Monday, March 31, 2014

It's a Colorful Amazing Be(YOU)tiful Life!

Authentique Paper and Sweet Stamp Shop are teaming up over the next week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Sweet Stamp Shop products!


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!

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Hi everyone, it's Audrey, with a fun card to share with you today featuring the gorgeous Be(You)tiful collection and stamps from our product partner here on the blog this week, Sweet Stamp Shop.


I was sent the Color Wheel clear stamp set to play with, and the first thing I thought of when I saw the wheel was that it reminded me of a sun. Matched up with the warm yellow and orange tones of the Be(You)tiful collection, I created a bright and happy all-occasion card in a fun sunburst pattern that just may have you dreaming of sunny days to come.

To create the sunburst effect, I started by stamping the color wheel image in grey ink onto white cardstock, and then colored the image using a variety of sunny inks and a very wet paintbrush. Once the image was dry, I die cut the sun with a pinked circle die, and embossed the edge with gold embossing powder. Added the image onto my pieced background using foam adhesive for dimension. The sentiment was stamped on vellum and added to the bottom corner. Then more coats of gold embossing powder around all the edges.

Love how the pieced patterned papers carry out the sunburst theme, and it's actually quite easy to do. Here's a few quick steps.

Cut panels of patterned paper for the base of the card and for the second layer. Cut a panel of scrap cardstock slightly smaller than the second layer piece. Locate where you want the center of the sunburst to be, and draw a small mark there with a pencil.

Cut a variety of rectangles and strips from various patterned papers, and then trim each piece in half starting from the top right corner down to the bottom left corner, creating two triangles.

Place a bit of adhesive at the dot and also around the edge of the scrap cardstock panel. Then begin to place the triangles onto the panel, with all the points meeting at the pencil dot.

Here's what it will look like on the back. Continue adding triangles until the entire panel is covered.

Then trim off all the excess paper from the back side.

Add decorative machine stitching, if you wish, and your sunburst is done!
Enjoy!
Supplies:
Authentique Be(You)tiful Collection:
"pledge" 12x12 paper"majestic" 12x12 paper"abundant" 12x12 paper"integrate" 12x12 paper

Sweet Stamp Shop: Color Wheel Clear Stamp Set
Die: Sizzix
Trim: Webster's Pages, May Arts
Vellum, Embossing Powder: Stampin'Up
Ink: Stampin'Up, Tsukineko

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Be sure to check back through Friday for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!)

Also, make sure you stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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35 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try this technique with the paper strips. It's a great foil for the stamp. What a fantastic way to use up scraps too.

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  2. This is so beautiful, I love the outcome, Great and soft looking.

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  3. LOVE the paper stripping!
    This is so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful projects, cards and such with us everyday!

    Looking forward to another great week on the blog!

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  4. Beautiful card. Love the way the rays flow out from the "sun". the colors are soft and pastel, reflecting the oncoming spring. thanks for sharing.

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  5. That was a surprising technique for creating a background. Thank you.

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  6. Love the sunburst pattern papers and the color wheel stamp is very versatile as you have shown.

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  7. I love the pattern and color scheme! Pinned this for some great inspiration!!

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  8. Wow, gorgeous! I really love that flower.

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  9. Love the sunburst. I think everyone is ready for spring & your card brings it to them. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  10. What a gorgeous effect!! I want to try this!!
    So sorry abt the family emergency at Sweet Stamps......will look fwd to seeing all their projects a little bit later in the week.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  11. Sorry that Sweet Stamps can't post because of a family emergency. Hope everything goes OK for them and they have a safe journel

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  12. Sweet Stamps sent me over. Family emergency's are a bummer. But we will hang with you until she gets back. Beautiful project. I love how you stitched the oh so pretty papers together. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Amy Jones

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  13. I always love to see stitching on papercrafting projects. It really kicks it up a notch.

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  14. I love the sunburst backgrounds. They make projects look interesting and the technique is not so difficult)

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  15. I appreciate your tutorial on how make the sunburst. I love how they look but they're intimidating to make!

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  16. Wow! Love how you made this sun and paper pierced the background! What a beautiful effect!

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  17. Great use for the
    color wheel. Came
    out so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Beautiful card. I love the diagonals. Love this paper collection
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  19. Great card. Love that color wheel stamp.

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  20. Gorgeous card! I love the variety of patterns and the stitching in the sunburst. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Fabulous card...I love the "sunburst" technique!

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  22. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration and the tutorial...your sunburst is so pretty. The Sweet Stamp Shop sent me over here. I'm so sad they had a family emergency, but more than understand the delay for the post today (good things come to those who wait, right?).

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  23. I love your card that you shared with us today and I appreciate you doing a tuitorial for us as well.

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  24. This card is beautiful! I love the way the background design echoes the color wheel!! Lovely colors and gorgeous design.

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  25. Super fun! Love that cool design!!

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  26. I am just going to have to do one of these sunburst project. Beautiful.

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  27. Very pretty sunburst pattern.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  28. Never seen anything quite like this before.

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  29. Audrey, you make it look so easy! Love the card and the sunburst! Will try this sometime soon!! Pinning away!

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  30. Audrey! this is awesome and the perfect backdrop for the color wheel! Love the sunburst pattern hands down! Beautiful project as always!

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