Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Here Comes The Sun Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Here Comes The Sun Technique Blog Hop brought to you by a group of Close to My Heart Makers. Today we are featuring the Sunburst Technique. I created my sun with the Sunburst Background Thin Cut (Z3942) but there are many techniques for creating the "sun rays" or "fans" and many videos on YouTube.

We have almost 15 CTMH Makers sharing their creations on this hop. If you stumbled upon my post, clicking the link to the next blog (often found near the bottom of the page) will take you through the entire Sunburst Technique blog hop.

You should have arrived here from the talented ***Miss. Carrie***. If you get lost along the way, Melissa Robinson also keeps a list of all blog hop participants on her blog at My Heartfelt Sentiments.

My first card was very much inspired by the photo on page 38 of the May–June 2021 Catalog. Conveniently I still had scraps from Hillside Cottage on my crafting table.

Sunburst Technique Blog Hop - card 1
card created for the Sunburst Technique Blog Hop

I used the darker side of Paprika cardstock with the Sunburst Background Thin Cut (Z3942). I then used scraps to cut the fans, sort of like paper piecing from quilting, if you are familiar with that technique. I found the solid cardstock to be starker than I wanted, so I stamped tone-on-tone with smaller stamps from the Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Workshop Kit (G1230) to soften the appearance.

I could not let all of the "fans" from the above card go to waste, so I created the card below inspired by my visits to the American Southwest. This time I wanted to use the lighter side of the Paprika cardstock. To use the reverse side of the die cut, to reduce the edge from die cutting, I used a rubber embossing mat to "flat emboss" the Paprika "fans" and the Evergreen Sunburst in my die cutting machine (I hope that makes sense).

 Sunburst Technique Blog Hop - card 2
card created for the Sunburst Technique Blog Hop

I used the June SOTM Outdoor Borders to create some interest on the "rays" and I cut an oversized circle to use with the Spot-on Sentiments.

I hope you like the cards I shared today. Before you go to see the wonderful project ***Krista Hershberger*** is sharing with us today, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:

If you do not have a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I enjoy reading your comments, so if you have a few moments, please let me know what you think of my cards. I hope you are enjoying all of the projects created for the Here Comes The Sun Technique Blog Hop. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Krista Hershberger***.


  1. VERY nice cards! I love the colors of the first one and you using stamps for the pieces.

  2. I really love the Paprika with Flamingo- unexpected colour combo but it works beautifully!

  3. What fun cards. I love the tone on tone stamping.

  4. I love how you created your own pattern paper. Very unique!

  5. Very cute cards! I like how they use the same Thin Cut but look so different.

  6. Pretty cards! I like the colors and your stamped patterns!


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