Saturday, 22 September 2012

Star card ......

Good morning on this bright but nippy September day. well as out thoughts turn to Autumn and for some of us Christmas I thought I would make a star card for my Clarity homework......I do play with other stamps but the clearness and good quality of Clarity Stamp have made them a firm Favourite I have a Clarity Stamp that was I think the second stamp I ever bought Topaz is the name it's over ten years old and still going strong.
Ok enough waffle!
 You will need either 15 cards in three different colours but all the same hight......I have picked out some pre scored card to save time but if you want to cut from 12x12 or A 4 card this is do-able too just keep the hight the same.......
I have chosen Green, Red, And a Pearlesant White card five sheets of each.

Next take the red card and measure a centre meter in. I have marked it clear for you to see, but you don't have to if you have a paper cutter just use the ruler on that. Fold card in half and cut now have a centre meter off BOTH sides of the card.....

Attach double sided tape to the edge of the green card, this is the only card you don't have to trim it stays the same size. Think of it as the cover of a book! Carefully butt the now cut Red card corner to corner with the Green card so when you look at it you should have a space between the middle fold.....your should look like mine above.

with one Red and Green edge attached spin the card round and do the other side again tape and but the cards edge to edge with each other when you stand it up right it should look like this.

Now for the last segment do the same again but taking the lightest colour card but this time cutting two centre meter's off the before we go any further it maybe an idea to stop and think how you are going to decorate this card....if you are stamping onto the card you need to do this now before we go any further because once it's attached you wont get a true clear impression same as if you want to emboss it if you want to do this do it now......
I have glued paper into the T'WAS THE NIGHT CARD only because I thought the card was a little pale and I wanted to make it more Christmassy! a little tip do not cut the paper the same size as the card you want it a little smaller so as when the card is closed it wont catch on the fold of the card and crease, leave the spine or fold clear and showing.

For the purpose of the tutorial I have gone straight ahead and not bothered with the paper.......I hope you don't mind.
When you stand you card up it should look like the segment with the white card......Now if you want to attach ribbon all I do is......The Middle segment on the green card make a hole about two centre meter's down and one centre meter in thread your Ribbon or ribbons through and either tie them in a knot and tape to the back of the green card or use a brad to hold them in place this way when you glue it all together at the end you wont see the hole!

Now you are ready to attach the segments together. The first green card is taped to the second green card to make two of the sections of the card.....yours should now have a card that looks something like this.

Hope this helps and you enjoy making it any question's or if you are stuck on any part of this please feel free to ask.
Have a great day and happy crafting. x B


  1. Aha!! eureka moment!! great tutorial, Berni thanks for taking the time & trouble to enlighten us mere mortals haha, it's easy when you know how. Will post my efforts when i have completed it -it could take a while xx Annie

  2. I did forget to say to make the card stay open you need to add ribbon to the outer edge so as when you tie is in place it keep the card open !

  3. Such a fab tutorial hun, I have made pop out versions of these before but never thought to try this way, thanks for sharing
    Lindsay xx

  4. Love star cards, you made a brilliant one for Rebekah's wedding we all loved it

  5. I must have a go at this they look fantastic when done! Your clarity Xmas card is awesome!!! xxx

  6. When I have purchased the 'twas the night before Christmas' stamps I will have to have a go at this. Your Card looked awesome to-day on Create and Craft .... Very impressive !!

  7. Many thanks to everyone for your very kind comments....thanks to Barbara Gray without the T'was The Night Stamps I wouldn't be able to play.

  8. Hi bernie just joined your blog they are lovely xx