Zinia's Exploding Sunrays Layout

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I’d like to share with you a really fun and super easy layout design I created using the Hustle & Heart collection.

I really love all sorts of circular designs. From wreaths to all sorts of evenly arranged elements on a circular perimeter. So it wasn’t surprising that I ended up with this design when I started playing with some scraps.

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This design is perfect to use up any small pieces of paper, especially leftovers from 6x6” pads. You can even use the branding strips from the 12x12” single sheets. The magic starts by cutting those scraps into tall and thin triangles, like a sunray shape. The more variety in shapes and sizes the better. Don’t try to make them identical or similar. The different shapes add even more interest to the overall design.

Once you have a bunch of strips ready, it’s time to start placing them on the page. First thing to do is to find the center of our base. I’m working on a white piece of cardstock but you can definitely try this on any color, even on top of a pattern.

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To arrange the colors in a nice way, I started working with one color at a time. I picked all the navy strips and I made sure I spread them evenly across the design. Then I picked another color and continued till the circle was almost full.

I intentionally left a small area blank to have space for my title. I used a sticker from the Hustle and Heart sticker book for my title cause I really loved the handwritten font, plus the size fit perfectly.

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To embellish the page, I once again gravitated towards more dimensional bits. I removed one layer from the layered stickers so that the vellum piece will stick on top of my photo. I also added a suede bow and an enamel charm.

You can embellish around your photo as much or as little as you like but you want to avoid covering the beautiful background design we just created.

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I really hope you enjoyed this and got inspired to use your scraps in fun and creative ways. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zinia
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