Technique Tuesday - Paper Tearing

This 6 x 6 layout for paper tearing was created by Amanda Ross, CTMH Independent Consultant. Here are her instructions for paper tearing and paper rolling:

Paper Tearing

Cut out cardstock bigger than the final dimensions. Holding the paper in one hand, tear the paper edge towards you exposing the white core. Leave it like this or run the edges across an ink pad to color slightly for a different look.

Paper Rolling is done with or without the tearing process. Attach your photo to your mat, and tear around the photo leaving a 1/2" - 1" margin. (For smaller mats your might want to leave even less.) Now, curl the mat edges forward around any object that is long and skinny, e.g. pencils, nail, wooden skewer, toothpick. If you want to see the white edge on the front of a rolled mat, be sure to flip your mat over before you roll it. This allows the torn edge to be rolled to the front.

The nice thing about CTMH paper is that all of it, even the textured cardstock has a white core. Paper tearing is a great effect that is easy to do for layouts and cards. Here are some cards made using the paper tearing technique. You can click on each card to enlarge it. All cards were created by CTMH Independent Consutlants.

This card was created by Jenny Ambrose.

This card was created by Karen Smith.

This card was designed by Chris Shouse. I created it as a make-n-take at an all day crop.

This card was created by me. I used the square square window charms for the presents. I adhered pattern paper behind them. I got this idea from Chris Shouse. She created a birthday for Karen Smith with this present design.

Happy Stamping!
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1 comment:

Wendy said...

What a great post. I love all the great examples