Use Your Scraps for a Thanksgiving Sunburst Card

Thanksgiving Sunburst Card

The sunburst technique that I used on this card is easy to make with scraps of designer paper. Using the beautiful Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper with this technique makes a nice autumn or Thanksgiving card.

The card base is Chocolate Chip card stock and the layer is Crushed Curry.  I chose three papers from the Sweater Weather series and cut a 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ piece from each pattern. Then I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut each rectangle in half on a diagonal. Because I wanted seven “rays” of the sunburst, I cut one more half. You can use both sides of each piece or cut extra pieces.

Lay out the pattern you want and move the pieces around until you like it! Then adhere to the Crushed Curry, keeping in mind some edges of the papers will hang off the edge.  Just kind of judge where you need to put adhesive.  You can always go back and lift up edges to apply more adhesive if you need to.  The points of the papers will be covered by the focal point of the greeting or whatever you put there. Once you have the sunburst adhered the way you want it, just trim off the overhanging edges.  Use the Stampin’ Trimmer or Paper Snips.

For my greeting on the front, I stamped the Thanksgiving sentiment from the stamp set Tags 4 You and punched out with the Bracket Label Punch. And good news:  You can purchase that stamp set and the punch in a Bundle!  Save 15% when you buy them together!  

There are various things you can do with this greeting. You could trim off the border to make it smaller and then punch the same shape out of another piece of cardstock. You could use any of a variety of punches for a background for the greeting.  On this sample, I used the Large Oval Punch and the Decorative Label Punch.

Try this card and then get out some other designer paper and make another sunburst pattern card for a different look and occasion.  You could also use this technique in scrapbooking, just cut longer pieces!  Try it!

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