Fri 18 Nov 2011
As I mentioned yesterday, I followed Cindy’s fabulous tutorial to make the Jewish Star Card that I showed you yesterday. I learned some things along the way, so I wanted to put together a tutorial for others to enjoy as well. You can use either thin card stock or patterned paper. (I recommend Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper.) For this tutorial, I will be using card stock. Here is my finished card:
- Card Stock or Designer Series Paper
- Paper Cutter
- Scoring Tool (such as Stampin’ Up’s Simply Scored)
Start with a piece of card stock or Designer Series Paper that is 10” x 8 3/4”. Mark the top of the paper at the halfway point of 5”.
Using your ruler, draw a 10” line from each of the bottom corners to the midpoint that you marked.
Cut along those lines, and you should now have an equilateral triangle that is 10” on every side.
Place one of the sides flat against the left edge of your Simply Scored (or other scoring tool). Score each point at 4 3/8” and 5 7/8”. Rotate the card stock to score all three sides.
Fold the corner in towards the center on the score line closest to the middle, then back out on the score line closest to the tip.
Repeat on all three sides.
Cross fold the outsides, over and under, tucking them in and alternating, all of the way around. Now you have your finished star!
For a more finished look to your Jewish Star Card, you may wish to line the inside.
- For one layer, create a 5” Equilateral Triangle. Start with a 5” x 4 3/8” piece of cardstock, mark the midpoint at 2 1/2” and follow the same steps above.
- For a second layer, create a 4 1/2” Equilateral Triangle. Start with a 4 1/2” x 4” piece of cardstock, mark the midpoint at 2 1/4” and follow the same steps above.
After creating these once, I made templates of all of the triangles that I used, to make the creation of multiple cards easier.
Again, here is the outside of the card:
And here it is opened up:
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze Textured Cardstock, Not Quite Navy Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock
Other: Simply Scored, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2” Circle Punch