Here is the reason that I am not at home, have a package of new catalogue goodies at home, untouched, and I'm posting a variety of projects I made ahead of time to cover me while I'm away! As the receiving blanket colour may tell you, I have a new grandchild - my first granddaughter! Meet Cedar Meriel, who arrived yesterday morning at 1:49 am after a short two hour and forty-nine minute labour! She's a beauty and I can hardly wait to go out and buy a bunch of girly stuff for her!
|Eyes open for a bit!|
|Cedar's big brother, Kesten, looking a bit dubious about the whole thing!|
- The card structure itself is very simple, almost a one layer card except for the Coastal Cabana card base.
- The technique involves taking a sheet of ordinary printer paper and making one uneven tear in it. You use the bottom and top of this sheet as masks for sponging and stamping the colour and images on the paper. The tricky part is getting the paper to stay in place while you sponge and stamp. I tried the Two-Way Glue Pen, but even a small amount left to dry completely for a temporary adhesion, ended up pulling up a bit of the Whisper White cardstock when it was removed. I finally figured out how to do it. I used Snail Adhesive to adhere to pieces of Post-It Notes sticky side away from the two torn paper pieces. Then I used the sticky side of the Post-It Note to adhere the torn paper to my project about 1 1/2" apart.
- I sponged Pool Party and Island Indigo ink using Stamping Sponges near both edges of the tear and Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz in the middle.
- I stamped the butterfly images from Papillon Potpourri in Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay with the torn pieces still in the original places. It's important that the images don't go outside the sponged areas for the torn paper to look effective.
- I removed the torn paper but repositioned it just slightly above or below where it was previously. I then use Pistachio Pudding, and Pool Party, both light colours to sponge lightly in the gap, giving that underlayer you see when you tear cardstock or other multiply paper.
- The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts and the stretched out length makes it perfect for this all occasion card.
Give this technique a try. It's not hard and it creates a really neat effect.
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