Thursday, May 17, 2007

Mini Tutorial, a card and more...

So what can you expect to read and see today? Well first of all the Fancy Pants tutorial I promised, a blurb about one of my new fav products Scor-Pal and a new card using some new rubbah!

Mini Tutorial: Faux Fancy Pants Decorative Border

Step 1: Punch your border using your slit punch from corner to corner.

Step 2: Separate the punched design from the rest of the cardstock.

Step 3: Using your 1/4 inch circle punch, punch holes along your scalloped strip. (See an example below incorporating this border...and even better stay tuned to see the card in the background!)

What's that in the background you ask? One of my new fav items; Scor-Pal. I, along with several other guest instructors got to play with this fantastic scoring tool and create some projects featured on Diana Crick's Scor-Pal website. Diana is taking pre-orders right now and will be shipping in the near future. I know I have talked about Scor-Pal briefly before but now you see where I fit into the picture. More projects are updated weekly so stay tunned for more BRILLIANT ideas and tutorials. I have to tell you, I use this fab-o scoring tool EVERY day. I leave it on my craft table and just lean over and zip zip...I am done. That is SO much more convenient then using my bone folder and a ruler OR the scoring blade on my fiskars rotary cutter. I really appreciate the deep score line too. If you don't have a tool like this it is a MUST have especially if you are into quick results. The other thing I like about it is that you have all the essential score lines marked for you (ex. 4 1/4, 5 1/2 etc).
I will share the project featured in those photos very soon.

Today's card was truly inspired by the DP. Isn't it always? Is that my trademark? *lol*

Branch In Vase Card Recipe:

Paper: Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Ruby Red, Crate Paper DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow
Stamp Set(s): Birthday Wishes (A muse), Branch in Vase (Impress)
Accessories: 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Slit Punch, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Square Punch (Marvy), Dauber, Martha Stewart Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker, Stickles (too bad you can't see them!!!)

That's all for today!

Because I love to stamp and you do too!


diane mcvey said...

WOW,WOW,WOW!!! That card is gorgeous! And the tutorial is great...thanks so much for sharing your great talents!! :)

barb said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous, Ali. the perfect color combo and images just jump off of the page and make me want to go to a lovely, quiet garden and meditate. Perfect.


Amy Mowbray said...

WOW! I love this card! Thanks so much for sharing this.

Shadowcatcher said...

Just beautiful! Love everything about this card.

Sherrie said...

love your tutorial Alli, I mentioned it over on my blog. I made a little frame with the border. Those papers are beautiful and I definitely had my eye on that impress stamp!

beate said...

SWEET!!! Great card and super easy to follow instructions.

chelemom said...

What a cool way to use that tab punch! Love this card!

Peggy Maier said...

Really lovely card! And thanks for the info on the new product & border.

Jennifer said...

Yeah, what they all said!

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