get to have time with Louisa so often! Time goes so fast!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your tag with sweet image is super cute! And, the 3 D truck is fabulous! How sweet it would be for Christmas, too! Thanks so much for the video! Enjoy your times with Louisa, so precious!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. your talents amaze me laura, this is beautiful!! i think christmas trucks would be awesome as well!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow that is amazing and so very creative with that truck, you are so talented!
    I love that card with the little girl playing in the leaves, such wonderful inspiration you have in Louisa and spending such precious time with her, awesome coloring!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ooh, MY-LANTA Lori!! You are so clever!!! I Totally LOVE your watercolor truck and how you put it together! A lot easier than even I would have thought! SUPER CUTE!!! And that Fall Tag is ADORABLE!! I bought that tag like last year I think? and I have yet to use it... I've seen you use it several times! I really should pull it out and make something with it... Maybe a Christmas Tag? Or a Birthday Tag? Something... You always make cute things with yours! Love your projects and the fun stories you tell about Louisa.. I look forward to the day I become a grandmother... my boys tease me that it'll never happen! hahahaha Have a great week!

    Theresa

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh WOW! This little truck is amazing, Lori! I love the bed filled with pumpkins! SO CLEVER & CREATIVE!!! I am going to CASE your idea and use the $4 truck template from Kiwi Lane with red cardstock (https://create.kiwilane.com/membertoolsdotnet/shoppingcartv4/ProductDetailv4.aspx?ProductID=22173&CatalogueID=212&MG=6&G1=125&G2=140). They also have a cute pine tree that I can put in there for Christmas. I'm decorating a tree for a charity auction and I made a dozen of them (not 3-D) and hung them on the tree with jute -- super cute!!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  8. You are too clever to put together such a cute little truck without using dies! Adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! I love your super truck and your tag is so pretty, such a sweet image and lovely colours - you are so talented.
    I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend, it sounds like you had a great time.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your posts always make me so happy, Lori! What sweet projects, and how clever of you to figure out how to make a 3D truck from a digital file. Can't wait to watch your video on that. It turned out absolutely fabulously! And that card is completely adorable! Love that image, and your soft coloring, and love the design with scallops and plaid. The button and bow on top are super cute, too!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh my gosh, your creations are just darling. They just make me smile, the colours and the sheer innocence of them absolutely shines. Super cute and very inspirational x

    ReplyDelete
  12. You are so clever Lori!!! Hows that granddaughter doing? I bet getting big!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow. Very cleverly put together. Your video is so clear and well explained. Hugs Mrs A.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh wow did you put your brain cells in gear for this one and it turned out fabulous. Couldn't be any cuter.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails