Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sun Ray Tutorial: My Creative Scrapbook

Hello everyone. Today, I have a page full of sunshine. 

I made this beach layout with Echo Park Paper's Here & Now collection, which was featured in the September Creative Kit at My Creative Scrapbook. 

To make the sun rays, I started by cutting a piece of yellow patterned paper 11.5 inches across and 7 inches tall, rounding the top two corners, and placing it on top of white cardstock. 

Then, starting left to right, I cut yellow cardstock in the shape of rays and lightly tacked them on top of the yellow patterned paper. You can see that on the left side above.  I wanted to have a little light shining through (as you can see on the right side above), so I used a paper cutter to trim each side of the rays. 

When trimming, I kept the cardstock rays on top of the yellow patterned paper as a guide for where to cut.   

Once I had all the rays in place, I stitched them down.  A white doily hides any imperfections where the rays meet in the middle.   

I added a title block at the top using a frame and die cuts from Fancy Pants Designs and alphas from Echo Park. 

To make the transition smoother from the sun rays at the top to the blue patterned paper at the bottom, I used a yellow tape sticker.  The chevrons guide the eyes across the page to the photo. 

Above is another look at the completed layout.  The ribbon tab to the right of the photo pulls out to reveal hidden journaling. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with another layout from this kit.


  1. It's beautiful! I love the idea of using a doily to hide the imperfections. The one and only time I tried a sunburst I could have used that trick. ;)

  2. Beautiful page, Izzy and so cleverly done. I love how you incorporated the sun into the rays.

  3. This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee how you used the doily on the sunbursts!!!! Totally pinning this!!

  4. This page is a-dor-able, Izzy!! I saw the thumbnail in the Gallery at Two Peas earlier today, and it immediately caught my eye!! Love the sunburst and the way you added your photo and embellishments on the lower half of the page! Awesome design!

  5. Another amazing creation!! Just perfect for the adorable photo, love how you used the Echo Park papers, love them! :)


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