Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday Trends--Starburst/Sunburst Design

I don't know about you but I have tons of paper pad scraps in my collection.  Today I'm sharing the hot trend of Starburst or sunburst patterns on cards and scrapbooking pages.  I've used it for this cute pup from the "Puppy Love" set for my card.

The technique may look complicated but is pretty simple and there are several ways you can use in on a card.  Just Google under either starburst or sunburst card and you'll see what I mean.
For my card I started with four 1.5" x 6" strips cut from my leftovers.  Each one of those strip was cut at a diagonal from corner to corner.  You will also need a base for assembling.  Just grab a simple piece of copy paper.  I cut mine a little smaller than A2 size because I knew I was going to  mat it, but if you want it to cover the whole front of your card cut it to that size.

Next you're going to start assembling the pattern.  I knew I was going to be adding a circle to the bottom left corner for my image so I traced the outside of my die so I could make sure everything else was completely covered with the strips.  I used a Two-way Glue pen to add a spot of glue just to help keep my pieces in place until I had them like I wanted them.

You can use whatever kind of adhesive you like.  I'm a liquid glue girl because of the humidity here in the south.  I used my brayer to get a nice smooth attachment.

Once all the pieces were glued down I trimmed the piece to get rid of the excess hangover.

Pop it on your card base and embellish as you want.  I added stitching to all my panels just cause I love to stitch on my cards, but it looks great either way.
Hope you have a great Wednesday.  I'll be back Friday with an Anything But a Card project to share.


  1. Fantastic card. Your tutorial made a sunburst card look so easy! Thanks!

  2. Fabulous card. thanks for the tutorial.

  3. This is so wonderful sweetie, you've made me want to get my sewing machine out now.. lol!

    Honestly this is really lovely.


  4. Great idea for scraps! I love your card. Hugs, Robin

  5. Wow...gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!!!


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