Thursday, 26 September 2013

More sunburst / starburst birthday cards

I'm back to share two more full sunburst/starburst cards like this one. These are addictive I tell you. This one is my favourite... so far. ;-)
I had a vague idea in my head to make a sort of abstract landscape scene, so I chose four colours from the Subtles DSP stack - so saffron (sun), pool party & marina mist (sky), pear pizzazz (land). I pieced them together using the same method in my instructions here (layout 3).This is how it looked after piecing (with v messy desk mostly cropped out).
Changing the placement of the centre point can really change the look of the finished design, so I use a cardstock frame with a window the size of my finished card front to help me see the options. I move it around until I'm happy with the final look, then mark the cut lines I need. If you enlarge the pic, you can see my light pencil lines.

Sunburst Teen
This one for a new teen shows a different look, with the focal point in the lower left (layout 2 in my instructions. Love the rule of thirds!
The colours here are pool party & island indigo from our sadly retired Patterns DSP. I added some some silver cord down to some of the rays to add a little more sparkle.
My lappie battery is almost dead, so that means it's time to say finish up for now. I'll be back soon with something new. Until then, thanks for visiting & thanks especially to those who've taken the time to leave comments lately. I really do appreciate your encouragement. If you'd like any more info or just want to say hi, just leave a comment anytime you like :-)
Inky wishes, Di 

Sunburst Scene
Stamps: Label Love
Card/Paper: marina mist, whisper white card, Subtles DSP Stack - so saffron, marina mist, pool party, pear pizzazz
Ink: marina mist ink pad, so saffron marker
Accessories: basic pearls, white taffeta ribbon
Tools: artisan label punch, modern label punch

Sunburst Teen
Card/Paper: island indigo, pool party card, silver glimmer paper, In colour Patterns DSP stack (retired)
Accessories: silver cord
Tools: 2 1/2 inch circle punch, Big Shot, Circles #2 bigz die (2 inch circle), Typeset Alphabet/Number dies, Essentials Piercing Template, piercing tool, piercing mat


Patsy said...

love your site. I just found it and would like to know the exact instructions for your sunburst teen card? Thank you so much,

Patsy Smith

ColourmehappyDi said...

Hi Patsy
Thanks for your comment. You'll find more detailed instructions to make the sunburst cards on the blog post below. Hope they help.
Inky wishes, Di

Robin said...

I've made a sunburst card in a class once and loved it. Thanks for renewing my interest, and you sure have worked hard to design these layouts.

TFern said...

Hi Di,

I found your beautiful sunburst card (the birthday card for a 13 year old)and absolutely love it!!

I have tried for a couple days now to play around with the measurements to make the sunburst large enough to fit on a 4.75 inch by 6.75 inch piece of paper for a 5x7 card.

Do you think you can help me figure out how large of rectangles I'll need to use to cut in half for the triangles and how many? I plan on using 4 different color papers.

Thank you so much!!


ColourmehappyDi said...

Hi Timmi
Sorry about the delay in replying. The key thing about the sunburst is the angle of the triangle. You just need to extend the triangle size using the same angle to make s bigger card.
To make a 5x7 inch base with the centre bottom right like my '13' card, you'll need to cut 8 rectangles of 12x5 inches to make 16 triangles. For a 4 colour pattern you'll need 2 rectangles of each color.
Hope that helps.
Best wishes, Di