Mystery Pieces Challenge
Welcome back, friends! I wanted to show you one of our latest “Mystery Pieces” challenges. The products we received for this one were from Chris Nelson. They are so gorgeous!
We were given Basic White Cardstock, a piece of the gorgeous Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper (DSP), ribbon, gems, and a card base. What fun! I love this paper and will continue to use it even though it’s retired. It’s so beautiful.
Here’s the card Chris made.
I absolutely love the sunset she created and the way she used the DSP for the water. And I love the seabird!
The next card is from Nadine.
I LOVE the wave she added. I can almost hear the sounds of the ocean with this one! Nadine used the opposite side of the DSP, so it’s very tropical. And I love the texture on the clouds and the die-cut birds.
This is Christy’s card. I love how she moved away from the beach and used the DSP as the “negative” for the die-cut butterfly as well as the background.
Sometimes, we need more of a paper in the kit, and we’ve decided it’s ok to add to the packet we receive. In this case, Christy used the Basic White Cardstock as a top layer and a middle layer between the DSP and card base. Many of us would cut an extra piece of Basic White. Knowing Christy, I’ll bet she cut the top white layer from the middle of the larger piece. (So there’s a tip for you! Cut smaller pieces from inside layers that won’t be seen and save paper.)
This is Carol’s card. Carol used both sides of the DSP, alternating strips. She added a label with the sentiment, but didn’t take away from the beauty of the paper.
Here is Sandy’s card. Sandy went “under the sea” with this little octopus. So cute! And I love the sentiment she used.
This is my card. I had the same idea as Nadine, but I wish I had given my wave more layers like she did; it would have made it much better. Or I could have left the wave off altogether, because that section of the DSP is awesome on its own. I used Stampin’ Blends on the ribbon to give it some color. I cut my wave and the tag from the Basic White Cardstock, then blended Coastal Cabana on them with Blending Brushes.
I hope you enjoyed our creations and got some inspiration from them. I’ll post our most recent challenge soon!
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