Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Three dimensional star tutorial

Here's a quick and easy way to use the Stampin' Up! large start punch to add dimension to your card.

You start by punching the large star out f your selected card stock. I know it doesn't look like it in this picture, but this star is actually more mustard. The flash really distorts the color. In any case, after you punch the star you must find and mark a midpoint. In this case I just made a dot in the center of my star with a pen (on the side that will not be showing).

If you have a paper cutter with a scoring blade, you can use the cutter to score your star. In this picture you can see that I positioned the star so that the midpoint would line up with the 6" mark. This is so that later I know exactly where to start scoring with my scoring blade.

As you can see in this picture, I have the scoring blade positioned in such a way that the two side darts which show me where the blade actually is are aligned with the 6" mark. Then it's just a matter of moving the blade up to score the star, then turning the star so that another point is on to p of the scoring track and scoring again. Repeat until the star is scored from the midpoint to all 5 points.

Edited to add: to see an easier way to score your star please see this tip shared by Sue Duffy.

When you're done the underside should look something like this.

If you do not have a scoring blade, you could always mark the lines from the midpoint of the star to the outside of each point and then go over these lines using the ruler and a bone folder to create a score line.

When the scoring is done, pinch each point lightly with your thumb and forefinger as shown in this photo, with the ridge being on the outside of the star. Repeat with all 5 star points.

When you;re done your star should look something like this on the outside.

it will look like this on the inside. Add a pop-up glue dot (like the one shown here) to secure your star to your scrapbook page or card front.

And here is the finished card with the 3-D more mustard card. I used real red for the card base and the outline star. Both of the strips of designer paper and the designer paper star come from the East Coast Prep double sided designer paper assortment. The only ink used on this card is versamark. I used white embossing powder to highlight the celebrate you sentiment. I also used some more mustard narrow grosgrain to finish the card off.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will be making lots of 3-D stars in the future!


Holly said...

very cool! Thanks for a great tutorial and such wonderful pictures!

Diane said...

Oh thanks Diane,this is going in my tutorial file.It'll be great for xmas cards!!! Your such a sweetie!

Crafty Connie said...

Thank you Diane for the great tutorial. The card is super!

Andrea said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

Anne Pavlosky said...

Fabulous idea, lovin it. Thanks for sharing.