Hi everyone. Pamela here to share some scoring-board techniques with you. A paper-crafting company recently asked this question on Facebook: What paper-crafting tool have you bought but don’t use? One follower commented that she had only used her scoring board once. That surprised me. I use my scoring board on every card! Here are a just a few ways.
First of all, thanks to my dry-cleaning lady, I always score the fold of my card bases. When I was in high school, I designed and sewed almost all my clothes. (Stick with me. I’m getting to the card part.) The pants I made often looked homemade, that is until my dry-cleaning lady told me to bring in a pair of my pants. She pressed them on her industrial press. The difference was remarkable. They looked like I bought them in a boutique!
I apply that same idea to my cards. I find that taking just a few seconds to score the fold of my bases makes my cards look more professional. I also use my scoring board to add design elements. I scored the lines on the left side of this card with my scoring board. I scored coordinating lines on my envelope as well.
My second card is more involved, but much easier than it looks.
First, I trimmed a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch purple panel. Working from the backside of the panel, I scored two lines on each side at 1/4-inch intervals.
Then, I turned the panel and scored two lines on either side. I adhered the panel to my card base at an angle to emphasize the angles of my die-cut gemstone.
Here’s a tip for getting the triangle embellishments to look like proper triangles. Start with squares. I cut 2 x 2-inch and 3 x 3-inch squares. I cut them in half and used my scoring board to create different textures and design.
I added similar score lines to my envelope for this card as well.
I hope I’ve inspired you to get your scoring board back out and experiment with the possibilities. I would love to see what you create!
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