Sunday, December 2, 2012

Day 2 of 12 - 3D Star tutorial

 That's right!
Day two of hopping with some amazing ladies for
 Now lets get right on to today's post because it's...
 As promised, today I bring you a super easy tutorial.
All done in only three steps actually!

Step 1
You need a star.
Die-cut a star from any means you have.  
Electric cutter or not it really doesn't matter.  You  just need one.
Don't even have a die-cutter?  No problem!  Just cut one out by hand.

Step 2
Score it.
You're going to want to lightly score your star from valley to point.  (see below picture).  
The black line represents the line that will be used to score.  
The white arrows will be where you'll score from - to.
Do this for all valley point pairs = 5 score lines totally.
NOTE: The side that's up will be the back.
 (TIP: Start from star's valley and up to point.  This makes it so it doesn't bunch)

Step 3
Pinch it.
Turn your star over and pinch the points...just the points.
Crease only half the score line.  From the point to the middle of the star.
(It should look like the picture below.)
Now continue around to all five points.

 That's it!
You now have a beautiful 3-dimensional star

 Some holiday ideas of what to do with them

Make it into an ornament
How to:  Just add a hole into one of the tips and add a hook.

Make a garland 
(see original post HERE)
 How to:  Just add one glue dots to the edge of where you would like the stars to lay on the string.
I used a point and valley pair (see the "Y" star and where the string comes in and out) but you could also go point to point.  Remember that the string will only touch the edges of the star (because they are 3d) so add the adhesive to the very edges of the star.

 These would also look amazing on cards
 How to:  Just add liquid glue all around the star's edges and lay down on card.

Ready to get the rest of the holiday hop on?
Ready for even more inspiration?
Then check out what the other ladies have for you today...
Veronica Zalis

(All pattern paper and stickers from Echo Park, Ribbon for garland from May Arts: Get it HERE)

9 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Very cool tutorial! LOVE you star on that card! I'm definitely going to try this!! Thanks so much for being a part of the "12 Days" and for pinning to our "12 Days" board!

Lynnda said...

Great tutorial Lalo!!!Your card is absolutely beautiful!!! hugs...xoxo

~amy~ said...

awesome...love them!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Seriously AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee them!!!!

Sandy Ang said...

those stars look amazing !

Tammie Lien said...

These stars are to sweet!!! Going to try these to since I made stars using toilet paper rolls.Thanks for sharing:)

jessica said...

These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing the steps......love the way it looks on the card :)

Rachel W K said...

thanks for the tutorial! i wouldve never guessed they are so easy to make when they look so lovely!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

RiNNE said...

Beautiful, chica!!