Teach Me That is a new series from the Technique Design Team. I am LOVING being a part of this group of demonstrators and having the opportunity to share some fun techniques with you each Thursday. Today, let’s dive into the Torn Edge Technique.
For some paper crafters, this technique is super easy, for others, it’s a mystery. The question is always, “How do I get a nice torn edge?”
Today in Teach Me That, I will be showing you three different methods to achieving a nice torn edge.
Are you ready to learn how? Here we go!
- No special tools needed for this technique. Simply tear TOWARDS you in little segments, about ½” to ¾” per segment.
- This will give you that jagged edge. You can use this side for a rougher texture or turn it over for a little softer look.
- Another way to get a straight torn edge is to use a ruler.
- Place the ruler along the side of the cardstock and pull towards you.
- This will give you a less jagged look and also help you keep the torn edge perfectly straight.
- This technique works well when you want to layer torn edges of cardstock as well.
What if you want to layer 2 pieces together and have the torn edges be the same?
- Cut the cardstock to size leaving yourself about 1″ to tear.
- Add a small dot of SNAIL adhesive to the back of the cardstock and layer so that the ends are lined up with each other. This will help hold the cardstock together as you tear.
- Tear the cardstock in small segments
- Now when you layer them together, the torn edges are the same. This technique is great when you want to tear at an angle and have the torn areas look the same.
Now you’re ready to create a card using the Torn Edge technique? Check out this masculine sympathy card using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.
Here are the measurements for my card but get creative with your project:
- Pear Pizzazz – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
- Always Artichoke – 4″ x 5 ½”
- Very Vanilla – 4″ x 5 ½”
Want to create this card using the Torn Edge technique? Just click a pic to order!
*Also available in Wood Mount
Items in Red retire on May 31, 2017 or while supplies last
Here’s another version of the Torn Edge technique. This one features the Artistically Asian stamp set.
Here are the measurements for my second card:
- Sahara Sand – 11” x 4 ¼”, score and fold at 5 ½”
- Sahara Sand – 5 ¼” x 4″ (run through Embossing Folder)
- Basic Black – 3 ½” x 4″
- Cherry Cobbler – 3 ⅜” x 3 ¾”
- Whisper White – 3 ¼” x 2 ¾”
Need any of the items I used on this card? Use what you have, Order what you need. Just click a pic to order!
*Also available in Wood Mount
I hope that you guys are enjoying the new series! I am really enjoying being a part of the Technique Design Team. What’s not to love working with some of my besties to bring you new ways to use stamps, ink, and paper?!
Have a fabulous Thursday my friends! See ya tomorrow!
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