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)