Paper tearing is one of my favorite techniques of all time. It was hot for a while and then, as techniques do, it's popularity seemed to wain a bit. OK alot. Personally, I still enjoy it and hate that it gets overlooked so much. I get a little thrill whenever I see a good case of paper tearing in a magazine and when I saw this LO by Gretchen McElveen in the Feb CK I couldn't help but smile.