Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PWC299 - Try a New Technique

Happy Wednesday campers!  I hope you're ready to make a card or project because  I've got  the latest Paper Pretties challenge PWC299 for you.  This week we're going to make you work a little, maybe get outside your comfort zone.  Now don't go running away and looking for an "anything goes" challenge.  This is the challenge YOU SHOULD try.  This is the challenge that will help you grow as a paper crafter.  I know this because this and  a few challenges that I don't like are the ones that I always end up surprising me.  

So let me tell you about this card.  The technique I chose is "scoring".  I keep a scoring board next to my desk and use it on every card to make the fold but that's about all I do with it.  Once in a blue moon I'll make a step card or something else but for the most part that tool sits idle.  Really, isn't that a waste of money.  I could fold my card without a scoring board so I think it's about time I tried scoring a layer of paper, which I did for the bottom layer of this card.   The diamond shape was very easy to do, it's just a matter or putting the paper on the board with one edge down on the left side and the other edge against the top.  I'd give you the inch markers I used  but I don't remember them and it would differ depending on the size of your paper and the what size diamond you want.  If you need more exact directions all you have to do is a Google search of "Scoring Card Stock" on how to do it.  The scored lines were made at half inches.  It was very simple and fast, and it looks great on the card.  

White on white cards are usually pretty daunting for me but as my die collection grows it becomes easier.  I think sentiment cards look particularly pretty in this format, especially if you emboss them in gold or silver.  This sentiment if from the "Birthday Sentiments" stamp set.  The set has several birthday sentiments in a variety of fonts and most could be used on the inside or the outside of your card.  It's a great set to have handy.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Birthday Sentiments" clear 
ink - Versamark
paper - MFT Whip Cream card stock
miscellaneous - Silver Embossing powder; pearls; the Cat's Pajamas Heart Swirl Cut Ups die; Spellbinder's Opulent Ovals and Lace Hearts dies; Stampin' Up Flourish designer frames; ribbon; pearls; brads; button (on the bow, the shank was removed); Sizzex double sided tape; dimensionals

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC299 - Try a New Technique
Splitcoast Stampers Lovefest2014G - Let's Score
Tuesday Throwdown #184 - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays PTT#161 - Anything Goes
Sister Act #45 - Anything Goes
2 Sisters #173 - Embossing
Allsorts week 247 - Ladies' Day
One Stitch at a Time #201 - Girly
The Squirrel and the Fox #64 - Something Spooled

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.

PS - I hope to see your creations using a new technique on the Paper Pretties challenge blog.


  1. Absolutely stunning. Hard to believe its all one colour. Love the diagonal scoring in the background.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Oh I do love this one. I love that it is all white I struggle to do that but need to give it a try again. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.
    Linda K. DT

  3. Gorgeous card. Lovely soft color scheme with just a touch of gold. WOW!

    Thank you for participating in the OSAAT challenge this week!

  4. Just beautiful Chris and perfect for our Ladies Day theme.

    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here, it runs until 5th March.

    B x

  5. Absolutely stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  6. Thanks for entering this weeks challenge at allsorts tracyx

  7. Just gorgeous, Chris! Love the white on white, the scoring, the design & die cuts, and the fab embossed sentiment! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. Stunning! I love the gold on the white. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie - DT


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