I decided to put a spin on the faux torn edge one layer card I made a few days ago. I wanted to see how it would work trying to the technique on kraft paper. I have to say, I think the results are great!
I will admit my finished card this time isn’t technically a one layer card since I added a white signature panel inside, but the front of the card is a single layer. Here’s how my finished card turned out. Is it just me or does anyone else think it has an outer space/galaxy vibe to it??
I started with an A2 top-folding card base made from Stampin’ Up!® Crumb Cake cardstock. I created my torn edge masks by applying some liquid glue to copy paper I tore. I let the glue dry until it became tacky/repositionable then applied them to my card base. Since I still wanted my colors to be very vibrant, I started by applying on a generous layer of white pigment ink and let it dry completely before moving on to the next step. I sped this process up a bit by using my heat tool.
Once dried, I applied Distress Inks using a mini blending tool. I started with Mustard Seed on the left hand side, Peacock Feathers in the middle, and Blueprint Sketch on the left. I ultimately decided the Mustard Seed didn’t work with the other colors as much as I’d hoped, so I applied some of the Peacock Feathers over it which left me with a really pretty shade of green that worked great!
Next, I flicked on some drops of water from a water mister to “bleach” the Distress inks a bit and allow the white pigment ink to show through. I let the water sit for about 30 seconds then blotted it up with a paper towel. Next, I flicked on some gold splatters using the gold Color Shine spray from Heidi Swapp and some Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Cottage Greetings stamp set from Stampin’ Up using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
Until next time …