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Friday, July 11, 2014

Starburst Sun with Free Tutorial

This Starburst Sun is a combination of several sources of inspiration.  Ray of Sunshine was one of the first stamp sets I bought from the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  I loved how sponging gave the sun more dimension.  And finally, I wanted to make a variation of the starburst technique that minimized the number of scraps left over from the traditional starburst technique.

This Starburst Sun is a variation of my Starburst Patriotic cardI used the idea of having the cardstock show between the rays to make them pop.  

Then I borrowed a technique that I learned many years ago from a quilting class.  You stack layers of fabric (or in this case, paper) and cut them all at the same time.  Then you pick different papers from each stack to make backgrounds that are similar, but not the same.  

You can see how I used 4 layers of 3 x 4" Crushed Curry designer series paper for my starburst variation in this video.  You can make your own starburst template with the instructions in my video or from the picture below.  You are also welcome to email me if you would like a copy of my template.

This is how I sponged on the color to make the sun. 

Stampin' Supplies

Item Description Price
134210 Ray of Sunshine $19.95
130658 Magnetic Platform $39.95
130911 Circles Collection Framelits $26.95
119850 1 3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
130139 Regals 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper $21.95
133773 Sponge Daubers $4.95

Enjoy making your starburst card.  Visit my online store to get what you want for your next project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.

Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX

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Margaret said...

Thank you for your excellent video. I have made some cards and after watching your video. I have given you credit for the inspiration. http://margaretlcrawford.blogspot.com
Margaret (Australia)

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