This week our cards are headed off to Minnisnota, oops, I mean Minnesota, and Peggy via foxy67 (Pat). Peggy has had some medical issues to deal with and could use a little cheer and happiness. We're to bring scenes that could be the Minnesota countryside. I don't have anything like that in my vast collection, so I went for the beautiful colors of autumn, done up in a sunburst. This make me think of a drive in the country on a beautiful day. The blue of the sky and lakes, with all the wonderful colors of leaves.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Now the way I do the sunburst is different from how the HYCCT tutorial does it. I cut 2 of each 2x4 piece and then cut them diagonally, but each one is in a different direction. When you do this, the pieces on each side are equal, as you use one half of each diagonal direction piece, and you get enough to make 2 cards (which I did). I also make a center piece by first marking the center and then cutting on the diagonal from each upper corner to the mark in the lower center. Does this make sense to you?
Anyhow, it comes out even for the most part (I'm rarely ever straight).
You can use the little pieces you cut from the center to fill in the small part at the bottom of the sunburst.
The sunburst is done on a 3.75x6" piece of c/s.
I hope this card will bring a little joy of this wonderful autumn season into Peggy's life.
Date: Monday, November 11, 2013 GMT Views: 840
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 8:46 PM
Gorgeous sunburst!!! I love the colors of fall, especially against the sky blue background! Really cool die cuts and lovely flower in the center! I think you did amazing with the straight lines...they are a challenge for me too! Beautiful card Jennifer!!!
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Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 10:29 PM
What a beautiful sunset card, Jennifer! Your papers are most definitely at home on the prairie...love the sunny feel of your card! Thanks so much for coming to Peggy's Teaparty. You're first in the door so you get extra cookies. Don't worry, the barns have been cleaned ;) Hugz from NJ!
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Marzi, Punchkateer Apprentice - why use 1 when you can use 2? or 8?
Registered: February 24, 2008 Location: MN Posts: 11480
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 10:55 PM
Jennifer, this is absolutely fabulous...Gorgeous!! I know Peggy will think so too. Your colors are simply gorgeous! and I love the flower. I can already hear Peggy saying WOW!! Thank You so much Jennifer.
PS..I love the"happyness" too
Jennifer this is just so very pretty. I love the fall colors. You used such pretty papers and I like the flower. I will have to try your way of doing this. Those straight lines are a big challenge for me.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 66234
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 @ 6:33 AM
Another WOW card, Jennifer. Your sunburst done with the well chosen DPs is sensational and the focal point of the blossom and surrounding foliage die cuts is beautiful. Your card can't help but bring "joy" and "happiness".....a card to treasure.
Registered: August 18, 2008 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK Posts: 32051
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 @ 6:40 AM
Sigh....what a lovely, lovely bit of autumn beauty with those deep colours against a deep blue! The sunburst in the mix of rich dp's makes a gorgeous backdrop for your very dimensional bloom, Jennifer. Special. Very.