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Mermaid Treasures paper tearing card tutorial

Hi crafters, happy Friday! Are you glad the weekend is here? I am looking forward to doing a bit of crafting in between helping sort out the kitchen, which James has just refitted. There’s utensils in the living room and washing up in the bath so there’s a lot to sort out. But more importantly, I have a lovely Mermaid Treasures paper tearing card tutorial for you today, put together by design team member Sam (check out her lovely blog: https://mylittlepaperworld.blogspot.com/).

Sam says: Paper tearing is the perfect technique to match with Mermaid Treasure Collection Box. It’s an easy and simple way to create a fun background that can represent the waves of an ocean.

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures paper tearing tutorial

You will need

From the Mermaid Treasures collection:
Mermaid Treasures Sparkly Sequins

Mermaid Treasures Die-Cut Ephemera

Mermaid Treasures Basics Paper Pack

Mermaid Treasures Photopolymer Stamps (Birthday Fishes)

Other supplies:
Cardstock
Black Ink
Sewing Machine
Tape Runner/Gluedots/Multi Medium Matte
Paper Trimmer/Scissors


Step by step

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures paper tearing tutorial

Step 1: Take three strips of pattern paper (measuring: 5cm x 10cm) and rip the bottoms off each one.

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures paper tearing tutorial

Step 2: Adhere these three strips to the top of your card front as shown. (Card front measurements: 10cm x 14.5cm)

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures paper tearing tutorial

Step 3: Corner punch the top right corner.

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures paper tearing tutorial

Step 4: Using black ink, stamp the sentiment as shown.

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures paper tearing tutorial

Step 5: Add machine stitched details (optional). Tip: Try using hand stitching or re-create similar stitched details using a black or white pen.

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures paper tearing tutorial

Step 6: Using foam tape adhere Mermaid Treasures ephemera and embellish card with sequins and twine. Adhere the card front to an A6 card base.

More designs

Sam has also used this paper tearing technique to create several other gorgeous stitched cards.

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures stitched card with paper tearing technique - cute jellyfish

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures stitched card with paper tearing technique - cute narwhal

StickerKitten Mermaid Treasures stitched card with paper tearing technique - cute mermaid

I love how well these makes show off the different cute elements in the collection! Ps if you like the little wooden jellies on the side, they are available exclusively in the complete collection craft box here. Happy crafting! And if you have any comments or questions please just let us know – we love to hear from you. You can contact us here or on our Facebook page.

Sarah x

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