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.

Thanks for stopping by!



  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

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

  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!

  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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