Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Another Sizzix Scoreboard Preview
This is another sample made with the new Sizzix Scoreboard matboard-cutting dies designed by artist-extraordinaire and dear friend Eileen Hull. I love the way these dies score and cut right through the heavy matboard, giving the project bases great stability and substance.
Today's example is actually a checkbook cover. I just substituted blank pages inside to keep those Christmas wish lists handy. This die comes with the punched covers, scalloped, punched and scored binding and scored clasp.
The front, back and both insides were covered with one of my all-time favorite papers, Basic Grey's Boxer Wing-tip. The edges were sponged with Stampin'Up!® Old Olive dye ink. I painted the binding edge and closing clasp with Plaid Folk Art rust paint. I used the Cropadile to re-punch the covers, then the inside pages, lining up the bookcovers to mark the holes. The binding, covers and pages were assembled and tied with black stretchy vinyl beading cord. The ends of each piece of vinyl were pulled through the bead and tied off. A tiny drop of Beacon Quick Grip keeps the tie from coming loose. I used a tapestry needle to pull silk fiber up through the vinyl ties on both front and back edges and tied it off at the top. The clasp was attached with Beacon Quick Grip, although you could use long-shank brads just as easily. Add the sentiment to the tag with a white pen and attach to the clasp.
Slip this baby in your purse and you're all ready to shop 'til you drop!
Silk fiber, clasp and hand-dyed tags are available at www.rockcandystudios.com.
Be sure to check out Eileen's blog at www.eileenhull.blogspot.com
You can see more samples made with this die by following the blog-hop from there.
Mark your calendar to check back the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for another great Scoreboard project!
Now, go hug someone you love and ask them for their Christmas list!