January 2021 3D Featured Artist Kay Evans (KoriAnn Designs)
I started scrapbooking over 35 years ago when my husband was on deployment in the US Navy. Scrapbooking was a way for me to take my mind off of his absence and became an outlet for me to express myself. Back then, I hand cut all of my works, using a cuticle scissor and exacto knife.
After my children were born, I created scrapbooks for them, including small pop-up figures. From there, I made birthday invitations and holiday cards for my family and friends, each with a pop-up element.
As my designs became more intricate and my technique more defined, I realized that I could make more cards with the help of a computer. I now design my cards in a 3D CAD program, rent time on a high end, laser cutter and hand assemble each card. Most of my cards still have a scrapbook basis, but I am also experimenting with designing the card, color laser printing the paper and then creating the 3D design.
My husband calls my works scrapbooking on steroids. I call it therapeutic fun!