I have a tutorial featured in the May 2010 Newsletter for the Scor-It-All board (one of my very favorite tools!), and thought I would share it here on my blog as well. :)
With it's raised metal scoring bar, the Scor-It-All allows you to score through a double-thickness of cardstock which means I can create these really fun leaves for my projects. :)
DIMENSIONAL LEAVES TUTORIAL by Me! :)
Cut a rectangle from green cardstock. Place it on your Scor-it-All board so that it is centered, lengthwise, and score a line to create the center vein on the leaf.
Fold the rectangle in half along the line you scored in Step 1. Cut a simple leaf shape.
To create the veins in the leaf, place folded leaf shape on the Scor-it-All board at an angle. Make a score line for the first vein. Move the leaf shape slightly and continue to make evenly spaced score lines all the way to the other end of the leaf.
Open the leaf to reveal the symmetrical, textured vein lines. Beautiful!
Leaves can be any size and color. They add dimension to layouts, cards and other projects.
Use leaves to create the feel of a jungle or combine them with flowers, vines and other elements
For a totally different look, highlight vein lines and edges of the leaves with ink or chalk, or distress with a sanding block.
AT THE ZOO
Scor-It-All board; Cardstock (Bazzill, Prism); Patterned Papers and Dimensional Stickers are by Imaginisce; Letter Stickers, Mini Letter Stichers and Chipboard Letters by My Little Shoebox; Journal spot by Sassafras Lass; Buttons by Basic Grey
I wanted to end my post by telling you WHY this is one of my favorite tools. :)
With it's raised metal scoring bar and metal-lined score tool, this set simply creates the highest quality score I have seen in a portable tool. I come from a family that owns a print/copy store with large, professional bindery machines. I have tried all kinds of scoring tools including ones with premeasured grooves and scoring attachments for trimmers, and have always been disappointed that I couldn't get a quality score. The plastic tools used with boards with premeasured grooves would quickly go dull and not create a crisp score. Trimmer attachments worked inconsistently and would tear or cut through my cardstock. UGH! Frustrating! When I found the Scor-It-All board I fell in love because you get a professional looking score every single time. :) I LOVE IT!!!
(You should know that, YES, Scor-It-All did give me my cute NEW pink Scor-It-All tool when I joined the Design Team . . . but I already owned the 12 X 12 board of the "older" model and have been using it for a long time. When I was asked to create projects for their site, I couldn't help but say YES because it has always been one of my favorite things to use. I gave my dad my "old" tool to use at his print shop for smaller bindery jobs. :) )
Have a great day!