How to Make Diagonally Scored Backgrounds.m4v

Uploaded by TheMadStamper on 20.05.2012

Today I want to show you know how to do this diagonally scored
that I used on this card.
Using the diagonal plate with Simply Scored.
When you're going to use the Simply Scored diagonal plate,
you start by turning in over so that you know where this
arrow is, because that arrow needs to point
to the top
of the Simply Scored platform. I'm going to use a piece of card stock slightly larger
the layer that I want to end up with.
And you'll see the reason for that in a minute.
I'm going to score every half of an inch with my stylus. I like
to use the small end; it helps me stay in the
grooves of the Simply Scored a little better.
I start in the corner
with my first score,
and then when I found the easiest way to get the spacing right
is to
slip the tip of the stylus
over four grooves, and you can hear it click into place
like that and you can feel it click into place.
And this is why you want it a little bit bigger
than the finished layer you want because it kind of scallops the edge of
it a little.
You can also just go by the numbers along the top instead of counting the
but I find that
unless I've got my eyes really close to it
sometimes I can make a mistake that way, so
whatever works best for you is just fine.
Now that I've got it scored all the way across the top
you see I've got a blank space here so now I
put my stylus in the corner again and I count down
those same four spaces
and score.
And this doesn't have the grooves
along the side like it does on the top,
so you really need to go by the feel of
the tip of the
moving from one groove to the next.
1, 2, 3, 4
and score.
1, 2, 3, 4
You can see that
kind of scalloping you end up with on 2 od the edges from doing this.
Now we're going to score the other direction so you turn
the card stock
ninety degrees and you start again up in the corner.
And once you've scored along the top, then
you start scoring down the side again.
Here's the piece after the scoring finished. I'll trim all 4 edges to remove
the indentations along the edges
and have a simple yet elegant background for my image.
For more inspiration and instruction
be sure to visit me at
and the Mad Stamper YouTube channel.
Happy stamping!