This week at Crafty Cardmakers it's time for a spotlight and the theme is folded cards. I decided to go for something a little different and made this Star card. It's base on an accordian card. The image on the front is (of course) by Penny Black and the star is decorated with paper I made using Azure Sea Aster Starburst Stains and snowflake stamps stamped with Brilliance Mediterranean Blue. Below is how I made it:
|Cut 5 squares of card (I usd 14cm squares). Fold in half horizontally and vertically and then diagonally from top left to bottom right.|
|Push the corners with the diagonal folds towards each other so they look like a frogs mouth, then push flat. You should end up with a square a quarter of the original size.|
|Repeat with all five squares of paper.|
|Stack all five squares on top of one another, gluing each square to the next one until you have all five stuck in a stack.|
|They should end up looking like this.|
|Alternative view of all five folded squares stuck in a stack.|
|Decorate all exposed surfaces (I used 3 sheets of A4 for this).|
|Another view of the sides decorated.|
|Attach a piece of ribbon around the folded squares diagonally. Use a length of ribbon at least 4 times the measurement of the diagonal of the folded square plus a little extra (my square measured 10 cm so I used 50 cm ribbon)|
Make and decorate two covers exactly the same size as the folded squares and attach on each side of the stack. Thread both ends of the ribbon through some large holed beads (pony beads) and then tie a knot in the ribbon. This forms the closure for the book and the star.
To open the star, slide the beads up to the knot (be careful not to slide them right off), open the card out until back and front covers are back to back and slide the beads back down the ribbon.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Bah! Humbug - Cuties (got to be a PB Hedgehog)
Totally Gorjuss - Not a Square
C.R.A.F.T. - Shaped card