Thursday, March 1, 2012
Cmas Card Challenge - March - Star
I started with the glitter star background from American Crafts which does not shed glitter. It was on sale because it is rolling and not very attractive from a retail point of view. I brought a sheet home because I wanted a starry background for my QuicKutz Nativity die. I found some navy card stock that matched the blue in the glitter paper. The glitter paper was cut to 4"x5.25". I tried several colors of nativity before I settled on a white one. This die is a 12" cookie cutter one and I cut a piece of white 5.25" wide then placed in along the die to get the manger scene. It was great because I managed to get the shepherd as well. The die has a star on the stable but I wanted something bigger so I cut it off and replaced it. I chose a Sizzix star die to cut the central star. I selected some thin glitter paper but it needed some stiffness to allow it to be raised from the card with 3D foam tape. I glued it to white card stock which I pressed for a while to ensure good adhesion before diecutting. I applied narrow strips of 3D foam tape to the points of the stars as well a square in the center then aligned it with peak of the stable. Very happy with these cards. I made 6 of these.