When I started to make the cards for the new releases, The Millinery Shop, Strip Dies and Sentiment Dies I really wanted to incorporate the new Vintage papers, they really are beautiful designs so I decided upon a sunburst backing paper effect.
I made the largest square card as I could out of a sheet of A4 card, it measures just under 6" square. Now to make the Sunburst, this is much more simple to do than it looks! To get the different segments cut, you need to cut a rectangle of paper, I knew I didn't want the sunburst panel to cover the whole of the card front so I went for a 6" long rectangle x 2" wide. Next you need to cut your rectangles along the diagonal which will give you two long narrow triangles, you need to cut enough of these so that when you start to lay them together to stick them down they will reach from one side of the card to the other, mine took nine triangles which I then inked on the edges with a Tim Holtz Aged Photograph Distress Ink Pad and a sponge. To make the backing sheet, cut your layer of card to size, I cut a brown layer first, then a layer of scrap card, it doesn't matter what colour as you are going to be completely covering it with paper. I placed a strip of double sided tape around the outside of my layer and also added a couple of strips across just to hold everything down. Starting with two triangles at the centre, stick your triangles down, making sure they are all laying flat and as close together as you can get them without overlapping. Trim off any overhang and trim this to size, ink the edges. Stick this onto your brown layer which then sticks onto your card front towards the top. Die cut one of the Beautiful Buckle Verso Strip Dies in cream with a brown backing strip and a brown scalloped oval for the top. Punch some flowers for the oval from cream and the scraps left over from your sunburst and glue these in place on the oval. Die cut the You're My Friend sentiment out of the Just Because Sentiments set in cream and brown and drop shadowed them before sticking them centrally on the sunburst paper and adding another layered punched flower.
The card was finished off with a few pearls as flower centres.
I hope you like it and don't forget to tune in to Create and Craft at 6pm for the Tonic Studios launch show.
See Karen's original post on her blog here.