Monday, October 6, 2008

she scores AGAIN!

ok, so yesterday we discovered the beautiful precision with which you can score and fold using the scor-it board…but if you’re like me, you’re a multi-tasker, and you want your TOOLS to be, too. so i’m guessing you wanna know, "what else can it do??" well, it sure does EMBOSS* nicely! ok, so you can only make straight lines…but you can line them up at 1/16” apart, so there’s a lot of scope there.

for example, how 'bout embossing the texture on plaid patterned paper?

(cardstock: basic grey; patterned paper & diecute flower: my mind's eye; florals: prima; brad: making memories; ribbon: queen & co; rub-ons: creative imaginations; ink: colorbox)

or perhaps you'd prefer to make an overlapping frame on a card base, and highlight the petals on a pre-made diecut flower:

(patterned paper: basic grey; diecut flower: my mind’s eye; brad & eyelets: making memories; other: color box inks, foam tape)

speaking of frames, a simple embossed channel would be a nice way to set off a line of inchies, wouldn't it? (you could also make a whole grid of them...or even highlight just one...)

(patterned paper: basic grey, k&co, paper company; rub-ons: hambly, scenic route; sticker: 7 gypsies; flower: prima; gem: mambi; ink: colorbox; chalk: pebbles; foam tape: 3m)

finally, i made some notched spaces in which to place sunburst rays of patterned paper, and then fashioned some nested 3-D stars as a centerpiece:

(patterned paper: basic grey; chipboard stars (used as templates): fancy pants; brad: making memories; other: color box inks, pebbles ink, foam tape)

of course, you needn't stop there: how about over-and-under-lapping grid designs on a solid background? how about lattices covered with tiny prima flowers? how about raised faux stitching effects around (or within) a design? how about texturizing other geometric patterned papers? how about emphasizing details in an entire bouquet of flower petals and leaves?? how about making a raised grid for mosaic effects?

and if that isn't enough for you, why not check out the design team's ideas?! there's a whole gallery full of scor-it goodness for your delight--ENJOY!

*i'm sure there are papercrafters who can photograph embossed paper items and make them look as cool as they do in real life...but alas...i am not of their number. even with the best lighting my household provides, the camera on macro mode, and all scoring highlighted with a bit of chalk or ink or photos don't really do these babies justice. they look--and feel!--much more fab irl! you're just gonna have to trust me on this! :)


  1. You just get better and better. At least i can say, "I knew you when"!!! The last 3 cards are my favorites. You are so inspiring :)

    Thank you for sharing these lovelies. They are so pretty on your blog, if I saw them irl, I might have to bow down before you in reverence, Goddess of Card-making :)

  2. i feel someone may be a little 'straight line embossing happy' here!

    They look triffic.

  3. uh... let me just say that the star card is completely ridiculously AMAZING!!!!!



  4. Oh oh oh my favourite is the second one with the frame but they are really all gorgeous. Wouldya like me to email you my address!??! PMSL

  5. Look, you gonna have to stop tormenting us mere mortals with all of your card making brilliance, Oh Goddess of Card making...which would probably be Athena as she was Goddess of crafts and workmanship ...of course she was also a warrior....
    I love the inchie card....I definitely think you're *there*!! LOL

  6. first of all, let me just say what i'm sure all the others are holding back on: stop multi-tasking and stop being so darn good at it! some of us are still working on the first task!! =P

    now that that's off my chest: um, droooooooool! i'm totally obsessed with the "are we there yet?" card! let's trade! <3

  7. I really love them all ... especially the scoring on plaid ... what a fabulous idea.

  8. Those cards are soooo amazing! Love every single one of them. Dang you are talented, girl!! :)

  9. Hi Lauren...
    Wow these are absolutly flamin `Gorgeous` you are absolutly fabbie!!!:)~X~
    Hey I love your story I will settle with that too!!!lol...
    Have a lovely Day:)~X~

  10. These are just beautiful!

  11. wonderful projects. Love the papers you used in the star card.


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