Thursday, August 21, 2014

Starburst Halloween Card

Easy technique -- but be sure to plan first. To begin with I cut my card stock base from black card stock and scored and folded that -- that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". For the front cream piece I cut that 4" x 5 1/4" and this is the base for the Starburst pattern:

To make this Starburst card I used card stocks from two 6" x 6" pads of card stock. One is from Authentique and the other is Graphic 45. I cut 10 pieces of printed card stock 1 1/2" x 4". Here are those pieces:

As you can see in the above photo I had also cut striped card stock but decided not to use it on my card as I wanted a repeat pattern showing the bats card stock rather than using all different card stocks. Once my pieces were cut I took them to the trimmer and cut them from the top corner to the opposite lower corner and this gives you your angled pieces:

and here are all the pieces cut:

Used the "Trick or Treat" stamp from the Close To My Heart stamp set Hallo-Scream and stamped this on the bottom of the cream piece using StazOn black ink. To have a starting point with my Starburst pattern I used a ruler and a pencil and made a light line across the front of the cream card stock above the stamped greeting:

Laid out all my cut pieces in the order I finally decided on. Using the ATG I ran that across the card front for adhesive and began putting my pieces on the cream piece -- beginning with the bottom right piece:

Be sure your edges all touch each other. Then when done adding all your strips --- turn the piece over and trim off all the pieces that are over the edge of the cream piece:

I sponged the edges with black ink. Cut a piece of matching card stock to go across the front of the card and using circle punches I cut out two circles. Using the M Stewart bat punch I punched out a bat and put him on the circle and added three black crystals. Put the circles/bat piece on the card front using glue dots. Here is the card again:

Easy technique to make up but if you are using a few card stocks as I did, rather than all different, be sure to do a 'dry' layout first so you get the pattern you want.  TFL and YOLO