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Thursday, 13 March 2008

Faux Tearing

This is such an easy techinique & I think it looks great.

  • Tear a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask & lay the torn edge along the front of your card. This will be where your Faux Tear will be.
  • Stamp your card above the mask. You can use a background stamp, Stampin' around wheel or even just sponge the card.
  • Move your mask down afew mm & use a sponge dauber & your inkpad to sponge ink along the tear line.
Here are afew examples I made for a workshop on the weekend.

Stamps: Paisley background, Heartfelt Thanks, Warmest Regards

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Inks: Brocade Blue, Basic Black

Accessories: Wide Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Stamps: Leaves a la Carte Jumbo Wheel, Lovely as a Tree, Expressive Flexible Phrases

Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip, Whisper White

Inks: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Wide Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamps: Paisley background, Both Way Blossoms, Simply Said

Cardstock: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Inks: Rose Red, Certainly Celery

Accessories: Wide Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Rich Regal Brads, Aquapainter

If you have any questions or would like some more info on Faux Tearing, send me an email -


Anita said...

OHMYGOSH - I LOVE this technique. I can't wait to try it because I absolutely hate tearing! As a matter of fact, I just might have to try it tonight! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Anonymous said...

I always love your cards Alana, and again, these are gorgeous. I particularly love the last card. Fantastic technique! Thx for sharing, Rachel.

Lin Mei said...

All of these cards are really beautiful, Alana! Congratulations on achieving your Stampin' Start too.

Carolyn said...

Just found your blog, it is wonderful. Love your cards and the tutorial on the spiral punch is great.

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