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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Scor-Pal Blog Hop Part 2

Well, I told you in my earlier post that I hoped to have some cards featuring the new Scor-pal bug tool and I have those ready!! I took time to relax and play a little today!

This first card above is my favorite of them all! Have I ever told you how much I LOVE POLKA DOTS!! They are so cool and so "in"! I created the polka dot background on the green bazzill cardstock using tools that you may already have at home! For the solid polka dots I used a pencil eraser dipped in VersaMark ink and for the circle outlines, I used a lid from my water brush pen, tapped it on the VersaMark pad and then stamped it onto my paper. It took a little patience but was worth the end result!

Here is how the embossed/de-embossed lines were made using the Scor-bug.

First, I lined up the orange bazzill cardstock so that I would be able to do 2 rows of dots 1/4" apart using the scor-pal.

Next, I took the scor-bug and first ran the bug down the paper on the BACK side of the paper so that the dots would be raised when I turned the paper over. Then, I turned the paper over and scored with the bug on the front side so that the dots would be de-embossed as you can see in the photo above. You move the tool over the scor-pal just like you would if you were using the scorer tool.


This is how the dots look closeup.

Stamps: Graphic Blooms, Petal Pack, Blooming Builders, Laughter Hostess Set
Inks: Water Lily Green, Orangerie (stamped off twice before stamping on the paper) & Burnt Umber Palette

Here is another card using the same stamp set as above, Graphic Blooms, but with a whole different look. See how you can take the same set, use a different color scheme and the set takes on a whole new identity?

For this one I embossed with the scor-bug on the back side of the cardstock. Then, I turned it over and took a sanding block and lightly sanded the embossed circles to create the white bumps. What an easy way to create a background! I also added stickles to the centers of each of the flowers. You can see a closeup of what this looks like below.

The next cared has a shape all it's own!

See what I mean? The top part of the red TAC Scarlet paper goes above the top of the card base by about 3/4" or so. Yes, it would require a slightly larger envelope (or you could scale the card down so that it would fit in a standard A2 sized envelope). I printed the TAC free black & white paper download onto this scarlet paper and that is what the background is made of. I also had a piece left over from the card that I am going to show you next and that is what I made the strip with. You can see that I used the scorbug to de-emboss a row of dots down the side of the card. A closeup is shown below.

And, last but not least, here is my last example of using the scorbug on a card (well, for today anyway).

This uses a set you've seen a lot of recently, "Victorian Elements". I used the Scorbug right below the black ribbon. A closeup of this is shown below. This is another piece from the paper that I used above (the B&W TAC free download paper printed on to TAC Scarlet).

I hope that you enjoyed these samples as much as I enjoyed making them! Be sure to check out these other Angel blogs to see their scorpal projects!

Melisa - http://paperliciousdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/05/score-pal-projects-blog-hop.html
LaurieW - http://www.soapboxcreations.blogspot.com/
Brenda - http://bcraftytoday.blogspot.com/
Carol - http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Rita Kegg- http://ritasangels.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-hop-scor-bug.html
Jany - http://stampwithjany.com/
Vicki - http://angelstamper2.blogspot.com/
Bridgett - http://hoosierstamper.blogspot.com/
Allison - http://stampedbyanangel.blogspot.com/2009/04/trio-tutorial-money-holder-business.html
Chris - http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com/
Kim - http://angelatmydoor.blogspot.com/
Betty - http://stampinteacher.blogspot.com/2009/04/scor-pal-blog-hop.html
Jamie - http://inkspots101.blogspot.com/2009/05/stamped-teachers-gifts.html

18 comments:

  1. Fantastic projects! I love it!! Don't have this cute tool but I may need to look into getting one!
    Hugs,
    Bridgett

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  2. Oooh, now I really have to get this scor-bug, I really like what you've done.

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  3. Love your last card. TFS! I now think I need that tool.

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  4. Jen, these are beautiful cards. The alternating rows of embossed and debossed dots look so professional-just elegant! I am going to have to get that tool...

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  5. wow Jen! These are all terrific! You've really got an eye for color and composition...so many card designs here!

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  6. Great tutorial - love your projects, okay got to go search for a scor-bug today!!!

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  7. Cute, cute, cute! Love the yellow card the most.

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  8. Awesome projects, Jennifer!

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  9. Great projects and tutorials. Thanks and blessings

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  10. You did wonderful with the Scor-Bug. I just gotta get one!!!

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  11. Jen,
    I love these projects you made with your scor-bug. This tool I do not have but I must get. What beautiful cards!!

    Cynthia:)

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  12. These are fabulous cards and luv the different polka dot looks you were able to create with ordinary things from your stamping supplies.
    I will be purchasing a scor bug... hope it's in the new catty!

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  13. Jen these are so awesome! WOW! I like the scor-bug technique, but what I love even more is your stamping/color choices. LOVE IT!

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  14. Such FUN cards! Great way to show off the ScorPal

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  15. great cards and love, love, love the pencil and watercap tip for polka dots!!! awesome!

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  16. All of these cards are great!

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  17. These projects are so great! I see your fav color combo! And I just love the orange one with the embossing!

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