Tuesday, June 18, 2013

{Tutorial} Create a sunburst from patterned paper

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.

Supplies needed:
Card base
Patterned paper/ cardstock
Cutting mat
Ruler
Pencil
Something round to trace a circle
Exacto knive/trimmer/scissors
Optional- sewing machine/ needle & floss

Step 1:
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:

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Step 2:
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.

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This is what it should look like when you are finished:

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Step 3:
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:

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Step 4:
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:

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This is what it will look like when you are done:

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Here is the front side:

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Step 5:
Adhere the sunburst to your base or front panel of your card, I stitched mine, I think it gives it more texture:

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Step 6:
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:

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and a close up:

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I would love to see your card or layout you make using this tutorial!

4 comments:

Bev said...

Lisa this is awesome.. and beautiful finished project.. you rocked this.. great tutorial

Lizzyc said...

This looks fabulous!!

The Gov. said...

This is so cool Lisa! I'm adding it to my to do list!

A-M said...

Wow... this looks great. I might just have a try at this sometime. Thanks for sharing it all.