I’ve been seeing lots of these interesting Star Effect Technique cards on Pinterest and had to make one for my Technique Class. I had to adjust the directions a bit to make the card fit into a standard envelope because the directions that I found were all for use with a square envelope. It might be a good idea to send this to someone who likes puzzles. It might be a bit mysterious to put together if you didn’t have an idea of what it should look like.
1. Cut the base cardstock to 6″ x 5″
2. Score at 3″ on the 6″ edge
3. Cut from the center score line to the outside bottom corner on both sides. Creating a triangle shaped cardbase.
4. Fold large triangular piece in half along score line.
5. Cut 2 pieces of white cardstock to 4 3/4″ x 2 7/8″. Cut in half diagonally and emboss with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. Be sure to lay them on the embossing folder in the direction that they will be adhered to the card so that the embossing is the same direction on both pieces.
6. Adhere one set to the Triangular cardbase. Adhere the second set to the pieces that were cut off the base.
7. Close the cardbase and cut the slits to hold the center star piece. About half way between the fold and the base edge and 2″ up. Make the slit about 3/4″ long parallel to the center fold.
8. Lay one of the single triangles on top of the other so you have a little “W” shape at the bottom. Attach these together with a large brad.
9. Cut a white oval with 2 1/4″ x 1 3/8″ Stitched Shapes Oval Die. Cut a Seaside Spray oval with the 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ Stitched Shape Oval Die. Stamp the greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.
10. Cut the snowflakes out of silver foil using the Christmas Layers Die. Adhere to the Seaside Spray Oval, then adhere the white greeting oval on top.
11. Use Dimensionals to adhere the ovals over the top of the brad which holds the triangles together.
12. Slip the decorated piece into the slits we have cut in the card base. To fit into an envelope, simply pull back apart, use the brad as a pivot point and slide together to fit into a standard envelope.