Patriotic – 3D Star Template

100_8431Since tomorrow is Independence Day here in the USA, I have a patriotic card to share with you today. It features a fun 3D star and I’m sharing both the template and a mini tutorial for creating your own.

3dstarsStep One: Trace or die cut a star shape from cardstock

Step Two: Score from each point to the center

Step Three: Fold on score lines and pinch each point to make your star 3D

Scan0004To create my card, I started with a piece of Neutral colored Core’dinations cardstock. I embossed it with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Darice), and sanded it. To add a bit of extra color, I used my ink applicator and inked the edges in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).

100_8421For the middle panel, I embossed a piece of blue cardstock with the stars Embossing Folder (Darice) and rubbed my white pigment inkpad over the top for added dimension. I added a strip of white cardstock underneath and a pretty piece of punched lace made with the embroidered lace border punch from Martha Stewart. I tied some natural colored burlap string around the panel and added my 3D star inked in Fired Brick Distress Ink (Tim Holtz). The sentiment comes from the American Collection (Amy Design).

100_8465The inside is decorated using my Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), some Washi Tape, and a flag from the same stamp set the sentiment came from.

I’d love to see how you use the 3D star template so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up your projects that use products from companies Cropstop carries in the store!




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