A Sparkle and Shine Card Technique, Part 2

I’ve made this style card before and when I was making the card using Jennifer’s technique, I thought I would show my technique as it’s less messy and I hope to give you alternatives if you don’t have some of the supplies.
Start with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ white card stock scored at 5 1/2″.  If you don’t have glitter paper, you can make your own glitter paper two different ways.  One way is to buy embossing powder that has glitter in it and the other way is to take embossing powder (I’m using Melon Mambo from Stampin’ Up) and I put Dazzling Diamonds glitter from Stampin’ Up into the Melon Mambo and created my own glittery embossing powder.  I took a piece of white cardstock and pressed Versamark ink into the paper until it’s covered then I took glittery clear embossing powder and covered my paper with it then heat set it.  I did the same with a pink piece of cardstock and covered it with Versamark and then used the Melon Mambo glitter embossing powder and heat set the paper.  You only need to do that step if you don’t have any paper with glitter on it and I wanted to show you how to make your own.

After your papers are embossed and heated, use your paper trimmer and cut long thin triangles and do this with all the colors of paper you have.

I used a glue stick to adhere my paper, but you can use whatever kind of glue you prefer.  The first thing you want to do, is to decide where you want your center of your sunburst to be and place one of your triangles so the point of it is where you want your center to be.  After the first paper, determine the sequence of colors you want your papers to be applied in.  and start laying them down..If your glue starts to dry, apply more.  Don’t worry if your center point moves as you apply your triangles as the sentiment will cover the center of your card.  Once all of your card is covered, let it dry a little bit, and cut from the back to the  shape of the card.  I used a large 2 1/2″  oval punch and a hello sentiment from Paper Smooches Bold Buzz Words.  I used the Marvy embossing markers to go around the edge of my oval punch and then put the melon mambo embossing powder on the sentiment and around the edge and heat set it.  I put dimensionals under the sentiment and adhered it to the center of my card.  I used silver washi tape and put that on my envelope.  My card is similar to Jennifer’s in looks, but I didn’t have any glitter clean up with this technique.  I hope you liked both of them.


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