Tuesday, January 8

Tutorial: Star Effect Cards

This fabulous project is called a Star Effect card, for obvious reasons. It's an awesome display card that I think would look particularly good at Christmastime, and has the added benefit of disassembling for postage. There aren't a lot of complicated measurements either so it would be relatively easy to adjust the size if you were after something larger.


1. You'll need a piece of card stock measuring 5" wide x 6" high and a piece of patterned paper that also measures 5" wide x 6" high.


2. Place the card stock vertically on your score board and score at 21/2", which is the centre line. Fold your card in half.


3. Using a trimmer or craft knife and ruler, cut from the top of the score line to the bottom corner of each side of the card stock. You'll end up with three triangles, as shown in the photo below. Set aside.


4. Measure and mark the centre of the patterned paper and cut in half vertically. You should have two pieces of patterned paper measuring 21/2" wide x 6" high.


5. Cut each piece of patterned paper on the diagonal so that you have four triangles.


6. Trim a small piece (a little less than 1/4") from the bottom and side of each triangle, if desired. This will give you a small border around each piece of patterned paper. Since I'm using double sided paper, I'm going to flip two of the triangles over for some variety.


6. Use glue or tape to attach the patterned paper to the card stock.


7. Working with just the large triangle, fold it in half along the score line with the patterned paper on the inside.


8. Line the triangle up with the lines on your cutting mat. Using a craft knife and ruler, cut a 1" vertical slit on the long, diagonal side of the triangle about 1" from the bottom left point. Refer to the photo below. Ensure that you have cut through both layers of card stock and patterned paper.



9. Layer the two other triangles one on top of the other and secure with glue or tape. It doesn't matter what angle you place the triangles on or even how straight they are in comparison to each other. Altering the angles and positions will give you a slightly different look to each card.


10. Slot the triangles in to the slit you made in step 8 and your base card is done. All that's left is to decorate your card for whatever occasion you like.


Stamps: Waratah

Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.
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6 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.

Maxine D said...

What a great card shape, and so versatile - thanks Beccy
Blessings
Maxine

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL and SUPER COOL!
Thank you for sharing :)

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow Beccy this is amazing. I really must have a go at this design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Teresa said...
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Teresa said...

Ack! Spelled a word wrong, so I deleted. What a neat looking card!!! I may have to try it!