I have been asked how I created the scored frame in a recent card that I last posted on my blog (Easter Iris). I'm including a list of supplies needed and instructions with photos.
card stock cut 10" by 7"
Scoring board & tool
Spellbinders 5x7 Matting Basics B dies
- using your scoring board and tool, score your 10"x7" card at 5 inches but DO NOT FOLD at this point. Folding the card at the score line will be the very last step.
- turn your card over to the back side
(Note: Since you want the scored frame to be prominent on the front of your card, you must turn your card over to it's back side to create the scored frame)
- take the 2 largest dies from Spellbinders 5x7 Matting Basics B and position them, one die inside the other, cutting side down, on the back side of what will be the front panel of your card; it would be a good idea to use removable tape to make sure the dies don't move from their position.(Remember, you're doing this on the back side of the front panel of your card)
- make certain your machine is prepared to emboss ONLY and not cut; run your card stock with the dies through your machine, according to your machine's instructions.
- remove the dies from your card and turn your card over to the right side
STEP #5 (final step)
- using care, fold on the initial score line
You now have a beautiful frame on your card and are ready to dress it up to your heart's content. With the Spellbinders 4 different sets of Matting Basics dies you can create frames of various sizes.
I sincerely hope these instructions and photos were clear and helped to explain how the scored frame is created. Put your creativity to work and go create some framed beauties!