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Friday 28 September 2018

Totally Techniques - Faux Torn Edge Technique

Stampin Up Botanical Bliss for faux torn edge tutorial with zoe tant

Hi and welcome to our September Totally Techniques Blog Hop where this group of International Stampin' Up! demonstrators are sharing inspiration for the Faux Torn Edge technique.  If you're starting here you can find your way around the hop using the next button below and if you've just joined me from Kelly's blog you've already seen a show stopper of design.
 I have a video tutorial but Youtube isn't playing with me right now. So here are a few details of how to do this.
After 3 days !!!! I can now finally share my video with you.

 The bottom line is all you need is a torn piece of copier paper for the top card and a torn piece of scratch card for the one below.  You can use sponge brayers or sponges to add colour above the torn edge using it as a mask.  I used both pieces of torn paper and washi tape to hold them in place leaving a gap for the Happy Birthday card and then added ink with the brayer.  I used Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana for adding the colour band. I used the same colours and Pacific Point to stamp on images in first, second and third generation ink whilst keeping the masks in place.  I also gold heat embossed the flower from Botanical Bliss again with masks in place. Finally I removed the masks and added a no line watercolored flower, sentiment stamped with Berry Burst and added some pearls.

For this second card I used a card mask and gently sponged on colour using the mask, but only so far up my artwork.  I then moved the mask to reflect the bottom sponging and repeated the process leaving some 'white' space in between the two bands.  I stamped the flower in black Staz On ink starting in the middle and moving outwards making sure to stamp off the edge to draw the eye outwards also.  I used a sponge to add Granny Apple Green to the flowers to make them pop leaving odd white spaces.  I've added a handful of the sequin assortment and a sentiment to finish and matted my artwork onto a Coastal Cabana card base.

These are really simple, but impacting techniques and even a beginner stamper can do this with just ink, stamps and paper.

Hopefully I'll have the video up for you soon, but in the meantime all products used are available in my Stampin' Up! Online Shop.  

You're off next to visit talented Barbara in Austria.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.

Zoe x

  1. Lynsay Mahon - Canada
  2. Nadine Weiner - Germany
  3. Kelly Acheson - USA
  4. Zoe Tant - UK
  5. Barbara Meyer - Austria  
  6. Annette Elias - The Netherlands
  7. Satomi Wellard - Japan
  8. Marine Wiplier - France


Annette Elias-de Kijkkast said...

Hi Zoe, I love your bright and happy cards! And you explain it so well! It is so great to see all thise variations!

Marine said...

Lovely cards Zoe !