Friday, 24 October 2014

Sunburst

I'm not gonna lie, 
it's taken me a few days to ponder this week's MUSE card.
But, I really loved Marion's striking design and wanted to give it a go.

Here's my attempt ...


 I don't have a sunburst die, so I had to cobble something together.
I started by drawing round a circle die, and then using a ruler to draw lines through the circle.
I then cut alternate pieces with a craft knife.
You can see from the picture below just how I did this.


 I then layered this 'sunburst' onto my coloured card, trimming off the edges.
No need to worry about how bad the centre looks, as this is coverd up by my 'sun'.


It was a bit tricky die cutting my sentiment through those layers, but I finally prised it out
with the help of my craft knife and filled it with a navy blue insert.

I finished off with an embossed sentiment and a few scattered sequins.

I'm so glad I persevered with this card, as I really like the effect.
(Big thanks to Marion for the inspiration and making me try something different)
 


Here's the  MUSE card, by Marion Vagg

 

xxx

 

25 comments:

*Vicki* said...

So stunning!! Beautifully done with the sunburst!! HUGS :)

JulieB said...

Well done with your inventiveness, love the colours you chose and you can't beat a bit of bling. :)

Marleen van der Most said...

Beautiful!
I love the details.
Regards, Marleen

Immi said...

Excellently done! I'm impressed with your ingenuity!

Stressed Stamper said...

yes - like that - worth the effort
Have a good weekend
Sarah xx

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Caroline. Your star burst design looks amazing, well worth all your hard work!
Sue xx

Debs said...

Fabulous!!!
Debs xx

Goldie said...

wow! very nicely done, and it looks perfect (despite all the hand carving).

catherine said...

This is just fabulous Caroline and such a great job making your own sunburst. Very creative. Hope you have a good weekend.
x catherine

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wow! Talk about determination and persistence - good for you! I love your colour choices and the inlaid die! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Susanne Vargas said...

Very cool card! Thanks for the tutorial! I don't have one of those dies either, maybe I will try it sometime!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, not sure I would of tried cutting out sunrays by hand which is brilliantly done.
luv
Debby

ahappyscramper said...

Wow that was a lot of work Caroline and it was worth it - stunning card - well done! Must tell you my Mum's maiden name was Paton :)

Michelle said...

Wow! Well done on recreating the sunburst! Beautiful work!

Jen W. said...

Caroline, this is brilliant! I am so impressed with your home made sunburst - I really thought it was a die! Gorgeous!

icardeveryone01 said...

Worth every minute of your efforts! Just fabulous!
=] Michele

Tracey Wilson said...

fabulous job!!!! your sunburst is awesome! great take on the MuSE!!!!!
~tracey

Rahmat said...

Even I don't own a sunburst die, I cut myself a permanent stencil using plastic sheet..love your take on the Muse, lovely colors.

Jacquie Southas said...

This fabulous card is worth the effort!

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Definitely worth all the hard work - you have much more patience than me! Great card.
Jenny

ashwiniraou said...

Beautiful card. A good choice of colors and arrangement. :)

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty, I love the fun bright colours.

Deepti said...

Now this is called pure perfection :) love it!

Juls said...

Very creative, hugs Juls :-) xx

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

While I was over at Muse a moment ago, I saw this in the entrants list and just had to come and take a better look.

Your card turned out beautiful and will hopefully serve as inspiration for me in the future. I don't have a diecut for this either so thanks for explaining how you created your sunburst.

Simply wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Lisa D.