So I've been playing Fez for a little while now on my channel & of course Minecraft for a little longer than that..
I came across the Fez texture pack by EdgePixel and decided to create one of the smaller areas in 2D to begin with, just the front face.. The pack was spot on! So I made that into 3D:
After that I decided to go for something a little larger, the village! Again, the 2d face turned out pretty well with a little outward embossing to make it work then the project hooked me and I finished the lot!