Wednesday, January 19, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 046 #2: Technique - Scoring!

Spring Card

This "spring" card design is one I found about three years ago at Splitcoast Stampers here. I thought it was unique enough to qualify for the "scoring" technique required for JustRite's current challenge. My card measures 4 inches square when folded flat because I used paper from Martha Stewart's 4" x 11" Valentine's Punch Pad.


I had wanted to die cut this largest Spellbinder's Nested Heart in Shrink Plastic ever since I got them and I was quite happy with how it turned out. My sentiment was created with JustRite Myriad Font Pro 50 point stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink. The die cut measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" and shrank to about 1 3/4" x 1 3/4". If you want yours to be a charm, don't forget to punch a large hole at the top and use a large font for your sentiment, as those will both shrink proportionately also! Because different brands shrink differently, check your package instructions.
Card shown folded flat

I added the Spellbinder's Eyelet Square die to the front of my card, laced a narrow flat fiber through some beads and then through the top eyelet and tied a knot. I enjoyed just playing with some products I'd had for a while and hope you'll check out this fun "spring" card and try one yourself!


Edited to Add: I used Frosted Ruff N' Ready shrink plastic and Copic R46 to color my heart die cut before stamping my sentiment. Also, I use my embossing heat gun to shrink my items, not my oven!

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13 comments:

Kathy W said...

oh this one has a ton of "charm"

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this! So funny cause I just bought shrinky dink to use on a futute priject! LOVE the red against the white with the pink peeking out the eyelets! So super CUTE!

1CardCreator said...

This is awesome Marge, and I didn't know you could use your heat gun for this, thanks for the tip. The colors and the dies look gorgeous. ~Diane

Wendy said...

WOW!! Great take on the scoring. Its FAB!

Sheri said...

Very cute! I love how you stamped the sentiment on the heart and added the little bead! Nice job!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Marge! Love the heart hanging on the square doily!

Sharon Harnist said...

What a great scoring/folded card design! Thanks for playing in JustRite's challenge!

Terre said...

Marge your card is lovely, I have so many ideas with shrink plastic but not enough hours in my week, you really did the challenge proud. Hugs to you

Gizgad said...

What a neat idea and a very pretty card. I found your blog through Amazing Paper Grace's blog candy contest. “Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you” I'm so glad I chose your blog to visit. You have pretty cards & great ideas on your blog. I'll be adding you to my check daily blogs. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Cathy U. said...

I love this card. What an awesome idea. Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Weath and I picked you. I am truly enjoying your work.

teela said...

great card and like others have said, Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you

Gwen said...

such a sweet Valentine card!!! Love the shrinky Dinks Idea!! & the Spring card design!!!

chaun said...

I took an all-day shrink plastic class a couple months ago, and it was wonderful. I've used punches with it, but not my dies. Gotta get those out!
It's a lovely card, and I love the springy card too! I came from Amazing Paper Grace's blog, and “Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you”.

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