Mystery Card Pieces Challenge for September
I am so excited to show you the cards from the September Mystery Card Pieces Challenge. I was overwhelmed by the creativity from my team! Kudos to Chris for the amazing packet she sent to everyone.
Here were the card pieces we were given.
It’s hard to see in the photo, but there was a Basic Black card base, Basic White Cardstock, Silver Foil from the July-December Mini Catalog, Metallic Mesh Ribbon, and Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials. What would you create with these pieces? Here’s what my team did.
This is my card. I did a modified “Black Ice” technique on the Silver Foil. I stamped the cabin on the foil in Jet Black StazOn, then covered the piece with Versamark and embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (in the Essentials pack). I layered a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic Gray Cardstock layer to the Basic Black card base, then added a piece of the gorgeous Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper over the Basic Gray Cardstock. Using the Cabin Dies, I diecut the cabin and icy, snowy landscape and added it to the card. I thought of many ways to use the ribbon, but it just didn’t look right, so I rolled it up and placed it over the chimney for some “smoke.” The epoxy elements were some falling ice. I used the Basic White Piece inside the card, but I didn’t take a photo of that. Trust me, it’s there.
Now – hold on, because you will be wowed by the following cards!
Can you believe Nadine used the same pieces that I did? Wow! This card gives me goose bumps every time I see it! She used all the pieces to create this gorgeous wedding card. Look at the embossed Basic White gown! And I love that bouquet. Everything about this card makes me smile!
This is Christy’s card. I love those silver snowflakes. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but I’m fairly sure Christy die-cut the snowflake from the Basic Black card base, then backed the negative space with some of the Silver Foil. And what a clever use of the epoxy essentials!
Like me, Christy used the Basic White inside the card. She added another die-cut snowflake and a sentiment.
This is Liz’s card. I love the combination of gold and silver on the black layer. And I love that she cut the Basic Black card base to make it two layers surrounded by Basic White and the Silver Foil. This is so elegant, like all of Liz’s cards.
This is Sandy’s card. She turned the parts into a Halloween card and it’s so clever! I would never have thought “Halloween” when I saw this pieces. Sandy is so creative – and I love the spider web over the ribbon – which also looks like a spider web. So fun!
This is the inside of Sandy’s card. I love how she brought the zig zag border to the inside of the card – and upside down from the front. And that witch hat is so “Wicked!”
This is Carol’s card. I love these birds – and look at that ribbon! I am so impressed by how many different ways the ribbon was used. Carol pulled it apart and stretched it out to make a gorgeous metallic background over the Basic Black card base.
And finally – here’s Chris’s card.
Again, it’s hard to tell in the photo, but did Chris add color to the beautiful silver, embossed snowflake and epoxy essential embellishments? I think she did, and it’s gorgeous! And she also pulled the ribbon to create a beautiful background for the snowflake. The embossed snowflakes are perfect for the front of the card. Here’s the inside.
This card definitely sparkles!
So are you as impressed by these artists as I am? I have to admit, I was a little stumped by the pieces at first, but once I had the cabin in mind, I couldn’t see anything else. I thought everyone’s would look very similar, but they couldn’t be any different. I am so proud of my team members. These cards are all so creative and beautiful, and I know it was “out of the box” for some of them. Awesome job, Ladies!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. If you have time tomorrow, check out the updated Clearance Rack in my online store. Have an amazing day.
These are all stunning! You guys are so creative!
Thank you, Peggy! I love how they all are so different, but all are lovely.
You and your crew made amazing cards. I love how each one is so different even though you used the same parts! Such fun!
Thanks, Susan! This one was fun, and I love how it pushes us out of our comfort zone at times.
Everyone’s cards are just fabulous! I really do love your cabin scene the best, though – love how you creatively used the ribbon as ‘smoke’ from the chimney!
Awwww – you’re so sweet. Thank you, Deborah!