Starburst Cards

It’s an exciting start to a brand new year with the release of the new Occasions Catalogue AND it’s Sale-a-Bration time – that special time of year where you get to earn FREE products! You receive one free product for every $90 spend – there are so many great products to choose from, and they can be yours for free.

I’ll be showcasing some cards made from products in the new catalogue and the freebies from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue so be sure to check back soon.

Onto today’s post – the Starburst Technique…

I love this technique! The coordinating colours in the designer series paper packs makes it so easy and there are endless combinations of colours and patterns even from the one set of DSP. Simply teamed with some Whisper White or Very Vanilla, coordinating cardstock and ribbon and a sentiment in matching ink, these cards can be used for a variety of occasions.

In the lead up to Christmas I was busy making Christmas cards. I made a set using the traditional reds and greens of Christmas but I also played with some non-traditional colours to make something a little different.

I’ve also used this technique for some Happy Birthday cards – this one uses the very floral All Abloom DSP stack. There are so many great colours in this stack but I focussed on the blues and greens (Island Indigo and Gumball Green) with hints of the Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush.

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We made this Christmas card last year at one of my classes using the lovely All is Calm Specialty DSP from last years Holiday Catalogue – this DSP is still available from the starburst 01Clearance Rack at 30% off! The card is set on a Lost Lagoon cardstock base and also uses Lost Lagoon ⅜” stitched satin ribbon and ink for the sentiment, which is from the Embellished Events stamp set. This specialty DSP includes a sheet each of two foil-embossed designs, one of which I used in this card. For some extra sparkle, I glued some of the Frosted Sequins to the ribbon. The starburst technique (sometimes also called sunburst) is quite simple once you know how, and it’s explained really well in this video.

PhotoGrid_1420543248475The second Christmas card uses the Cherry Cobbler as the main colour for the cardstock, ribbon and sentiment and coordinates with the (now retired) Season of Style DSP. The sentiment is from the Contempo Christmas stamp set which is also now retired.

Island Indigo is the feature colour in the final Christmas card, showcasing the retired Winter Frost Specialty DSP. This card also uses the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Embellished Events stamp set.


Astrid Bealing About Astrid Bealing
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010. I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.

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