4×6 Rip Flip Technique
What is the easiest card design ever? The Rip Flip Technique! I am a long time fan of Austrailian demonstrator Marelle Taylor and she had shared this technique with fellow demonstrators on a Grand Vacation retreat to Hawaii. Then she graciously shared it for the rest of us. You can see her original post here. This technique will help you turn one of your 12×12 double sided pretty papers into 6 cards! It’s kind of like a One Sheet Wonder but even easier! If you used a whole pack of Designer Series Paper you could get 72 cards from 12 sheets of paper! That would take you along way in your card making very fast!
You may have guessed from the name of this technique how it’s done, but here are a few more details. Basically you can cut your pretty 12×12 double sided papers into SIX 4″x6″ pieces. Then you take each 4″x6″ piece and rip it at around the 2″ mark and flip one piece over. Then all you need to do is tape those two pieces onto a card base. Super easy!! Just embellish from there. In the photo you will even see one design that only uses one half of the ripped paper then it leaves plenty of room for your larger greeting stamps. Use the other ripped piece on another card base and you have two cards for the work of one!
Tips for Lining It Up: Use a card base of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″. When taping on the first pretty paper piece, line it up so that you have the same size border on all 3 un-torn edges. Then with the second piece line it up so you have the same size border on all 3 un-torn edges AND make sure that the edges line up with the first piece you taped down.
Embellish! With a technique this easy you can embellish as much or as little as you like. You could add a simple 1″ wide greeting on Whisper White and banner cut one end. Just attach to the card with dimensionals and add an enamel shape, rhinestone or pearl to finish it off.
Go grab a piece of 12×12 paper and give this technique a try!!
Running low on 12x12 paper? You are in luck! There is still plenty on the retirement list and some of it is even at a discount! Here are some of my favorites (on sale)!
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