July 2, 2014


I thought creating a sunburst/starburst card in patriotic colors would be a good idea for the Fourth of July, since the rays of the pattern look a little like bursting fireworks. 

Instead of placing all the rays tight up to each other as is normally done in this technique, I left a gap between each of them. For the gaps I used Whisper White cardstock embossed inside the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. By having the white white gaps between the rays, it gives the card a lot more of a POP -- or BANG! or SIZZLE? or PIZZAZZ? How about KABOOM?!? 

At the spot where all the rays intersect, I created my focal point using two sets of Framelits: Apothecary Accents. Do you notice that I have TWO of these pieces, one each in red and blue, staggered so the points resemble -- once again -- something of a starburst or fireworks. I also used the Circles Collection for my happy little sentiment. I stamped and cut out stars complete with sparkle(rs) to pop up around the circle.

I hope you have a happy happy happy 4th of July -- and that you and yours all stay safe!



  1. I love the card! It's a good one!!

  2. What a great idea. So festive and pretty

  3. Love the dimensions of your card, great for the holiday!!!

  4. I love this!! great effect with the blend of patterns too-- just hopping over from Motivation Monday-- thanks for linking up with us

  5. I love how cute this turned out! So festive!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

  6. The pattern is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

  7. So cute, unique, and patriotic! I just love that blue polka-dotted paper. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.