I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing weekend! Recently one of my customers asked me if I could make a video showing how to make a star card. She sent me a photograph so I knew we were both singing from the same songsheet! When I first saw the photograph, I thought “Oh my goodness! That looks like a real challenge!” Fortunately, I enjoy a challenge so I started looking into it, and checked out videos on YouTube. When I found a video by the Frugal Crafter, I couldn’t believe how easy it is! The link to Lindsay Weirich’s video – which she uploaded on 10th July 2013 – yes 2013! – is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aTyVEbbbpk
In the video I show the five Star Cards I made to find a design I liked, and to identify the hints and tips to make life easier for my subscribers. I was hoping to include a support on the back of the card to enable it to stand up on the shelf. Eventually I gave up on this idea because I couldn’t come up with what I considered to be a feasible option!
The one detail I found brilliant in Lindsay’s video, was she started with a piece of cardstock that measured 10 3/8″ x 12″, instead of 12″ x 12″. I found it easy to follow through with Lindsay’s thinking to create the Very Vanilla Cardstock (CS) triangles, in the correct size, to line the inside and the back of my card.
On my fifth and sixth cards, I decorated the inside Very Vanilla CS triangle with fussy cut images from the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper (DSP). On the video card I also decorated the back triangle, too. I enjoy fussy cutting, because I find it relaxing.
Fussy cutting the Mosaic Mood DSP is exceptionally easy because all the images have a Very Vanilla edge all around them. I just followed the edge; no thinking required!
On my blog yesterday I shared the humming bird masculine card I’d made with some fussy cut birds. Inside the card I showed a bird I’d fussy cut from the edge of the DSP. I demonstrate how I do this in today’s video, except on this occasion I’m using flowers. There will be absolutely minimum waste with this DSP from me!
I wrapped a ribbon around my card, and adhered it on the back under the Very Vanilla CS. The design of the card doesn’t need this ribbon to hold it closed; it does very well on its own. I added the ribbon when I was working on my fifth card. I thought the closed card with the image didn’t look quite finished. Adding the ribbon changed the look totally! The ribbons, and the Very Vanilla triangles are both parts of this card that can be omitted if desired!
I have labelled all my Star Cards in the reverse order of design. They have been labelled with the name of the DSP I used, as close to the name that I can remembe; I’m sure you’ll know which ones I’m referring to! If you watch the video, you will see all six cards, inside and out. I also explain what I wasn’t happy about with each one, and how it led me to change the next. I’m exceptionally pleased with the final card and hope you decide to give it a go. I’m confident you’ll be pleased you did! You will find all the measurements, score lines and products listed in the box below the video.
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I shall look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.