10/5/07

Tag Punch Starburst

This is a project that I just had to try. It was designed by Donna Moore. Here are her instructions and a link to her blog with pictures of what she did with it.

SU Tag Punches Starburst
She could only upload 3 photos, so she tried to pick the most important ones. Enjoy! Please let me know how it goes. Her card is posted at: Splitcoaststampers Gallery - WT106 Tag Punch Starburst Donna's sample also has glitter applied to each punch out.
SUPPLIES:
Large SU Tag punch
Small SU Tag punch
Circle punch for center
Paper snips
2-way glue pen
Dimensionals
Cardstock for frame
Desinger Series Paper, Vellum or other paper for inner parts of the starburst.
Embellishments for center of starburst

Step by Step Instructions:
Step 1: For a two-tiered star, punch out 16 small tags leaving about 1/4” between each one.
Step 2: Using the large tag punch, go back over the holes made by the small punch. Line up the punch so that you can see an evenly spaced frame around each hole. Punch out 16 frames.
Step 3: Each layer consists of 4 frames. Apply two-way glue evenly over the back of a few frames at a time. Put the sheet of lighter weight paper face-side up and carefully apply your frames in a cross-shaped pattern. Line up the inner diagonal sides of the frame.
Step 4: Follow the same process for attaching the next layer of 4 frames to the base layer. The second layer is attached to fill in the empty areas of the first cross-shaped layer.
Step 5: The points of the star will be visible when the second layer is attached. Use paper snips to trim away the excess.
Step 6: Repeat entire process to make another star, to mount on top of the first one. Use Dimensionals to separate the two stars.
Step 7: Embellish center of star and finish card.

Here is the star I made. It's only one layer and I used vellum stamped and embossed with the White Craft pad and Detail White embossing powder. I used the swirl stamp from the Season of Joy set found in our Holiday Mini Catalog. I also made mine like a sandwich. I glued the punches to the vellum then glued another piece of vellum over that, then cut it out. No glitter on mine but the next one will definitely have some! It was pretty simple and Donna's instructions are great! I could see a whole Christmas tree full of these!

2 Wonderful Comments:

sandie c said...

Fantastic - thanks so very much for sharing how you made this starburst. I have seent hem on other blogs and simply couldn't figure out how they were made then along came your tutorial.

Kathy W said...

Thanks for sharing the details; I want to give this a try. Very, very pretty.

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