Wednesday I had the pleasure of participating in a fun “Mystery Card” challenge with Mary Hanson of Up North Stampin’. Throughout the day, she posted clues for us to use to end up creating a card – when we didn’t know where we were headed with it! I had to wait until after work to play along, and at that point played catch up, but here are the clues she shared:
Clue #1: Gather your supplies. For this project, we needed:
- 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” Color Cardstock (CS) scored at 4-1/4” to form card base
- 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” of same Color Cardstock as your card base
- 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” of coordinating 2nd Color Cardstock
- Scrap of White Cardstock
- 4” x 5-1/4” White CS for back of card
- Embossing folder
- 15” coordinating ribbon
- Stitched Nested dies if you have them, otherwise a circle, square or rectangle die or punch that takes up the middle portion of the card front.
- Stamp set with small images and coordinating ink.
- Small Sentiment if desired.
- Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Pearls, sequins, or anything else you want to jazz up your card
Clue #2: Run the 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” same Color cardstock through the die cutting machine with an Embossing folder of your choice. If you don’t have an embossing folder, go on to Clue #3.
Clue #3 Decide if your card will be landscape (sideways) or portrait (up and down). Run the embossed piece and the front of the card, lined up together, through the die cutting machine with the second largest Stitched Nested die or other die centered, but leave room for your ribbon at the top.
Clue #4 Wrap your ribbon around the back of the embossed piece at the top and glue to the front of the card base. Finish tying your knot or bow. The back of the ribbon is between the two layers so it doesn’t show. Adhere the embossed top layer to the card with dimensionals.
Clue #5: Run the 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” of coordinating 2nd Color cardstock through the die cutting machine with the second largest Stitched Nested die (or same die you used earlier) centered on the cardstock. Shut the front of the card and this piece should fit perfectly in the opening. Adhere it to the inside of the card.
Clue #6: Run the scrap of White cardstock through the die cutting machine with the third largest Stitched Nested (or next size smaller of the die you used). Stamp and decorate this White CS piece as desired. Pop this White CS layer up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and center on the inside of the card.
Clue #7: Add the 4” x 5-1/4” White cardstock to the back of card for a place to write. Decorate the edges of this layer and also the envelope.
Clue #8: Add anything else you want to jazz up your card. For an extra challenge- use some of the leftover pieces and make a second card. Wait for the “Mystery Stamping Done” post and post your finished cards there. Please like and comment on the other cards posted.
And here is what I ended up with! (Granted, when I first took photos this morning I realized I had forgotten the dimensionals last night and had to do a re-do of the photos after I added those, in better light anyhow. 🙂 ) My jazz it up was with colored pencils and, of course glitter – of course! 😀 Most of the below pictures were taken pre-dimensionals.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today – you make my day when you do! 🙂
This card can also be found in my gallery on SplitCoast; “recipe” below includes keywords specific to SplitCoast Stampers challenges.
|Title: Mystery of Thanks|
|SCS Keywords: Up North Stampin, Give Thanks, Autumn, Fall, Window Card |
|Stamps: Give Thanks |
|Ink: Cajun Craze, Just Jade |
|Paper: White, Cajun Craze, Just Jade |
|Paper Size: A2|
|Technique: Window card/Mystery Card, dry embossing, die cutting, colored pencil coloring|
|Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Subtle embossing folder, colored pencils, Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Ribbon|