Tuesday, January 7, 2020

I'm Torn

Today's card was inspired by THIS PIN, which is so peaceful and soft and lovely with its very neutral kraft and white color scheme. As I rummaged in my specialty paper box, however, a bold blue handmade paper grabbed my attention.

So, of course, I changed things up a bit.

It's been a while since I tore paper, but the combination of torn edges and layers wrapped around the base is irresistible. The light blue paper has a metallic shimmer that contrasts nicely with the rough, matte fibers of the handmade paper.

Here's a helpful tip. If you're going to tear, note the grain of the paper. Tear with the grain, as I did with the light blue paper, and you get a smoother, more even tear. Tear against the grain, and the resulting edge will be extremely rough and uneven. The handmade paper doesn't have grain, so it doesn't matter which way you tear it.

The inspiration piece has stars that are just the right size for the card, but my butterflies were either too small or too big. By combining the two, the balance felt right.

Bold, beautiful blue. Oh, how I love you.

I hope you love it too!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,


  1. i get so happy when I see a post from you pop up. it's about time!!!!! beautiful and serene. love those colors

    1. Thanks, Joan. It feels good to get back to it!

  2. This is beautiful. You can never go wrong with blue. Love the use of the two shades and the varying sizes of the butterflies are perfect.


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