Tuesday 2 April 2013

Star of The East.....

 ...oh Bethlehem star guiding us on to heaven afar.
   This week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown it's anything BUT a card, tag or ATC. Winter Wonderland are looking for stars and Jingle Belles would like to see lots of glitter, shimmer and gems. CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge is a Christmas song or carol but I'm not sure if this mobile will qualify.
   I have a template for this star so I made up two of them in a really gorgeous pearl gold thick paper. The centre of the stars are recessed so I have added clear glitter to them to make them stand out.
   The nativity scene hanging from the star are all cut out in black glitter card using a Sizzix longplate. I had to remember to cut out each character and it's mirror so I could stick them together on the black thread, baby Jesus has a small gold halo added.
   Each character has been added to the star using black cotton thread and a large needle. The thread is fixed inside each star with tape to hold it in place. Not all of the figures hang level, it's very difficult to achieve this so I didn't try!
   Once the figures were stuck together I ran round the edges with a black Promarker to cover any small white marks from the card core that were showing. After all the figures were hung in place I stuck both stars together and hung the whole thing from a gold thread on the top point.
   I would like to enter this mobile in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Anything BUT a card, tag, ATC.
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Star
Jingle Belles - Bling


  1. Rocky, this is absolutely amazing! TOTALLY pinning this because I think this is a fabulous gift idea! LOVE the gold and black!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  2. This is so special Rocky. I love it.
    Margaret M

  3. Just beautiful - an amazing creation and the black and gold works so well together.

    Thanks for joining in the CHNC Extra Challenge this month.

    Helen x
    (Guest DT)

  4. oh wow this is wonderful... what a fabulous idea
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Lisa x

  5. what a gorgeous creation and perfect Christmas Star, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Beautiful - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  7. Wow, Rocky, I have the same template but I've never been able to make anything as gorgeous as this! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  8. Stunning! This is the most beautiful decoration. I love the dimension in the star and the sparkle too. And the pretty silhouette figures are just fab! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  9. Oh gosh! How clever this is. Just a lovely sparkly creation. Thanks for joining in on my prompt over at Jingle Belles!

  10. This is stunning - I love it - thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  11. Wow, what a great idea! I love the nativity mobile. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT.

  12. What a fabulous holiday creation ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  13. What a beautiful nativity mobile Rocky! So stylish and striking in the black and gold and I love the touch of sparkle! I knew you'd come up with something fabulous for our Anything BUT..... challenge, thanks so much for sharing it with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  14. Amazing Rocky!!! I think this is just awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  15. This is such a lovely Christmas decoration. I'll bet everyone is going to be asking you for the template. So since I didn't see any requests and I couldn't find an e-mail for you on your blog, would you be willing to share it? My email is gbinette@metrocast.net.

    Thank you so very much!

    Stamper Gail

    1. Thank you Gail. You can find my e-mail on my full profile. The template is a Papermania 3D Star by Design Objectives, it's about two years old, I'm not sure you can still get it so I'll send you a copy.

  16. what a super-fun & sparkly christmas mobile, that is just too clever! thanks for blinging along with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)


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