Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Burst of Creativity: Sunburst Card

In Clearly the Best: A Burst of Creativity (S02E01) we are shown techniques to create a card with the look of rays of sunshine. You could easily adapt this technique to layouts by cutting the papers a little wider and leaving them longer. As Monica said in the video, you can let the papers hang off the edge of the card and trim them later (Christine and Monica probably did not so this in the video to save time).

The CTMH Corp. description of the video Clearly the Best: A Burst of Creativity (S02E01) is "Warm up your cards with a burst of sunshine made from fun patterned papers from Close To My Heart."

Some of the items used to create the card in the video:

Some of the tips mentioned in the video are:
Scraps of paper were used to create the rays of sunshine. They were cut perfectly for the video, but you may want to let them hang off the edge and trim them up later (to be certain that you have the coverage you want). Do not worry about where the rays meet (the thinner end of the strips of paper) because they will be covered up by other embellishments.

Create the dove tails by cutting into the center of the strip of paper then cut from the corner to the end of the cut you just made. The shorter the cut the shorter the tails; a longer cut would create longer tails. I will try to post some photos in the next few days to describe this better.

Art Philosophy was used to create the sunburst base - the yellow scalloped circle (cut 1); the circles were created using the circle punch (cut 5, score 4 of them down the center). Use more circles for more dimension, use fewer for a flatter look. You would use a similar approach to create the ornaments for the Deck the Halls card shown on page 81 of the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book.

I hope today's video inspired you to try a sunburst card or layout or to create a card similar to the Deck the Halls card. If you are ready to place an order, please click the Show Now button below. You will find them when you browse the Autumn/Winter 2013 CTMH Idea Book.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I hope you enjoyed today's project.


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