Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tag Punch Starburst

I know I haven't been posting much lately, but I promise I'll do much better! I'm going to be making at least one more card today, and I'm attending a class at my up-up-upline's tomorrow where I'll be making 3 projects using Fundamental Phrases. I'm really excited to see what Sandi has planned for that set!
Today's project features the tag punch starburst, created by Donna Moore, AKA Shadow Mill on SCS. Here is my mini-tutorial for her brilliant creation.
To make a double-layered starburst, you will need 2 4X4 pieces of paper (She used mulberry paper; I'm using vellum. You could also use designer paper for a totally different look.) To give my vellum some sparkle, I used the splatter stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds with VersaMark and embossed with Irridescent Ice EP.
For the tag punches, start by punching the small tag punch. Then line the large tag punch over the hole you punched out, so you just have a rim of cardstock in the shape of a tag. You will need 16 of these to make 2 layers. (I used Shimmery White to add more sparkle.)

Use the 2 way glue pen to adhere 4 tags with the angled sides touching. I applied the glue to one and adhered before applying glue to the next one. (I would recommend pushing firmly on one spot and then moving your finger to another spot and push firmly rather than running your finger along the tag. Mine had a tendency to slide a little.)

Adhere 4 more tags as shown above. I would recommend laying them out first to dry-fit them before adhering any down. This second layer has a tendency to bubble up a little so make sure they are all stuck down well, especially where the layers cross over.

Cut away the excess as shown.
To finish my card, I used monoadhesive to adhere the first starburst as you can't really see most of that layer. I used 2 dimensionals in the center of the second starburst to adhere it to the first one; that is hidden by the flower. I adhered the flower and pearl to the starburst using mini glue dots before applying the dimensionals to the back.
You could also use a circle to cover the center. 1" would be the perfect size, but I don't have that punch yet. 3/4" was too small, and I thought 1 1/4" was too big; I want to see as much of that beautiful starburst as possible!
I kept the rest of the card simple to keep the focus on the starburst. I wish you could see the sparkle!
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Warm Words, Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Paper: vellum cardstock, Shimmery White, Soft Sky; Ink: Versamark, Soft Sky; Accessories: small tag punch, large tag punch, Pretties Kit, Irridescent Ice EP; mini glue dots; Stampin' Dimensionals; 2 way glue pen


michelle said...

What a cool idea. I am going to try it! thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

Wow what a cool card, great job!

Nettystamps said...

Gorgeous, love the starburst...I am'going to work on one tomorrow if I have enough tags....

Thanks for sharing....


College Girl said...

I LOVE this! What a great way to use the tag punch. I can't wait to try it. You knew I'd adore it, and you were right! Pauline

Anonymous said...

love this idea what size of tags did you use? I am going to adapt and use my cricut instead of a punch. Printing instructions right now! Great for xmas page.

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

This is very beautiful. I agree it would make a beautiful Christmas design. Thanks for sharing