Happy Friday, y'all!! Boy do I have some good stuff for you today! I am this week's hostess for the Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge in the Splitcoast Forum. My sketch is a fun one, but may require you to put your thinking cap on. I used a technique that I learned back when I started scrapbooking, so I thought I'd share a little tutorial here (so no excuses not to play!!). *wink*
Here's a picture of my finished card using stamps and dies from Verve. Speaking of, there's an Easter Sale going on...check out all the details HERE.
Ok, are you ready? Let's go!
I started out with a base layer, which will be hidden. This is a perfect time to use those less-loved colors like Orchid Opulence or Yo-Yo Yellow. Unless you're Carole.
The papers I used are from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie 6x6 pad. I should have bought 10 of these.
If you don't want to use patterned paper, you can also choose coordinating colors of cardstock. This would be fun in rainbow colors!
Instead of sewing between each piece, I sponged the edges. Or you could do both. I absolutely LOVE the Jumbo Sponge Daubers from Tsukineko for sponging.
It's always smart to lay everything out before you glue it all down. Ask me how I know.
The next step is VERY IMPORTANT. If you apply adhesive all the way to the edge of the triangle, you will glue your entire card front to your work table. Ask me how I know.
This is how it looks all glued down. Try not to overlap the edges too much...this makes it bulky.
It's great that you remembered to leave the tips of the triangle adhesive-free. Once you glue everything down, bend 'em up a little. Go ahead, you won't hurt anything!
Then start snipping! I started at the top and worked my way down. Either way, you just want to remove that big bump of triangle points.
Once the center is trimmed, get the outside edges. You could also sand the edges for a cool look. I was too lazy to get up and get the sanding block.
Now your starburst is done, and you can design the rest of your card!
I added some seam binding colored with Y21 & Y17 Copic markers. I also wanted to do something fun for my "oval" shape, so I cut out two pieces with the Elegant Leaves die and stamped them with the coordinating stamp from Bloom & Grow. To create the flowers, I cut the shapes from the Floral Circles die set from three of the solid colors from the paper pad. I wanted to create some added texture, so I cut layers of white tulle and slipped them in between the crumpled flowers. They are each tied together with a button threaded with Linen thread from The Cats Pajamas.
As a final touch, I added white pieces cut with the Charming Banner die set sponged and layered above the bow. The sentiment is from Faithful Phrases.
Whew, that was a lot! If you're still with me, thank you, and I hope you enjoyed my post. If you want to play along, please visit THIS THREAD for all the details...I would love to see your creations! Have a great weekend!