Saturday, November 23, 2013

Harvesting Memories Blog Hop~Sunburst Card using The Paper Loft papers

Welcome to the Harvesting Memories Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying our hop and you should have come here from Christine's blog ~
Today, I have made for you a sunburst card.  I am participating in a card swap this month using this technique.  These are not, however, my cards for the swap which will be revealed next week during the 12 days of Christmas blog hop. 
I used this tutorial to create my sunburst cards:

A couple of things I did differently...first I did trim my sunburst panel with a trimmer instead of fussy cut.  My regular trimmer didn't work well for this task, I used my Creative Memories rotary trimmer and it trimmed the excess off in a breeze without tearing the paper.  Secondly, I used my new ATG tape gun to adhere the triangle pieces to the base instead of glue.  I must admit I used glue at first but it warped the paper as it dried and I didn't like that effect. 

I have used The Paper Loft's Easy Breezy Collection for the triangles and the rust colored paper is I believe in miracles from the Everyday Life collection.  After assembling my panels together, I ran it through the Sizzix using a Darice embossing folder.  I chalked it heavily with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Mocha Moma.  I stamped the word Fall with the Close to My Heart alpha set D1418.  Sorry, I don't remember the name and it is not labeled.  I used my index of stamps catalog I created using Tiffany Spalding's Get Organized Challenge to find the appropriate alpha.  I have a sheet marked "Alpha's" and with a quick glance I could see the size and attitude of this alpha worked with the card.  I embossed it with Judikin's Chocolate Twinkle embossing powder.  You can't see the twinkle too well in the photo.  I finalized the card with a ribbon and Recollections leaves I purchased at Michael's.

close up
Card 2 has different triangle pieces and leaves. 

Close up of the embossing.
Thanks for hopping with us today!  I hope you are inspired to make some harvest projects of you own.  I am the last stop!  Be sure to leave comments on each blog to be eligible for blog candy.  Here's the complete lineup if you got lost!


I am also entering this project in the following challenges:




  1. What an elegant Card! I am liking those leaves from Mikael's and your color choices as well - lovely job - Thanks for the link to the tutorial also - I will check that out! Thanks for the hop and for the chance to win a stamp set from Mary - her stamps are wonderful!

  2. Wow these are gorgeous!!!! Love the papers you used for your sunburst background!!!

  3. Lovely, lovely - I adore your colorful cards and a wonderful idea on the glue vs ATG - TFS the video as well! Have a delightful Thanksgiving!

  4. Pretty cards - love the sparkly leaves.
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  5. These cards are amazing. I just can't take my eyes off of them.

  6. Wow these are beautiful!! I just love them!! So glad you are entering them in my challenge too! Scrappy hugs, Connie

  7. That sunburst technique is so eye-catching and I love how you added the leaves to the design. TFS!

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  8. the colors you chose are wonderful! and i love that sunburst design! looks great!