“I have kind of fallen in love with the starburst effect on pages and cards recently so I thought I would give a little how to on how my process happens. I love this technique because it is not only a good way to use up scraps, but also a good way to add lots of color to pages and cards.” – Christa Paustenbaugh, Pebbles Design Team Member
This is also a great project to utilize paper pads, which is exactly what I did with my card. I started with some cardstock and the Lakeside Paper Pad.
I begin the process by cutting a piece of cardstock down to the size I want the starburst to be on the page or card.
I use a ruler and pencil first to mark how big I want the various pieces to be and also number them in order going around the entire cardstock.
As I cut the matching sizes of patterned paper to go with the number cardstock I always number the back of the paper. I have the memory of a gnat so I would surely confuse which one goes where and have to do a puzzle before getting finished with my project! No fun for all involved!
After all the pieces are cut I put them back in numbered order to make sure it looks like how I want it to in the end. I have often switched out and recut some pieces after putting it together because it doesn’t visually look like I wanted it too. Very easy just to cut a different piece and replace it in the puzzle!
After they are all adhered down on cardstock or patterned paper I almost always sew in between each piece of patterned paper to give it a cohesive look. You could also ink the edges of the patterned paper pieces if you don’t have a sewing machine or don’t like sewing on your projects.
I don’t worry about the middle not lining up exactly in the middle or stray strings from the sewing. This is where the sentiment or an embellishment reside when you’re all finished to tie it all together.”