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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A sunburst thanks...

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:

These dies have the special feature of cutting the stitch lines on but sides of the die. Isn't that great?

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.


designbydonna said...

A bright and cheery card. Sure to bring sunshine to the recipient.

Taunya Butler said...

You are so sweet and super thoughtful and you always do things that make others feel good!! This card is sure to add sunshine to Emma's life!! Impressive sponging and I love how much depth and dimension this awesome card has!!! Wonderfully done!!! Have a sunshine-y day!!
Taunya Butler

Mona Pendleton said...

What a wonderful cheerful card Cheryl!

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice dies - love the way you colored "inked" the starburst. And what a nice gift.

Lynne in NI said...

Well that was a great win! Great idea to pop the ends up, it really makes your beautiful sun pop!

Hannelie said...

Wow... awesome blending and love the pop up effect of the rays!