Morning, all!

For today’s card, I wanted to try out using scoring lines as design elements. I’ve seen it a little bit and wanted to try it out for myself. :) The easiest way to make scoring lines is to use a scoring board. I really like the Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board because it has groves every 1/8″. Some other scoring boards don’t have the grooves that close together.

I’m not sure this scoring technique works as well with other card stocks either, since I’ve only tried it this once. I was using a Memory Box card and it seemed to have a nice soft paper texture. Lots of give in the grain of the paper. (I can imagine it would cut in a digital cutting machine like a dream). I’ll have to try it on thicker card stock like from Stampin’ Up! or Papertrey Ink in the future.

I also used a Memory Box stamp, Birch Branch Print. I stamped it in Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk Ink that’s in the Nightfall Petal Point box (also available in a Paintbox) . I can’t even describe how much I love this ink color! It’s in a close second behind my Chestnut Roan. Creamy Brown stamps a sort of Kraft color, and we all know I love Kraft. :) You can get that ink color in the box I have, or it’s available online in the full pad size (just google it). I’ll probably end up getting a full ink pad at some point if I continue to like it as much as I do now.

Anyhow, enjoy!


Solid Card Stock: Thistle Card & Envelopes (Memory Box)
Branch Stamp: Birch Branch Print stamp (Memory Box)
Sentiment Stamp: Sending Smiles Messages stamp set (Hero Arts)
Ink: Nightfall Petal Point Chalk Inks (Colorbox); VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder: White Zing (American Crafts)
Miscellaneous: white embroidery thread

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