Friday, October 4, 2013

Acorn Greetings Starburst Design Card

Oh how I LOVE Fall!  I received Unity Stamp Company's Acorn Greetings stamp of the week set a few weeks ago and have wanted to make some Thanksgiving cards with it from the moment I saw it!  Today I had a little extra time on my hands and decided to try it with a new technique called Starburst.  Here is my card...
So here are the steps in case you are interested:

1)  Cut 4 rectangles 4" x 1 1/2" with 4 different coordinating patterns of double-sided paper.

2)  Cut your rectangles diagonally to make 8 triangles

3)  Flip over 4 of your triangles to show the 8 different designs and then arrange them in the order that you want them placed
4)  Cut your neutral color cardstock to 4 3/4" x 3 3/4". ( This is what you'll be attaching your triangles to). While holding the cut cardstock vertically, score  at 1 3/4" (This will be the bottom of the top layer that you will decorate, stamp, etc).  Then flip cardstock to horizontal position and score to divide the top of it in half, so you'll be scoring at 1 7/8" from the top of the card down to the score mark that divides top from bottom.
5) Decorate, stamp, or whatever you choose the bottom of the neutral cardstock.  Here is mine..
6)  Add adhesive all over the top of your cardstock from the bottom score line all the way to the top.
7)  Using the middle score line at the top as a starting point, add your triangles.  You should be able to get 4 on each side.  Do not overlap!  Just put each triangle right up next to each other. 
8)  Flip over and trim off the excess DP
9)  Cut a narrow piece of cardstock across the base of the starburst (this will cover up the small empty spot left on each side) 
10)  Cut a piece of ribbon to approx. 8 1/4" and wrap around a small bottle (I use my spray stamp cleaner bottle) and tie ribbon in a knot and then slide off of the bottle.  Once off the bottle, cut the back and use a glue dot behind the knot to glue to the middle of the thin strip.  Apply a little adhesive to glue the rest of the ribbon down and wrap to back like this..
11)  Cut a piece of cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4"  (use the same color that you used when you can the thin strip)  Once cut, use a die or punch to trim the bottom edge.  You'll mount your card top on this.
12)  Finish by attaching this all to the front of your card base ( 4 1/4" x 11" scored in half) and here's what you'll have....
I know this seems like a lot of steps but once you've done one, it's really pretty easy as long as you have the measurements down!

Here's what I used on my card:  Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. SOTW Acorn Greetings, DP: Imaginisce, Apple Cider, Cardstock from my inventory, Ink: Stampin Up! Creamy Caramel and Momento Tuxedo Black, Ribbon from my inventory

I'm going to enter my card in Love's Rubberstamps Challenge Anything Goes

I hope you've enjoyed my card!

Hugs & Blessings, Tina