Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Score a Reason to Smile

Stampin'UP! Scoring ToolThe July Stamp-a-Stack card set was focused on the Simply Scored tool.  To score a card means to impress a line in the cardstock. The Simply Scored tool is a plate with tracks running down it every 1/8". The bed is 12x12 to handle scrapbook pages. You run a stylus down the track to make the lines. You would score a line for several reasons:
  1. You score as a folding guide: Scoring breaks the fibers in the paper and makes the paper easier to fold.
  2. You score to add visual interest. Scoring raises (embosses) the paper on one side and depresses (debosses) the paper on the other side
This is the first of the 5 cards we did. The embossed lines on this card might replace a strip of paper.  Can you see this card done with the sentiment instead on a strip of white paper on top a strip of green paper?  The scored lines give that same visual interest without making the card "color heavy" on the bottom.

The sentiment is from a Stamp Set called: A Word for You.
The flower is from a Stamp Set called: Reason to Smile - notice the colors on the flower: this set is a 2-Step Stamp Set.

BTW: the Reason to Smile stamp set is the July Special.  If you make a purchase of $50 during July then as a thank-you from Stampin'UP! you can buy this stamp set for only $5.  Check out some other images of cards made with this set.  Click HERE and SCROLL DOWN.

Happy Stamping

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