It's been a while since I did any faux tearing, but I revisited it last month for our team meeting. At every monthly meeting, we learn (or re-learn) a stamping technique. I always find that even if I've done a technique before, it's always good to have a refresher.
Here's my Faux Tearing card a la "French Foliage":
and a close-up of the "torn" edge:
You really have to run your finger over it to feel that it isn't really torn, it's just a sponged effect using ink.
To get this look on your card, tear a scrap of paper that is at least as long as your card. This will be your mask. Lay the torn edge along your card where you would like your faux tear to be. Use a sponge and your inkpad to sponge along the torn edge. Move the mask up over the sponged edge a few mm. Finally, stamp, sponge, spritz or brayer the cardstock above the tear.
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