A Twist On A Ripped Paper Technique!

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Who knew that you could create such a beautiful background with a simple ripped paper technique?

Card makers have been tearing up their papers for as long as they’ve been making cards. Today Allison is sharing her take on a simple ripped paper technique to create a background that is so stunning and adds so much visual interest, letting her little embellished die cut flowers really pop. Let’s get her details so we can make one of our own!

Allie started by cutting a piece of paper from our Harvest Time Paper Pad with the second largest die in our Nested Rectangle Stitch set. Rubbernecker Blog IMG_6556-2-500x500

She then inked up our New Paper Background stamp with black ink and stamped it onto plain copy paper.

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She then tore the stamped paper into pieces and using liquid glue smeared on the back, adhered her scraps to her patterned die cut panel, smoothing down the edges so they “melted” into the patterned card stock. She set this aside to dry while she made her sweet flowers.

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Allie stamped the elements from our new Cherished Blooms set using shades of Color Fuse Ink from Set #1 and #2 for the flowers and Set #11 for the greenery. For some added interest and detail, Allie created a look of stitching around some of the flowers and on some of the greenery with a fine tipped black pen.

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Allie stamped her sentiment onto a scrap of white card stock and fussy cut around it, leaving an even border around the words and tails of the letters.

She then adhered her die cut panel to her card base, added her sentiment with dimensional adhesive and then built her little scene of florals around it with varying thicknesses of more dimensional adhesive. A few Nuvo drops and this card was done!

Here are the things from our store that Allie used today:
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Isn’t this take on the ripped paper technique so captivating? You get a lovely shabby-chic vibe without the “shabby” and so much depth. Try this out and let us know what you think!

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