Instead of folding itty bitty pieces of paper and putting them together I decided to take the lazy way out. And so, I grabbed one piece 6x6 pale blue polka dot paper and made an origami 8 pointed star. It could also pass off as a snowflake, I guess. Either way, they also make wonderful festive ornaments.
Here's the link to a tutorial from Origami Instructions.com on how to make the 8 Pointed Star. I could have done a tutorial but I don't want to make a public spectacle of my veiny, knotty fingers. Besides, it's important that you to learn from a pro.
This is my card. I'm keeping it simple - it's all about the star.
|The patterned papers are Doodlebug....ancient 12x12 sheets from I don't know when or where. Keeping the embellies simple with 4 colourless bling, a flat blue crystal flower and a small silver bow - that's it.|
|It's a dimensional star BUT the flaps fold down flat for easy mailing. All the recipient has to do is fluff it up and it's back in business. The quarter inch ribbon and bling are so small they don't add any bulk at all to the card.|
|And just because I'm in a festive mood, I lined the edges with Icicle Stickles.|
|The sentiments are from WMS Seasons of Love Tags stamped with Memento Danube Blue.|
Challenges for this card:
Card Crafters' Circle #85 "Christmas in July"
Jellypark Challenges "Christmas in July"
52 Christmas Card Throwdown "July Embellishment - Stitching"
Crimbo Crackers #46 "Anything Goes"
Hiding In My Craftroom #108 "Christmas In July"
Totally Gorjuss #194 Christmas In July"
Crafting For All Seasons #57 "Christmas In July"
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #230 "Christmas In July + A Catch: Must Be Semi Flat"
Crafting By Designs "Christmas In July"
Make It Monday #151 "Anything Goes"
That's my card for today. Thanks for stopping by and have blessed Sunday!