At the time, I promised you a quick and easy tutorial on how to make these groovy sunbursts – these pointy kites that extend from the center of this card. The week almost got away, but I remembered my promise to you, so here it is. I’ve added a couple of assembly tips, as well. Why? Because I really, really like you. I hope you find this helpful:
Making a Groovy Sunburst
The basis for the shapes that stick out from the center of the circle is a square. Let’s make a burst with a 2-1/2″ square.
- Cut a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ square.
- At the halway mark on two related sides, make a little mark. In this case, I marked the 1-1/4″ mark on one side:
Flip the image over to mount it on your card so you won’t see the dots you made as markers (or the dotted lines if you chose to include those ).
Once you’ve made one starburst, make more – same concept but different sized squares. A sunburst made with a 2″ square or 1-1/2″ square would fit nicely inside this one. Also, save the pieces that you trimmed off. I’m sure you can create a great project with those triangles – or wedge them in and around your sunburst. Yippee!
A Couple of Assembly Suggestions
It’s difficult to line up patterns and center them perfectly on the center of the card. The square pattern in the center of this card is one of those “eeek” items that’s difficult to line up. Because I knew I’d be additng this large circle (with the sentiment) on the center of my card, I punched a circle, added glue and glued down the pieces, careful to line them up just like I wanted.
Much easier than trying to line it all up on the center of the card stock, don’t you think? I then added the starbursts the the blue card stock. Here’s a shot from the backside of the assembled items:
If you look closely, you can see the white dots on the orange bursts – these were my guides for the sunburst. You won’t see them when I glue this down, though, because I flipped them over. The side you see above will be slalthered with glue and stuck to the front of a card.
I hope this is helpful. I know there are all levels of cardmakers who read my blog – I hope I’ve shared something that each of you can either learn from or something that refreshes your memory about a fun trick.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
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