Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Wednesday Trends at TSG

I don't know about you but I have tons of paper pad scraps in my collection.  Today I'm sharing a trend and tutorial over at the TSG blog as part of my Trendsetter of the week hosting duties.  Starburst or sunburst patterns on cards and scrapbooking pages are pretty hot right now.  I've used it for this cute pup from the "Puppy Love" set for my card.

The technique may look complicated but is pretty simple and there are several ways you can use in on a card.  Just Google under either starburst or sunburst card and you'll see what I mean.
For my card I started with four 1.5" x 6" strips cut from my leftovers.  Each one of those strip was cut at a diagonal from corner to corner.  You will also need a base for assembling.  Just grab a simple piece of copy paper.  I cut mine a little smaller than A2 size because I knew I was going to  mat it, but if you want it to cover the whole front of your card cut it to that size.

Next you're going to start assembling the pattern.  I knew I was going to be adding a circle to the bottom left corner for my image so I traced the outside of my die so I could make sure everything else was completely covered with the strips.  I used a Two-way Glue pen to add a spot of glue just to help keep my pieces in place until I had them like I wanted them.

You can use whatever kind of adhesive you like.  I'm a liquid glue girl because of the humidity here in the south.  I used my brayer to get a nice smooth attachment.

Once all the pieces were glued down I trimmed the piece to get rid of the excess hangover.

Pop it on your card base and embellish as you want.  I added stitching to all my panels just cause I love to stitch on my cards, but it looks great either way.
     Here are a few challenges I'd like to enter:

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT--use kraft cardstock
Digi Sketch Challenge--all for the animals
Love to Scrap--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet--use any sketch and KO items
Ooh LaLa Creations--stitching--real or faux
Scrapbook Blessings--sunburst card
The Squirrel and the Fox--animal antics

Hope you have a great Wednesday.  I'll be back Friday with an Anything But a Card project to share.

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Reunion", Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--There She Goes Clear Stamps "Puppy Love" and "Nutmeg"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Jet Black Archival, Sakura white and silver gel pens
Copics Used:
E21, E23, E25, E27, E93, C4, C6, C8, YG93, YG95
Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles, Fiskars Circle Cutter, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Stax, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Wal-mart buttons, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String


Anonymous said...

Ooooooooh, love it!!! Fab way to use up the leftovers!!! So clever & makes me happy because it's a linear project!! :)) I love sewing -- & I love making cards... Hmmmm, I wonder why I never see on mine...??! :)) :))
Might be time to try something new!! Xo

Kim said...

wow stunning card and just love that layout - may have to try that one! and a gorgeous image, such a cute little doggy!
Kim x

Audrey Pettit said...

I absolutely adore this look, and it always seemed so complicated to create, until your fabulous tutorial, Tracy! Thanks for the how-to's, and brilliantly done! Totally adore the paper combo you used and love the added stitching. Such a cutie pie little pup, too!

Danni said...

This is awesome!! Love this card too!! Fun!

Sarah said...

What an awesome card and technique! Thanks for sharing the 'how-to'! That little dog just makes me smile!

Ros Crawford said...

It fabulous and thanks so much for the tutorial ...

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow thanks so much for the sunray tutorial - its a wonderful idea. Love the mix of design papers you used.
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Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Tracy! Love how you used the scraps! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Anneke said...

Such a great card!! Thanks for the tutorial :)
Hugs anneke

Dotty Jo said...

Woweeeee Tracy, what a stunner! Fabulous tutorial too - I might have to give this a go! Jo x

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Unknown said...

Awesome tut Tracy, thanks. :D Going to bookmark this page for future use. Your little doggie is so cute and love the papers you used. Hugs

Tracey T said...

I just have to try this - it's so effective and such a cool way to use up my ton of scraps! Thank you for the fab tutorial and for sharing your gorgeous card. Hugs, Tracey xx

heidy said...

Such a sweet card Tracy and great tutorial!!
XXX Heidy

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy, I LOVE this technique and your tutorial is fabulous, thank you for sharing.
The papers you have used are gorgeous and the image is adorable. The stitching finishes the design off perfectly. I will definitely be giving this a go soon.
hugs Sue xx

Fiona said...

this is fabulous Tracey and I might have to steal this...what a great way to use up your scraps too.


Fiona said...

this is fabulous Tracey and I might have to steal this...what a great way to use up your scraps too.


Julie said...

Oh wow! I often use patchwork techniques, I've seen this effect on several cards but never this good! Thank you for sharing how you did it, I am so going to give it a try! Thanks again, Julie x

Susan said...

This is fantabulous. Love the tutorial - thank you - think I may have to give it a try ;0)
Thank you for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink - Susan xx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Fantastic way to use up scraps - love sunbursts! Very cute little image and beautifully coloured as always :)

Renee B. said...

This is great Tracy. I just did a scrapbook page of my hubby & his brother using a starburst pattern & I love it!
Hugs, Renee

Anja said...

I absolutely love this card, Tracy! And since I am a paper hoarder, this would be a perfect way to use up some of my scraps. Thanks for the tutorial!
Big hugs, Anja

Sassy Raggedy said...

Tracy this is fantastic. I love your wonderful design. Hugz, joann

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at Love To Scrap! Nicely done, thanks for sharing how you did this...awesome, great card!

Leanne DT @ Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

Mau xx said...

Oh wow!! I love this Tracy, I really must try it, thanks for showing us and inspiring us.
love your papers they bLend beautifully.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Pia S said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I love this style, but I've never tried it myself. I'm going to give it a go now that I know how to go about with it! Your card is adorbale - spotted it on MIM.

Unknown said...

OMG Tracey! I love how you did your sunburst card and have the image in the corner! I will try that one too.

Thanks for joining us over at The Scrapbooking Blessings Club this week and hope to see you again soon!
Jennyfer, SBC DT

♥ ScrapBook Blessings Club DT ♥

♥ Jennyfer Creates ♥

Lynne Armstrong said...

This looks fabulous Tracy...thank you for the tutorial. If I ever get around to making another card I'll have a go at this! It would look brilliant done as a Chrissy card :) Hope all is well in your world
Hugs xx

Teresa said...

Oh my this card is gorgeous! Love everything about it! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

SBC~Design Team

Fresh and Renewed
Scrapbook Blessings Club

Nancy said...

I'm way behind these days! Trying to do a little bit of catch-up now!
This card is fantastic! I love the papers you used and the adorable image! You know I love the stitching too! :o)

Chrissy said...

Super technique Tracey...fabulous tutorial and love your card..the little puppy is so cute too..
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


KraftyKoolKat said...

What a fantastic creation. Great use of scraps too. Awesome layout. I spotted you over on Make it Monday and popped over for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


Nonni said...

I love this technique and your paper choices are great. Such a beautiful card!

Cindy said...

Adorable card! I like how the sunburst covers the whole card front. Thanks for playing along with us at SBC.

Grannymama said...

Awesome card, and love the colors and image.

Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Carolyn

Cristina said...

Love your card, thank you for joining us at SBC.

♥ ScrapBook Blessings Club DT ♥

Lisa T said...

Beautiful! (This also happens to be my favorite TSG stamp set!) Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love this kind of layout but was afraid to try it. I think I may be able to do it, thanks to your great tutorial! I'm so glad I saw you at MIM. :)

Jennifer said...

Wow! Such a wonderful design to this and the pup is so cute!
My family just got a dog today and I hope she adjusts well to us so we can keep her! Her name is Sophie!

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, great idea, cute image, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Wendi said...

Wow what a fabulous and creative card I love it
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Happy Crafting

Bettina L. said...

This is amazing. Love how you did the scrap leftovers with sewing, added buttons and that cute little dog. Thanks for playing at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Digi Sketch Challenge xx

♥Jan♥ said...

Hey Hey ! TKJ is going to feature your blog and this card this week for our Feature Me Friday post. Whoo-hooo ! Hope you are doing well. Just got back from WDW, Dom is having another procedure tomorrow, his new esophagus isn't performing as well as hoped. I have had two weeks of a cold, and this week is Thanksgiving, YIKES ! So so far behind, lol. Hugs ! J

Lisa Minckler said...

Hick...your tutorials are just the best. I still have the one you did for the weaved basket with chickens...well I have several of them saved, but I love this one too! Thank you so much for sharing :)
I'm all caught up now and have hopefully left you plenty of reading material..LOL!
I had so much fun today on your blog...thanks so much.

Daria said...

Love your card. Thanks for the directions.