Sunday, February 17, 2008

Decorative scoring

A discussion of scoring boards started me thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of the different types out there. I have a Scor-It. I love the rubberized surface and the beautiful crisp score that the sort of tongue-in-groove method gives. It's different from just running a tool in a groove, but that may not be enough of a difference to really appreciate if you're glancing at scoring lines on a card front. A bigger difference, I think, is the fact that if you want to get the look of embossed lines, you score the front of the cardstock with the Scor-It, but the back of the cardstock with the scoring tools that work by running the tool in a groove, like the Scor-Pal or Aleene's boxmakers. I wish I could remember whose blog I was looking at a few nights ago when I saw some different ways of using score lines. This is a card that was inspired by what I saw on that blog.

This is just a very simple take on what I saw, but basically on that blog the score lines were used in very creative and very decorative fashion. I used Stampendous stamp images here, colored with Copic Spica glitter pens. I then added the score lines to give more visual impact. This would have been tricky to do from the back of the cardstock, eh? I'm looking forward to trying some other creative ways of using score lines with stamping.


  1. That's very pretty! I have seen several different ways of using the ScorIt for score lines on cards but can't remember where I saw them either. I usually just use mine for scoring the center but I really do need to get a little more creative with it!

  2. Love the card. Creative use of the scored lines.


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