I love my Martha Stewart scoring board!!! It has a compartment to store the bone folder so it is always with the board, and also comes with a handy envelope guide and project booklet. This booklet shows how to use the board to make an A-2 envelope, and tells how to adjust for other sizes, and also how to make a small gift box, A-2 card, of course, and A2 gate fold card. AND, it's less than half the price of the other scoring boards I've seen on the market. Another great feature, which I appreciate very much, is that the score lines are 1/8 inch apart, rather than 1/4 inch. OK, 'nuff said. Now, on to the project I did with my MS score board.
By the way, I created this card for some challenges. Cards Blog challenge was to create a Mother's Day card http://northridgemedia.net/blogs/cards/uncategorized/challenge-gallery-and-new-challenge-29/ . I used the Paper Crafts Sketch challenge sketch http://www.papercraftsconnection.com/blog/tag/go-to-sketch-challenge-2/ , and Raise The Bar challenge was to make a mother's day card http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/ and finally, the Our Creative Corner (OCC) challenge to make a Mother's Day card with no flowers.
If you click on the image, you will get a closer look at the background (kraft colored) panel. Notice the criss/cross pattern. This is the technique I'm going to show you today.
* I cut my kraft panel to the desired size, then I placed it at an angle on my score board. I used the rulers along both edges to get the desired angle to be perpendicular to the sides of the card.
*Then I simply used the bone folder to score lines every half inch.
*Then I turned the card, lined it up, and made half inch scores in the opposite direction.
*The final step was sanding. I used a sanding block to lightly sand the raised edges, or criss-crosses. This took some of the color off, and made them show up more. Another option would be to use a sponge and some ink and lightly drag it along the surface, highlighting the raised areas with ink.
I used Hero Arts stamps, and Spellbinder's dies. The hearts on the bottom right are punched, then run through my Cuttlebug with the swirl folder. I distressed the panel and the hearts with brown ink. I dyed the lace pink with some ink and a waterbrush.
I think I'll make a couple more of this one, without the MOM punched letters. It would make a great birthday card for a special friend, or daughter, or mom! I am really loving this clear set with the high heels....been having a lot of fun with it.
Well, that's it for now. I got home early from work today, and decided to get this post up. It's so nice outside, I think I'll sit on the deck and read for a while. I'm about half way through The Lovely Bones, and am anxious to finish it.
Blessings and peace to you!