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 -
LaurieW -
Brenda -
Carol -
Rita Kegg-
Jany -
Vicki -
Bridgett -
Allison -
Chris -
Kim -
Betty -
Jamie -


Bridgett Owens said...

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

Alley said...

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

Jany said...

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

Betty said...

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...

Chris said...

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

Glittered Paws said...

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

Stacy said...

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

Barb said...

Awesome projects, Jennifer!

Rita Kegg said...

Great projects and tutorials. Thanks and blessings

Unknown said...

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

Cynthia said...

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


Kim said...

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!

Melisa Waldorf said...

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!

Trudy Osborn said...

Such FUN cards! Great way to show off the ScorPal

AmethystCat said...

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

Angela K said...

Beautiful cards! TFS

Sarah G. said...

All of these cards are great!

Laurie said...

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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