3D Star Decoration

This weeks challenge theme over at Just For Fun is a star.  Out of all the shapes I was hoping it was not going to be was a Star.  Thank you Von!! LOL.   It stumped me  for quite a while.  I wanted to do something in card board.  I thought about a card and the inspiration failed to come.   Then I suddenly remembered I had kept an article/pattern about making star lights.  I am not sure which magazine it came out of.  That’s long gone.   So I enlarged the pattern, cut it out, decorated it, and stuck four of the five points together.  At this stage I was getting really excited.  Then the fifth would not fit.   After about an hour of looking at it I gave it Freddie.  Within seconds he said the patterns wrong.  One of the edges of the triangle was a few milimeters out and one of the angles was wrong.  I then gave him the task of making a new pattern.   He is a bit of a geometry whiz.  Unlike yours truly.   The new pattern is perfect except the construction method needs a little bit of modification.  Anyway,  if you are still with me, thank you for your patience, and here is the finished star.

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Once I had cut the pattern out I sprayed each piece with spray ink.  I then scored all the lines.  I then stamped the flowers and the flourishes and painted the flowers.  I then stamped over the flowers.  Now I have never done this before.  I am used to outlining or double loading brushes, but I read about Sheena Douglas’ new concept (which is a fabulous idea)  and thought I would try it with a stamp I have.    My stamping was a bit hit and miss.  The trouble was aligning the stamp.  I did cheat a bit and go back to using my liner brush on a couple of flowers just to touch up the edges.  I then glued and stuck the points together.

Stamps used:  Flowers – Elusive Images and the Flourishes – My Paper World.

Sorry this seems to have been a really long post.

Have a great weekend.

Best Wishes Florence.

28 Comments

  1. jaqi

    Sorry im late florence ive been decorating this week. This is lovely , freddie must have lots of patience eh? the colours are great , i think its like a xmas decoration too but bet its super just hung in a window

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  2. Annette G

    Oh wow your star is so rich and beautiful Florence. I am rubbish at cutting so methinks I need Freddie to help me…………….Gorgeous flowers oooh I love those. Wishing you both a Happy Easter. Annette x

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    1. florence and freddie

      Hi Annette. Lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. I’ll share Freddie with you although he is more likely to cut things out using angle grinders!! LOL!
      Kind Regards Florence.

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  3. chrissie

    Love this creation it would look beautiful hung up anywhere I reckon.

    I didn’t make the paper for my second star entry–it was patterned card that my daughter gave to me.

    Love xxx

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    1. florence and freddie

      Hi Chrissie. As always lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your comments and sparing the time for a visit. It’s a lovely card you made. The background really suits.
      Kind Regards Florence.

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  4. craftingcottage

    Hi Florence, your work is beautiful!! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog, I am so new to stamping it was very kind of you to post a comment. You are the very first (of people I don’t know) to post on my blog!
    All the Best!
    Lisa

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    1. florence and freddie

      Hi Lisa. Thanks for stopping by. Your kind words are very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to visit your blog and see your wonderful creations. Looking forward to seeing more in the future.
      Happy crafting and happy blogging.
      Florence.

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  5. neet

    Gorgeous Florence – and we all want a Freddie of our own to sort things out for us. Love your finished star – beautiful stamping and the colours are perfect together. Thanks for joining us at JFF – Hugs, Neet x

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  6. Donna

    Your star is gorgeous. Your painting and color choices are brilliant. I think I have a pattern for this star somewhere. They would make lovely Christmas tree ornaments….Cheers..Donna

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    1. florence and freddie

      Hi Donna. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comments. Freddie said it reminded him of a christmas decoration. The one I saw in a mag had holes punched in it and a light fitted inside. If you do want to make one and can not find your pattern let me know and I will e.mail you the pattern.
      Kind Regards Florence.

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  7. Sandra

    Fab Star it turned out so well, I love the stamping efects. isnt it great to have the support of a Freddie; I have a Diamond who always come to my rescue. Take Care XOXO

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    1. florence and freddie

      Hi Sandra. Lovely to hear from you. It’s good to give them a few jobs now and again. It keeps them out of trouble! LOL. Thank you for your visit and your comments. They are appreciated.
      Kind Regards Florence.

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  8. Yvonne Whaley

    Wow, it was well worth all the trials you had making the star, its Fabulous. Love the shape and colours as well.

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  9. Von

    WOW Florence what a fab star and wouldn’t it look brill done in metal foil 🙂 the joining of the two halfs is seamless
    Thank you again for joining us at Just for Fun
    Von xxx

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    1. florence and freddie

      Hi Von. As always lovely to hear from you. You must have read our minds. I was thinking recycled aluminium. Freddie on the other hand is thinking sheet steel, angle grinders and the welder!!! Your challenge this week has certainly set the cogs going. Thank for your comments and a great challenge.
      Kind Regards Florence.

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  10. Zoechaos

    Wonderful, your stamping and colouring is just perfect as for the star itself WOW well done Freddie getting that sorted out but how frustrating for you Florence these geometrical things have to be absolutely precise as this one now is, perfect! Thank you for persevering and joining us once again at Just for Fun, we so enjoy seeing your fabulous take on the theme each week. XOXO Zoe

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  11. dollys daydreams

    gosh Florence what a star your are ! and your star what a star it is. I can’t believe that you stamped this seems too perfect to me I’m blown away , absolutely fabulous as ever.

    Have a great weekend.

    Marie

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  12. sam21ski

    Wow it’s perfect isn’t it, it all fits together wonderfully, well done Freddie for sorting the pattern.

    The colours and the stamping look stunning, it’s a great piece. Thanks for playing along with us again this week – JFF – Sam xxx

    You asked about the eco friendly paints. They do give good coverage and they come in loads of fab colours. The only thing I don’t like about them is the way they are packaged. You have to squeeze the paint out the tube and if you get too much out, you can’t put it back again!!!!

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    1. florence and freddie

      Hi Sam. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comments.
      Thanks for the info on the Eco Paints. Good point about the tube. Hadn’t thought about that.
      Have a great weekend.
      Regards Florence.

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