May Blog Hop Challenge!

By May 28, 2008General

This month we have put together a really unique challenge for you!

"I have recently fallen in love with adding score lines as accents to my projects.  What I love about this method of embellishing is that it is quick, easy & matches everything!  Your challenge this month is to utilize score lines in a creative way as a decorative accent to any type of project."

I thought about this challenge a lot as I was concepting my project and then inspiration struck as I prepared some last minute cards for the teachers in my children’s lives.  Why not make a dashed scored line as an accent?  (be sure to click for a larger image!) I think the end result was better than I expected.  With the solid & dashed line combination reminiscent of introductory penmanship paper used in first grade, I really think it follows through with the teacher theme I was looking for!

A few small things I wanted to point out…

  • It is easiest to score your lines first, and leave an opening.  Then stamp your image in the opening as a second step.  It is much easier than trying to do it vice versa.
  • Score the top and bottom solid lines 1/2-inch apart, then add the dashed line in between the two.
  • Practice on scrap cardstock first, finding a good length dash that will be easy for you to repeat the length of the card. 
  • The Scor-Pal is the easiest & best tool to use when achieving this *dashed* look.
  • The small seed beads were adhered to the center of the flowers using a Quickie Glue Pen.
  • I created the scallops on the bottom of my card with the corner rounder punch from SU!
  • Finished card size is 3.5 x 6.5 inches.

Be sure to visit the other participants blogs by viewing the list available HERE on the Papertrey Blog Hop forum at 8pm EST tonight!  Happy hopping!!!


STAMPS: (grass & flowers) Honey Bees, (teacher) Limitless Labels
INK: Burnt Umber & Landscape Palette Ink, White Craft Ink SU!
PAPER: Kraft Basics from Papertrey Ink
OTHER: Scor-Pal, yellow seed beads, quickie glue pen, corner rounder punch from SU! (for scallops)

Nichole Heady

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