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Starburst Paper Tutorial, Plus Another Chance to Win!

Firstly, I wanted to let you all know that there is a contest going on at Sunshine Studio Scraps with a chance to win my Christmas Heart kit :)! Click Here to Check it Out :)!

I have been so focused on hybrid crafts that I haven’t talked much about digi scrapping lately. I finished up another page for my scrapblog book today, so I thought I’d share a quick tutorial :)!!

Scrapblog Christmas Book Page

Credits: Christmas Heart kit and Christmas Heart quick page, by Jess Gordon, available here. Fonts: Cry Kitty and Problem Secretary.

Create a Starburst Look with Solid Papers

Papers with a starburst pattern on them are so fun, and they’re great for emphasizing part of your page, as I have done in the layout above. To get this look using a simple solid paper I followed these steps:

  1. Open the solid paper in photoshop.
  2. Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool, draw out some selections for the “rays” for your starburst. Draw the first ray, making a closed shape (it will have marching ants around it when you are finished). Holding down the shift key, draw the rest of the rays. You only need to draw the lighter colored rays. You can be a perfectionist and make sure all the rays meet perfectly in the center, or you can just make rough shapes like I did :).
  3. After step 2, you should have all of your light colored rays selected (outlined with marching ants). Right click inside one of the selections, and choose “layer via copy”
  4. Change the blend mode of the new layer you just created to “screen”, and adjust the opacity to your liking (I used 63% for this example).

That’s it – have fun :)!!!

Awesome Contest!

pcLayers Contestreeeeeeeeally want a Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR camera!!! I LOVE Canon. My parents gave me a Canon Sure Shot point and shoot film camera in 2000, then my husband got me a Canon PowerShot digital point and shoot in 2004, which I broke, so we upgraded to the PowerShot A85, which is what I still have right now. Now, don’t get me wrong, it is a nice camera. But it only has 4 mega pixels, and now that Gabe is a toddler, he’s moving around pretty fast and I’m finding it very difficult to get good photos of him with the camera I have right now. The Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR would change all that!!! I can only imagine the wonderful photos that would grace my scrapbook pages if I had an awesome camera like that. I might even get some shots worthy of framing in all my vacant photo frames waiting to be hung on my bare walls :)! Oh I want that camera soooooo bad!!!

Anyway, that’s why I was so excited to find out about this contest. For each day I enter a digital scrapbook page into the contest, using products from pcLayers.com, I get another “ticket” in the raffle to win the camera. Oh how happy I would be!!! Plus there are lots of other fantastic prizes for the actual contest too! Check it out: Click here to read about the contest at pcLayers.com!

I have been entering a page every day since I found out about the contest, let’s see how long I can keep it up :)! I even won a $10 gift card to pcLayers for displaying their contest blinkie, fun fun! Here is a slide show of the pages I’ve made for the contest:

You should join in the fun too (but if you win the camera, you can give it to me for Christmas, okay?)!

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