Sunday, 28 November 2021

Starburst Christmas

Hello and Welcome
It's my turn to host the TLC (Technique Lovers Challenge) over at Splitcoast Stampers this week.
I've chosen a fun technique called:

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I started by looking through my gel prints for my card, but you could use any scraps you have or even some designer paper you have on hand.  I found these green ones....some I did with stencils, some with bubble wrap on the Gel Plate.
  • I followed the directions (link and video found above) and cut my strips 1" wide, then cut them into a wedge shape.
  • I wanted my starburst to focus on the top, so I started gluing my pieces down by starting in the center and then continued gluing the pieces out to the sides from there, leaving a bit of white space between each one.  I tried to mirror my papers from one side to the other, but you don't have to do that, I just liked the look.
  • While that dried, I took another piece of inky paper in greens and die cut the Holly and Pine frame wreath.
  • I glued the finished starburst onto a piece of green cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I glued the wreath over the starburst and added the green gems.
  • I stamped the sentiment strip onto a piece of white cardstock, then pop dot mounted it over the wreath

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Simple Strips Christmas (Taylored Expressions)
Inks- Versafine Clair; acrylic paint
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Holly and Pine Frame die (SSS); green gems;
pop dots; paper trimmer (TH); bubble wrap to make prints; Gel plate; brayer


Christine said...

What a simple to make card but such a beautiful result. I really like this.
Thank you for sharing.

Mac Mable said...

WOW what a striking and vibrant Christmas card Karen x.

cuilliesocks said...

WOW!! what a fantastic background Karen, I love the technique and colours, it's a beautiful card, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful happy and vibrant card Karen.
Faith x

Christine Alexander said...

cool background for a Christmas card :) love it

Bonnie said...

This is an amazing starburst, Karen! I love the different designs and that pretty die cut wreath!