Generally speaking, the cards we make at Stamp Together Saturday can be made using any Designer Series Paper for any occasion. The Christmas in July card we made on Saturday, July 2, was no different.
There are several ways to create sun rays on a card, and I share one of these ways with you in this latest episode of Stamp Together. It turned out to be a very pretty card, but it's no wonder! The Designer Series Paper I used is absolutely gorgeous! The Lights of Aglow, I've noticed, has become a fast favorite among many when this new July-December Mini Catalog was released. There are gold accents on one side of each of these 6" x 6" Designer Series Papers.
I chose a Soft Succulent design with a gold foil accent and an Evening Evergreen design from the pack to create my stunning card, which use the Hope & Peace sentiment stamp set:
The key in creating the sun rays the way I did here is to have two pieces of Designer Series Papers cut the same size (in this case, 4 1/2" x 2 3/4") and cut at the same time so all the pieces are the same from one paper to the other.
I first cut the two pieces of DSP in half at 2 1/4", then made two angled cuts on each half. Here is a template you can use, keeping in mind that the two angles on the left and the two angles on the right are eyeballed, with no specific measurements in mind.
Keep in mind that when you cut both pieces of the DSP together, you'll have enough for two cards. When assembling the cards, you will only use every other piece of the sun rays. When starting with the darker DSP on the left side of the groups of rays, it looks like this:
Then use your leftover rays to make a card the opposite, starting with the light colored DSP:
For complete paper measurements and supply list for this card, refer to this chart:
You can also watch here as I created my card Live on Facebook. Check out lots of other great video projects when visiting my video page on Facebook, and join me each Saturday on Facebook for Stamp Together Saturday, at 9:30am Central!