Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Scored Texture

The layout for my card today is from this week's Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  I loved Maureen's card which was the inspiration for the challenge this week  Clean and Simple Card Apr 18.  On the lower half of her tone-on-tone background, she had used a texture plate. I don't have any embossing dies or tools so I did my own with scoring and folding.  This is hardly a new technique but I figured it could stand revisiting.

First off, choose a heavy cardstock and then score every half inch or whatever grid size you want in one direction.  Turn and score the other direction:  (I used my Fisker's cutter with the scoring blade.)

Then fold along all score lines:

You can stop at that point or for added emphasis, brush a little of the same or similar color along the scored edges.  Stampin' Spots, ink cubes or those little cat's eye colors are great for this.

This is certainly more time consuming than a texture plate but it nice using tools I had and stretching my supplies a bit further.

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  God's Beauty by Stampin' Up!; greeting from Cloud Nine
Cardstock and ribbon:  Ocean Tides by PTI
Ink:  Timber brown by Stazon; Soft Sage by SU!
Ranger's Glossy Accents


  1. Beautiful card. I really like your hand embossing, it looks woven

  2. very pretty card lisa-I like how you created your texture for the card-I played in that challenge also-I missed your card-off to scs to check out the gallery again


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