Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday Tip: Scored Frame

How do you give a clean and simple card more depth without overwhelming it with extra details? I say add a scored frame. A scored frame adds just the hint of a modern border instead of the traditional matted look. If you want to know how to make your own easy-peasy scored frame, just follow along...

Start with a 2" square of scrap card stock. Make a mark 1/4" in from the corner going both ways.

Use your 1" square punch to make a perfect square cut out. Note: use the other corners of the square to make a template for the other sizes you might need like 3/8" and 1/2".

Use your template to trace the corners onto the backside of the piece of card stock you want to frame.

Score from the corner of one pencil mark to the corner of the next pencil mark. Keep turning your card stock until you have all four sides done.

When you are finished you have the perfect frame for your image. I hope you like my Thursday tip. All supplies to make the card and scored frame are available for purchase below.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: Evergreen ( Cling, Wood )
  • Card Stock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Champagne Glimmer
  • Ink: Old Olive, Versamark Pad
  • Tools: Big Shot, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Simply Scored, Heat Tool, 1" Square Punch
  • Embellishments: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Gold Emboss Powder
  • Adhesives: Dimensionals

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    1. OMGosh you are brilliant! I have always wanted to do the inside scoring but end up going from edge to edge because it's so hard to tell where to start and stop. Your idea is fantastic. THANK YOU so much for sharing this!

    2. Brilliant tip! Thank you! I always try this frame scoring then end up over-shooting and have to score all the rest end to end. I'm so going to try this!

    3. who would have thought. such a genius idea. thanks so much

    4. that is an AWESOME tip! Thank you so much!

    5. Thanks for the great tip!! I wish I could come up with tips but then there are people like you and then people like me who need help from people like u!! lol Jeanne

    6. Hi Brenda. I headed over here from Karren's blog. This is awesome!!! Thanks for the wonderful tip on how to make a perfect scored frame - will definitely be giving this a try! Loll xx

    7. What a wonderful tip. I had a tiny little church scene that just needed "something" to finish it off and lo and behold, there was your marvelous tip. Thank you.

    8. Thank you for sharing. I have used this technique, but have always had trouble getting my corner done cleanly.

    9. Brilliant!! Love this tip! Thanks for generously sharing it with your readers!! Doris