Hello, my fellow crafters. I made this card over the weekend. It's based on an origami fold called the 5-point Star and was all the rage last year. But, as usual, I'm a little slow with fads.
It was my friend Sandie's instigation that brought my card into being. Sandie is a CAS-pert who suggested that I do something for Sassy Studio Design's Dare to be Sassy Thursdays Challenge #139. So Sandie, this one's for you! If you're into CAS cards, swing by Sandie's place for some prime examples.
My starlet is also partying over at Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #122 "Try a Different Fold". The colours are from Winter Wonderland "Red and Green" and, just for fun we're going to A.musing Challenges "Anything Goes" and Make It Monday #104.
So here it is folks, my take on the Star Fold card:
|The card measures 6" point to point. With a red eyelet in place at the top of the card, I've threaded some green gingham ribbon so it can be used as a festive deco piece too. The papers on the outside are from "Cosy Christmas" collection.|
|The embellishments are cut-outs from HOTP's "Forever Christmas" collection. On the tag, I stamped "Joy" and placed a golden brad.|
|Open up the card and this is what it looks like on the inside. I've used papers from HOTP's "Forever Christmas" .|
|Recognise the little doggie?|
|Here he is up close. Adam Pescott's "Scottie" with red antlers! For the matts, I used Spellbinder dies.|
|A Christmas Blessings label from the same HOTP collection fits nicely at the bottom.|
|After the show, it flip-folds back in place. Yes, yes, you spy plenty of foam tape. Are you surprised? LOL. I also inked the cut-outs to soften the edges.|
Papers: "Cosy Christmas"; "Forever Christmas"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
SN Colours: Scottie - IG1, IG2; Bell - GB5, CT4; Antlers & Bauble - CR11, CR9, CR7; Shadow - EB1
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 13 S4-248; Classic Ovals LG S4-110
Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to bed now. It's been one long hot day. In a few hours Monday madness will begin. And on that heartening note, I bid thee good night.
|1. Start with a 12"x12" piece of card stock.|
|2. On the top edge, mark the 6" point and draw a straight line down approximately 2". This is just to serve as a guide, so mark and draw with a pencil so you can erase it later.|
|3. Start your 12" ruler at the bottom corner and slide the top until the 12" mark touches the pencil line drawn in step #2 above. Basically, you are constructing a triangle with equal sides - equilateral triangle - measuring 12".|
|4. Draw a line from the pencil mark to the bottom corner of of the CS. The line will be a tad higher along the 2" pencil mark drawn earlier.|
|5. Repeat step 3 on the other side. At the top both the lines should inter-sect at the same point.|
|6. Cut away the excess CS and you should be left with a 12" equilateral traingle as above.|
|8. Repeat this on the other 2 sides. You should have pencil marks on 4", 6" and 8" points along the the sides of your triangle.|
|9. Connect the points by scoring along the dotted lines shown above.|
|10. Next, you want to fold along your score lines. On the inner score lines (marked "V") you have valley folds and on the outer score lines (marked "M") you'll make mountain folds.|
|11. Your triangle will now look like this.|
|12. Finally, fold in and tuck one flap over another so that it locks in place. And you're done with the base card. All that 'sleft to do is to layer, embellish and decorate as you please.|
This really is a fun little card. I hope you'll give it a go. Thanks for dropping by!
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