Sunday, 17 August 2014

It's a Mystery!

 Nicky Hayden recently made this fab card with her Tuesday afternoon cardmaking ladies. The optical illusion with the magnifying glass is on to find out how it's done!
1 piece of black card 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"
4 pieces of black card 5 1/2" x 1 3/4"
1 piece of pattern A paper 5 1/4" x 3 1/2"
2 pieces of pattern A paper 5 1/2" x 1 1/2"
2 pieces of pattern B paper 5 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Blank gatefold C6 card and envelope
Cream card for stamping and embossing
Sheena Douglas Mystery Author and I Spy stamp sheets
clear embossing powder
Ink around the edges of all the patterned pieces of paper.
Stamp the questions marks all over the 2 smallest pattern A pieces of paper using black versafine ink, making sure you do a second stamp without re inking (don't do more than 2 each time though as it won't look quite so nice)
Stick the large piece of black card in the centre of the open gatefold card and two of the smaller panels onto the inside panels.
Stick large pattern A and the two stamped pieces.
Stick the last 2 pieces of black card to the front side panels of your card and wrap the ribbon around the card, ensuring you have an equal length on both sides. Stick the pattern B paper over the top to secure the ribbon in place. Stamp the question mark in the bottom right hand corner if you wish.
Stamp the typewriter onto the cream card with black versamark ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set. Stamp your chosen words onto the page in the typewriter, then cut out and stick on the centre panel of the card.
Stamp the mystery greeting and emboss, cut out and mount onto a small scrap of black card.
Now the tricky bit! Stamp the words again and them stamp over them with the magnifying glass. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set. Cut out just the magnifying glass leaving the wording in the middle, then mount over the original greeting, lining up the lettering carefully, so that you have a clever optical illusion.
Finish by adding glossy accents to the centre of the magnifying glass, but be aware that it will need to stay flat to dry for at least an hour!
Thanks for popping by