A while ago I won a set of stitched starburst dies from My Creative Time. I wanted to send a thank you card to Emma, the owner of MCT, using the dies she had so generously sent to me. Here's what I came up with:
I made the die-cut in the center of the yellow mat for the front of my card. Then I took another piece of the same CS that was slightly larger than my die and inked it as you see in the photo with some distress inks.
Once the inking was all done to my satisfaction, I used the same die to cut out my starburst. I adhered the inked one into the negative space, but left the points of the starburst free so that I could lift them up for some added dimension.
Here's a little closer look that clearly shows how the points have been lifted up. The black cardstock underneath adds to the definition of the starburst shape.
The "thanks" die-cut is from an old Cuttlebug die, but it's one of my favorites. I really love the font.
The inside of my card is simple with a computer-generated sentiment. I left lots of room so that I could write a personal note of thanks to Emma.
I really want to use these dies a lot more. Any ideas?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.