Friday, February 24, 2012


I don't think any wedding has ever been done in under ten minutes, but I know this card was!  I tried a new technique (to me anyway) on this one - Faux tearing.  The strip through the middle of the card looks like Designer Paper, but it's not!  Here is how I achieved this look:

1.  Tear a piece of A4 paper in half.
2.  Adhere the two halves, slightly apart on your Whisper White card front with dotto.  This will help it stay in place but remove it easily later.
3.  Gently sponged Crumb Cake ink in the gap of the paper.
4.  Stamped flourish from Creative Elements in Early Espresso Ink directly over the sponged ink, then removed torn paper halves.
5.  Die cut "Mr & Mrs" using the Timeless Type Medium Sizzlet Die and big shot, in Eary Espresso cardstock.
6.  Adhere the "Mr & Mrs" to the card front using Tombow Multi Adhesive.
7.  Adhere this piece to a slightly larger Early Espresso Mat.
8.  Adhere mat to Crumb Cake card base - done! 

Of course, you could always take it a step ot two further by adding some bling to the card front or even Crystal Effects to the letters to really make them glossy.

Hope you enjoyed my ten minute tutorial too!  Totally unplanned, but hey, it's all about sharing the love of the craft!


  1. I love what you have done, will have to try this technique out, thanks Paula for sharing this with us.

  2. You've done it again Paula.
    What a great technique.
    Love that look.

  3. Great tutorial Paula, it certainly looks like DSP.

  4. Thanks for sharing this, Paula! My mind has just gone into overdrive with the possibilities..!!

  5. Great technique Paula, l love the effect it creates,it makes such a great card, TFS.

  6. This is awesome, Paula - what a cool card! You are so clever... I wanna be just like you if I grow up!

  7. Thanks for the great tute Paula. Your card looks really beautiful, and wow....10 mins! Gotta love that for a time saver.

  8. a lovely card Paula - but you only do lovely! lol xx looking forward to catching up with you in 2 weeks!!

  9. So clever & wonderfully stunning, Paula! My fingers are itching! Hugs xx


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