Thursday, 24 February 2011

Tearing paper......scary!

I've aways been a bit worried about tearing paper, what if it looks wrong? What if I ruin a perfectly good piece of paper?
But then I thought to myself really what is the worse that could happen?, if it looks terrible I won't used it on the card and I'll use it to punch pieces out of so it won't be wasted.
So I took a deep breath and just did it. I don't know what I was so worried about! It looks fine, however next time I think that I may ink the raw edge so that it isn't a stark white edge.

I thought that the rustic look of the torn paper went really well with the wood grain paper, so I gave that another outing, teamed it with some Early Espresso card stock and some of my favourite thing to put on cards - ribbon. I wonder if I've ever made a card without ribbon on it?! Again my trusty Cottage garden stamps gave the greeting a bit of interest, the sentiment is from a fab set called Occasional Greetings.

Here's today's recipe
Stamps, Cottage Garden, Occasional Greetings
Paper, Woodland Walk DSP, Cottage Wall DSP (retired), Early Espresso CS
Ink, Rich razzleberry, Chocolate chip
Accessories, Scallop trim border punch, Rich razzleberry taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals

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Have a great day xx


MargieP said...

I really do love that paper. Your card is gorgeous as usual. I think if you tear the paper away from you instead of towards you, you don't get left with the white edge on the piece of paper you want to use. I've never tried tearing but I'm sure I read it somewhere!

s_jaynecat said...

the tearing looks fine, you are really making the most of these papers they all look lovely