How to make a starburst pattern on a card & WOYWW!

I have the habit of falling in love with stamps that are unusual. Sometimes these stamps can be hard to use. I couldn’t resist the Isle of Aud stamp set from Lost Coast Designs and I finally found a great way to use them:

 

I have been wanting to try a starburst background on a card or scrapbook page but there seemed to be a lot of measuring involved and I was not about to put that kid of time into a card but then I saw a pretty card by Amy Heller on Pinterest and she simply cut strips of paper from corner to corner and pieced them together, no measuring, genius! Here you can see the background in progress. I let the edges hang off then I trimmed them flush with the paper after the glue was dry.

 

Also since it is nearly Wednesday this is my desk for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, actually it IS Wednesday in Jolly Ol’ England where this challenge originates from. You can check out other craft desks at Julia’s blog. Here are some close-ups of today’s creations:

 

I used party streamers for the rufffle on the bottom of this card and the fringe on the other card!

I sponged ink through a stencil to make the animal print background.

Since the animal stamp was too large for this card I simply punched out the head, make it work people! I colored the image with watercolor crayons, blended with water and added details with watercolor markers.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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29 Responses

  1. What great ideas and and awesome stamp set! I am in love with it of course now that I have seen how you colored them in! Gorgeous cards and thanks for the tip on the rainbow, brilliant as always!

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  2. I tried that starburst design once and never again, I even did it for a class so I was cutting out pages and pages of strips, it was beautiful though
    Bridget #7

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  3. What a simple way to do the star burst background! And I just love your circus stamps!! You have a knack for pulling hard to use mediums together and make them look great! Thank you for sharing with us

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  4. Absolutely adorable…will have to remember this one Lindsay!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  5. These are lovely & the starburst effect works brilliantly ! Thanks for the inspiration ! Ali #54

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  6. Wow! the starburst patterns are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #8 x

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  7. awesome cards and tag! I love all the bright colors and those wonky critters. Very nice! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

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  8. Love these unusual designs! So many opportunities to use this, stealing it for sure. I’ve used that starburst on a layout and not thought about it on a card – doh!

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  9. So many beautiful bright colours and a great sunburst layout! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.87

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  10. I’ve seen something similar before and it looks so easy! I might have a go as I’m on Doctors orders to take it easy!!! Karen T 96 x

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  11. Wow those are far out!!!

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  12. Cool technique!!!

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  13. Oh so colorful and fun, fun, fun! Looks like a circus party :)

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  14. How fun!!! I’m totally going to try this too – thanks!

    Jeannie #62

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  15. They are unusual but lovely animal stamps! The starburst background worked out great! How are you enjoying your new desk set up? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  16. Love those sunburst cards! BTW! I asked you a question on Splitcoast Stampers on the Make Do thread.

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  17. Oh My Goodness! These cards and tags are so cool! You have truly inspired me today. I collect tickets and I love crepe paper! Thanks for sharing. dix—

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  18. Oh wow. I love the cards and the tag! I really like how you colored the elephant. Very cool.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #30

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  19. Gorgeous projects!
    Thanks for sharing how you did the sunburst :)
    Mary Jo #120

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  20. Super starburst, thanks for showing how you made them. BJ#6

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  21. Your cards are just wonderful. #25

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  22. Really lovely cards. Love the background.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #52

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  23. Lovely post – the cards are great, as is the technique for the starburst effect – I like the fun circus feel to the finished cards. Thanks for showing us how it’s done and the helpful links. Happy belated WOYWW. Elizabeth x #105

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  24. Sorry to be so late visiting this week Lindsey

    What a colourful desk you are sharing with us this week. I’m loving those stamps, especially the Giraffe on the tag.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x
    #56

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  25. Fantastic, bright, and cheerful, and a great tip on top of it! Thank you! I’m really late getting around to snooping. Hope you have a wonderful week! Darnell #136

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  26. Oh you clever thing! It’s the measuring and precision that always put me off too, and your backgrounds are ace!

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  27. Triple Wow!!! The colors, print mixing, innovative use of materials, techniques, and designs are amazing. Blessings!

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  28. I came to your blog via Julia’s WOYWW and I am so glad I did. Your cards are amazing. I’ve even pinned one. I love the idea of using the opening in a concrete block as marker storage. What is in your binders?

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    • The binders are full of unmounted/clear stamps! I did a video on building the desk a couple of weeks ago! thanks for stopping by!
      Lindsay

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