Merry & Bright

I have loved this stamp set since I saw it in last year's Holiday Mini and I was so excited to see it back in the Fall/Winter Catalog. But it will be retired as of January 18th! Bummer! So I had to use it while it is still current. This card uses the "Faux Tearing" Technique. It is a great way to add texture without the bulk.

Faux Tearing Technique:

1. Take a piece of scratch paper and roughly tear one end of it. Lay it over your card base.
2. Using a sponge, spread ink over the cardstock using the scratch paper to mask off part of the card base. Make sure you firmly hold onto the scratch paper to keep it from moving.
3. Depending on the colors you are using and how firmly you press down on the sponge, you may not see much of a change at first, but keep coloring the CS with ink.
4. Add some kind of background stamp to the inked area (DO NOT remove the scratch paper until after this step).
5. Take away the scratch paper and you will have the look of a torn piece of DSP on your card! Super easy!

RECIPE: Stamps-Merry & Bright; Ink-Certainly Celery, Real Red, Brilliant Blue & Bashful Blue; CS-Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, and Real Red; Tools-Cutting Tool Kit & Blender Pens; and Embellishments-Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon.

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