Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Masculine Birthday Card Using the Torn Paper & Ink Blending Technique

This is a CAS from Frenchie Stamps which I saw on Instagram. Her card was monochromatic, but I chose to use several ink colors on my version of this card. I used a blending brush to ink blend some beautiful Starry Sky ink above torn pieces of copy paper. This masculine card uses little in the way of supplies and works up quickly! I’m not sure of the official name for this technique but I’m calling it the Torn Paper and Ink Blending Technique. The pine trees, deer and ground stamps are from the Grassy Gove Stamp Set. The sentiments on the card are from the Heron Habitat Stamp Set.

I started with a Basic White cardstock panel. I tore a piece of copy paper, imagining mountains and valleys as I tore the paper. The paper was secured temporarily to the top of the white panel and using a blending brush I began blending Starry Sky ink above the torn paper. Before removing this paper mask, I inked up the pine trees image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set and stamped the trees in Evening Evergreen ink and partially stamped the trees.

I proceeded to create two more mountains from torn paper, then stamping the pine trees on the tops of the mountains. The stamped pine trees gradually get larger as you move down the panel which helps to establish distance between the mountains. I also concentrated the Starry Sky ink just above the torn paper edge, which provides shadows on the mountains.

The inked panel was adhered to an Early Espresso mat and a knot was tied using two pieces of Faux Suede Ribbon. The ends of the ribbon were secured to the back of the Early Espresso panel then the unit was adhered to the card front.

An additional greeting was stamped on the inside panel and matted with Early Espresso cardstock before being adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope front and envelope flap are decorated with the pine tree image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set to finish off the card.

I love to ink blend and I was thrilled to give this a try! I love the look! How about you?

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

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