paper tearing fun!

This week's challenge over at the Hero Arts blog is all about "paper tearing."

The first card I made for the challenge was really simple. I stamped the cute tulip from the Three Flowers cling set then pieced the flower and the leaf from separate papers that I colored with Copic markers. I tore out a piece of white tissue paper just slightly bigger than the text paper then glued them together. I then did some simple sewing on it.

The butterflies were leftovers from making my second card.

I remember Dawn McVey made a tutorial on how to make a paper tearing/distressed flower in this post, so I decided to make one for my second card.

I clear-embossed the Hero Arts Antique Flower Background then colored it with three distress inks. I then made the flower according to Dawn's instructions. The green grass/ground is also clear-embossed with the new Branch Background cling stamp then colored with Peeled Paint and a little bit of Tea Die then torn to the shapes and sizes that I wanted.

The sky was yet again clear-embossed with the Flourish Background cling stamp (this is a must-have!) then lightly colored with Broken China. The butterflies were punched from scraps from making the flower. I also borrowed the stem from the biggest flower in the Three Flowers cling set for mine.

So I wanted to round the bottom corners as an afterthought. After I jammed my card (carefully...) into the punch it was too thick to be punched (I squeezed as hard as I dared to)... Luckily, it left good enough marks so that I could just trim them off with my scissors... The Corner Chomper is SOOOO on my list!!!

Well, that's all I have for now. Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Classic Solar White
stamps: Hero Arts
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, VersaMark
punches: Martha Stewart (butterflies), Fiskars (corner rounder)
pearls: Michaels
others: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
V17, V15, V12, G82, G40, G20


Claireabelle said…
2 fantastic cards Alice
donna mikasa said…
Two great cards! I especially love your torn paper flower--so pretty!
Sanne said…
Good luck in the challenge Alice - these are amazing!
Hugs Sanne
Kit said…
These cards are fab, my favourite is the tulip Hello card simple but sooo effective glad I stopped by to have a look
Mia said…
These cards are so awesome! I love the torn paper flowers & the butterflies! Great job. TFS!!! :-)
Vanessa said…
Your ideas are always fantastic, Alice! I loooove your creations! You rocked that challenge again girl!

Anonymous said…
super cool cards! Love how the first one is so clean yet with lots of little awesome details and the second is super beautiful as well! Gotta love that Andrea Victoria Damask paper! Best wishes from Germany
Virginia L. said…
I love the whimsical paper-torn flowers you mcreated! Simply OUTSTANDING! A winner!
Diana said…
FANTASTIC cards Alice. Love them. Big giveaway over at my blog.
Godelieve said…
Gorgeous cards!! The stitching on the first card is such a pretty finishing touch.
Jane said…
You are too CUTE!! I can squeeze you!! Glad you like the monster....but he/she (lol) has got friends....
Love your cards........GORGEOUS!!
Janet said…
nice card with torn sides, Alice...

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