Try This 3-D Star Technique on Your Next Project!

Hello, sweet friends!  It’s Tania back with you again today to share a fun little technique to make your embellishments POP off your page like I’ve done on this festive page featuring the A Fair To Remember Mini Theme! Summer may be over, but reliving the fun memories through making projects with this collection will surely keep a warm smile on your face. I mean, really, who wouldn’t be happy looking at these colors while creating!? If you haven’t been to an amusement park or the county fair lately, don’t click away too fast thinking there is nothing here for you to see, because the technique I am about to share would look just as darling on a Fourth of July layout or even a Christmas card.  Very versatile, for many different types of projects.

All you need to start is some stars, either die-cut, punched out, or traced from a template.  If you don’t have any of those options, open your word processing program and use the image function to insert a star image, resize it to the size you want and print that to use as a template.  For this layout, I used the Echo Park Star Silhouette Shape (Design ID#40321) to cut out my stars from the various shades of cardstock.

"A Fair to Remember" layout by Tania Willis for #EchoParkPaper

Once your stars are cut out, regardless of the size of your star, the process is the same.  You will simply use your paper trimmer and score blade (or scoring tool of your preference) to score from the tip of each point on your star to the middle of the star. I have drawn guidelines on the flat star in the image above for reference.  Once your scoring is complete, you will then fold along the score lines and pinch between each point to create the dimension.

"A Fair to Remember" layout by Tania Willis for #EchoParkPaper

To adhere the stars to your project, simply stack two or three foam squares on top of one another and place them on the back of the star, in the center. This will help to keep them dimensional and from flattening out.

"A Fair to Remember" layout by Tania Willis for #EchoParkPaper

For an added element of fun, twirl and swirl some white twine behind and between your stars, securing in place with tiny staples to keep the loops and swirls to lay flat where you need them to.

Ultra White Felt Cardstock (Carta Bella)
Silhouette Shape Design ID# 40321
A Fair To Remember Sticker Sheet (A Fair To Remember Mini Theme)
Fair Food Patterned Paper (A Fair To Remember Mini Theme)
Cards and Borders Patterned Paper (A Fair To Remember Mini Theme)
Flags Patterned Paper (A Fair To Remember Mini Theme)
Red, Green, Lt. Blue Cardstock
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
Tape Runner
Foam Dimensional Tape
Tim Holtz Mini Attacher
Silhouette Portrait
White Twine
4×6 Photo


Source: Echo Park

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