Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jingle Belles Washi Merry Monday Stars - Phew!

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.  

Okay, now I have to run and finish a couple of other projects that snuck up on me, but I'll be sure to visit both galleries for both challenges.  Won't you join me at the Jingle Belles and Merry Monday to see what other lovely creations have been shared there this week?


  1. What wonderful, sparkly stars on the front of this card, Lorraine! And the inside is even more breathtaking! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  2. ok, i think you've just made me have to go read that technique b/c the 3D effect is soooooooooooooo cool!!! love the way you've used the punched strip over the vibrant blue panel too! thanks for coming a-WASHI-ing (again!) with us at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  3. Love the fun blue tapes ... and all of those awesome stars ... you have been a washi-champion for sure.

  4. Fabulous card .... love all the stars on the front, and the one inside is stunning! Linda xx

  5. I love the combination of glitter and metallic stars - and that great starry die-cut. The inside is cool too - I think you could certainly have uploaded it for the TLC ;-).

  6. Very pretty, Lorraine! Love the blue and your glittery stars! Fabulous design too! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  7. Beautiful rich and elegant card! The inside looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  8. How beautiful. I love the colors that you chose and I love the inside. What a great job..


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