Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wonderful New Tool

I saw an ad for a new tool (and I am a huge tool junkie!) earlier this year. Seeing the item, and more importantly, the video clip on their website, I was really compelled to order. I received the item promptly... and then had to wait to use it because of other projects I had pending. ;-)


The tool I'm writing about tonight is the Topscore Multiboard, by Crafter's Companion. I love to do intricate folded cards but detest doing the measurements manually.


The kit I purchased had the Topscore Multiboard, an instructional DVD, the pamphlet with step by step visual instructions and a another tool called the Enveloper.

My first project was a Concertina fold card. After watching the DVD, I thought I'd jump into what I considered one of the more advanced project types. I will say that the Topscore made it a breeze! So easy to fold and score the cardstock.

Bloomin' Concertina:
I following the guidance for the length of cardstock needed (so my folds would match), but shortened the width of cardstock for a shorter version.

Here's a picture of the card open: TBA
And another angle: TBA


I opted to use ribbon it keep it closed. Because of that, the other side of the card flopped open. I used magnetic closure to fix this...

Overall, I really love this scoring tool. I will post another project I used, featuring the Enveloper. This tool is AWESOME! Love it!!!


Thanks for stopping by,


lise
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Stamps:


- Bold Curls and Bloomin' Beautiful stamp sets (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-"Birthday Wishes" sentiment from Silhouette Blooms II (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink:
-Peeled Paint Distress ink
-Willow and Pitch Black Adirondack Dye inks by Ranger

Cardstock:
-Spring Willow Light cardstock by Prism Papers
-Curious Iridescent shimmery cardstock by CutCardStock.com

Patterned Paper:
-Sultry by Basic Grey

Tools:
-precision scissors
-TopScore scoring board by Crafter's Companion
-copic markers
-1-3/8" circle punch by EK Success
-sable brush and water (used to highlight bold curls and draw in stems)

Accessories:
-magnet by Basic Grey
-pink satin ribbon by May Arts

Technique:
-sponging

10 comments:

  1. What a GORGEOUS card Lisa! I mean absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for sharing this. :)

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  2. OMG...this is an awesome card. I love everything about it and saved it into my Google Reader favs so I can attempt to make it some day. Now I need to get that new tool! Darn.

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  3. This is a beautiful card! I have seen them made before, and always wondered how you get the smooth curves on the top of each folded layer? This is probably the dumbest question. I love the stamps that you put together for the images also. Just in awe that you would think to use all those sets and images in that way. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Love the shape of this card...also great stamping on it!

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  5. This card is absolutely stunning.

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  6. Oh Lisa! I hate it when you show these things that I then just got to have!!!! :D
    Beautiful card!

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  7. This is fabulous Lisa, I don't mind doing the measuring but I'm not sure I could do the curvy bits! Love the way the flowers work with a partial view as well as the full one.

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  8. Love your card. Just a note to let everyone know they can get this tool at an introductory special at my website..
    http://www.wholesalepotpourri.com/store and go to the miscellaneous category. Limited quantites available...

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  9. So you happen to have instructions you are willing to share on how t make this card?

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