Hello stampers! When I sat down to stamp this card I had two objectives in mind. One, I wanted to use my Sheltering Tree stamp set in a different, unexpected way. And two, I wanted to use my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to add blind embossed stripes in the base of the card.
I decided to use the stippled leaf stamp as a textured background. But before I did that, I had to create a few masks.
I then created a circle mask using Stampin’ Up!’s 2-1/2″ Circle Punch and placed the round opening of the circle mask over the flower.
I stamped the greeting with Soft Suede and then took the circle I had cut out of the sticky note and used it as a mask to protect the flowers and stippled circle background I had created.
Having completed the stamping, I moved on to the base of the card. I wanted to blind emboss vertical and horizontal stripes using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.
The place marker on the far right of the scoring plate shows the score line where the card will fold. I wanted to create five blind embossed stripes between that score line and the left edge of the card. The place marker on the left indicates the center of that area which is 2-3/4″. I started by scoring on that center line. I then score on the two lines to the left and right of that center score line.
It’s hard to see in this photo but here are the five, blind embossed, parallel stripes.
I then turned the card around on the scoring plate. I wanted to score five blind embossed lines in the middle section of this area as well. The place marker on the left shows the center line of that section which is 2-1/8″. I scored along that line from the top down to the fold line of the card.
I then proceeded to score on the two lines to the left and center of that middle score line.
After mounting the stamped image on Cherry Cobbler and then adhering them to the Soft Sky cardstock base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I tied it all up with our 1″ Sheer Linen Cherry Cobbler ribbon which is now retired. You can substitute our 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler #120992.
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