Saturday, October 27, 2012

Star / Sun Burst Card

A2 sized card.  Original tutorial from Operation Write Home website:

colors are from Cricut Imagine "Mystical Garden" cartridge.

Mat 1 (dark brown) = cut at 5.25" x 4"

Mats 2 - 6 (5 different patterns that will go together) = cut at 4. 5" x 1.5", then cut again diagonally.  Ink all edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink after cutting diagonally.

Heart (pink-ist / yellow pattern)  = cut at 2" from Cricut Craft Room Basic Shapes.  Ink edges of heart with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink.   I used a paper piercer on the edge of heart to give more interest.

Heart Shadow (darker color behind heart) = this shape has a scalloped edge around it - cut at 2.2" from Cricut Craft Room Basic Shapes.

Tape diagonally cut pieces around base (Mat 1).   Once done, I had two additional unused pieces.  Trim pieces that extend past the card base (Mat 1).  You can also trim away some of the points that will fall under the heart.  Ink edges of card base (Mat 1) with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink.

I added yellow twine where diagonal pieces meet - this step is optional.  I used Terrifically Tacky glue to attach "Friendship Twine" (purchased in children's craft section at Walmart).  Just thought it gave more interest and motion to the card.

Tape / Glue Scallop Heart Shadow where points of diagonal pieces meet.  Add top heart with foam tape.

I also added two sets of three Viva Decor Pearl Pens to card.

Inside of card.

Sentiment "what on earth did I think about all the time before you?" = from Hero Arts "Epic Love" stamp set, designed for Operation Write Home.

Hearts = punched with Martha Stewart punch using the two left over diagonal pieces from card front.

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