Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunburst Sympathy Card... using up the scraps

I've been seeing so many sunburst cards, that I've been wanting to try one out myself.
I created this one with scraps from oodles of leftover papers from over the years, pulling just the similar yellows and oranges from the packs.
I considered sewing a zigzag stitch where each paper meets, but it wasn't until I had already glued the paper pieces down.  I didn't want to risk gumming up my sewing machine... again... so I will just leave that for the next one.  (I had to take it in for repair the last time I did that... lol)
For the strips, I cut them at 1 1/4" wide, with the longest piece being about 4 1/2" long.  I then trimmed the sides of each piece with my trimmer to create triangles.  (Using the center point of one end and cutting to the most outer point at the opposite end, and repeating on the other side.)
I also had to trim the bottom two pieces to create the flat edge, but other than that it was very easy.
Once they were all glued in place, I turned the card over and took my scissors and trimmed away the excess overhanging parts.
I then punched a 1 1/4" circle from Creme Brulee cardstock, trimmed part of it off, and sponged some Autumn Terracotta ink onto the edges.
Once I glued that into place, I added some Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel over top of the partial circle, spreading it out with the bottle tip.
The sentiment is from a wonderful set called Words of Comfort.
Happy creating!  :)
Supplies used (all CTMH):
Paper:  Flirty, retired papers: Footloose, Florentine, Elemental, Veranda, Olivia, Splendor, You & Me, Felicity; Cardstock:  Creme Brulee, Colonial White
Stamp:  Words of Comfort
Ink:  Autumn Terracotta
Other:  1 1/4" circle punch, Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel, Micro-tip scissors


Bananastamper said...

So beautiful! Love that stamp set too!
Shanna :)

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

A very beautiful card!

Tamytha said...

This card is so cool AND so much fun to look at! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Amy Gehring said...

Very pretty! And what a great way to use up scraps.

Lynn said...


Green Velvet Box said...

Love this card Vicki!

Kristine Porter said...

Vicki, that card is beautiful and so uplifting. Love it.

Nancy Ball said...

This is very pretty, Vicki. I love how you combined so many different paper packs to make this card.

Wendy Coffman said...

So pretty - love all the yellows!

Anonymous said...

J'aime beaucoup la présentation de cette carte. Excellente idée. Bonne continuation.

Amy said...

Amazing card, made with scraps! Wow!

Katy said...

LOVE it!!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

This is beautiful. It's hard (for me, anyway) to make a sympathy card with bright colors, but you've totally done it.

Rachel Loesch said...

Beautiful card, Vicki, I love the colors you chose! This is a fun trend. :)

internetexplorer said...

Been browsing for some nice sympathy card messages or just any words to uplift and comfort people who are downhearted. I felt happy to have found this inspirational page of yours. These words are very nice. Thanks and keep sharing :)


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