Friday, April 29, 2011

Playing in Paradise: Scoring Challenge


My turn to present the challenge this week over at the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog. I chose a scoring challenge, where one would use a scoreboard or other method of scoring to embellish their project.

I have both two scoreboards that I use: the Scor-Pal and the Martha Stewart scoreboard. I've seen several reviews comparing these two products but decided that I would throw my two cents in at this time.


The Scor-Pal is the first scoreboard I grab when I'm doing my general card folds. The scoring tool is much sturdier than the Martha Stewart scoreboard and the lines are much easier to use. I find that when I'm using the Martha Stewart scoreboard, whether I use their scoring tool or my own stylus, they easily slip out of the lines, scoring elsewhere on my project. I definitely prefer using the stylus to the MS scoring tool, as the MS scoring tool tends to cut through the cardstock at the edges.


When I'm going to do decorative scoring, however, I always reach for my Martha Stewart scoreboard. Nothing beats having a score line every 1/8th of an inch!

I'm excited to try out the new Scor-Pal 2 which is supposed to blend the best characteristics of the two scoreboards!

Since vellum shows scoring really well, I chose to use that for my project. I also used strips of cardstock with decorative scoring.


The bottom strip of cardstock is actually done with my Fiskars paper crimper.

I scored above and below the cardstock strips as well as around the sentiment. I added embroidery thread that I colored with my Copics to match the cardstock.

The prize this week is an assortment of Fancy Pants To the Moon products--brads, rub-ons and chipboard (valued at $20)! The winner will also become our Paradise Player for the next challenge!

Your creation needs to be linked by noon on Thursday, May 5th.

Be sure to check out the other DT projects!

Allison
Ally
Carla
Julie

Thanks for stopping by!


{Supplies}
  • Cardstock: Vellum, Lavender Moon, Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist (all Papertrey Ink)
  • Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Palette Noir (Papertrey Ink)
  • Copics: Y21, RV32, BG11
  • Other Tools: Martha Stewart scoreboard, embroidery thread, paper crimper (Fiskars)

2 comments:

Lynn said...

Great card...love all the scoring!

Allison Cope said...

Oooo Dana! Love all the texture you created on your cardstock bands! Beautiful colour palette!