This week I have a SUPER EASY technique that used to be really popular years ago. We all did this! TORN EDGES.
But for whatever reason, you just don’t see it much anymore. It adds a nice texture and dimension to your cards and does not require any special tools! The next time you make a card, try tearing the edges a bit!!!
The first card I have for you is using ARTISTICALLY ASIAN. This is an awesome set for QUICK AND EASY CARDS!
- Sahara Sand Card Base: 11″ x 4 1/4″ and 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Basic Black: 3 1/2″ x 4″
- Cherry Cobbler: 3 3/8″ x 4″
- Whisper White: 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
- Stamp flower image in Cherry Cobbler. Stamp once towards the left, then without reinking stamp again moving to the right a little. That is what gives you the 2 different shades of red
- Stamp “words” in Basic Black
- To get the right size, adhere stamped layer to Cherry Cobbler. Attach at the top of the piece so that you can tear the bottom edge
- Next attach to the Basic Black and tear again
- Emboss Sahara Sand layer with Softly Falling Embossing Folder
- Assemble as shown–EASY PEASY CARD!
Here is another card that has torn edges….with none other than LOVELY AS A TREE. Did you know that this is the oldest stamp set in the catalog. It’s been around FOREVER. Every year when the retiring list comes out, this is the first stamp set I look for–it’s just such a classic and luckily it keeps hanging on! (and it’s NOT on the retiring list again this year–woo hoo! I love this set. Such a classic)
- Pear Pizzaz Card Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
- Always Artichoke: 5 1/2″ x 4″
- Very Vanilla: 5 1/2″ x 4
- Stamp the tree image in Always Artichoke and use an Aqua Painter to smear the ink around a bit. It gives it a nice soft watercolor look
- Using the SPECKLE stamp from Gorgeous Grunge, add some speckles with Basic Black–BE CAREFUL–use a light touch and don’t do too many!
- Tear the top and bottom edges of the stamped layer
- Tear the top of the Artichoke layer and adhere the torn white layer to it–then tear the bottom. This is how you get the right size!
Here are the supplies I used to make both of the cards. You can click on any of the pictures to go to the online store or to vide the stamp set to see what stamps are all in it. (if you are reading this blog post in your email, unfortunately the pictures of the products don’t show up–just click on the title at the top of the email to go to my blog to read online and see all the products!)
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