Friday, November 14, 2014

Scoring saves the day

It happens to me all the time -- I  finish the card, then think "this would look so much better if I had embossed that panel." Happened again when I made this card -- that green panel was so flat and BORING, but it was too late to emboss it without possibly tearing everything up. Then I had a great idea -- if I can't emboss it, I can at least score it.  Quick, simple and it made a difference. I really need to remember to emboss more, but now I know I can save some cards with a few score lines; my genius moment for the day.

The card features Prickly Pear stamps and matching die I picked up for a song at the craft consignment sale.  They are stamped in Burgundy and popped up over a panel that features a patterned paper of ornaments. The printed paper actually gives a sense of depth, and with the Pop Dots, this card has some
dimension in real life. The ornaments are "hanging" off burgundy colored cording. The ribbon running under the ornaments says "Merry Christmas" in silver -- it was hard to photograph well.

This card is for these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Ornaments
Die Cut Divas November Challenge -- Holiday spirit
Crafty Ribbons #106 -- Christmas with Ribbons
C.R.A.F.T. 285 -- Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbons #106 -- Winter holiday with ribbons
Word Art Wednesday #158  -- Anything Goes


  1. She shoots, she SCORES. This is an absolutely wonderful post. Thank you for sharing your lovely paper crafting with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  2. SUCH a pretty card! Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share your sweet card in our challenge. It fits the challenge theme perfectly, and we're grateful to have you join us.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  3. P.S. I'm also SUPER grateful to have you share your WONDERFUL art in our challenge this week at WAW. It's always a tremendous blessing to have you share your talents with us. Have a great week!
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Gorgeous work!!! Thanks for joining us at the simon says stamp monday challenge :) - Ashli

  5. I love your save! The ornaments really pop against the green and the score lines deliver an elegant touch. Lovely.

    Glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Holidays challenge.

  6. What a great idea to score your card - I must remember that tip when I have a card that looks a little plain.
    Kath x

  7. This is a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.


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