Monday, July 14, 2008

Scoring the Moon

Here is my card for the Ways to Use it - Got Grid? challenge over at Split Coast. I used my Scor Pal to make the grid on my white panel scoring on the diagonal every 1/2 inch and I used Michele Zindorf's tutorial for my stamping method. Note: I sponged my ink on as I have not had much success in brayering on color smoothly the way Michele does!

I used 2 floral stamps from the Pressed Petals set from Artful INKables and the sentiment is from the Basic Salutations set. (Both on sale for 10% off during July so check it out!)

After scoring the panel - I masked the moon shape using a 1 3/8 inch punched circle. Then I sponged Soft Sky ink on top and bottom and then Not Quite Navy ink in certain areas as per the tutorial. I removed the mask - stamped the flowers with black Versafine ink - then sponged some Basic Black ink along the left bottom corner.

I added the metal frame and stamped sentiment attaching it with 2 blue brads. I tied black gingham ribbon around the top. To finish it off I layered the panel to a black panel using foam dimensionals - then attached it all to the white card.
I hope you will try scoring a grid on a card - if you don't have a scor pal - some paper cutters (like Fiskars) come with a scoring blade - or you can just use a ruler and your bone folder if it has a fairly pointed end - just don't push it through the paper! I've also scored card stock with a letter opener. Try it out on a scrap first!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Artful Inkables: Pressed Petals & Basic Salutations
Paper: WHite: PTI, Basic Black: SU
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Not quite navy: SU, Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: scor pal, black gingham ribbon : SU, 1 3/8 inch circle punch: SU, metal frame: SU, blue brads, foam dimensionals, sponges

13 comments:

~amy~ said...

WOW Julia! What a pretty card! Neat technique!

Kristin said...

This is such a stunningly serene card! I love how it looks like a beautiful view from an old window.

peanutbee said...

I love, love, love this!! Oh my word...the vibrant blue, the grid pattern, the silhouette...did I mention how much I LOVE it?? :)

Rita Kegg said...

Beautiful card! Stunning look! I will need to try this idea. Thanks for sharing. Blessings

Annie said...

I think you were quite successful in adapting Michelle's technique. Can't wait until I'm done with Convention and swaps so I can play with her ideas. Love the scoring on the background.

SmilynStef said...

What a gorgeous combination of both techniques ... wonderful card.

Denise Clark said...

This new scoring technique is very pretty. Love this. The colors are wonderful!

Denise

Cali said...

I love the scoring! I'm slowly getting better at it with my paper cutter, but not quite there yet. Thanks for the idea.
Cali

Neva said...

WOW Julia, love that brayer technique you did. I just can not seem to get it. I am brayer challenged. Great job on the grid technique for today too. Love it.

Terri said...

Nice job. Looks like you are looking out a window.

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous! Love the design and the scoring is fantastic! Great sponging...I can't brayer either, lol!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Look at this amazing piece of work! Fantastic Julia!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

I'm so behind! So much beautiful stuff to look at on your site. This card is stunning. I love the colors and your use of the stamps are PERFECT! What a great scoring idea. I'll have to try this one myself. Hugs, Jenn