It's called the "Starburst" technique, but I think it looks more like sunbeams. Whatever you want to call it, it's much easier to recreate than it looks on a finished card. So for today's post, I am going to give you a step-by-step photo tutorial of the Starburst Technique. If you are attending my Stamp Camp on the 28th, you can earn 'extra credit' by adding a comment below this post telling me that you read though this and are more prepared to make this card now. LOL

Here's the card.







Start off by cutting your double-sided designer paper into rectangles. You'll need 4 of them if you are making a card similar to mine. (My rectangles are each 1-1/2" x 4".)


Then cut each of your four rectangles diagonally in half so you get 8 triangles altogether.




Flip over 4 of your triangles (one from each set) so you get 8 different patterns. (Or not. It really doesn't matter how many patterns you have.)


Arrange them beforehand so you like your starburst design.


Now you need to make score marks on the 4-3/4" x 3-3/4" card stock that you'll be attaching your triangles to. Position your card stock in your trimmer as shown and score at 1-3/4". Then rotate…


…and score from that 1st score line to the top edge of the card so that you are dividing that section in half. Your score mark will be made at 1-7/8" (because that is the 1/2 way mark).


Decorate and stamp the lower half.



Now add adhesive all over the top above the base score line as shown.


Using that middle vertical score line as a starting point, add your triangles. You should be able to get 4 of them on each side. Do not overlap. Just put each triangle right up next to each other.


You'll notice that your starburst will NOT meet up perfectly with the base score line. That is OK, though. You are going to cover that up.


Flip this over and trim off the excess designer paper.


Then put a piece of narrow card stock across the base of the starburst, and then tie a ribbon around it to finish it off.


The ribbon I used was only 8-1/4".


To use this small amount of ribbon, tie it around a Stampin' Mist bottle. Then slide it off…


…and trim the center back part of the loop.


Use a glue dot to stick your knot down in the center. Then…


…wrap the ribbon ends around and secure with a little adhesive.


Now to finish off your card.

Start with a coordinating 4" x 5-1/4" piece of card stock. Make a decorative edge along the bottom either by tearing or punching. I used the Scallop Trim Border punch.


Attach the two layers together.


Then finish by attaching this all to the front of your card base (4-1/4" x 11 folded in half).


This technique is so much simpler than it looks!


Stamp Your Art Out! ~Rachel


Supplies Used: Truly Grateful stamp set (wood-mount or clear-mount), Sweater Weather Designer Series paper, Crushed Curry Classic ink, Early Espresso Classic ink and card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Crumb Cake card stock and Seam Binding ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Mist Cleaner, Stampin' Trimmer, Scallop Trim Border punch, and SNAIL adhesive.