Thursday, 30 August 2012

OLW103 - I scored!


This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is hosted by Karen. The challenge is to use scoring on your one layer card.

It's amazing how adding a little texture to a card front by scoring it, can make such a big difference! I simply stamped the Michael's sentiment and a clear star, embossed a circle with a nestability and then scored the sun rays. I say "simply", because the idea was really so very, very simple. The execution, however left me with a very full recycling bin! I stamped wrong, scored wrong, embossed wrong - (but never all on the same card) - you name it! But in the end, it turned out how I pictured it (although now I'm thinking maybe the Stickles take it a little too far? I'm not starting over! lol!)

It took me about 4 tries to figure out that if  I drew lines on the back of the card where I wanted the scoring, it would be much easier to get it right! And it really did!

(Edited to add: The circle was embossed with a nestability, not really scoring)

21 comments:

Karen Nutkins said...

This is a really WOW card, I love it.

Susie said...

Fabulous card. But how do you score a perfect circle?

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous! Jo x

Karen said...

You did an amazing job MF...thanks so much for playing along...
I was thrilled the linkz actually worked!!
hugs,
K

shirley-bee said...

Wow, this card really does radiate! I like the all the sparkles from the Stickles.

JJ Bolton said...

Fabby Ardyth! I've always wished someone would invent a scoreboard to do this design!

Karen said...

Well worth your time and effort, this is lovely! We are not too far from each other, I'm in London ON.

Kelly Griglione said...

Ardyth, I always love coming to your blog to see what's going to surprise me. And you again didn't disappoint! I. love. it. Great idea to draw on the opposite side (otherwise, holy cow, I'm surprised you didn't go through more cards!) Fantastic design.

Berni Cuttino said...

Your scoring is perfect, Your card if fab. Thanks so much for your beautiful comments. Hugs

Lindsey said...

This card is so awesome -- eye-catching and fun! I think the Stickles are absolutely necessary. And I can just imagine trying to score this perfectly, yikes!
Thanks for visiting my blog! Since you asked, I'm about an hour and a half north of Toronto... and still on Georgian Bay!

Judy Donnelly said...

Love the card, definitely not too many Stickles.

Anonymous said...

Oh I think the Stickles are what make it SUPER Star, rather than just Star. Gorgeous card!

I think if you used the Score It board you wouldn't have to draw the lines on the back side of the cardstock. But just to be sure, I'm going to try it tomorrow.
Bahb

Jen W. said...

I actually like the Stickles and good for you for persevering! I'm pretty sure I would have given up on the second try! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your work is just incredible! I am back (em sub) and I have missed your cards over the last couple of weeks! off to see just what I actually did miss.

Geri said...

Love this, especially the idea to draw the lines on the back first! Great idea that will drastically reduce my "recycle pile" as well!

Cheryl said...

Wow....Ardyth, this is awesome. You scored it! lol....

Mary-Anne V said...

Awesome scoring...thanks for the tips.

Carol said...

Love your card! Thank you for sharing.
How do you emboss with a nestability die?

Lindsey said...

Great thinking outside the box!

Deanna said...

WOW now that is scoring and perfectly done:)

Susan said...

Sometimes I think I've made comments on a post...but then I discover it was only in my head!! I love how this turned out...and I think the stickles are a perfect touch!