Scoring Card Background

Check how scoring card background adds interesting texture to it. With Hero Arts Card Color Layering Grateful Leaves.by @s_shayevich

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Hello!

Today I want to share a simple fall card and a simple technique of scoring card background.

I like this technique for several reasons. First, it allows you to add some texture to a card if you want to, but don’t own a die-cutting machine or embossing folders. And you can make different patterns, from one scored line to the whole background scored in all directions.

I also like that added this way texture is not too much “in your face”. That deep and dramatic embossing that embossing folders create nowadays is a little bit outdated. Furthermore it adds a lot to a card design and limits the number of other elements to be added (otherwise a card could be overwhelmed, I’m talking here about CAS cards of course).

I should admit that often I prefer to use dies for embossing, or a texture plate, as they don’t create very deep embossing. Or perform scoring card background.
Sometimes a card could miss something, just a little bit. And adding scoring is the right amount of “something missing”.Check how scoring card background adds interesting texture to it. With Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful Leaves.by @s_shayevichFor today’s card first I stamped the background using HA Color Layering Greatful Leaves onto a Neenah Solar White panel. I used a bunch of Hero Arts and SSS inks for stamping (they’re the same formula and I treat them all as on big ink family).
Check how scoring card background adds interesting texture to it. With Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful Leaves.by @s_shayevich Next I scored my background using Martha Stewart scoring board. Even though I already had a full-size version of this board, a couple years ago I invested into a mini one. Although “invested” is probably too strong word here. The mini one is around $10, it’s like a half of a stamp set. Which I can by and never use or use once. My mini scoring board is used all the time. It happened to be one of the best craft purchases I made in my life. I use it on a regular basis, it’s so easy to store, doesn’t take lots of space. And when I use it – I don’t need to clean my whole desk to put it on. As I do when use my big momma 12″ one (I still have it and use occasionally in case I need to score something bigger then a card).

To finish the card off I added a sentiment, embossed in white on stripe of orange cardstock, and several enamel dots. I really love enamel dots, but recently don’t use them very often. As more reaching for sequins or clear dots. But when it’s time to make fall cards – these dots become my everyday use. They look like berries and work great on fall cards.Check how scoring card background adds interesting texture to it. With Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful Leaves.by @s_shayevich

MORE IDEAS OF SCORING CARD BACKGOUND

I also want to share a couple more examples where I used scoring as a part of card design. You can check the out by clicking images below.
Card_150217_07_ORIG Card_150111_01 Card_150107_01Hope you’re doing great and had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was busy and scary. Busy as I needed to make a lot for my DT assignments, and scary as on Sunday I took my first driving lesson. Yep, I don’t drive. And I’m very scared of driving. As I live in NYC and you can imagine traffic situations here. And I don’t really need it on regular basis. Because I live in NYC and parking fares here are even worse then traffic situation (and finding a parking spot is a bit of a challenge). I take train every day to work and don’t see this changing any time soon. But of course I need to learn how to do it and get licence. Just in case.. Like if I need to hit a huge craft store. Currently it’s a lot of work to make my hubby to bring me there ;)))

I’m entering this card into Blog Named Hero this month challenge – Texture. I hope the texture from embossing will work to be eligible for this entry.

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ), etc.
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Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White Cardstock 110 Lb
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Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful Leaves Stamps Set
SSS | HS
Hero Arts Grateful Leaves Clear Stamp & Die Combo
SSS
Hero Arts Pale Tomato Shadow Dye Ink Pad
SSS
Hero Arts Red Royal Shadow Dye Ink Pad
SSS | SC
Hero Arts Just Rust Shadow Dye Ink Pad
SSS
Hero Arts Orange Soda Shadow Dye Ink Pad
SSS | SC
Hero Arts Butter Bar Shadow Dye Ink Pad
SSS | SC
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Dye Ink Pad
SSS
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
SSS
Ek Success Powder Tool
SSS | AZ | SC | HS
Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
SSS | SC
3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Small White
SSS | SC
3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Regular White
SSS
3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Mix White
SSS
3m Scotch Double-sided Foam Tape Permanent
SSS
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
SSS | AZ | SC
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
SSS | AZ | SC | DB
Tonic Studios Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer
SSS | AZ

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Like this project? I created a Pinterest-friendly picture that gives several views of the card. You can pin it and save for later.Check how scoring card background adds interesting texture to it. With Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful Leaves.by @s_shayevich

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8 Comments

  1. Reply

    LaVon Hall

    September 14, 2016

    I think is just stunning. Love the bright fall colors and the added interest of the scored background.

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      September 15, 2016

      Thank you! :)

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    Debbie B

    September 14, 2016

    Beautiful card! Love the colors and the scoring technique.

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      September 22, 2016

      Thank you, Debbie!

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    Karen L K

    September 18, 2016

    Such a pretty leaf card! The scoring looks great! Thanks for sharing all the other scoring ideas too. Good luck with your driving. I learned at about 16 but I am thinking it would be way more nerve racking when you are somewhat older than 16.

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      September 22, 2016

      Thank you, Karen!
      You’re right, it would be much less scary if I did it in my youth. But what can you do. I think I should just go for it.
      Getting citizenship in US (I got 2 years ago) was much easier lol

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    Michele

    September 28, 2016

    Such beautiful cards; scoring adds such great detail – I need to incorporate some of your ideas into my own cards.

    Driving? That doesn’t sound so bad till you said you live in NYC; I don’t think I’d want to driver there!! Good luck, you’ve got this!!

    Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero! ~Michele, DT

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      October 6, 2016

      Thank you, Michele!
      Yes, driving in NYC is a big deal. I know many experience driver who declare – I would never drive in NYC. And I don’t think I will a lot. I want to learn driving mostly for road trip type of situation :)

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