Tuesday, January 24, 2012

MFT / Scor-Pal blog hop

The design teams from My Favorite Things and Scor-Pal have teamed to bring you a fun blog hop showcasing products from both companies. Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog for a complete list of participating designers from both companies.

If you're a regular blog reader here then you already know that I ❤ MFT, but you may not know that I also ❤ my Scor-Pal and I use it for every project I create.
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Normally I use my Scor-Pal to score the fold of my card, and I use the Scor-Mat to line up all the layers when I adhere them together, but today I took it one step further and used my Scor-Pal to essentially create my own debossed patterned paper. I basically followed this Grid Technique Tutorial on Splitcoast, but instead of using a background stamp I simply inked the paper with Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress inks. Notice how the debossed lines don't pick up the colour, therefore creating the grid look. Once my paper was just the way I wanted it I stamped the flower from Inspired by Flowers 3 with Memento Tuxedo Black.

On the kraft base layer I created a frame around the edges by scoring all four sides at 1/8" from the edge. Then I added a simple decorative strip which I cut out with the faux crochet border Die-namics and a coordinating bow.

On the inside I used the large double ended banner from the first place award ribbon die-namics for one of the sentiments from Inspired by Flowers 3, and I layered it onto two of the pieces from the sweet stack labels die-namics. For the grid paper along the bottom I did exactly the same technique as on the front of the card EXCEPT I did it on the reverse side of the card stock so the embossed lines really pick up the colour and stand out.

Here are the die-namics I used:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

70 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a pretty background!

wendy said...

so very pretty

Miriam Prantner said...

That lattice scored pattern on the background is so elegant. This looks fabulous!

Karen Giron said...

Karen, this is SO lovely! I love the sponging on the embossed paper and the two different looks you get. So fabulous! And I {heart} the way you added {hearts} in your post!

Angel said...

so VERY pretty! such a classy card!

Barbara said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! Simple and elegant with that scored background--I love the dimension you got.

Maria C said...

love it - awesome job

terri d said...

What a pretty card. Very simple but elegant. One of my favorites!

Tanya said...

Love it. It turned out really nice!!

Becky Sorensen said...

Very pretty!

Annheidel said...

Beautiful technique! I really like how it pops against the kraft and black.

Kimberly S. said...

ELEGANT!! I love the lattice scored paper! It adds some great detail!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I can officially say that this card is even more GORGEOUS in person! STUNNING girlie! LOVE this and will cherish it!!

Sabine said...

This is a very pretty card. Like the background!

Janet said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tips.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I love how you did the diamond effect with your image.

Pam said...

Oh how pretty! Thank you for introducing me to your blog. Your creations are so very nice.

Joanne Basile said...

This is SO beautiful Karen!

Kristy Hansen said...

Love the softness of the card. Background scoring really adds to the card. ksh

Karen said...

I have seen several card on this hop that use scoring diagonals for a background and they have all looked so beautiful, now I'm going to have to try it!

dragonswing said...

I love the lattice effect. Makes a very pretty background.

Trisha said...

Stunning card, Karen. Love the simplicity of it. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Tami said...

Really like that diamond pattern

Ravengirl said...

This is wonderful and a really great demonstration of that technique!

Melody said...

Love the look of the scoring and sponging!

StampOwl said...

fun card Karen, has been a while since I have played with that technique.

Dana White said...

This is really stunning my friend- the flower looks stunning on the inked background

rush said...

nice debossing technique. thank you for sharing.

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Oh my HEAVENS Karen!! This is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!

LOVEEEEEEE!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Lisa R. said...

So pretty. Love the scored background effect. tfs joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Moosisk said...

I just LOVE the scoring details on your card. It is so simple yet elegant. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Dana L Cheney said...

love the diamonds and the inking, so pretty!

Melinda said...

ooh, pretty dies.

Cheryl said...

Yaaahhh! A new technique I can try! Such an elegant card! I love all the black and brown together.

Miche said...

This is gorgeous...simple but stunning!!

Ginger said...

Pretty and Simple! Perfect Combo!

Lisa H. said...

sooo BEAUTIFUL! I really love the look of this....it's so elegant!

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra ltb

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the scored lines and the colors with this image.

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the lattice! :)

XoXo,

Katie

zehra said...

Superb grid background, love the card.

Linda S said...

How beautiful!!

Wendy said...

Well aren't you brilliant my friend! Love this! And that ribbon with it, OMG!

Kat Gomez said...

Love the detail tfs Kat;)

osirisandloki said...

ok firstly. i am so happy there is a scorpal/MFT blog hop! i just love both products and secondly I NEED inspiration to see how to use the scorpal to its fullest and the MFT dies along side it! thanks for sharing!!!

Regina said...

What a wonderfuld card! The scored background is fantastic!

Shannon White said...

Love the score resist BG you created! Wow just So Pretty! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card.
Like the softness of the background.
Thank you
ColleenB.

Elena said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!
Love the background you created!

Tanya said...

So pretty...love these colors together!

Lucinde said...

Lovely cards

marla said...

Love the dies you used and how you created a great looking background!!

Darlene L said...

Great card! The background is very elegant.

Angie said...

Wow!!! I love the grid and the different ways you inked it on the front and back!!! Very cool! can't wait to try this!!!

Vicki said...

A striking card! Love the colors and paper you chose.

Sue D said...

Love the scored background!

Swedie said...

A pretty card. I like the touch of red!

Noreen
http://www.craftlinky.com/

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card love the grid look and the colors and shading is great. adding the ribbon adds that special touch. Awesome Flower. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the scored background!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Positively gorgeous!!!! Everything about this is just amazing!!!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the scoring on your card.

Cheryl B said...

I've got to try that grid effect, its awesome!

Heather D. said...

Love, love, LOVE how you created your background paper! I've done the diamond dimension before but never tried coloring it. So cool! I'm gonna have to try this for sure!

Basiljen said...

Lovely!

Mary J said...

That is so clever Karen! I really should be more creative with my scor-pal!!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Beautiful card. Really like that diamond background. Thanks.

Colleen Begley said...

Love this card Karen. It's so elegant. I'm going to try your technique.

McStamper said...

Great card!

Leslie said...

This is simply beautiful!! Simple and beautiful - love that scored background!!

Carmen said...

Great cards!