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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Scor-Pal Grid Card - Just Like Mel's

Hi Everyone! Whoohoo! Check out my first Scor-Pal grid card! I saw Mel's card of Mel Stampz and I just had to make one. . . just like hers. I thought her card was sooooooo pretty that it inspired me to try this technique out. I've seen other people do this technique but I have never been really motivated to make one until I saw Mel's card the other day.

Anyway, here is Mel's card: Click here. I actually "CASED" her card. . .I mean not exactly but the overall design is similar. I didn't use markers on my card and I didn't distress mine. Instead I added micro beads to the center. I'll try the marker technique on my next grid card. This is my first time with this technique so I wasn't very ambitious.


I really love Mel's style. . .there's a subtle look to her cards that makes her cards look very elegant. My cards have a tendency to be intrusive. . .almost crying out for attention! LOL! I usually or typically head in the direction of being overly bold. . .especially in the colors and design. I try to be subtle but arghhhh, I can't stop myself sometimes.

This time I held myself back and I am so satisfied with how my card turned out. It's bold but not intrusive or glaringly loud, KWIM? LOL!

Anyway. . .go check out Mel's site. . .she has a ton of links on the grid technique as well as her own tutorial.

I think I'll make another one. . .making this card was just, oh so fun!!




Card Details:

Paper: DCWV designer paper, SU Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Speckle White Cardstock
Accessories: Pink micro beads, Fiskar "Cloud" scissors, Grosgrain Ribbon, CTMH Just Blooms flower, Darice rhinestone, Scor-Pal

22 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Very, very pretty, Maria. I can tell it was a lot of delicate work. Very pretty in pink!

Tanja said...

This is really pretty, Maria. Beautiful work!

Jules said...

wow, this is stunning :o)

Rachel said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! I've got Mel's card on my to-do list too. Yours is amazing! :)

Scrap Jaci said...

Amazing!!!!
It is truely beautiful and I think it is a delicate card.

Yvonne said...

Love the card. I was thinking about getting the score-pal and now I'm convinced.

Angie said...

Love this card Maria! I have to try this technique too!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow Maria I love this so much, superb work.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, dainty, amazing...and that's just the beginning.

Teri said...

Wow! I just love this card!! The pink beads are perfect! I KWYM about Mel's cards, just everything she does is fabulous! Just like you! xoxo

2 Worlds said...

Loved it!

Craft Girl ! said...

Looks great, good job ! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Maria,
Hi, Diana Crick here. I love your card, indeed tasteful. When I first saw Mels card I immediately thought of tiny beads instead of french knots (I don't iron or sew) and was thrilled to see you do the micro beads. Your card has exactly the right amount of "bling". Awesome job.

Rita said...

Maria, OMGosh!!! This is awesome & oh so elegant! I have to say this is one of your best cards, I so luv it & the colors are so soft & did I say elegant? Great job!!!

wandykj said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the colors-pink, my favorite:) My Scor-Pal just came in the mail & I'm gonna have to try this one out! Love the idea of the beads too. I sew but this is sooo much easier. FANTASTIC JOB, as always.

Hugs,

Wanda

Mel M. M. M. said...

Like mine only a gazillion times way CUTER! This is the epitome of sweetness. I love the mircobeads in pink and in threes. (Were you cursing my name as you added them all? heehee) How brilliant. And the ribbon across with the flower on it. Gorgeous! I absolutely adore it! I have to case you! Thanks so much for the link love. (You sure now how to make a girl feel great and inspired too!) :o)

malieta said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! I love everything about it Maria and you should really send your cards in for publication...they are awesome!!!!

Paula said...

Wow - stunning card. Simply love it.
Paula :)

Heather the Mooselover said...

Gorgeous card- I love the grid and the pink and black.

So... Scor-Pal is the way to go? I need a scoring "system" and just can't decide which is best...

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh too beautiful, love these colors, and design.

Mybiz said...

oh wow, what a card!!
so beautiful.
great job.

Tonniece said...

Very pretty Maria. Wow those beads are something. WOW, WOW, WOW.
Gorgeous