I knew that I wanted to use the leftover star die cuts from my star cards I made two weeks ago with some of my stash of blue washi tape for my second Jingle Belle challenge card. It was just serendipity that the Merry Monday challenge this week was to feature stars in a Christmas card so why not pair them up. And, the Technique Challenge on Splitcoast this week was to make a Pop-Up Diorama card which I almost did..... my star is in front of the opening so I don't think this would qualify as a diorama, but I liked the pop-up idea so I used the tutorial for that.
On the front of the card, pictured above, I used four strips of washi tape for the background and added the stars to that popping them up. The right side of the panel was punched with my star border punch.
Inside I glued my silver embossed star over the 2" circle opening and embossed the sentiment with white EP.
It's always so hard to photograph metallics - I don't know if you can see the effect below.
And I threw in an overhead view so you could see how this actually works. The card collapses when you fold down the front and it is totally mailable.
I think I'm going to have to use this tutorial again and this time do a real diorama scene inside.