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!