Friday, December 2, 2011

A Christmas star

is born...with the help of this week's challenges on the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog (stars) and Grungy Monday (winter/holiday themed project using previous Tim techniques/ideas).  I won't go into details about how I made this fussy 3-D star (about 10 1/2" in any direction) but suffice it to say it was fun and challenging.  Had I thought it out more thoroughly the sides would have mirrored each other so that you wouldn't be seeing the back of an item on either side.  Oh well.  Next time.  lol  After all this work it will be gracing the top of our tree.  Sorry grandma, your crocheted angel will have to go elsewhere.

side view
Tim's stamps:  Odds & Ends, Calendar 2
Tim's dies:  mini tree, jalopy, holly, reindeer, 25, Tattered Pinecone
Kraft core'dinations cardstock
Sizzix:  Flower Layers #2
Martha Stewart:  snowflake punch
Provo Craft:  Divine Swirl embossing folder
Ranger:  Fired Brick, Pine Needles distress Stickles; Jet Black archival ink; Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs distress inks; l-o-t-s of Glossy Accents
Misc:  brown flocking, DecoArt Snow Writer, Diamond Dust, yellow seed beads, silver marker


  1. Oh, I like that. Can see you went to a lot of work for the finished product. Enjoy it. Hope the kitties don't take a fancy to it before it tops the tree.

  2. Oh my gosh this is incredible. Beautiful, Susan!

  3. Hi Susan. I'm sure Grandma won't mind her crocheted angel taking a back seat to your beautiful star! I love the embossing and all of the different Tim die cuts you incorporated on your star!! It's so pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  4. These are really fabulous colours Susan, love the blue. It's a wonderful festive piece and great take on the star challenge! Thanks for sharing your work with Simon Says Stamp & Show! Sarah.

  5. What a clever idea! Love the way you did both sides, Susan.