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Top Tip - Score Board Edition - Inky Lines

Updated: Feb 5, 2022


Ok, so this one is a slight variation on the tip I gave on my blog regarding using a Quickie glue pen to draw lines and add glitter…. You can call me a little slow if you wish lol… but it’s just hit me! If I can do this with a quickie glue pen… why not just use a normal bullet point pen to create pin stripe backgrounds! Now I know, of course you could do this with a rule… but I know it would move and I would end up with the most uneven lines in history lol.

With the scoreboard you stay within the line!

As you can see I’ve done a few lines to show you how it looks,

I’ve also included my first attempt that I have then used a light blue ink to stamp an image over the top of the lines (giving me New England vibes for some reason) - on a blue pen line background


I’ve also done a black pen - line background, stamped in black and gone to town with some airless misters over the top…,


Hopefully this gives you some fun ideas! I’m wondering about a red pen.. gold Pearl card? - nice for Christmas backgrounds… or red on white for candy canes maybe… ok I’ll stop waffling… but hope it helps!

Little tips to remember...... - If worried about getting pen on your board… put a larger piece of copier paper under your card so you can go off the edge without getting it on your board.

- Pen ink can stay wet a while so try not to smudge your lines as you go

- Always work on a larger piece of card than you need as the top and bottom of your lines may be a little more wobbly than the middle

- Don’t forget even if it goes terribly wobbly… or you fall out the groove… if you stamp over the top you can hide a multitude of sins with the distraction of the stamp/literally cover it with the stamp

- Hold the pen as vertical as possible so you don’t damage the nib (if you feel you are applying too much pressure to the pen)

- Remember the ink needs time to flow through the pen lol… you may be in the habit of scoring a line with your score tool in seconds, with a pen… you’ll be able to do a few lines this quickly.. but by the 4th or the 5th it’ll need time for the ink to head back down to the tip. Here's a couple of cards I have created with the panels...



I hope you enjoy this post, please share your creations with us in our group using this tip...

Jamie -x-

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Lesley Tozer
Lesley Tozer
Oct 13, 2021

talk about a light bulb moment, quite often got those........eventually 🙄 it could even be days later before realising something.........so your not on your own Jamie, and thinking about this idea if anyone (I do) still have any of those sparkly Gelly Roll pens then there is no reason that couldn't work too, just think of all the different colours. 😉

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Lesley Tozer
Lesley Tozer
Jan 29, 2022
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Errm no I haven't, I actually forgot about it........again :-( but then I've not really done any crafting at all since Christmas apart from a card for son's birthday, but I will have to soon as got so many of your new products lately lots to play with, when I do I will post it in the Craftmania group and tag you.

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Jane Stillman
Jane Stillman
Oct 13, 2021

If you are a little bit slow then so am I. I hadn't thought of doing this either! lol Great little tip. Thank you x

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Jamie Rodgers
Jamie Rodgers
Oct 13, 2021
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Lol 😂 well I’m glad I’ve got good company if nothing else 😉 It’s just one of them times you sort of feel.. why didn’t I come up with this 10 years ago lol 😂 X

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