Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Variation on the Faux Tearing Technique

Here's another card that makes use of the Faux Tearing technique. Except this one hasn't been made with a large background stamp. Instead, a two-step stamp set called Wild Rose has been used.

I originally received this card from Kerri Hunter. The faux tear has been made using Night of Navy Ink sponged lightly across the card, using the torn edge of a piece of paper as a guide (see instructions in this post). Then the outline of a small Rose stamp was inked up in Night of Navy ink. But before it was stamped on the card front multiple times, it was stamped off on a scrap piece of paper first, to make the final stamped image much lighter in colour.

The feature rose and leaves in the bottom right corner of the card front have been stamped using the conventional two-step stamping approach; that is the solid small Rose image has been lightly stamped first and then the small outline Rose image has been stamped over the top, with the aid of a stamp positioner, the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. To get the leaves looking like they are behind the flower, masking has been used. A greeting completes the card. Worth noting is that this card has no layers but it is still very effective.

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Thanks for looking.

Love from Crafty Kim


Emily said...

Thanks for sharing this variation! I don't have any background stamps but really like this now I know how to do it! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Robyn said...

Hi Kim,
This is a great card, thanks for showing another way.