This month's challenge on Shelli Gardner's blog was to share projects made with the Simply Scored tool. I'll admit I had never felt the need of getting a scoring tool before SU! came out with one but I decided to get one when SU! came up with its own version since it could be a legitimate part of my business. I haven't regretted the investment one bit. I had always used up to this point the scoring blade on my paper cutter but the Simply Scored is so much faster!!
Today's accordeon card is one of those techniques I had seen before but never tried myself. Not sure why - too much ideas, too little time I think was the reason. Anyway, I knew I wanted to use the adorable Something for Christmas single stamp for the middle pannel, and to pick colours, I relied on the trusty Color Coach to find a unique color combo.
The stamp was inked with markers and stamped on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I stamped the ornaments a second time, handcut them and popped them up on Dimensionals. I used one of the ornaments to decorate the back of the card as well, and used Crystal Effects to glue mica flakes all around the back panel.
The rest of the card was decorated very simply using patterned paper and cardstock. The trickiest part is figuring the measurements on the patterned paper. To create the indented shape, you need to use either the small paper cutter or a hobby blade. The tabletop cutter will not work since it is a guillotine cutter and you can't control and measure where the cut begins and end. To embellish the card a little, I added a bow made out of Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon and a red rhinestone brad in the middle of a Saffron button.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Pour Noël (Something for Christmas)
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Designer paper: More Mustard
Inks: More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey
Accessories: Markers, button, rhinestone brad, mica flakes, Crystal Effects,
Simply Scored tool, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals