Scor-it Copper Star Card
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What you will need:
Directions for making the Scor-it Copper Star Card
||Cut a piece of tan coloured cardstock to 7" x 12"
and fold at 4" and 8" so you have 3 panels measuring 4"
||With the cardstock face up, use a pencil to lightly
number the panels from the left.
Trim the long edge of Panel 3 by 1/8".
Panel 2 will be the front of the card.
the printable star template by clicking here.
have Adobe Acrobat Reader?
Download it here.
Print out the template and cut along the marked line.
Cut a piece of copper to the same size as the template, plus an
inch on one side for a handle.
Handle your copper carefully - it's sharp! Don't use your favourite
||Use Magic Removable Tape to attach the template to the
copper along the wide edge of the copper.
Begin scoring along the lines of the template. Use the "Feel
the Love" technique! Score the box around the outside
last. Try not to overshoot (it might take some practice and you
may want to work on cardstock first!). If you overshoot the edge
of the template, you can use a bone folder to smooth out the copper.
Remove the template.
Trim the copper plate. Yummy!
If you are
going to apply this plate to the front of a book, flip the plate
over and drizzle white glue into the scored depressions. Allow it
to dry (and shrink) and then add some more till the scores are filled.
Cut a piece of dark brown cardstock to 3
1/2" x 3 1/2".
Use Double-Sided Tape to mount the copper star plate to the center
of the dark cardstock.
Place your copper plate on a piece of corrugated cardboard and
use your awl to pierce holes at the corners of the copper plate.
Insert star brads in the corners.
Use Double-Sided Tape to attach the plate and cardstock
with brads to Panel 2 about 1 1/2" from the top of the Panel.
||Now place the template on Panel 3 and use the Scor-it
Board to outline the template. Use the "Feel
the Love" technique!
Use your awl to pierce holes at the corners of the embossed star.
Insert star brads in the holes.
Fold Panel 3 back onto Panel 2 and use double-sided tape to stick
them together. This will hide the backs of all your brads!
a piece of the darker cardstock, stamp the image with Galaxy Gold
Brilliance Ink and emboss with Detail Gold Embossing Powder.
Use your awl to pierce a hole in the card on the upper right edge.
Emboss three "starlight" lines streaming down. Insert
another star brad in the hole and use double-sided tape to adhere
to the card.
Erase the numbers on your panels if you haven't done so already!
Some interesting variations
Apply some Alcohol
Inks to the copper and watch the magic!
Use your Heat
Gun (which may or may not be hot enough) or a candle (or
a butane torch) under the copper plate. Hold the copper with tongs
as it gets hot very quickly. Amazing colours will appear in the
"Feel the Love"
Sometimes you want to score a shape or make a line that does
not go the full length of your cardstock.
That rail along which you run your scoring tool is the Love!
a pencil, lightly draw your lines on the item (cardstock) you
wish to score. If you have a template, temporarily adhere it to
the cardstock. Use your fingers to feel the rail through the template
and cardstock. Align the pencil line or the template so the rail
is directly underneath the line you want to score. Take your time
and double check! Score only where the line is drawn on the template
or card. Be very careful not to run the scoring tool too far.
If you're using a template, you can lift up the corner to check
without moving the card.
With practice you will have more control and won't "overscore".
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