Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Atypical Starburst Technique

The June card challenge with the Canadian Die Cut Exchange group was to make a card using the Atypical Starburst technique, following a photo tutorial by Lissa Zwalanek here  

This is a great technique to use up retired Designer Paper!! And, as a bonus, you end up with enough cut pieces to make 4 different cards.


Four  different pieces of DSP  from the Pretty Petals DSP stack were cut to  3 1/2 by 5"

All 4 pieces are placed on top of one another and cut at the same time. Prior to cutting, the center  of the 5" side was located and marked. All cuts radiate from this point. The angles cut are not important.  What is important is that the marked mid point is returned to each time prior to each cutting. Five cuts were made,

The tutorial stresses two things:  press firmly on the trimmer so the papers don't move during cutting,  and ensure all 4 layers are cut all the way through.


Arranged  the cut pieces and attach to a 3 3/4 by 5" piece of  Whisper White cardstock.  Place silver strips of peel off's over the seams between the cut pieces and along the bottom.  Mat the piece with Basic Black card stock and punch the bottom with the scallop border punch.

Adhere to a 4 by 5 1/4" piece of Very Vanilla, and  mount on a Calypso Coral base.

The flower in the center is from the stamp set "Crazy About You"  It was stamped 3 times using Calypso Coral ink.  One was punched using the Medallion Flower punch.  The second flower was cut so as to make a smaller flower; the third was made even smaller - each using the markings on the flower.  The flower layers were built together using dimensionals between the layers.
Gold wink of Stella glimmer was applied to the center.

Two leaves were die cut in Old Olive using the Bouquet die and adhered to the card at the center of the Starburst, and then the flower was attached.

The sentiment is from "Cottage Greetings"

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Crazy About You, Cottage Greetings
Inks: Black Memento, Calypso Coral
Papers: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pretty Petals DSP stack, Old Olive
Accessories: Medallion flower punch, Scallop border punch, Bouquet die, Gold Wink of Stella glimmer brush, Clear Wink of Stella glimmer brush, dimensionals, silver line peel-off's

I had enough cut pieces to make 4 different atypical starburst cards.  Here is the second one:


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