Sep 16 2008

Embossed Bird Call Thanks

NOTICE: THE LIST which is one post down (scroll down) has been edited and is current as to all active Blog Candy posts — have fun!!! There are still many running!!!

This card uses the Scor-It Mini to dry emboss the lines. I have a Scor-It Mini Blog Candy still active — click here. And if any of you saw the Journal I did in that post, I was so pleased to see that a friend of mine, Joan, took my instructions, put her own spin on it, and made this adorable Journalwith a country elegance I LOVE. Check it out here. To me, there is no greater pleasure than to see that someone has taken a project of mine as their starting point and then created a beautiful project of their own!!! That ALWAYS makes me smile!!!

And it has also become very apparent to me that many of you don’t know the difference between a Scor-It and a Scor-Pal. If you are interested, Iwould urge you to check out this article I wrote quite some time ago which compares the two products. Click here.

Now, for today’s project, I did a quick card today for the Color Challenge at SCS — the colors were Riding Hood Red,Basic Gray and Always Artichoke. It was quick because I used the Cuttlebug to dry emboss the focal image and my Scor-It Mini to add embossed lines for interest. Here it is:


To make this I first embossed a 1/4 sheet of white with the Bird Call folder in the Cuttlebug. Then I just cut off what I didn’t want on the bottom. I was left with 3.5″ of my embossed image. I also cut it a bit narrower so more red card base would show. Now, I took the cut down piece and first scored a line 1/4″ from the top on my Scor-It Mini. I then adhered this piece to another piece of white cut to the size I wanted for my card. Then I put it back on the Scor-It Mini and scored lines every 1/4″ inch, filling up the bottom white space. Here’s a pic:


Can you see the seam line where the embossed image was cut and adhered to the base? I started scoring right there and kept moving down 1/4″ for each score line — only takes a few seconds. I love using an embossing folder to make quick cards, and personally I just think adding these scored lines kicks it up a notch, yielding a very professional result. And you get beautiful raised score lines when using either of the boards by Scor-It, the full sized board or the Mini.

Ok, then I just matted my embossed main image ontoBasic Gray, wrapped with a scrap of ribbon (always great when that last scrap works! – and this was my Artichoke for the Color Challenge), adhered to the Riding Hood Red base, added my tag, and DONE.

  • Stamps: Out on a Limb Sentiments by Papertrey Ink

  • Paper: PTI White, SU Riding Hood Red,Basic Gray

  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Basic Gray

  • Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Scor-It, Tag Die by Spellbinders, Dimensionals

A quick project — now back to the MAJOR project for the day — trying to clean my stamp room — LOL!! Now THAT’S a job!!! Thank you all so much for stopping in and remember, there are still many Blog Candy posts to check out, see above. Wishing you all wonderful fall weather, storm-free and sunny!

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Embossed Bird Call Thanks”

  1. Libby says:

    Oh SO pretty – love all the scoring & embossing, and that ribbon is just gorgeous with it!

  2. Debbie says:

    This is so lovely and elegant I love all the embossing. TFS.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  3. Sharon in NE says:

    I love it!

  4. michelle gall says:

    wow i love it so clean and classy thats why you are a stampen goddess have a good one

  5. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is so adorable! The simplicity is great and the colors are perfect!

    Glad you like my journal!!! Your instructions makes it easy!!!!


  6. LouBelle says:

    I bought this embossing folder, but had no idea what to do with it…thanks for sharing your card. I’m off to make some of my own. Would love to see any other ideas with this folder!

  7. Vanessa Yu says:

    Ok Sharon, this is just a beautiful card! I LOVE the simplicity of it! Can I just get picked for the mini scor-pal so that I TOO can create such beauty!!!

  8. Tosh says:

    Simple with a bold look!! I love the scoring and embossing!! And then, your ribbon and tag are a fantastic addition!! PERFECTION!!!

  9. CJ Max says:

    Wow… your beautiful card!

  10. Shirleyone says:

    Less really is more in this case. A really lovely card! TFS, Sharon.

  11. Sue m says:

    Ooooooh………..I LOVE THIS! what a great way to use this embossing folder too! very nice.

  12. linda flanagan says:

    so inspiring – thanks for sharing. Good luck with clenaing the craft room.

  13. Shel9999 says:

    Simply beautiful, Sharon! Love the embossing, the scoring AND the ribbon! 🙂

  14. pam (pammy jo) says:

    you made such a beautiful card! i love the embossing and it appears the scor-it works pretty slick 🙂 love your blog!

  15. Curt OBrien says:

    Sharon, this is simply stunning. I love how you only used the embossed image for the background, and the color choices are beautifully simple! Just gorgeous! Best, Curt

  16. Debbie Olson says:

    Beautifully clean, simple, and ELEGANT!

  17. So crisp. So clean. So beautiful! Love this CB folder – it made a stunning card Miss Sharon!!

  18. leslierich says:

    You do the most beautiful work with these embossed cards! This is so elegant, crisp and clean. I absolutely LOVE it!!

  19. Rose Ann says:

    Simply beautiful!! I love all of your embossing, and your ribbon is the perfect touch!!

  20. Charlene says:

    I LOVE this…off to case. TFS!

  21. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    This is beautiful, I love this technique.

  22. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh wow, this is gorgeous Sharon, I need to pick up those new embossing dies from Cuttlebug, what a quick and simple thank you card, yet so elegant! The Scor It is the perfect scoring tool for this project!

  23. Sharon, this is so beautifully elegant, love it! 🙂

  24. DeniseLynn says:

    Oh Wow – what a great card. I just got that same cuttle bug folder and now you’ve given me another way to use it {to change it up a notch}. Only trouble is I don’t have a score pal yet. Hee Hee perhaps I’ll win one *wink*. It’s on my christmas list and truly that’s not so far away if I have to wait. Thanks for sharing your talent; your blog is great.

  25. Susan G says:

    So elegant, yet so simple. I just love visiting you every day. You are a real inspiration!

  26. Carol says:

    This style is so “you” with the white panels and image! I love what you’ve done with the embossing and scoring and I LOVE that piece of ribbon! How did you tie that anyway? I’ve studied it and still can’t figure out how it’s tied, but it looks fabulous with that one end hanging down! Awesome card!

  27. Very pretty card with the scoring and the bird call folder-really classy looking. tfs

  28. Pinky says:

    I love this card you made using your CB and your score-it tool!


  29. *thud* There’s my jaw hitting the floor! I LOVE THIS CARD! Must CASE soon!

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