I think I have a scoring guide for sale. I may have waited too long to pursue the activity of scoring, well, anything other than a straight line. No, that's not true. I can score. I just can't seem to both score AND stamp on the same card, which would be the desired goal.
I'm going to show you my attempts at both scoring and stamping on the same card, just because you've all had days like this.
It started out simply enough. This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is being hosted by the terrific Karen Dunbrook. Karen's challenge idea is for us to add scoring to our cards.
I wanted to play. I wanted to play using a diamond-shaped solid stamp I have. I wanted to use my diamond-shaped solid stamp to make an argyle pattern using fall colors.
Oh, never mind, I said. Instead, I'll laboriously score another card, switch to a square stamp, and this time I'll stamp lighter brighter colors in only one or two argyle squares, along with a sentiment.
Oh, never mind, I said. Instead, I'll just stamp one square, screw the argyle, add a sentiment, score boxes around them, and be done with it. Sort of successful, definitely boring.
As you know, I love words and how the same word has different meanings, and I love the history and orgin of words. Take the word "argyle," for instance. This is what I think happened:
When the Scoti from Northern Ireland invaded Scotland, centuries ago, it was known as Pict-land. They promptly renamed it Scotland and brought with them Christianity, writing, and new technologies. One of the new technologies was the production of thread from sheep's wool. Out past Hadrian's Wall, there was a small farm run by Ida and Oswald MacAlpin. One evening, as the sun was going down, Oswald was attending to his constitution and Ida was setting aside her knitting for the evening. As she looked up, she noticed a striking pattern had formed on the eastern wall caused by the shafts of sunlight streaming through the loom.
"Oswald," she called, "You must come see this! I think I might try this pattern for your next pair of wooly stockings!"
"Umphf," answered Oswald, having just taken a swig of haggis and lavender mouthwash.
Undeterred by his apparent disinterest, Ida went on, "Oswald! Can you hear me? What do you think I should call this pattern?"
Oswald, having thrown back his head to gargle, couldn't hear a word she was saying.
"Aye," yelled Ida. "You're right, of course, dearest! Argyle is the perfect name!"
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