Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tent Trailer 3D Box

I recently discovered a relatively new company (at least to me) that creates SVG files called Simply Crafty SVGs.   Although I have created quite a number of 3D projects, I haven't used a SVG cut file before.  I have a Scan N Cut, but I purchased it for cutting out stamped images, not for cut files.  That being said, I rarely use it as I still prefer to fussy cut out my images.  😔

For this project, I did about half and half.  After printing out the individual pieces provided in the cut file, I used the Scan N Cut for some of them but I also fussy cut out a number of the pieces.  Granted the Scan N Cut did the job much faster than I did, it is relaxing to me to fussy cut (you can call me strange and I won't mind).

For the most part, I printed everything in black and white and then colored the various pieces with my Copic markers.

The accent strips on the trailer part were heat embossed using the Glueless Glitter technique.  I first heat embossed with Clear embossing powder and then again after I had applied Merlot velvet glitter.  I wanted this to be extra shiny, so I did a third step and heat embossed on top of the velvet glitter with Clear embossing powder again.  Merlot velvet glitter was also added to the door accents as well as the door knob.

The hub cab and the fender on the trailer were heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.  I wanted the fenders to have a smooth look, so I heat embossed these twice.  Before adding the accents to the trailer panels, I dry embossed the panels with a Crafters Companion embossing folder (Wood Grain).

The string of lights were colored with Copics and pop dotted onto the base string.  Then I added Glossy Accents for a shiny look.  Then they were adhered to the roof (as per the well written instructions).

All of the windows were dry embossed using a different Crafters Companion embossing folder (Hessian) and then outlined with a darker Copic marker.  I used this folder because it reminded me of screens on a window.  Although I am not a camper, I would assume you have the windows open and that you would need screens to keep all the bugs out 😁.

The camper top fits on the trailer bottom so you could put some goodies on the inside if you wished.  As you can see by the above photo, the score lines are visible when you lift the top off.  If this were a gift to someone, I would probably add some tissue paper to cover these up or maybe go over them with a white paint pen.

All four sides are decorated, so it looks good from any angle.  This is the back side of both the tent and the trailer.

I love creating 3D projects and this one was a lot of fun to put together.  Now that I know that I can fussy cut out the pieces (or use my Scan N Cut), I definitely will use SVG cut file more in the future.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Awesome project, Anne. So many clever little details from your embossed screening to the shiny bright lights! Adorable camper!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a fun project, Anne! FANTASTIC tutorial about how you made it, and created all those tiny details. Thanks for the reminder about the glueless glitter technique. What strikes me most is that you've done LOTS of tee-tiny details, which make your project exceptional! hugs, de

Lori Kobular said...

Wow Anne! Your camper turned out terrific! Love it!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Anne, this is so fabulous!! When I was young and we first started camping, a pop-up tent was our first camper!! I love, love this!! It brings back sweet memories!! The details are perfect!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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April said...

This is so cute, Anne! Great job!

Sherrie K. said...

This is so FUN Anne!! Perfect colors and the embossing looks amazing! Great projects ~reminds me of when we would take the kids camping back in the day~great memories!
Sherrie K

MiamiKel said...

This is my kind of camping! LOL! How cute is this! Such a detailed project - looks like a lot of labor and love went into this - superb!!

Georgiana said...

That camper is so fun. Brings back memories of camping when I was a kid.

Lena's Creations said...

Super cute camper. Love the idea of screens on the windows! My idea of camping is a chalet or cabin somewhere with all the comforts of home :-) This makes a wonderful treat or/and gift box! Love it!