Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Technique: Simply Scored & New Ink Pads!

It’s Tuesday… one more day before the launch of the Sudsol Blog tour!  The Tour theme is Clean and Simple or Demonstrate-able Cards… and I’m going to share several cards and a new technique too!  Winking smile But that’s for tomorrow’s blog post, LOL!

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Today, I’m sharing another clean and simple card along with a by request recipe on how I made the pasta dish which accompanied yesterday’s Green Pot Chicken Recipe.NEw Technique on Created by you by sharon fieldToday’s card is uses two stamp sets and the sentiment was intentionally left off… so I can add it later when needed.  Sometimes I make a bunch of blank cards and “card candy” so that the gift recipient (or I, myself) can add a sentiment as needed.stampin_technique_by_Sharon_Field_new_june_2012The really fun part of today’s clean and simple card share was that it uses a simply scored board, and clear embossing powder.  LOL, you could also use white… but clear is what was on my table at the time I decided to try my newest technique!my newest technique from my stampin' room

The technique was really quick and easy to do… although in my experimentation, I had to do do it a couple times before achieving consistency and success!  LOL… the first time I stamped the butterflies too far apart so they were WAY out of the box formed by the Everything Eleanor stamp image! So.. I’m going to share a quick tutorial on how to do this… along with today’s tips for paper crafters and Success!

Technique:  Simply Scored and New Ink Pads!

  1. Cut Whisper White (WW) Card Stock to desired size… for today’s simply scored ink technique, my WW card stock was cut 3.75” x 5”.
  2. Place long edge against top rail on your simply scored board and score in 3/8” and 1/8” intervals for the length of the card piece.  (I.E. 3/8”,  1/2”, 7/8”, 1”, 1-3/8”, 1-1/2” etc.)
  3. Turn card stock 90 degrees and repeat step 2.
  4. Turn on heat tool to pre-heat.
  5. Ink large and small butterfly images using versa mark ink and stamp onto the mountain side of scored card stock (the side with the bumps.) 
    • Today’s Tips for Paper Crafters
    • If you are using Clear Mount stamps, mount both butterfly images onto one block, comparing against the surface of the Everything Eleanor image to ensure both butterflies will fall within the inked area.
    • If you are using Wood Mount Stamps, stamp an extra image from Everything Eleanor onto a scrap of card stock.  Cut out the center, stamped image reserving the frame to use as a template for fitting your versa mark inked stamps into.
  6. Sprinkle inked butterflies with embossing powder, and heat to set.
  7. Ink Everything Eleanor solid image stamp using Primrose Petals Ink (new firm foam pads work fabulously for this technique). Stamp atop the butterfly image.  Your image will still be wet… so lift the solid image carefully from the WW card stock.
  8. Use heat tool to set ink and re-heat embossed butterflies, bringing them to the card surface!

Now you’re done.. easy peasy, quick and easy! 

Many of you contacted me for my buttered garlic noodle recipe.. LOL, so here it is!

Buttery Garlic Angel Hair with French Cut Beans and Almonds

Serves 4


  • 6 oz. Angel Hair Pasta (I use Dreamfields)
  • 1 package of Green Giant French Cut Green Beans with almonds (frozen foods section)
  • Rinaldo’s Organic Garlic Gold
  • 2 TBSP Butter or EVO Light

Step by Step:

  1. Cook pasta and beans according to package directions for Al-Dente pasta.
  2. Drain pasta, place back in pan and add butter or EVO Lights and  1-2 TBSP Rinaldo’s Organic Garlic Gold, tossing to mix.
  3. Drain Beans, add to pasta.
  4. Open slivered almond package and add to pasta, stirring to mix.

Yum!  Add extra juice from your green pot chicken and it’s good to go!

Hope you’ll join me tomorrow for the Sudsol Blog Tour and Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge too!



Stamps and Supplies Used In Today’s…

Technique:  Simply Scored & New Ink Pads Card Share

Stamps:  Everything Eleanor WM 124162 / CM 124164, Papillon Potpourri WM 123757/ CM 123759

Papers:  Whisper White 100730, Primrose Petals 126841, Early Espresso 119686

Ink:  Primrose Petals 126858

Terrific Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool (Board) 122334 , Simply Scored Stylus 125624, Heat Tool 129053

Awesome Accessories:  Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon (1/8”) 119959, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder 109130

Techniques:  Simply Scored & Ink Technique

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