They are everywhere you look (and I'm not talking about the sky.. LOL).. forums, magazines, blogs, etc.. Sunbursts are the coolest thing to do with your papers at the moment.. they really are fun and an awesome way to use up those tons of scrap papers you are sitting with too.
Here is quick tutorial on how easy it is to use these on your page:
Step 1: First choose your papers and your photos that you wish to create your layout with
Step 2: Select your sketch that you wish to work with (or create your own) – for my layout I used the left side of Let’s Scrap sketch 8-24-11.
Step 3: Arrange your photos on some Scratch paper so that you know more or less where you want your sunburst to go. If working with a double layout and you want your sunburst to extend over both pages, use two pieces of scratch paper.
Step 4: Using a marker, select the centre point of your sunburst and draw same on your scratch paper. Now draw lines from this point to the outer edge of your layout where you want your sunburst to go.
Step 5: Number and cut out all these pieces
Step 6: Using these numbered pieces as templates, place on-top of your various pattern papers and trace them off and cut out. NOTE: remember if using paper with text to place your Text the correct way up so that you don’t end up with upside down or skew writing.
Step 7: Once they are all cut out, line them up to make sure that you end up with the correct shape
Step 8: Adhere these to your background paper in the position that you require.
Optional: To define the edges of your sunburst pieces, you can either ink, distress, sew, add ribbon, add border strips, stickers, twine, elements, etc.
Step 9: Finish your layout by adding photos, elements, etc
Step 10: Sit back and admire your handiwork
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and I cannot wait to see your layouts.