Friday, December 7, 2012

3D Star Ornament

Happy Friday, peeps!  Yay!  Tonight starts our church’s Live Nativity…an exciting time for all the community as we share the true story of Christmas in a rural setting, under the cold starry skies (hopefully they will be clear), with real animals and Biblical characters!!  We even have a host of heavenly angels!  I am always inside serving hot chocolate and cookies, so I usually don’t have time to get pictures, but maybe this year will be different!  If I do, I’ll share them with you!
For today’s project, I wanted to share an ornament I made for Cassidy.  I usually hand-sew her an ornament, and I may still do that, but I saw a pattern for a 3D star in the current issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and I wanted to try my hand at it.  (You can find it here.)  After a trial run, I made one I was happy with:
I know it is a bit difficult to see here because of the muted colors, but it is really pretty!  I used a big glimmer paper snowflake from a SU scrapbook kit and mounted it on the front of the star with some hot glue.  I glittered up a little Melissa Frances vintage sticker and hot glued it on top of the snowflake…added a silver hanging cord and it was done! 
To give it a little extra strength, because the star itself is made out of DP, I added a circle of Naturals White on the back, and added Cassidy’s name and date.  Do you like this font?  I downloaded it free from The Graphics Fairy!  LOVE IT!!  I am also submitting this to this week's CASology challenge, which is "sparkle"!
I will say there is a little trial and error to figure out the scoring on the star, but once I got it down, it wasn’t hard at all!  I am sure I’ll be making a few more of these and I’ll figure out all the shortcuts, LOL!  As always, if you have any questions, please shoot me an email!  And thanks for visiting!
Puzzle time!


stampwithsandy said...

Wow, this is really stunning, Leanne. The vintage image is gorgeous.

jengd said...

That lovely LeAnne! And there's some of that Melissa Frances stash! ;)

Ardyth said...

This is just gorgeous - elegant and vintage-y! And our first non-card entry, I think! lol! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Carol L said...

The star is beautiful in every way, and so is that fabulous tree! Gorgeous!!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Such a pretty vintage look! And I love the fabric tree.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Thinking of you tonight and that wonderful live Nativity tradition!

Rosemary said...

what a gorgeous ornament!! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Patti said...

This is beautiful LeAnne. What a wonderful idea to make these ornaments - Cassidy will treasure them one day.

Tracey McNeely said...

LeAnne this is simply gorgeous! I got goosebumps thinking how Cassidy will treasure this so much when she is older. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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Unknown said...

this is gorgeous! I am sure she will treasure this one always:)