This time it is creating a “Starburst pattern” with some common SU! punches.
But first — an update — It is official, I’m heading to California and attending CHA! This is my birthday gift from my husband. Ahhhh, I get to go away by myself to Californ-I-A. I have never been there before. So it’s going to be so exciting….the west coast and CHA:) Did I mention, I love my man. I will be with the MFT gang and will have the opportunity to meet some of my idols *wink*
Okay, now for the tutorial. Here is the card and upclose pics first:
card base River Rock Textured CS 6-3/4″ square folded in half to create a long card.
Tutorial to create starburst medallion & spiked trimming:
Punches needed to create starbursts Using image from Boho Backgrounds, stamp Blue Bayou ink on Blue Bayou CS and Scallop Punch x2 to create the starburst pattern.
Using image from Boho Backgrounds again, stamp Groovy Guava ink on Groovy Guava CS and use 5-Petal Flower Punch.
Place punched flower back into the 5-Petal Flower Punch as shown and punch again.
end result is a starburst created with the 5-petal flower punch.
Next layer to medallion is the larger of the 3 flowers from Boho Blossoms Punch. Stamped image from One of a Kind stamp set with Rose Red ink on Rose Red CS.
Focus for next layer is now on the small flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch. Used Blue Bayou ink on Groovy Guava CS and punched out small flower.
Now, you’re dealing with a very small punched flower. The best way I could come up with is….flip the flower over and place a Mini Glue-Dot on the back of it. Slide back into the Boho Blossoms Punch and use a tooth pick to get the flower where you need it to be to create the starburst punched pattern (don’t worry about that glue dot, it is the back and will be needed to adhere).
This is the end result of the small flower punched x2 to create a starburst pattern. I then attached this to a Pewter Build-A-Brad.
Here are all the pieces punched and ready for assembly to create the starburst medallion.
Finished assembled starburst medallion. For the mini medallion (the “o” in the word love), I just did the last three steps and added a pewter brad from Vintage Brads Assortment. Used Jumbo Outline Alphabet and Blue Bayou ink to create sentiment.
But wait, there’s more. Did you see the spiked scalloped trimming running horizontally across the card. Well, I did a tutorial about using the Scallop Punch to create a mini scalloped border. If you do step 1 (create the starburst circle) and punch out the middle (or cut with paper snips), you now have a spiked trim created to coordinate with the starburst medallion.
just bend to desired shape/pattern.
I played around with this, and I recommend the same and find which way you prefer. If you punch the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch first, you have to cut the starburst and try to work it back into the punch small sections at a time. If you do the scallop punch x2 first to create the starburst, you either have to do a guestimate where to use the 1-3/8″ punch or just use paper snips.