Wednesday, July 2, 2014

STARSHINE 4TH

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!

Starry
Smiles.

12 comments:

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

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  2. What a great idea. So festive and pretty

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

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

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

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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

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  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.

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