Friday, November 27, 2009

Swedish Christmas Star

This is a 3 dimensional Christmas Star.......

My inspiration for this star is Christmas -- I really, really love christmas so much and one day when I sat down in peace and quiet, this idea came to me! So now, I am just longing for Christmas and the opportunity to put it up!
A close up
Tools: Zutter Bind It All
Owire Size & Color: Red Owire ½”

Patterned Paper: Inkido, Scrappers Choice
Cardstock: White Bazzill
Flowers: A handmade poinsettia from a piece of red cardstock
Ribbon: A red ribbon from a candy basket
Embellishments: Reprint gem stones, Prima “Say it in Crystals - Frames”
Other materials: Distress ink pad –Vintage photo, Reprint -gold and white embossing powder, liquid pearls –Silver pearl, stamps –crafty individuals “Vintage Christmas”, Stämpelboden “sleigh and reindeers”, Stickles –Lime green, Chalk –chestnut roan
Other tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders die –scalloped ovals, Punch bunch -Fern large, Quickutz Snowflake RS-0386, Cuttlekids alphabet -Tadpole


The tricky thing for this project was to make the star points stand out, so I cut small pieces of clear plastic and used those from the center piece out toward the star points, as spacers. Doing that the star became more 3-D and didn't go flat.

Here you can see the thin clear plastic thats working as spacers, I've marked it with a red circle. I´ve put gluedots on the plastic so it stays in place.
How to:
I used my Word program to make the center of my star (they are found in clipart). I´ve used it as a template and transfered it on the cardstock, I adjusted the size to fit the Bind-It-All and measured up the point so it fits the center.
Make the patterned paper smaller then the cardstock piece, bind the points to the center and attach the patterned paper. Embellish it, , though it is more difficult to embellish it when the two stars are glued together.
I made 2 pieces of the star and made a small “box” approx. 5x5 cm and 4 cm high and glued the 2 stars together with the box so it got 3 dimensional.
Make a hole with your hole punch at the top point and use large owire for that.
Have a happy Bind-a-licious day!!
Camilla

12 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

This is beautiful Camilla - Fabulous work!

Kort og Søm said...

Wow..just love it!!
Fredrikke :o)

Shelley Haganman said...

Beautiful!

Wife2TJ said...

Wow, Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

redoaklines.com said...

this is BEAUTIFUL! :)

LynneForsythe said...

Girl...the second I saw the picture I knew this had to be your post....You are so creatively AMAZING!!! This is way cool!!

pamala said...

Gorgeous!!!

cannycrafter said...

I love it! Swedish style is my favourite!

Sissel Anita said...

WOW!!!!! What a lovely star!!

TxScrapAddict said...

Fabulous!!!

Fleursbydesign said...

Gorgeous - what a beautiful star!

BellaMio said...

WOW!!! This is really sweet!! beautiful work girl :)