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Faux Paper

This technique is an old favorite that has been around longer then I have. But is is a great one and super easy to master.

Taking scrap paper (typing paper works great) rip and edge, then repeat on another scrap paper.

Put a line of 2-way glue on the edge of the ripped paper and let it air dry. Once the glue is dry is is post it note sticky. Cool huh!

Lay the two ripped edges glue side down facing each other with on your card stock facing each other with a strip of card stock showing. Your scrap paper should cover the rest of your card stock so you do not get any ink or smudges on it.

Using a sponge carefully rub some ink on the card stock over the ripped paper edges. Lighter ink in the center moving toward the ripped edges with a darker color. This gives depth and light to the art.

Now stamp selected images over the rubbed ink. Once you are all done and like the outcome, remove the paper carefully and you have Faux Paper!

Add a few more embelishments and greeting. This make a great guys card. Stampin Up has added some really good guy stamps sets in the new catalog. Check them out at the link on the left. You can order the set in wood or clear by clicking on the link below.

The Open Sea Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
The Open Sea Wood-Mount Stamp Set 128454
Price: $27.00
Anchors aweigh! With a nautical and historical feel, the images in The Open Sea set give the excitement of discovering a new world.

Our high-quality wood-mount rubber stamps are precut and come with farmed-maple wood blocks. Mount these precut stamps permanently on the blocks, and they're ready to go when you are. Our premium red rubber will last for years and give a superior stamped impression each time. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.
The Open Sea Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Quantity: 5 rubber stamps. Wood blocks included.
The Open Sea Clear-Mount Stamp Set 123032
Price: $19.00

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