Like many members of the design team, I have a large stash of patterned papers which I periodically look through: they range from single 12 x 12 sheets to collections to 8x8 and 6x6 paper "stacks", all of which pose specific problems when making my usual 5 1/8 x 7" cards (wrong shape, not large enough, patterns too large or "scattered", etc.) which means I rarely use them. This challenge gave me the chance to actually pull some of these papers, slice and dice, and play with paper piecing.
Lately, I have been seeing samples of "Starburst" or "Sunburst" cards on Facebook and blogs and You Tube. These cards appealed to me as they strongly resemble the Dresden Plate pattern which really looks good in "scrappy" quilts. I searched out the You Tube video by a Stamping' Up! instructor that I had seen recently and after viewing it and a couple of variants, decided to make a top-folding card using papers from an Authentique 2-sided paper collection and scraps of card from my scrap folder. I followed the instructions from the video but I ignored all the measurement information, cut my patterned papers into 2x4" rectangles and then into triangles, and came up with this card base:
- Stamps: VAP! Crafts "The Basics Premium Rubber Stamp Set
- Inks: Archival "Jet Balck"
- Papers: Authentique 6 x 6 Bundle Collection "Favorite" (FAV010); scrap of Bazzill pale yellow; The Paper Studio Value Pack "white"
- Adhesives: Ranger Collage Glue Stick; VIval Las vegas "Miracle Tape"
- Tools: Stampin' Up! 1 3/8" circle punch; EK Success 1 3/4" Paper Shaper circle punch