Tutorial Tuesday with Brenshevia!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I found this tutorial by Laura Vegas on the Bella Blvd website and thought it was awesome for creating your own starburst pattern. I have used it several times.   What I like mostly about it is that you don’t have to stick with the design exactly as you see it below you can modify it (as I did) to make it fit your needs.

Step 1: For a full page sunburst background, you will want to start with a sheet of 12x12 cardstock.  Trace a circle in the area that you want the sunburst to "burst" out from. I traced my circle in the lower right section of the page.


Step 2: Using a ruler, or any straight edged item, you will then draw lines from the circle all the way out to the edge of the paper. These do not have to be evenly spaced and there is really no wrong or right way to do this step. 
I only trace my lines to the edge of my circle being that I know I will place something over the circle eventually.
 

Step 3: Once your lines all drawn out the way you want them, number the pieces so that you know the order they go in. Start in one corner, and number them going in a clockwise order. This is much easier then trying to fit them together later. Once they're numbered, cut all the pieces apart.




Now that you have your pieces all numbered and laid back out, go ahead and select the paper you want to use.  I used Simple Stories Summer Fresh and Authentique Genuine.

Step 5: For each "burst", you will want to flip over the paper that you want to use and lightly adhere the numbered template piece, number side down.   You adhere to the back so your numbers doesn’t show.  You must remember to also flip the template piece over, and adhered it number side down, so that once you cut your piece and turn it over, your "burst" will be going in the right direction.

Step 6: Trim each "burst", place it in the appropriate spot on your page.   Whether it be a plain sheet of cardstock or the paper you are actually going to use for your layout.


Start with the corner pieces, and adhere them first. Then work your way in with the rest of the pieces. Don't worry if a piece or two slightly overlap.

Step 8: Make sure and SAVE your template pieces that you cut out from cardstock, so that you can use them over and over on additional layouts ;)  I keep mine in a Ziploc bag.

 My layouts showing 2 variations of this template



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18 Responses to “Tutorial Tuesday with Brenshevia!”

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow! Very interesting technique ! Thanks for sharing !

Shalu said...

loved the technique....brilliant.

sandee said...

Loved your tutorial Brenshevia, so much that I made my own card. This technique is so cute and a great way to use up those little scraps!
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Sherri said...

Great tutorial Brenshevia, and your layouts are both gorgeous. You've got such cutie pie little subjects to work with.

Lanette said...

Great tutorial!! Thanks for all the handy tip! Beatuiful LO's as well!

Debbie P said...

Thanks for the info! Love your layouts Brenshevia!

Sandra said...

Great tutorial to keep, TFS

Lynn said...

Fabulous tutorial!! I love how you explained the starburst technique!!

Melinda Garner said...

Great tutorial! Thank you for the inspiration! It came just in time for a layout I want to do!

Alison Day said...

Great tutorial Brenshevia! Me thinks I know a sketch I can use this on (wink wink!). :)

MichelleMc said...

Fabulous tutorial and beautiful layouts, Brenshevia! Thanks for sharing!

Stacia Brandt said...

Great job! Thanks for the info...I might have to try that on my own !!

Ashley Horton said...

Love your adorable pages Brenshevia, and the break down of steps you used to create the fun burst patterns!

Lainie Michel said...

Super technique....can't wait to use it!

Leanne Kroschel said...

Wow.. I didn't think it would be that easy..thanks for those very clear instructions...looking forward to doing this!

Barbara Greenberg said...

Absolutely awesome. Makes perfect sense now I can do this

Cherished said...

This is AWESOME!

toni-n-tn said...

thanks so much for this!
Great tutorial, and just
so inspirational!