Thursday, July 31, 2014

My excuses and Sunburst technique cards

So, I have been away from my blog for a LONG while. I have good excuses. A trip of a lifetime I was able to take with my mom. It was amazing. We loved it. England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and back to England in 15 days. I have been home for nearly three weeks now. It took a while to settle back in, to family and home, not to mention work. Ugh! So my crafting mojo was even slower to return. But here I am.

Above is Edinburgh Castle. Mom and I both agree, Edinburgh, Scotland was our favorite location we visited. Such an amazing city and country. And the people, so kind and devoted to their city and country. But they love sharing her with us.

Here is Stonehenge. I believe we took roughly 300 photos that day. The way they have the area set up is amazing. You walk 360 degrees around it and in some places you get very near the stones. Just awe inspiring. The hard work, determination and ingenuity of ancient people. Simply amazing.

The Roman Baths in Bath, England. Another jaw dropping moment. The craftsmanship and details in such and ancient creation. Stunning.

My first castle of many. It stole my heart. Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Wales. 

And Wow! Just Wow!!! York Minster. Words can not describe. Inside and out just a stunning display of beauty. I just can not hardly believe how old things are there and how well preserved and all the detail work done by hand in a pre-technological age. Everyday I was BLOWN away. 

Not that I am done with extolling the crafts of ancient places, but on to something more modern for the moment.

I have seen several of these sunburst type cards lately. I love the look, using a whole paper packet is great for variety and makes it easy on coordination. I followed this Youtube video and several pictures for additional decorating ideas. I embossed the piece after gluing all of the triangles to the scrap of paper.

All of these were made with CTMH paper sample sheets, of discontinued paper packs.

I added stamped sentiments.

Layered on some crocheted ribbon and different shades of bakers twine.

These cards are simple yet striking.

Such an easy technique and the look is so different because of the patterns selected.

A masculine card.

A neutral card. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy.

Find inspiration everywhere! Go... Create something fun & fabulous. Enjoy!
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