Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Technique : Faux Tearing

This technique is done with ink and sponges. 

Step one: paper edge
Tear a long strip of paper.
Apply temporary tape to one side.

Place on cardstock. 

Step 2: add color
Using So Saffron sponge along the torn edge in a vertical motion. 
If any lines show they will be all one directions.

Apply color over 2/3's of the exposed area.

Move torn edge to the left.  Partway over inked area. 
Apply So Saffron again, 3-4 times to make second area darker.

You should have the look of 2 layers at this time. 
If not, replace torn paper edge and apply more ink.

Move torn edge to left. 
I flipped it over at this time to get a different edge look.   
You can also move it up and down. 
Then you don't get the same edge effect on each layer.

Ink area with Pumpkin Pie and sponge using vertical motions.

It should look like this when done.

A card that has a wow factor but is still easy to mail.

Step 3: Finish the card
Stamp the short floral image several times in Pumpkin Pie across the bottom.
Stamp the tall floral image once in Pumpkin Pie.

Stamp the tall floral image once in Cajun Craze,
just off a bit to let the Pumpkin image create a shadow effect. 
Stamp the sentiment in Cajun Craze.

Add a few of the smallest pearls to the flowers.
Punch a Word Window punch shape.  Tie Linen thread around it.
Attach a Cajun Craze brad in one end.  Attach to front.
White layer 3.75" x 5"
Cajun Craze layer 4" x 5.25"
Early Espresso Card base 8.5" x 11" scored and folded in half.

Happy stamping!

1 comment:

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the torn paper effect in these monochromatic colours. The offset stamp really adds a lot to the design as well.
Thanks for sharing! :)

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