I organised a mystery challenge via my Facebook group page. People tuned in at 9 am for the first clue to making a card but they had no idea what the card would turn out like. Once half the group had finished each clue, I put up another one until they got to the end. It was a lot of fun and I was amazed at how differently each person's card turned out.
I'm sharing a truncated version of the 'clues' in case you'd like to have a go. Try not to peek at the end pictures. 😀
The first clue was to assemble materials: white card, a piece of DSP not bigger than 15cm x 15cm, a piece of A4 in a coordinating colour, black ink, coordinating ink pads and/or colouring tools, a stamp set and a sentiment that would fit into a space 4.5cm wide and 6 cm in height.
The second clue was the cutting instructions.
The third clue was to stamp and decorate the focal panel. Take the 11.5cm x 4.5cm piece of white and stamp/colour it and make it the star of your card. Make it narrow and tall. Add in die cuts or punched shapes if you want to and you have them eg if you stamped a floral pattern you could add a butterfly. Once completed they had to mount it on one of the coloured card pieces, 12cm x 5cm
The fourth clue I called 'The Scary Bit'. It involved folding and burnishing the tent fold base, then cutting off first the bottom 5 cm of the front and then another 6.5cm, leaving a flap of 3 cm attached to the front. Keep the 5 cm piece and put aside the 6.5cm piece.
The fifth clue was to cut the DSP at 2.5cm, so you end up with 1x 2.5cm x 10cm and 1x 4.5cm x 10cm. Attach the 2.5cm x10cm to the flap at the top of the card front.
The sixth clue, I called 'It comes together' and I'm sharing it exactly as it was:
The seventh clue was called 'The Inside'.
The eighth and final clue was to add any desired embellishments, post a photo in the comments and to leave some nice comments on other people's photos.
Here's a picture of two cards I made while sorting out the instructions plus a third one (the golfer card) where I took the idea a bit further. Apologies if you saw the picture before you finished working your way through the clues. 😀
I hope this gives you some ideas for using up some of your stash while you're in lockdown.
Feel free to message me for information. If you do follow these instructions and make yourself a card, I'd love to see so please leave a picture in the comments or on my Jan Clothier - Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator FB page (link in the sidebar).
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