Wednesday 2 March 2016

Stencilled stars

Last year I regularly played along at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown but this year I have failed every weeks so far. I was determined to manage it this week:

Hmm, stencilling. I don't actually have any stencils. Some are on my wishlist but I haven't got round to getting them yet. I scratched around for things which might work or using a die to cut one. Then I remembered this:

It is part of an old card which I saved in case I needed a  star shape. 
So here is the card:

I stencilled that background and then needed a focal point so I made an origami star. I had meant to do this at Christmas as they look so pretty but maybe I'll manage some for next year. It wasn't too hard (for crafty inclined folk like you all are). Here are the instructions I followed. 
I'm not overly keen on the finished card and it could be one which goes into the 'maybe' pile come December. I like the background but not the overall layout. I wish I'd made the star a different colour to stand out more. I do like the stencilling though.
Anyway, I've made it so I'm posting it!


  1. A lovely card - I like the design and your origami star is a great idea too.
    Kath x

  2. I love this! Such a wonderful stencilled background and the origami star looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  3. Brilliant card. Love it, totally unique :-)

  4. I think your card is a cracker Alison. Certainly NOT one for the 'maybe' box The stencilled background is gorgeous and I think your star is lovely. Thanks for the link. A really clever idea. Barbxx

  5. Great work! I love the colors :)
    Thanks for sharing it at 52CCT :) Kaja

  6. Well I for one love this card. Your improvisation for making a stencil is a clever one I think the origami star is fab and the colour perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. I think your improvised stencil worked a treat. This is fabulous with so much depth created by the different colour stars. And that origami star is just perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with our stencilling challenge at 52CCT. Deborah, DT.


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