Saturday, February 1, 2014

Twisted Starburst Love

It's Saturday and I'm posting, which means it is time for a new challenge from The Technique Twist!  This time we are using the Starburst of my favs!  Check out my project:

Valentine featuring the Just Saying and Hearts A-flutter stamp sets and featuring the Starburst technique.
So, most often this technique is used to create cool backgrounds, but I decided it too fabulous to hide in the back, so I made it my focal point!

I am so happy with the way this turned 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 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!


  1. LOVE the Starburst Technique. You are an inspiration Leena!

  2. I love your sunburst heart - certainly the centre of the show x


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