Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Starburst of Encouragement for Friday Mashup



This week's Friday Mashup has a technique I haven't tried before - Starburst Technique.  I thought it made a really pretty design so I wanted to give it a try.   My card is going to a friend who is going through tough times right now.  I wanted to send her words of encouragement and the starburst design to me says "Things will be brighter".  I hope the colors of the card will brighten her day and cheer her up.


I used Flirty paper (X7160B) for my card and accented it with Color Ready Wooden Arbor Shapes (Z1765) and a flower from Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes (Z1764).  The Olive ribbon is from the Mini Medley Accents - Olive Collection (Z1489).  The sentiment is from the Words of Comfort stamp set (C1524).

Here is the Friday Mashup Sketch:



The instructions for creating the starburst can be found here.   I altered mine just a bit because the card I was making was a little bit larger (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) than the one is the demonstration.  I cut my triangles for the starburst at 2" x 4" and then cut each triangle in half.
My card needed more triangles to fill the 2 1/2" x 5 1/4 piece of rectangle cardstock that I used.





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Have a CREATIVE DAY!














4 comments :

  1. What a great uplifting card... I rarely use sketches but may use the one your were inspired by for my inspriation! Thanks for sharing a clearly personal card.... Hope your friend is uplifted by it! Kathi

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  2. Great colors, and the starburst pattern looks great with the leaves focal point. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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  3. I love the mix of papers you used and those leaves are just gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with my challenge at The Friday Mashup!

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  4. What a great selection of papers and colours you've used! Those wooden shapes make a great focal point too. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!

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