Faux Tearing Technique for Clean and Simple Cards

So what is the faux tearing technique? It is a technique that allows you to create a faux torn edge using a scrap of paper and sponges. It allows me to create a clean and simple card by providing a “pop” of color. Typically, I finish it off with an image stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink or another dark color. It is a quick and easy technique that results in a lovely card.

The video below provides the instructions and demonstrates how to do the faux technique. Further down in the post, are the measurements, supply list and written instructions. Leave me a comment below and let me know which card you like best!

Faux Tearing Technique using Dragonfly Garden and  Shaded Summer Stamp Sets
Scraps & Simple Stamping

Measurements and Scoring

  • Daffodil Delight (Sweet Sorbet
    • 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black
    • 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
    • Scrap to matte greeting
  • Basic White Cardstock
    • 4″ x 5 1/4″
    • 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inside)
    • Scrap for external greeting if desired


  1. Fold Daffodil Delight on scoreline
  2. Adhere Basic Black layer to front of card.
  3. Use either a large “Post It” Note or a piece of lightweight scrap paper. Cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  4. Carefully tear the paper with soft waves or curves.
  5. If using a non-adhesive paper, apply a removable adhesive to the back and apply to 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White .
  6. Use either a sponge or a blending brush. Using the first color, start on the edge of your scrap and stroke or blend out toward the edge of the Basic White layer. Repeat until you achieve the depth of color you desire and the portion of the layer that you want colored.
  7. Repeat the process for #6 using the second color on the remaining white area for the layer.
  8. Stamp your image over the colors using either Tuxedo Black Momento Ink or another dark color.
  9. Adhere this layer Basic Black on card front.
  10. Stamp greeting on scrap of Basic White. Trim to size.
  11. Cut a piece of Basic Black 1/8″ larger than your greeting.
  12. Glue greeting to Basic Black in # 11.
  13. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals attach greeting to front of card.
  14. Apply 3 Black Matte Dots to card front, if desired.
  15. Stamp internal greeting on Basic White 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to inside of card.
Faux Tearing Technique Using Art Sponge With Daffodil Delight and Soft Succulent
Faux Tearing Technique Using Blending Brushes With Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party
(2022-2024 In Colors)


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  1. Lovely never seen this technique. Stunning. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a wonderful day!

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