Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Big Wave Hi

I enjoy the blog for Scor-Pal and they started a new monthly challenge recently called "More than One Scor" and the entries are so creative, they really inspire me.  I entered in March (see my post Christmas is On It's Way) and won a wonderful prize package that included a Scor-Buddy and cutting mats and two rolls of Scor Tape (my favorite).  It really did feel like Christmas!

There is an added theme each month and this month it is to include a stamped image.  I created this "wave" card just for fun and, of course, I made it into a nautical card with my sun as the stamped image. It's easier than it looks to cut the wave; the trick is in lining it up when gluing or taping it together.  I'm sure in most places, the freedom of working with a glue stick would be most helpful, but it is so dry here, we cannot use glue sticks.  I had to try again, learning from the first one.  Here is a video tutorial that I found with a link to the template.  I dry embossed the background paper using my stylus with an embossing folder, so I could control the cloud placement.  I added stickles to my sunshine; even my brightest orange ink did not pop enough.

A few tips:  There is a lot of cutting and scoring, so use your most comfortable knife (I prefer the Fiskars finger knife) and a scoring tool (like the Scor-Buddy) to make it easier.  Scor the dotted lines before you cut.  Scor the top and bottom lines where the tutorial shows a little cut.  It's too easy to overcut and ruin your hard work; scoring worked very well.  Mount the wave to your card before you decorate, just in case it goes wonky.  Use cardstock for the wave; printer paper just doesn't do it.  If you go off course while cutting, bring the cut back against the ruler gradually.  Most of all, have fun!

If you want to join the fun at Scor-Pal, 
visit their blog:  
They will post a new challenge June 1st or 2nd.

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