We celebrated Chase's 7th birthday today with pizza, Voodoo donuts, and some games with Pops. He had a great day! I can't believe he is already 7 years old - he is such a big kiddo already. Right now he is into MTG, Pokemon, math, science, and of course when I asked him to list things he liked his Pops was the first thing he listed, and his Daddy was the second.
I can't wait to see what the next year brings for my amazing little guy.
I made some 3D Magic Life Counters recently. It is a fun project.
This is the first one I made. I didn't edge the cards with marker which was a mistake. Also I didn't leave the pieces attached to the border so it was hard to get them spaced correctly. For the bars we used safety pins and I didn't feel like they were flat enough. I used a scrapbooking glue that seemed to work ok. I wasn't thrilled with the results.
This one I used 3 inch doll needles for the bars which worked perfectly. We also colored the edges black which made a big difference. It didn't have a ton of layers because the image was pretty simple but it turned out well.
This one has a lot of depth to it and I was really happy with it. I think it had about 6 cut layers (about 20 with spacers).
This one turned out well. It is hard to get a picture with all the layers.
I was also pretty happy with this one (again the picture doesn't do it justice).
I want to figure out a way to finish the edges. I tried clear nail polished and it seemed to work well but I am worried it would chip with a lot of use. I am thinking Diamond Glaze could work well. Also I am wondering if I should find a clear layer to put over the 3D image top (acrylic or vinyl) to protect it (but I am worried it will make it harder to see the details).