Thursday, January 3, 2013

Create a Card

Happy New Year, everybody!!  I hope everybody had wonderful holidays!  We sure did!!

Today's card features the popular starburst pattern.

The stamp set used was Close To My Heart's Sweet Music set.

4 ¼” x 5 ½” top fold card base

4 ¼” x 5 ½” Sunset card stock
4” x 5 ¼” Pear card stock
2 ½” x 2 ¾” Pear card stock
2 ¼” x 2 ½” Bamboo card stock
1 ½” x 5” Olivia Dot Background and Texture Paper (3)
1 ½” x 5” Olivia Flower Background and Texture paper (2)

Stamp image with Sunset ink on Bamboo card stock.  Ink edges with Pear ink.  Ink edges of Sunset and Pear card stock pieces with Pear.

Follow instructions below to create the Starburst at top.

 Use two of the Olivia Dot and two Olivia Flower Background and Texture pieces to create the starburst.  

 Cut each of the 1 ½” x 5” rectangles into triangles as shown below

Ink edges of all triangles with Pear ink. Attach to a scrap piece of card stock that is cut at 2 ¼” x 5”.

Trim around all sides to fit the scrap card stock that you adhered your triangles to.  Ink outside edges with Pear ink.

To finish your card, attach the starburst to the top of your Pear card stock.  Attach the Olivia Dot B&T to the bottom of the Pear card stock. Attach Pear card stock to Sunset card stock. Attach a Colonial White grosgrain ribbon across seam, leaving a bit unattached at left.  Tie knot around ribbon.  Attach your matted image ¾” from right side and ½” from bottom.

Have fun creating your cards!  If you'd like to send me pictures of any of them, I'd be happy to post them here on my blog!

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1 comment:

~Melissa~ said...

Nifty! Thanks for showing that.