Today, I have a ‘mystery’ card, not of my own design. I participated in a ‘build a card’ project by Alisa Tilsner. Each day for 5 days, we were given specific instructions, so that at the end we would have a complete card. It was interesting to see how everyone interpreted the instructions.
These were Alisa’s instructions:
Day 1 – Choose an image that you can stamp and cut out. It may be an outline stamp that you can colour, or a solid image to stamp in a colour. Cut out your image and set aside for the moment. Use colours in pink, yellow and green tones.
Day 2 – Choose a card base colour in either pink, yellow or green tones. Use one of the colours you’ve used in your stamped image. The base can be any size you like, square or rectangle, landscape or portrait. Adhere a piece of card to the card front. This panel should sit flush with the top and bottom of the card front. This will be the first layer, keep in mind there will be more layers. This piece of card should be pink, yellow or green, but also be different to the card base.
Day 3 – Take a piece of card in pink, yellow or green. Use the colour you haven’t used yet. This piece of card will sit flush with the top of the card front, yet be smaller than your first layer. Set it aside for moment. Cut 2 small banners – one in the same colour as your card base, the other from a pattern paper. These banners can be the same size or different sizes. Adhere the two banners to the top left hand corner of the card you set aside. Use dimensionals to adhere this panel to the card front, flush with the top.
Day 4 – Using the same pattern paper as the banner, cut a strip and adhere it to the bottom of the card. Using dimensionals, adhere your stamped image to the card front.
Day 5 – Stamp a thin sentiment onto card and trim to suit. Adhere it either below your stamped image or where it best fits, with dimensionals. Add a row of bling of your choice under the sentiment. Add any bling to the banners.
Here is my take ….
When I first started making it, I was a little hesitant about how it would turn out. In the end, I was very happy with it. What do you think?
Why don’t you have a go at this mystery card? I would love to see your interpretation. Leave a picture in the comments, or email it to me and I will show it here on my blog.
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