Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial combines the button brad easily created by straightening out the brad legs with pliers to insert through the button holes…. and my new Starburst Flower Technique.
Today’s Starburst Flower was made with Designer Series Paper (DSP)… but could just as easily have been made with card stock, paper grocery bags, Tyvek (natural or painted) or newsprint. When using heavier materials, I would simply suggest you adjust this tutorial slightly by using fewer layers
Supply List for Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial…
1/2 sheet Designer Series Papers (DSP)
Cardstock scraps in contrasting color
1-3/4” and 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punches
3/4” and 1” Circle Punches
Paper Piercing Tool OR Jewelry Pliers
Dotto Repositionable Adhesive (optional)
One Stampin’ Dimensional
Large button (3/4” diameter)
Step by Step Starburst Flower Directions:
- Punch three 1-3/4” scallop Circle Punches and six 2-3/8” scallop Circle Punches from DSP, one 3/4” circle punch and one 1” circle punch from card stock scrap.
- Attach 3/4” circle punch to the center of a 1-3/4” scallop circle punch using Dotto adhesive (optionally, you can just hold it in place with your fingers…. but Dotto is much easier .
- Use snips to clip inside each “v” of the scallop circle to the circle. Paper Crafters TIP: The snips (scissors) will resist cutting through the card stock… so just stop when you feel that resistance! Repeat for remaining two 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punches.
- Repeat steps two and three substituting the 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch and 1” circle punch six times.
- Now grab those jewelry pliers… or needle nose pliers from the tool box and grab each flower ‘petal’ lengthwise, gently rolling the petal. Continue around the scallop circle, when you’ve completed one starburst, remove the center circle and work on the next scallop circle punch. LOL.. if you want to stop with just one starburst, wouldn’t it make a fabulous sun for a scrapbook page or a card?
- Repeat for all nine punches, substituting the 1” dotto circle when using the 2-3/8” scallop circle punches.
- Assemble the layers, placing the smaller starbursts on top, affixing with multipurpose adhesive.
- Assemble Button Brad per Tutorial, and attach to the center of the starburst flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional dot.
You are done!! Now you can add your flower to a hair clip, fascinator, comb, card, scrapbook page or bag!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Super Saturday Starburst Flower Tutorial… please take a moment to leave a comment I always enjoy hearing from you!
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my cards for Seniors and one more mini tutorial, you won’t want to miss it!