Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rhapsody in Blue and White

Hi, everyone.

At a recent Stampin' Up! class, our demonstrator shared the technique of scoring the midpoints of adjacent sides and crimping the corners formed. I really liked the idea, but didn't like how the crimping distorted the shape of the paper.

A few days later, I changed up the technique to score, rather than crimp, the corners. I paired this idea with a challenge from Operation Write Home's Cardmaking Party for President's Day 2013. The challenge was to create white-on-white or cream-on-cream. For the card below, I modified the challenge "rules" to allow for a little light blue.

AC white and blue cardstock; Martha Stewart punch
Cuttlebug and Spellbinder embossing folders; Stampin Up! trimmer
Mark Richards crystals

a detailed look at the scoring and embossing

I love the elegance and CAS-like design. Really like how the layers of blue help pop the three scored and embossed patterns. Feel like there is just the right amount of  bling to add a touch of sparkle in all the right places. Decided to go sentiment-less so the card could be sent to OWH for birthday, graduation, wedding, anniversary, love you, miss you, thinking of you, thank you, or just because occasions.

Sorry about the quality of the images above. I went back forth between scanning and using a digital snapshot. The scanned image seems to do a little better job of capturing the overall appearance of the card, while the digital picture better shows the details.

Parting Thought

Thanks for stopping. Happy scrappin'!

1 comment:

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty combination of subtle color and embossing! I love the diagonal score lines too! NJ!