I tried something new for the first time ever and purchased this cool sheet by Reddy. It's called a DieCut print. All it is is a base image and several punch out diecuts that layer on top of it to create a dimensional effect.
Here is a view from the side so you can see where I did some of the pop dotting to create a real depth. Some of the layers I just glued on flat to avoid excessive bulk. In the photo they don't look much different, but in person they do add additional detail.
I had fun putting this together. In the future I would use a thinner pop dot if I could.
I really wanted to cut a frame around this and pop dot it up, but my measuring skills and math are pretty bad and this image was one of the measurements I had a hard time working with. Once we get down below 1/4 inch measurements I am easily confused.
So, I decided to take the easy route and just layer it on top of a patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky 6 by 6 paper pad. I created a Kraft colored card base. I rounded all the corners on a 1/4 inch setting using my Corner Chomper.
If you want to see what these kits look like you can check them out on this site. I purchased mine locally at a stamp expo.
I figure if I ever want to I could create this effect myself if I find an image I really like. It would be VERY time consuming to carefully cut so many small layers, but it could be done.