1. Create a Greeting Card in Your Software Program
This card is created in Serif DrawPlus 4.0 -- a free download from FreeSerifSoftware.
Choose a vertical, side fold card layout. Place a photograph on the card so it fills the entire front of the card. The Santa Christmas ornament photo is from Hemera's The Big Box of Art 410,000. Print out your card on photo paper or photo greeting card paper. Trim if necessary.
Print a second copy of the photo. You could print on the same type of paper or on something different. Try printing the card on satin or matte finish paper and the second photo on glossy paper. To save ink, crop out all but the portion of the photo you plan to use for the 3D effect -- in this case the Santa ornament.
2. Cut Out Your 3D Photo Elements
3. Apply Foam Squares to the Back of the Cut-Out
As an alternative, you could cut a shape that matches your cut-out from ordinary craft foam -- it comes in many colors.