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Smores Card – Scored Background Technique

Welcome to the third 2010 VC Rocks Bloghop.. you've most likely arrived here from  www.tinataves.blogspot.com/

At my Technique Tuesday class last week, I taught my customers the Scored Background Technique.  This is really a very easy way to give a card some texture and dimension.  The supplies should be in your stamping stash too!  All you really need is card stock and a scoring tool.

If you are going to stamp the background piece, you should stamp before scoring.  Then you need to decide if you want to scored background to  have "hill" or "valley" scores.  Score the stamped piece upside down for "hills"; score the stamped piece facing up for "valleys".

You need to score the piece both horizontally and vertically for "squares" – however, you can choose to do it just one way for a different look.

Find your middle of the card stock and start the score there.  I like to start in the middle because then it is balanced on both ends.  Start in the middle and make your score lines at the same intervals, then move back to the middle (or flip if you need to) and score the remaining section.  The size of your score intervals can be large or small, depending on the look desired.  I personally like the 1/2" score size and look. 

Turn your cardstock a half turn and then do the same to create "squares". 

This is also a great technique to create windows or even Hershey Bars!  My kids love to make Smores in the backyard firepit which inspired this card: 


Supplies Needed

  • Under the Stars/Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets
  • Cajun Craze/Early Espresso/Crumb Cake/More Mustard/Whisper White CS
  • Cajun Craze/Early Espresso/Crumb Cake Ink
  • Scallop Circle #2 Die/Big Shot/Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Scoring Tool with Measuring Guide
  • Sponge
  • Distressing Tool
  • Large Square/Word Window/Modern Label Punches


  • Stamp smore in Early Espresso all over Cajun Craze piece. 
  • Turn over and score 1/2" apart horizontally.

  • Turn cardstock a quarter turn and score vertically.

  • With piece of Early Espresso, score horizontally and vertically also.  Cut a square from this for your Hershey bar.  Be sure to cut just beyond the score line for the best effect.
  • Punch out square in Whisper White for marshmallow and use distressing tool on edges.
  • Sponge all over square to get marshmallow colored to your liking.
  • Run a piece of Crumb Cake through the Polka Dot embossing folder.  Use square punch to cut out graham crackers.
  • Run the Scallop Circle die through the Big Shot with More Mustard card stock.
  • Stamp phrase in Early Espresso on Whisper White and punch with Word Window punch.  Punch Modern Label with Cajun Craze.
  • Mount and adhere all pieces.

What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it??  VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin’ Up! convention.  If you can’t go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin’ mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions!  I have "met’ many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

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Jul 17, 2010 - 02:07:40

Marisol Gutierrez
A Touch of SOL

Jul 17, 2010 - 03:07:44
Sassy Shirley said:

How cute — now I am wanting a s'more for a lunch appetizer!!  and I don't like chocolate!  Thanx for sharing all the directions – always so helpful … now, where are the marshmallows????  

Jul 17, 2010 - 03:07:24
Jackie Watson said:

Yummy is right, love your card, love smore's.Your directions are super. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 17, 2010 - 03:07:39
Veronica said:

What a sweet card!  😉  Love it, Jane!  TFS.

Jul 17, 2010 - 03:07:55
Jeanie Carter said:

My kids ( and Girl Scouts) loved smore's and what a perfect card this is for them.  Your blog has so much information on it, I spent I don't know how long just looking at everything- it's absolutely wonderful.  Glad you joined in the blog hop.

Jul 17, 2010 - 04:07:39
Noelle M said:

I love the background with the s'mores and scoring. Great technique!

Jul 17, 2010 - 04:07:17

Jane, you are just too clever!  I'd tell you more about how great your card is, but I have this sudden craving for chocolate. . . .

Jul 17, 2010 - 04:07:17
Brandy said:

Smmmmmmmores! Yummy!

Jul 17, 2010 - 04:07:36
Brenda H said:

Great card!  Great instructions.  I'm with everyone else, where's the chocolate and the marshmallows —- I see a trip to the store coming!
Really like your card, TFS

Jul 17, 2010 - 04:07:21

Of course I would be visiting your blog when i'm starving!  What a cute idea Jane!

Jul 17, 2010 - 05:07:47
Kym said:

OMGosh, this is so cute!  I love your little graham cracker square.  Great fun card.

Jul 17, 2010 - 06:07:49
carolyn Sharkas said:

too cute, and now I am hungry. lol, thanks for sharing.

Jul 18, 2010 - 12:07:42
Kimm BT said:

That is so clever… love it!

Jul 18, 2010 - 04:07:37
Kari said:

Fun cards!  Nicely done.

Jul 18, 2010 - 06:07:48
Tessa said:

Too cute! Love the tech and how you used it on your card! Thanks for sharing in the HOP!

Jul 18, 2010 - 08:07:36
Patrice said:

What a great card to send to my camper friends they will crack up getting it! They always tell us about their gourmet  s'mores

Jul 19, 2010 - 01:07:54
Kris Sobolik said:

Love it!  Thanks for sharing 🙂