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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scoring a card with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder & stylus


Want an easy way to score fold lines??  Look no further!  I used a stylus (I do have these in the Chomas Creations store if you don't already have one) in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder to score 110 pound cardstock, which is the thickest I can think of that would be good for cards.  You do NOT need an embossing mat for this, just an original Silhouette mat.
I used the smaller tip of the stylus as shown here.
You can get the file for a 5x7 card for Studio with the score line here... 5x7 card  All parts of files are set up to cut when you send them to the Silhouette Cameo. But I don't want to cut the middle score line for the card, I want to score it. So first I click on the cut style icon on the top menu of Studio (1) to get my options, which are located at the right side of Studio. I need to turn off the large rectangle that will be my card, so I click on that, then click on no cut (2).

Now add the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the stylus to the Silhouette Cameo and set the pressure all the way at 33.  The line shown in this picture is layered 5 times, so it will run over the line 5 times to really score it.
Next we want to cut the card out. To do this we need to switch our options in cut style. This time we select the line we scored and select the no cut option. Now select the large rectangle for the card and select cut. Without removing your mat from the Silhouette, carefully switch out the stylus for the blade. Now cut the rectangle.

You will have a scored line right down the middle of your card!  You may have to click on the picture to see it larger and see the score line.

Fold it in half and use a bone folder to smooth out the edge!  You have a scored card! 
Of course you don't have to just use this with cards, you can do this with any score line!

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5 comments:

Myrna said...

I love your ideas. My pens have made some gorgeous cards thanks to you.
Myrna

SiskiyouSue said...

Thank you.

Jani Lewis said...

Great idea. I never thought of using the stylus in the penholder. I will have to try this.

David Berg said...

I have been looking for some way to score rather than cut dotted lines and seem to have found it here. I have just one question -- when you say the line shown in this picture is layered 5 times, do you mean that it is already programmed in or that you run it through the machine 5 times.

I am particularly interested in pop up cards which have many score lines. How would you adapt on of these files to score rather than cut the lines?

Thank you so much.

David Berg

Amy Chomas said...

David, you could copy and paste the line 5 times so it would do it all at the same time. When you use the tools keep the mat in the machine so it doesn't move around.
Any line that you would normally cut, you could score instead by simply changing out the blade for the stylus. Very simple!