You Brighten My Day Layered Sunburst Card

by Joanne James14. February 2016 09:00

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper PlayersThis week it is the turn of the queen of die-cuts, the lovely Laurie, to host and she has a colour challenge for you to play along with:


This week's colours are about as far from Valentines as you could possibly get, but this colour palette offers some great opportunities for bright cards on a cold Winter's day. For my card this week I was inspired to use my new Sunburst Thinlits to create a layered sunburst, paired with some patterned cloud paper:

To create my sunburst I cut two sunbursts, one in Daffodil Delight to fit my card panel and the other full size in Tangelo Twist. To get a perfect 'shadow' I cut the orange one into three pieces to give equal shadow lines on each ray, then trimmed the ends to fit flush with the yellow one. I mounted my sunburst onto a piece of Pool Party cloud paper, taken from the Sweet L'il Things designer series paper stack. I stamped my sentiment in Tangelo Twist onto Very Vanilla and layered the circles to create the centrepiece for my sun. Finally, I added a trio of orange Brights sequins to finish. Quite a simple card to look at, but consisting of nine layers in total, each of which adds to the finished look and feel of the card. I love the bright colours of this week's colour palette  -so cheery and sure to brighten everyone's day! 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's colours. We have a restful day planned today, with a sport-free day as it's the start of the half-term holiday for the James Juniors. Pretty much a whole week of lie-ins - bliss!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (5) -

Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
2/16/2016 12:06:24 AM #

Joanne your starburst with it's cloudy background was an absolutely perfect use of these colors! Just brilliant!


LaurieUnited States
2/16/2016 10:50:33 PM #

This was such a great idea Joanne....the sunburst is a perfect choice for the colors! I love the bits of bling,too. Makes me feel like spring is on it's way!!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
2/17/2016 12:27:20 AM #

Well then...great minds think alike, eh?!  You are much more clever than I as you figured out how to make your orange shadow equal all the way 'round.  I gave up and went for a wonky look instead, lol!  Love the cloud paper you used in the background and the symmetry of the whole design is stunning!  Great choice, my friend!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/17/2016 3:57:49 PM #

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sunburst!  This is such a happy card!  It is perfect to brighten a winter day!  Now, I might just have to order this!  Thanks for enabling me!  XXX


jaydeeUnited States
2/20/2016 3:49:36 AM #

Joanne, I love the offset colors - they create such a fabulous sunburst.  Such a bright, cheerful card - guaranteed to brighten anyone's day!  Love it.


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