Friday, 12 December 2014

Bright & Beautiful star aperture card

I’m almost out of Christmas projects to show you… and in my mind I’ve already moved on to spring because today, the UPS man is bringing me my Spring/Summer catalogue pre-order! It’s very exciting, I have some lovely new stamp sets coming, as well as some very exciting Designer Series Paper (with LOTS of potential), and some gorgeous embellishments. I’ve planned strategically to prepare some samples for my All-Day Craftathon, which is in February. I’d love to have this event full of eager crafters, and you can secure your place with just a £5 deposit! All the details are here and if you have any questions, just email me!

Meanwhile, here’s a Christmas project that was marvellous in my head, but actually quite difficult to execute. The key is NOT to look at the back of this card, LOL!

Regular Big Shot users will probably have worked out the problem by now. To create the aperture in the front of the this card, I had to wrap the card, inside out, around the cutting plate. The extra pressure created by the additional sheet of cardstock in the “sandwich” resulted in the star shape also being embedding into the back of the card, too. Still, it made positioning the stamped image very easy!

This stamped star has been made 3D simply by scoring from each point to the opposite side. Then you gently fold the stars along the score lines, alternating between mountain and valley folds, to create the lovely 3D effect. The hardest part is sticking it down, but I built up the centre with Stampin' Dimensionals and stuck the points down with Tombow. 

I didn’t have my Itty Bitty Accents star punch with my when I made this, so borrowed a friend’s old-style star, but I’m listing the new one in the ingredients for ease. 

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