Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Faux Tearing - Show Demonstration & Special

Time has flown by since I participated in the Stitches and Craft Show at Rosehill. If you visited the Stampin' Up! stand you may have seen one of the demonstrations. But if you didn't come into the Show or were in too much of a rush to really take notice, here are the details of one of the techniques on display. It is called Faux Tearing and it also showed off the One of a Kind stamp set and matching punch.

(With thanks to Marelle Taylor for card design and photograph)
That Paisley Background pattern you see there is not stamped on a separate piece of card stock and then mounted; it's actually just stamped straight onto the base card. It's a really simple technique and very effective. It makes you want to run your finger over the "torn" edge.

Instructions for creating a faux tear are:
1. Tear a scrap of paper that is at least as wide as the card front. This will be the mask.
2. Lay the torn edge along the base card where you would like the faux tear to be.
3. Use sponge daubers to sponge along the torn edge in ink.
4. Move the mask up a few millimetres and stamp the Paisley Background stamp in the same coloured ink above the tear.

We had a kit available for purchase at the Show, and I'd like to offer this Show special to those of you who weren't at the show. One of the best things about these cards is that you only need one ink pad to make the card.

Faux Tearing Show Special
Background Stamp of your choice (P. 107-08 of Main Catalogue)
“One of a Kind” Stamp Set (P. 4 of Mini Catalogue)
Boho Blossoms Punch (P. 5 of Mini Catalogue)
Pack of 12 Sponge Daubers (P. 150 of Main Catalogue)
Double-stitched Ribbon - 13.7 m (P. 146 of Main Catalogue)
1 Inkpad in colour of your choice (P. 130-31 of Main Catalogue)

Total (including Shipping and Handling) $145 ...that's a saving of over $10!

Purchase price also includes step-by-step Faux Tearing instructions (with pictures), a sample card and further stamp usage ideas.

Please email me at if you want to take up this offer.

Thanks for visiting and reading. I'll be back soon with more Show demonstrations, samples and specials.

Love from Crafty Kim

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