I'm entering this card in the Impression Obsession "A Day at the Beach" blog challenge which can be found here:
These are the dies I used:
To make the sun, I swiped some glossy photo paper through various distress inks that I spritzed with water on my craft sheet. Then after cutting out the Sunburst Background die on that same piece of glossy paper, I applied some glue to the back of the paper, leaving it in the die. I only glued the actual rays that would normally come out and not on the skinny spokes. Then I took a piece of aqua cardstock and rubbed in on to the glue that was on the back of the sunburst die. After rubbing all over to get the rays to stick to the aqua paper, I then carefully pulled off the skinny spokes from between each ray, exposing the aqua paper behind it.
I could have just cut the sunburst on the aqua paper and adhered it to the inked glossy cardstock but I was going for a slightly different look this time.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek -- Ann