|Valentine featuring the Just Saying and Hearts A-flutter stamp sets and featuring the Starburst technique.|
I am so happy with the way this turned out...one of the few times the end result is BETTER than what I pictured in my head!
Here is how I created my starburst heart:
- I started with a card stock heart, cut using the largest non-scalloped heart from the Hearts collection Framelits. It doesn't matter what colour card stock you use because it gets completely covered anyway.
- I cut a bunch of strips of Real Red card stock that were 4" long and 3/4" wide. I cut each strip on the diagonal from corner to corner, leaving me with long, pointy triangles.
- I cut a bunch of Silver Glimmer paper strips that were 4" long and 1/2" wide and cut each of those strips on the diagonal as I did above.
- I applied a piece of a Multipurpose Adhesive sheet to the card stock heart, effectively turning it into a giant sticker.
- I placed the triangles on the sticky heart, alternating red and silver, trying to keep the points of the triangle centred (didn't do a very good job of that, but I actually like that its a bit off-centre!) The triangles will extend way off the edges of the heart...let them!
- Once all of the triangles were placed, I flipped the heart over and trimmed around it with my paper snips, removing all of the overhanging strips.
- I stamped and die cut the word bubble and adhered it using dimensionals.
- The card base is embossed using the Adorning Accents TIEF and is stamped with one of the hearts from the Hearts A-flutter set using Silver Metallic Encore Ink.
|Inside view with sentiment from the Tags 4 You stamp set.|
For the inside of the card I stamped the heart again using Real Red ink. The label is from the Tags 4 You stamp set (still available for order) and punched it using the Bracket Label punch.
If you haven't tried this technique before, you really should give it a go...it is great fun and a real WOW on any project! When you do create a project be sure to link up over at The Technique Twist so we can all see your fabulous work!