Happy Friday everyone! Emily Pitts with you today, sharing a tutorial on how to make the sunbursts that have been so popular in scrapbookingland lately. I've tried this before with varying levels of success, but I found a way that works for me, so I thought I'd share it with you in card version. Bonus? You get three cards with this technique! I'm set!
I used the gorgeous new Harvest Lane line, the colors are so rich and happy, the papers are perfect scale for cards. It was easy to come up with a color combination I liked!
1. Measure your card blank and cut three rectangles just smaller than the front of your card. My card was 6.5" x 5", so I cut my rectangles 6.25" x 4.75".
2. Stack the three rectangles together, pick a center for your sunburst, then carefully cut your sunburst pattern into all three shapes. Don't go all the way to the center, you know how those FOR SALES signs at the grocery store where you can rip off the number? That's what you need to have here. I made sure there was a quarter inch between each "ray." This gives you the separated look, and makes the piecing of the sunbursts SO MUCH EASIER (remember, I've tried this before)!!!! I then carefully separated the three rectanges from each other.
3. I ripped one of the "rays" off and attached it to the front of my card with adhesive. I repeated this step with the different colors, using the tiny quarter inch strips to help me place each "ray."
4. I finished off the sunburst and ended up with a rough and ripped up center. No worries!
5. I proceeded to cover up that center spot with a sentiment. Super easy.
7. Once I finished the one card, I repeated the same process with the left over "rays." This is what I was left with. I think they might make an interesting card in themselves...
8. Here are the complete trio of cards. One of the things I love about Simple Stories is the great sentiments they have in their lines. Very usable for both scrapbookers and cardmakers!
This process could easily be translated into a layout, using 3 different sheets of paper. You'd have three similar backgrounds, but I'm OK with that when it turns out this cool!
- 12x12 Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers #2602
- Red Floral/Antique Dots #2618
- Teal Dot/Ledger #2617
- Yellow Quilt/Notebook #2619
- Green Stitch/Grid #2620
- 6x6 Paper Pad #2601
Adhesive, Twine, Pop dots, Card blanks