Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Big Birthday Wishes


Good Morning and Welcome
Meet my 10 minute simple and fun to create.  
I was inspired by the Technique Lovers Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers called Faux Tearing. I haven't done this one in a long time.
This technique uses torn paper strips that give the look of layers without adding extra bulk to your card.  Simple to do and so many possibilities.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by tearing a few strips of scrap paper and placed one of them onto my white card stock base.  By tearing a few different strips, you can vary the look of the background.
  • I began at the bottom and inked with some Peacock Feathers Distress ink.  I placed another strip up higher and inked with some Salty Ocean DOX ink.  I repeated that process, moving up the card with some Cracked Pistachio ink.  I stayed with just the 3 colours to help keep the look simple.
  • When I was done inking over the torn paper strips, I placed the inked panel into my Misti and stamped the trees along the bottom and clear heat embossed them.
  • I stamped the sentiment and clear heat embossed that too.
  • I glued the finished panel onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Get Creative- SPRINGTIME

Stamps- A Big Birthday (Stamping Bella); Pine Trees (Impression Obsession)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); torn paper strips, Hero Arts clear eb powder;
TE Blending Brushes


  1. What a pretty background, love the technique and the silhouette stamping looks fabulous against those beautiful colours Karen x.

  2. A perfect scene for our male challenge at Allsorts, thank you for sharing.

  3. That background looks wonderful in the three pretty colours, and the silhouette pine trees look great over the top Karen..a fabulous birthday card. x

  4. beautiful Karen, love the effect on the sky to create clouds ♥ love the card.

  5. A great masculine card, perfect for our current Allsorts challenge theme, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  6. A wonderful scene Karen, fabulous card for a man, Kate x

  7. A big, beautiful sky for a big birthday seems quite fitting - as SO interesting with those torn edges for the cloud line, Karen!

  8. Beautifully done - you've achieved a wonderful sky. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

  9. Fabulous and gorgeous card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Masculine weeks;-))m

  10. OH! I Love the technique Karen, it may even be simple enough? for me to do hahaha. A fabulous card, love the sentiment also.
    Faith x

  11. The combination of blues and greens is my absolute favorite. Your card is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff

  12. This is so clever and creative, Karen. LOVE your faux torn background ... gorgeous! xx


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