Saturday, January 18, 2014

Quick and Cute with Starburst Sayings

I am planning a new class this spring in response to a survey that I gave my customers at Christmas.  They indicated they would be interested in a Quick and Cute class.  So the first one is next week:  three cute and simple cards, an hour and a half and you're done!  I designed this card for the class, and used my new Starburst Sayings stamp set along with the matching framelits and some Kaleidoscope Design Series paper.  Here's how it turned out:


  • Turns out I love the bold and colourful Kaleidoscope DSP (Design Series Paper).  Who knew?  I thought it was all bold geometric patterns, but there are some like these polka dots, that are a little softer in design, although the colours are just as bold.  I think my eye is caught by the bold patterns that define a set and I totally miss the less showy ones.  Then I'm always surprised by them when I finally buy a pack.  Has anyone else experienced that?
  • I cut the back panels from one 5" x 4" piece of DSP.  I wanted the outside panels to be bigger than the middle one to give some variety to the background.  I just flipped the middle panel to the inside design to be different.
  • The sentiment is from the Starburst Sayings Stamp Set, which originally has the starburst around it stamped.  I die cut the middle with the 1 1/2" diameter Circles Collection framelit, then used the Starburst Framelit that coordinates with that stamp to cut a bigger starburst from Basic Black Cardstock.  I adhered the stamped image to the center of it.
  • Using the 2 1/2" Circle punch, I cut a piece of Crushed Curry and using the next largest framelit, die cut an Island Indigo starburst.  I adhered the Crushed Curry circle to the Island Indigo starburst, then using dimenionals, I popped the smaller starburst on the larger one.  I also used dimensionals to add the whole medallion onto the card base.
  • The final touch was adding the two little wooden chevrons from the Essentials Wooden Elements package.  They offset the symmetry of the card, which made it more eye-pleasing.
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2 comments :

holly said...

heather, for your class, do you cut and prep everything or do the attendees do the big shot etc themselves?

Heather Cooper said...

Depends on the total number of steps for the three cards. If just one has some Big Shot steps, they can do it themselves. If it seems too much with the steps involved in the other two cards, I will do it for them.