Today’s tutorial on SCS is written by Carole Burrage and is called Faux Torn Mosaic. Create a different looking background by tearing patterned paper in pieces, sponging them and taping them over a piece of cardstock.
For my sample I used a new set from Taylored Expressions. I had ordered it on Saturday and BAM I already received it in the mail on Wednesay. Taylor is FAST! I thought the flower from Celebrate Life would be perfect for this technique. I needed something bold that wouldn’t be overpowered by the background.
The flower was stamped in Stained Walnut on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then overstamped with Scattered Straw Distress ink. The image was cut out with Label 4 Nestabilities. I left the die on and sponged the image first with Scattered Straw, then a bit with Vintage Photo distress ink. It was layered on the next size up Label 4 die cut out of Chocolate Chip cardstock that had been sponged with Walnut Stain ink. The flower was finished off with a layer of Crystal Effect.
The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Chocolate chip cardstock folded in half. The edges of the card front were sponged with Walnut Stain ink. For my background I tore up Penny Lane My Mind’s Eye paper. The torn edges were sponged with Vintage Photo ink. The torn layer was stitched to a 3 15/16″ x 5 3/16″ piece of Very Vanilla.
The sentiment is also from Celebrate Life. It was stamped in Walnut Stain on Very Vanilla cardstock, punched out with the large oval punch and sponged with Scattered Scraw and Vintage photo. It was layered on a sponged Chocolate Chip Scalloped Oval punch-out. Three small Lippy Red Kaiser Rhinestones were added underneath the sentiment.
I sponged a Maya Road Swirl with Walnut Stain ink, added more Lippy Red Rhinestones and placed it on the top right of the image. I punched a slit on the lower right of the image and tied May Arts Organdy white ribbon around the left hand side of the layers.
Here is a video for the visual learner: