This card is so out of my comfort zone and not my usual style but I thought I should post it because it just might be something that is right for someone else or you might get some inspiration from the technique I’ve used.
The technique I’ve used for this card is called “starburst”. There’s a couple different ways of doing it but the one that I used is to just get a piece of white cardstock and use a ruler and pencil to draw some diagonal lines that meet to a point in at the bottom centre of the cardstock. I did mine without any measurements, just eyeballing the distance to the next line (the last rays on the left and right were a little wide for me in the end so I just added some corners). I then placed some strips of coordinating paper on top (starting from the middle) and marked them with a pencil so I’d know where to cut. Note that I did cut them longer then glued them down with a glue pen, this gave me some ‘wiggle room’ to move the paper around until I was happy with the placement. After they were glued down I just turned the card over and from the back trimmed all the excess patterned paper off.
Another way of doing this is by taking strips of paper that are about an 1.5″ wide and a bit longer than your cardstock and cut the strips diagonally from one corner to the other to give you the triangle shapes which you can glue down onto your card. The middle piece of course you could need to cut diagonally from the left and right to meet in the middle. I might try it that way next time.
Once that was done I layered my centrepiece onto a piece of yellow cardstock to frame it and then layered onto a folded piece of navy cardstock. The hot air balloons were stamped and cut out then mounted with dimensionals (foam dots). At the bottom of the card I used a piece of yellow cardstock that I punched out with a circle punch (either cut in half or just punch half out) to make the card look more like a sun with sunrays.
Well there’s a card to brighten up a cold wintery Sydney day!
If you have any questions about how I made this card please feel free to email me.
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Up Up & Away
Cardstock & Paper:
Whisper White cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Night of Navy cardstock
Designer Series Paper Stack (Brights)
Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper
Night of Navy inkpad
2 1/2″Circle Punch
1 3/4″ Circle Punch
Daffodil Delight ribbon
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)