Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Starburst Technique with See Ya Later stamp set

This cheerful card was one of the demonstrations at my Launch Party at the weekend. It shows two new products and a fun technique. 

The main new product that you’ll notice right away is the See Ya Later stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure, which has really fun images and words. I stamped this in Smoky Slate. 

The second new product on there is the cloud die. But hold on, we don’t have a cloud die, do we? Well yes we do if you use the thought bubble from the Word Bubbles Framelits. I cut these out using Vellum cardstock, to represent the wispy nature of clouds. They are stuck down with SNAIL, secured only behind the main image so that it doesn’t show through - it makes them look a bit more like they’re “floating” too, I think. Or am I just deluded?

Now for the technique. It’s called the Starburst Technique and it’s fun to do. There are lots of variations you can try, too. I could go into a long explanation or take dozens of photos to illustrate the technique, but this video from Stampin’ Up!® explains it brilliantly, so why reinvent the wheel?

After creating my paper mask, instead of spritzing, as Carrie does in the video, I sponged Daffodil Delight ink onto the cardstock, concentrating my efforts nearer to the centre and gradually easing off as I reached the edges of the card. To hold the mask in place, I used tiny dabs of Tombow adhesive on the back of my mask, allowing it to dry clear – this turns it into a temporary adhesive so the mask can be removed. 

I love this effect and hope you try it! 

Stamps: See Ya Later (SAB)
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate

Accessories: Word Bubbles Framelits, Sponge Daubers


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