The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, October 20, 2011

StampinB Scoring Challenge

Every Thursday brings a new challenge from the Stampin' B's Design Team, and today is no different! Our new challenge this week is to use scoring on your project. Scoring is such an easy way to add texture and dimension to your card! There are lots of super tools out there for scoring--the Scor-Pal, Crafters Companion, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Scor-It-All, and more--but you can score like a pro even if you don't have fancy (or costly!) tools like these. I do all of my scoring with a lowly embossing stylus (or burnisher) and the groove of my paper trimmer. Here's my card creation for this week's challenge:

I've also made this for the DeNami Color Challenge #8, which is to create a project featuring Golden Tangerine, Charcoal, Chocolate Brown, Lime and White/ Cream.

I've used the DeNami Design Rosebud Trio and the "cheers" sentiment from the Everyday Greetings set. I've also used DeNami Chocolate Brown and Charcoal cardstocks.

I'm also entering this card in the Textured to Perfection Challenge over in the Moxie Fab World, to incorporate texture in an innovative way. This is my second card for the challenge, and this time around I tried adding texture (two textured cardstocks, scoring, sheer ribbon, and hand-trimmed grass) in a clean way that doesn't overwhelm the design.

Thanks so much for dropping by today for a little slice of bliss with me. If you'd like to try your hand at this week's Stampin' B's Challenge, post your project on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

See you soon!
Emily

Card Recipe:Stamps: DeNami Design Rosebud Trio and Everyday Greetings
Cardstock: DeNami Chocolate Brown cardstock; DeNami Charcoal cardstock; cream, tangerine, and lime CS from The Paper Company 

Ink: Versafine vintage sepia
Accessories: embossing tool, colored pencils, SU scallop trim border punch, foam tape, cream sheer ribbon 
Techniques: scoring

36 comments:

Glenda J said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the ribbon, the scored background and the CAS design.

yyam said...

Oh wow! Love the scoring! And that dark background! The image really stands out! :)

wearestampers said...

Wow Emily, the scoring on your card is perfect! Have never tried it on my trimmer, I cheat and use a scoreboard!!:) Pretty card, and love the touch of grass!!!
Pam

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

really great colors! Such a cheerful card and the scoring is wonderful!

~amy~ said...

fabulous scoring...it's such a fab touch...I should remember to do that! love the look!

Marisa said...

Darling card, Emily. Love the way you used the colours and the fringed grass is great :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great detail with the scoring, love the added layer it gives it...

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Emily, this is so cute! I love the stamps you chose for the color challenge- it works PERFECTLY with these colors!

Thanks for joining us in the DeNami challenge- you know I LOVE having you play along with us. :)

Cath said...

Super sweet card, Emily! :)

Anita said...

Very pretty card and I really like the CAS feel.

Lisa said...

Great embossed background Emily! Your nailed the colors on this challenge too! Those flowers are the cutest. Pretty card :)

onecraftymama said...

'lowly' - hey, just because it's not the expensive tool doesn't mean it's not awesome! Of course you already know that :)
I love the pop of colour against the grey and brown. I think I'd find this combo a real challenge, but you nailed it. It's lovely! And the sentiment is super cute.
BTW, you have to come visit....just sayin'. I hope you're having a ball with your sis!

Benzi said...

So pretty, Emily! Good job with that stylus and the groove of your paper trimmer. That's a tip that is very useful.

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Emily. I love the way you scored your rich grey paper in the background. What a great challenge.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Emily! The scored background looks fab!

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful Emily! I love the happy pop of color against the embossed gray. Lovely job with the colors :)

onecraftymama said...

E-mi-ly....I hope you've been to Moxie Fab World today!!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Woo hoo for your Moxie Fab shout out :)

Chunyuan said...

fabulous. hooray for the moxie fab shout out.

Virginia L. said...

Congrats, Emily, for the MF shout out! Love the scoring!!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Bonnie said...

I love the scored lattice and the CAS design of this card! What a darling little image!

Carolyn King said...

awesome....love the scoring!

Linda Beeson said...

I love to use scoring like that. Such a great, subtle look.

lisa arana said...

ooooh, those colors just pop off the grey background. and the scoring is so amazing.

Gabby said...

Found your link on Moxie Fab! Love this card! The dark grey, scored as your bg is fab. Yellow flowers on grey is so lovely! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This beautiful Emily. The way you used the color combination for this layout makes the image really pop. Just beautiful!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

~Tammy~ said...

Emily, this is FANTASTIC!!!! Your scoring design is so chic and your use of the colors are superlative !!!

Auntie Em said...

Hi Emily! Love your pretty card! The scoring looks amazing and makes such a great background. it works so great with the cute little image in the bright yellow. You have such a great sense of style!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you combined the colors, and your scored background is perfect! ;o)

Tina M said...

Ohh how lovely! It's so soft and pretty...great take on the color pallete!

Andrea M said...

Perfection Emily!!! You do such stunning work! Thanks so much for playing along with DeNami Design!

Meg said...

Love it and congrats on getting a Moxie shout-out!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab scoring.....wonderful and sweet

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is lovely! Simple... elegant... the scoring adds so much doesn't it?
~Meredith

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so cute! I love those scored lines.