Thursday, 18 August 2011

Another Christmas card with a handmade star

I've been playing again using another demo I saw at the quilt show I was at last weekend. This time it's with Angelina fibres.  I used the 'hot fix' fibres that fuse together when they are heated. I inked up a star stamp with Staz-on ink and layered the fibres on the top, covered the whole thing with parchment paper and ironed it for about 30 seconds. The heat makes the fibres form a fabric with the stamp design on, it can then be cut out. It took a while for me to get the iron to the right temperature, too cold and the fibres don't fuse and too hot and the fibres become dull.
Here's the final result

And this is the card I made using it:

Recipe: The stamp is from the new range at LOTV which I've coloured in with Promarkers. The papers are all from stash from last Christmas, the sentiment from Craftwork cards and I think the  poinsettia is from Papermania. I've also used some red stickles glitter in the corners.
I've like to enter this into challenges at:

Aud Sentiments Challenge blog - Challenge 35 - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Monthly Christmas Challenge 
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge 17 - Anything goes 
My time to Craft - Challenge 153 - G is for (Girl) 
Saturday Secret Crafter - Christmas is coming  
Stampin with the Dragon - Green, red and white
Thanks for looking


  1. OMGosh this is one adorable card, fabulous image its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 147 Christmas Is Coming
    I hope you join us again next week,

    I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  2. Gorgeous star Sharon - well made. :)


  3. Lovely card Sharon, love this new LOTV image, used it myself a couple of weeks ago, they have some gorgeous new Christmas images this year, great colouring too and super star. Thanks for sharing at MTTC this week.

    Pat xx

  4. What a fabulous card - I love your handmade star - those extra touches go a long way to making a card even more special x
    Thanks for joining in with us at Papercrafting journey - good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  5. Lovely work. And your handmade star is terrific!
    Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge at CCH.
    ~darling Ho-CCH-DT

  6. Love your work! I think I missed the biggest event here. Anyways I want to include that card in my collection of printing samples. If it is OK to you.


Many thanks for leaving me a message, I love reading them all. Sharon x