Happy New Year!! I can’t believe that it’s 2015 already…yikes! I hope that you all had a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve, ours involved eating dinner in and being asleep before the ball dropped…we’re party animals for sure. 😉
I used the Sale-a-bration exclusive stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called You Brighten My Day for my card today. I added a little sunburst effect on the background and I’ve got some pictures below to show you how I created it.
The colors for my card were inspired by Sunday Stamps SSC91.
I started by cutting a 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ square from Whisper White card stock. I cut a second square from scrap paper the exact same size and I cut the center of the scrap paper square out with one of the Circles Collection Framelits Dies.
I marked an “x” in the center of my Whisper White card stock so that I’d have a starting point, then I used Blue Painters Tape to adhere the scrap paper that I’d cut with the circle over the top of my Whisper White panel. I made sure that the edges were lined up and both layers were securely taped so that neither shifted when I was creating the sunburst.
To create the sunburst effect, I took a strip of scrap card stock and I placed it so that it was lined up with the “x” in the center and overlapped the edge. I used Daffodil Delight ink and I sponged from the strip of card stock onto the Whisper White panel. I moved the card stock strip about 1/4″ at a time around the edge, keeping the center lined up with “x” (sort-of like the hands on a clock) and I continued to sponge the lines until I’d filled in the entire circle.
I removed the scrap paper from the panel, adhered the panel to a Daffodil Delight card stock panel with SNAIL, then to a Bermuda Bay card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I adhered a strip from the Best Day Ever DSP (Sale-a-bration item available Jan 6) that I’d punched with the Hexagon Punch to the card front with SNAIL, then scrunched up a strand of Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine and I taped it over the center of the card.
I stamped the lightbulb image from the You Brighten My Day stamp set (Sale-a-bration item available Jan 6) in Soft Suede ink and I colored it with my Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. I stamped the sentiment from the You Brighten My Day stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink above the lightbulb, then punched the sentiment out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.
I sponged the edges of the circle with Daffodil Delight ink, then adhered it with SNAIL to a circle that I’d cut with a Circles Collection Framelits Die from Daffodil Delight card stock. I adhered the layered circle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals then added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish the card front.
I adhered a strip of the leftover Best Day Ever DSP to a Whisper White panel inside the card.
You can find a complete list of supplies for this project , including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
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- Bermuda Bay – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ card base
- Daffodil Delight – 4″ x 4″ square, Circles Collection Framelits die cut
- Whisper White – 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ square, 4″ x 4″ square (inside card)
- Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper – 1″ x 3-1/2″ strip, 1″ x 2-1/2″ strip (inside card)
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
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This is really cute, Amy! Thank you for giving explicit details! What a fun card…sure to “brighten” someone’s day~
Thanks so much Roberta!! 🙂
What a perfect way to start the year……full of joy and sunshine! Love how you made the sunburst!
Thanks so much Linda! Glad that you liked it. 🙂
Cute card! Happy New Year, Amy, with thanks for being a great SU demonstrator.
Thanks so much for your kind comments Diane. That made me smile this morning. 🙂
This is so cheerful! Thanks, Amy
Thanks so much Maggie!! 🙂
This is so fun, bright and cherry, Amy! I’m going to give this a try! Happy New Year!
Thanks so much Dawn, it’s a really simple technique! Have fun. 🙂
After reading your tutorial, I saw this card in a whole new light. You put a lot of elbow grease into this. This is cute! Thanks for sharing the idea. Happy New Year!
Thanks Terri! It’s actually a pretty quick process, since you want the sponging to look a little uneven just sponge a touch at each turn. 🙂
Thanks for the clear directions on how to make that fun sunburst for the background! Cute card, too.
Thanks so much for stopping by to leave a comment. Glad that you liked the extra instructions. 🙂
Thanks for the instructions on this fun sunburst technique. Made for your lovely card. Turned out beautiful. I just got back from our little get away new years trip and I am sorry to have missed the free shipping. Oh well … there is always a next time 🙂
Happy New year to you Amy.
Thanks so much Amy, glad that you liked my card. 🙂 Sorry that you missed my free shipping offer too…I sort-of decided at the last second to do it.
That fun sunburst is perfect with the image! Love the added embellishments too. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!
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Amy, what a wonderful card! Really like the sunburst effect! Great embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps with this beauty.
Thanks so much for stopping by to leave a comment! 🙂
I simply adore your card, Amy! That starburst is so cool…great tips for creating it too! I might just have to give it a go! Thanks for joining us this week at Sunday Stamps 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by to leave a comment!! 🙂
Super cute card – love the technique! Thank you for sharing the instructions!
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