Tutorial - Starburst

Today's tutorial comes to us from Shannan of Pink Tulle with Feathers and Sequins. Some of you may already know Shannan from Splitcoast Stampers. We saw this tutorial on her website and loved it. Shannan was happy to share it with us, so visit her site or leave a comment and let her know how much you loved it! Shannan writes...

Here's a picture of my finished card using stamps and dies from Verve.



I started out with a base layer, which will be hidden. This is a perfect time to use those less-loved colors like Orchid Opulence or Yo-Yo Yellow.


The papers I used are from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie 6x6 pad. I should have bought 10 of these.



If you don't want to use patterned paper, you can also choose coordinating colors of cardstock. This would be fun in rainbow colors!



Instead of sewing between each piece, I sponged the edges. Or you could do both. I absolutely LOVE the Jumbo Sponge Daubers from Tsukineko for sponging.



It's always smart to lay everything out before you glue it all down. Ask me how I know.



The next step is VERY IMPORTANT. If you apply adhesive all the way to the edge of the triangle, you will glue your entire card front to your work table. Ask me how I know.



This is how it looks all glued down. Try not to overlap the edges too much...this makes it bulky.



It's great that you remembered to leave the tips of the triangle adhesive-free. Once you glue everything down, bend 'em up a little. Go ahead, you won't hurt anything!



Then start snipping! I started at the top and worked my way down. Either way, you just want to remove that big bump of triangle points.



Once the center is trimmed, get the outside edges. You could also sand the edges for a cool look. I was too lazy to get up and get the sanding block.



Now your starburst is done, and you can design the rest of your card!

I added some seam binding colored with Y21 & Y17 Copic markers. I also wanted to do something fun for my "oval" shape, so I cut out two pieces with the Elegant Leaves die and stamped them with the coordinating stamp from Bloom & Grow. To create the flowers, I cut the shapes from the Floral Circles die set from three of the solid colors from the paper pad. I wanted to create some added texture, so I cut layers of white tulle and slipped them in between the crumpled flowers. They are each tied together with a button threaded with Linen thread from The Cats Pajamas.



As a final touch, I added white pieces cut with the Charming Banner die set sponged and layered above the bow. The sentiment is from Faithful Phrases.

Whew, that was a lot! If you're still with me, thank you, and I hope you enjoyed my post.

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We did enjoy it, Shannan! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Everyone, remember, if you see a cool technique or if you have one you would like to share, please email me at kate@operationwritehome.org. Also, you can find archives of our previous tutorials at the Cardmaking Resources page of the OWH website, and lots of great information in the Cardmaking Glossary.



Yolanda  – (June 14, 2011 at 4:40 AM)  

This is gorgeous!! I think I'll start on it right now!

Carolina Girl (Cely)  – (June 14, 2011 at 4:47 AM)  

I'm with Yolanda.....is gorgeous! But, I only wish I could start one right now.

thewronas  – (June 14, 2011 at 5:53 AM)  

LOVE THIS! Friday is my craft day - can't wait to try this one!

jayne  – (June 14, 2011 at 6:42 AM)  

Very nice tutorial - can't wait to try it!

Jen  – (June 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM)  

Love this tutorial! Thanks shannan!

Jan Hunnicutt  – (June 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM)  

What a fabulous tutorial and I LOVE the sample card! I must try one too :)

Paula S.  – (June 14, 2011 at 12:31 PM)  

This card is just gorgeous and the steps are so nicely illustrated. I will definitely need to give his a try! Thanks for sharing this with us OWHers Shannan.

Jeanne Jachna  – (June 14, 2011 at 4:05 PM)  

I love all the pretty colors - this reminds me of a patchwork quilt. I am definately going to try this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherry Hickey  – (June 14, 2011 at 6:43 PM)  

Fun (and funny) tutorial, Shannan; can't wait to try the starburst technique!

Karen McAlpine  – (June 15, 2011 at 4:04 AM)  

Love this tutorial! Reminds me of my quilting days!

ThePurplePlace  – (June 15, 2011 at 6:17 AM)  

This is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for a fantastic tutorial! I'm gong to have to try this!

:) I love it!!

Lee Mae  – (June 15, 2011 at 7:15 AM)  

Thank you for posting this! I saw this on the Verve challenge and wanted to make a card like this. Can't wait to try it out. :)

Shelly  – (June 15, 2011 at 11:31 AM)  

How beautiful!!! Thank you for a great tutorial.

Adele  – (June 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM)  

Wonderful and easier than it looks. I love tutorials that do not require the card maker to have any specialized equipment. Thanks!

Jennifer  – (July 2, 2011 at 11:33 AM)  

Awesome tutorial! Thanks so much!

Kathryn  – (December 9, 2011 at 7:35 PM)  

Wow, this was fun. I can't believe I never used the Inlinkz for my cards. I made a few dozen of them over the summer! The recent OWHtv (Ep. 38) reminded me to link up.

Becky Green  – (March 3, 2012 at 1:20 PM)  

LOVELY!!!!! LOVE how you've done these cards in different colors & prints!!!!!!! :) NICELY DONE!!!!!!!! :)

Lalia H.  – (April 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM)  

LOVE your tutorial. Love the humor of it too. "Ask me how I know." You had me giggling so much, my hubby had to find out what was so funny. Thanks for sharing this!

Amy Hervey  – (April 27, 2013 at 1:58 PM)  

Came across this link on a CTMH facebook page. I had been wondering HOW everyone was making the starburst pattern. Thanks for the tutorial!

acardinthemail  – (June 27, 2013 at 7:50 AM)  

Great tutorial! Easy to understand, and made me laugh! I just created my first starburst card and will be making many more of these -- I love finding ways to use up little leftovers. Thank you! http://acardinthemail.wordpress.com/crafting/

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