Welcome to the Scor-pal & American Crafts Blog Hop.
You should have arrived here from the blog of Rahel Menig .
If you didn't come from Rahel's blog be sure to start back at either the Scor-pal blog or American Crafts blog to begin the hop.
You'll want to go through the whole thing because there are several prizes to be won along the way!
If you are a regular Scor-pal subscriber you will know that the Scor-pal designers are all infamous for their amazing 3D designs and multi-fold cards. Well, *most* of them that is. ;) Me? I'm the Clean and Simple girl of the bunch who tends to keep things quick and easy for everyone to CASE in an instant. It took me quite some time for this hop to decide what I wanted to make because I wanted to stick with my usual clean and simple design but at the same time there were so many great embellishments and papers to play with! So, I decided I would create a scrapbook page. I have been scrapbooking since 1997; but, since becoming a card maker/stamper, it has kind of taken a back burner.
Roughly 5-6 years ago one popular technique for scrapbooking was color blocking. There were even special templates designed to aid in the process. These plastic templates were traced or placed on the page and then one would precisely cut pieces of paper and photos to be placed in the blocks. I used these templates on several scrapbook pages back then. I even won a contest with one and made some for publication. (I'll share some of those later next week!) The down side of using those templates was two-fold. The first being that they had to be traced (time consuming) or, at minimum, placed precisely on the base. Secondly, the sizes/pieces were, for the most part, limited to each individual template. Things would begin to look pretty much the same after a few uses.
Now, fast forward to 2012 and in steps Scor-pal! The Scor-pal scoring board is the perfect tool for easy, and unique color blocked pages. Plus, this technique can be used for cards as well!
For today's layout I used a pencil to create a grid on the back my 12x12 base that was 2-inches from each edge. I did this by placing a piece of card stock at the 2 and 10 inch side markings, rotating and repeating. You could also do this with the Scor-Mat that fits the Scor-pal base. Typically, I would use my Scor-Mat but at the time it was buried in the pile some where from a previous project so I grabbed the closest piece of paper ;)
Next, I used the pencil lines as a guide to create various boxes in between them. The size of the boxes can easily be adjusted by using the measurements on the top and sides of the Scor-pal. To change the orientation of the lines simply rotate the paper.
The pencil lines will not be seen on the finish page since they are on the back and by scoring on the back it will leave raised lines in which to place the final pieces.
Here is what the final scored base looks like from the front:
Then it is just a matter of cutting various pieces of paper and adhering them in place.
(A great way to use up scraps!)
Add photos and embellishments and it's done!
As, I mentioned previously, this technique can also be used when creating cards.
Supplies for this page courtesy of American Crafts.
All papers from the American Crafts line- Chap.
Carded ribbon -Chap-Ivan
"Good Times" Flair from the John Collection
Alphabet and Letter Stickers- Remarks Sheets-Small Alphabet Shane
Variety Buttons- Chap
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my project with you.
Your next stop on today's hop is Suzy Plantamura.
Below is also a complete list of hop participants for your reference.
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