A couple of months ago, Operation Write Home featured a Birthday Blogskip with Perfect Paper Crafting and their Perfect Layers Tools. As I have a terrible time making even margins, I decided the set would be perfect for me. When I was at their site, I also discovered something they call Perfect Tears Tools. These let you tear paper with lovely even edges so a project will look thoughfully put together and not like something a 4 year old did in preschool. I ended up buying both sets of tools.
I’m a bargain shopper and found a wonderful pack of handmade paper at a thrift shop last year. It’s lovely to work with but tearing it is a chore. I decided to try it with the tools. An item that is included with the set is a water pen. You use it to mark where you want the paper to tear. I used the rulers to mark where I wanted separation but tore them by hand once I’d made my water lines.
I love how simple this design is but how elegant it is as well. The silver swirls go with the print on the DP and the embossed silver stars offer a lovely textural quality without having to add embellishments.
7 Gypsies Coral, Xerox Flecs Cover, Memory Stor handmade paper pack. Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer in Memento Tuxedo Black.