Monday, January 17, 2011

JustRite Stampers Challenge: Score!

JustRite's current challenge (#46) is to create projects that incorporate scoring... I use my Score-Pal all the time for embossing panel edges on my cards, but I thought I'd try something a little different - this little gift basket which was demonstrated on a recent Flower Soft TV episode.

I'm sure there's a proper name for this basket - the basic technique is to score a square panel in thirds both ways, then score diagonally out from the corners of the center square to each corresponding outside corner. The outside corners are punched, all scored lines creased, then you tie opposite corners together in the center. The size can easily be adjusted to your 'filler' - my basket started as an 18 cm. square (I do normally use inches, but that was a nice size and easy to divide!).I used the daisy from the My Garden set - on the basket, I stamped it over the entire square and embossed it clear, then sponged brown, stamped the daisy in brown, then sponged the edges in a darker ink. For the daisy on the tag, I stamped the image 3 times on watercolor paper and colored with Touch Twin Markers. (The leaves are from the Morning Glory stamp.) After coloring, I cut out each flower, cutting each layer of petals a little further in. I turned each layer over and embossed around the cut edges with a large stylus - this made the petals curl (on the top layer I cut in between each petal to the center). I filled the flower center with Ultrafine Toffee, Earth, and Black Flower Soft. The sentiment is from the Birthday Centers set.

I used Labels 8 for the tag, and watercolored just inside the edge for a little definition. This was a really fun project! Thanks for visiting today!
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  1. Very Pretty. I see it is the same technique that I used on my box. Love the colors

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Dina! Great scoring technique -- thanks so much for playing in JustRite's challenge!