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Faux Tearing
Don't want to cut into that fancy patterned paper for a card? Create the illusion of a torn layer with sponges and scrap paper.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scrap paper
  • Brayer with foam attachment or sponges
  • Ink
  • Stamps
  • Removable adhesive
  • Images © 1990-2008 Stampin' Up!
    Ask Beate
    Beate Johns answers your technique questions
    Q: Liz asked: "How do I best use Stampin' Mist or other liquid stamp cleaners? Do I dilute before spraying on the scrub?"
    A: I don't dilute my Stampin' Mist. I spray two or three times on one side of my Stampin' Scrub. To clean my stamps, first I tap excess ink off on scrap paper, then I clean my stamp on the wet side of the scrub. I rub it on the dry side to finish it off.
    Share your stamp cleaning tips in this forum thread. We'd love to hear from you!
    Your Comments
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Dawn has a suggestion for the Milk Carton Tutorial: "I love this tutorial! One thing I do to make it easier and create a neater finished product: I snip a sliver off each side of the 4 bottom flaps. Then, I fold over the two opposite flaps (no adhesive), and then the other two opposite flaps (adhesive on both). I've found it easier to get the box to 'square' up this way, and I like the look of the bottom better."
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