I love the sun and with all the rain we have had this spring, I had to make my own sunshine, lol! I am going to show you how to create a sunburst from patterned paper.
Patterned paper/ cardstock
Something round to trace a circle
Optional- sewing machine/ needle & floss
My card has a 5x7" base. Cut a piece of patterned paper or cardstock 5 1/2"x3 3/4".
Trace a circle on the backside of your patterned paper or cardstock. I put mine off center. Find the center of your circle and make a dot:
Start making your lines for your rays using a ruler and a pencil, go from one side of the paper at an angle to the other.
This is what it should look like when you are finished:
Next, I mark with pencil the rays I will be cutting. I try to leave the corner ones in tact if possible. Also by marking them, you will be sure you have the right amount of rays and won't have 2 cut out together. Using my Exacto knife, cutting mat and ruler, I cut on every line only from the circle outward:
On the rays you added the mark to (this should be every other one), trim along the circle with your scissors or Exacto knife to cut that ray off:
This is what it will look like when you are done:
Here is the front side:
Adhere the sunburst to your base or front panel of
Now you are ready to embellish and add your sentiment.
I used Lucy's June card sketch for my card.
Here is my completed card:
I would love to see your card or layout you make using this tutorial!