Happy First Day of Spring! Project 4 is a Sunburst card. How fitting for all of the wonderful sunshine streaming through my window!
I was thrown for a loop because the Butterfly Bijou 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper was sold out the other day during our Free Shipping Sale, so I had to come up with 2 new projects that did not showcase the beautiful DSP. So sad it is all gone because it really was a beautiful Designer Series Paper.
I started with an Blackbberry Bliss A2 card base, measuring 8-1/2″x5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ for a crisp fold.
Next, I grabbed my protractor to mark where I wanted to make my cuts for the starburst background. I used Bumblebee cardstock for the entire sunburst. I have seen many cards using different colored cardstock or different pattern paper. See the hole by the 3″ mark? That is the center of the protractor and using a pen I marked that spot as my center point. All cuts will end there.
Mark every 20 degrees. On my sample here, I got side tracked by my hubby making fun of me remembering how to use a protractor, and miss marked! Oh well, the sun’s rays are not all the same, right?!?!
Next, I lined up the 3″ mark I made earlier and the first 20 degree mark I made. I made my cut and numbered it, so I wouldn’t mix up my pieces.
Next, I selected 5 embossing folders to texturize my sunbursts. Number 1 and 6 are the same folder, as is 2 and 7, and so on.
Then, I took a card front, measuring 5-1/4″x4″, covered in adhesive and glued down all of the rays in order. Remember to glue down the side with the writing on it so you cannot see it! Since they were backwards, I glued them down right to left.
I could have cut down my yellow paper, but I was being lazy to be honest, so I just used a piece of 8-1/2″x5-1/2″ that I had in my scrap folder.
Next, you will want to trim the yellow cardstock to the size of the white card front.
The plus side of cutting yellow paper too big is that I now have scraps to make flowers out of 🙂
Here is a photo of the front side after it is all trimmed and ready for mounting on a Blackberry Bliss card base that measures 8-1/2X5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″.
I stamped my sentiment in Blackberry Bliss and it comes from the Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer stamp set. My sentiment is a little bit less that 1″ in height, so I made my sentiment banner 1″ tall and 5-1/2″ long. Then I mounted it on a border of Blackberry Bliss that measures 5-1/2″x1-1/4″. This helps cover the bottom where the sunbursts meets. I didn’t like the way it looked, so I covered it!
As with all of my butterflies this week, I used a dimensional cut in half to mount my butterfly.
I also added some bling, because I like bling, though the card does not need any with all of the texture of the sunburst.
When you attach the butterfly, bend the wings from the body a bit for added height.
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