Sunday, January 12, 2014

Crazy for Starbursts {PP178}

Hiya peeps!  My friend LeAnne has a bright and cheerful color combination for us this week at The Paper Players
It's the perfect pick-me-up for winter!  I knew I wanted to use the Starburst Sayings stamp set and coordinating Framelits for a spray of circles....and then I happened upon this great sketch over at Create with Connie & Mary:
It was exactly what I had in mind and the perfect template to make it happen!  Connie and Mary always have great sketches.  :-)  So, wanna see what I did?!
 I hope LeAnne doesn't mind that I added Basic Black as a neutral.  I don't think she will--she's cool like that!  To get the starbursts where I wanted them, I used the smallest starburst die as a stencil and traced the shape onto a piece of scrap paper.
Since I used thin copy paper, I attached it right to my cardstock with some removable tape and positioned the die over my tracings.  Eight cranks of the Big Shot later and I had my base!
Some of the starbursts are adhered directly to the back of the panel and some have a dimensional on them so they appear recessed.  Just gives a little variety and movement rather than all of them being flat.  I wanted this to be a mailable card but still have some bling.  Rather than use bulky rhinestones, I punched some small circles from Silver Glimmer paper with the cupcake punch and adhered them to each starburst with a glue dot.  The sentiment is also from Starburst Sayings; stamping it again onto colored cardstock (Pear Pizzazz) makes a bold statement and draws the eye to the sentiment.
 On the inside, I repeated the same color pattern of starbursts to create a fun background for the combined sentiments from Remembering Your Birthday--love that set!  I had a lot of fun making this card with LeAnne's colors.  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team for some fabulous inspiration. 

The Paper Players Design Team

I hope you'll join us over at The Paper Players before the challenge closes on Friday, January 17th at Noon (PDT).  Thanks for stopping by today!


tamps: Starburst Sayings; Remembering Your Birthday
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana; Jet Black Stazon
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Whisper White CS; Silver Glimmer Paper
Xtras: Starburst Framelits; Cupcake punch; Hexagon punch; glue dots


Marisa said...

Love how the bright colours pop against the black. Great use of the sketch too!

Deb said...

WOW! This is genius! What a most clever way to use this stamp set and die! Such a creative way to use the sketch! Love the colors, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Diane - said...

Nance this is so cute... I LOVE This technique... Love IT.
In fact...I love it so much, .... I JUST kitted up a similar one yesterday for my next class, not with using starburst but only in 3 sizes of circles, and the card base is white... I saw it on Pinterest from another demo I follow.
I really love your inside on white too.... hugs.

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, I just love how you recessed the starburst images and the field of black really makes the colors pop! Love how the big starburst overlaps the others a bit, too. The silver glimmer paper is the perfect finishing touch. Awesome take on the challenge!

Debbie Henderson said...

How clever of a card is this Nance! Love all the starbursts and the vivid colors! So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Karren said...

This is just stunning! It is such a stand-out card and so clever!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Wow!! Amazing card! The colors just pop against the black card stock. And I LOVE that you have the cut outs in the black with the colors beneath. Thank you for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

WOWzers, what a fun card! Lots of work put into this one! I love the negative images and then how you copied that onto the inside. Great card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, I love the colors your used and putting them on black just makes them SHINE! What a great technique to showcase these starbursts and keep it flat for mailing too! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Okay...BRILLIANT!!! JUST BRILLIANT!!! LOVE how you cut out the starburst and the bright colors with the black is soooo wonderful! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie said...

Oh...what an AWESOME card! I love how you cut out the framelits (and the tip on how to do it easily!) Love this set for the sketch, too! The black just makes the colors pop! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

laurie said...

Awesome clever!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is so hip and cool, Nance! You have such a creative eye! LOVE it!