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Friday, July 14, 2017

Pretty Kitty, Birthday Card, Torn Opening Technique

Today I'm going to share with you a fun and simple technique.  I call it the "Torn Opening" technique.

All you do is punch or die cut a hole in your card.  Here I used the 3//4" circle punch.  Then you stamp your image on a piece of card stock that is big enough to fit behind the opening.  You won't know exactly how big to make the opening until you have stamped the image and set it behind the opening.  I tore a few lines in the circle. I was going to clip them but I realized it would take away from that torn look.  I tore 8 little lines and then just kept pulling those lines around the circle until it was larger enough to see the image. I did tear a few of those "line" areas in half or not quite in half so there were more than 8 tears before I was done.  You will see as you are tearing that there needs to be more give.

After that was done I taped that 3-3/8" x 5" piece of decorative paper in place on top of a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of So Saffron card stock.  The base of the card is a piece folded half-sheet of Crumb Cake.  

I die cut the scallop, though I forgot that I could have used the So Saffron layer to get that scalloped oval piece and not wasted any card stock.  But I didn't, I cut mine from a quarter sheet of card stock. Before taping the two top layers to the card base, I added a piece of ribbon to it and then took a smaller piece of ribbon and tied a knot.  

The words and image is from the "Pretty Kitty" set. I stamped them using Basic Black ink.  

And as I'm looking at the photo, I forgot to color in the bow around the kitties neck.  I will be doing that with So Saffron.  I colored the kitty in using markers and a blender pen.

This was a very fun card to make and a simple and quick technique.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Cheryl Hewak said...

Really cute card - Just like all of your cards Wanda

StampinDeva said...

What a creative idea. I bet there will be lots of copying/sharing of this idea.

Sampin Deva