October Mystery Pieces
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy, my friends! Mike & I had a fabulous anniversary weekend. We ate Thanksgiving leftovers, walked Max a lot, and just relaxed the entire time. We even watched several holiday movies. They were fun, but after a while, you can figure out the plot before the movie even starts. (Big city girl, usually named Holly, Carol, or Merry, goes to small town and ends up falling in love with a handsome small town guy named Jack, Nick, or Chris, and gives up her big city life and stressful job for the small town and cute guy. Really, the only difference was the location of the small town. This weekend, it was Mississippi, Louisiana Bayou, and Vermont.
Now that we’re back home, I have another “Mystery Parts” challenge to show you! Here are the parts we were given.
I think these were from Nadine. We got Basic White and Basic Black Cardstock, black twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, and a piece of the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper (DSP). I LOVED this pack of supplies, because there were so many possibilities. Here’s what my team did.
This is Nadine’s card. I love how she used both sides of the DSP and colored the flowers on one side. The Painted Texture 3D Embossing on the Basic White piece is a perfect backdrop.
This is Christy’s card. She “spotlighted” one area of the DSP to color, and backed it with some of the Basic Back Cardstock. So pretty!
This is Sandy’s card. I love how she sandwiched the flowers between the dotted side of the DSP.
Carol went in a totally different direction, and I am in love with this card. Carol’s not a “flower” stamper, so she went full-on Halloween with this one. I LOVE those potion bottles, and she repeated the colors in the dotted side of the DSP. I have a feeling Carol was (and is) the cool mom on their street. And I love how she used the twine. I wish I had been as clever.
This is my card. (Look, Ma! No stamping!) I cut the DSP into three sections, then colored the background instead of the flowers – and idea I got from Georgia demonstrator, Brian King’s blog. It’s fun and different – but be sure you’re in a well-ventilated area if you’re using Stampin’ Blends or you might get a little more creative than you’d like!
I used Tahitian Tide, Fresh Freesia, and Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends to color the DSP, then added the strips to the Basic Black Cardstock, then to a Basic White card base. I used the Amazing Thanks Dies for the sentiment. I love that you can cut the shadow outline as well as the words! I forgot about the twine until I had already glued everything down, so I just made a bow and stuck it behind the sentiment. That part I’m not super happy with, because it obviously says, “Oh, yeah. I have to use this twine. Let’s just throw it on at the last minute.” Hopefully the beautiful colors will detract from that!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have an amazing week!