Saturday, July 26, 2014

Perfect Paper Crafting and Taylored Expressions Blog Hop!

Good Morning Everyone!!

I am excited to be part of a partnership between Taylored Expressions and Perfect Papercrafting! There is something about crafting tools that I just can't resist - and I especially loved working with the tearing tools that make it super fun and easy to add layers and textures to your card. I used the Perfect Tears 3 Tool Set to tear out my layers - it comes with an amazing refillable water pen - so that the tearing is much easier and softer and gives such a nice finished textured edge. You can see below all the fun kinds of tears that you can add to your crafted project!

I made a couple projects with the tearing tools:

For my first project - I created a little scene using Welcome Home stamp set from Taylored Expressions and the  Perfect Tears 3 Tool Set. I created the mountains with the larger triangular tearing edge and the grass was created using the smaller rounded tearing edge with different patterns of paper:

You can see the awesome texture that these tools give the card - both a soft and yet defined look because of the combination of the tearing with the water pen. I love the fun dimension that these add to the card :

Here is a little peek at how I used the tools to tear out the grass layer - using the smaller rounded egdge, I lined it with water from the water pen and then tore it downwards slowly. I kept doing this for all the layers and then adhered them together to create some soft rolling hills: 

And in the same way, I also did the mountains... I worked on a Perfect Cutting Mat which was perfect for measuring, cutting and tearing:

I made this happy birthday card by tearing different patterned paper with the rounded curve tear and kept the center simple with a sentiment and a felted flower.

Here is a close up of the layers created by the tearing tool - such a great way to incorporate all your fun designer papers into a card:

I absolutely loved being able to create such a nice tear (sometimes when I used to do it by hand - it didn't always have an uniform look) - these tools allow for uniform tears that have both a defined edge and nice textured softness - perfect for layering it up for your next crafted project!!

Please check out Perfect Papercrafting for more information about their wonderful crafting tools
Please check out Taylored Expressions blog for more craft projects from this awesome partnership!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Sankari :)


Carol McCready said...

Great projects. Love how the layers look.

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations, Miss Lady!!

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE cards Sankari :)
LOVE your curved edges, great colors & textures too!!!

Helen Gullett said...

This is one cool tool! Thanks for sharing the inspiration how to use it :)