Using Starburst Framelits for a Simple Greeting Card Idea

Today's card is all about being simple – but looking like more than simple – using the Starburst Framelits to make a greeting card.

The color inspiration for this card came from my daughter's new sheets.  She has been FREEZING at night, as only a little girl in the heart of Texas can, and this weekend we went shopping for flannel sheets.  And these cutie sheets were an instant win since there were polka dots on them!

Using Starburst Framelits for a Simple Greeting Card Idea

Then I changed the pink polka dot for yellow, it just worked better on the card.

Then it was time to choose what stamps to use.  I know who this card is going for, and she is all about the glam.  The to die for shoes, the bling, the stunning wardrobe – it's all her!  The only stamp set I have with a high heel is the Express Yourself set from Verve.  It is crazy cute and has a polka dot purse too!  I will have to use that one soon on a card.

Using Starburst Framelits for a Simple Greeting Card Idea

And the “Good for the Soul” was just the right sentiment as this isn't a birthday card or a special occasion, just a thinking of you type of card.

Then it was time to build out the layers.  I started with the blue and orange layering pieces being circles, but it just wasn't right.  And I really didn't want scallops either.  I was very happy when the word “Starburst” popped into my brain.

If you have followed me for any length of time, then you probably know that on Monday's I tend to use Polka Dots.  They are bright and cheerful and a great contrast to the stark word “Monday”.

Since the shoes were going to be a red polka dot, I grabbed the Polka Dot Parade patterned paper and went to town.

Using Starburst Framelits for a Simple Greeting Card Idea

Here are all the supplies used to create this card:

Stamps:  Express Yourself (Verve)

Ink:  Real Red and Tempting Turquoise

Card stock:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight

Patterned Paper:  Polka Dot Parade

Accessories:  Starburst Framelits, Tasteful Trim Die, Big Shot

All supplies listed are from Stampin' Up! unless indicated.

The only thing I didn't tell you about yet is the Daffodil Delight zigzag.  After having the entire card put together, it was missing something.  I didn't need rhinestones or glitter, it didn't need a bow, but it needed a pop.  That zigzag piece has been sitting on my counter for about four months now.  That exact piece, that exact size, exactly as it sits on this card, it was sitting on my counter just waiting for the exact right card to call home.  I tried it out and loved it!

And there you have it.  This card looks like a lot more work than it really is.  It is simple to execute, but has fun & bright colors and just a fun card idea.

So if you are stuck on what type of layer to add behind an accent, try the Starburst Framelits and take your simple greeting card idea to wow in minutes!

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