Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

Well- I just had to get on today and show you the design of my Father's Day cards this year... I've made them but NONE of them have been sent... they'll go out tomorrow and as I ALWAYS say- it's better late than never- because truly, I'm always late!!

I actually have a mini tutorial today. I've seen the scor-pal everyone has fallen in love with but I really don't need another tool in my craft room!! Close To My Heart sells the Fiskars paper trimmer so this is a neat trick they've taught us:

1. Line your paper up in the trimmer at the measurement you'd like your score lines to be.

2. Use your stylus (or the rounded end of a small paintbrush) to score your paper along the cutting track of the trimmer (make sure you remove your trimmer blade so it's out of the way.

3. Make your score lines pop in any number of ways: using your ink pad, sandpaper (the CTMH paper has a white core so this looks especially cool!), sponging ink etc. I chose to use my ink pad to add ink to my paper.

4. Complete your card! It's as simple as that. As long as you have a trimmer with measurements you can have your very own scoring tool.

Supplies Used: (ALL by CTMH Co) Crystal Blue , Outdoor Denim and White Daisy Cardstock, Bamboo Textured Cardstock, Red Patterned Paper from the Everlasting Paper Pack, New Horizons and Say it in Style(May '08 Stamp of the Month) Stamp Sets, Bamboo and Outdoor Denim Stamp Pads, Colored Pencils in Cranberry and Star Spangled Blue. The Crystal Blue and White Daisy were both scored 1/4 inch around the edges. The ship was stamped in Outdoor Denim, stamped off onto scratch paper- inked in Bamboo and stamped onto the white scored paper. It was then colored with the colored pencils. The sentiment was stamped with Outdoor Denim ink.

Check back this week for another card using these score lines- it's a Camping invitation for a big campout we are hosting for family and friends across the state later this summer- it's turning out cute!!

1 comment:

kcacb said...

Cool idea and lesson, I even have that "tool" already so I can do it!