NEW CHALLENGE – Hidden Depths

March 6, 2008 at 11:56 pm (Challenge, Hidden Depths) (, , )

Having seen the sorts of challenges that are out there, I was struck by the fact that they are only really concerned with one side of your chosen project. 

I have come up with a simple piece of paper folding that allows you to create a more dimensional piece with ‘HIDDEN DEPTHS’ 

First you take a piece of cardweight stock (it can be single or double-sided) 

Cut it to 5in by 5in (12.5cm x 12.5cm)

Score it at 2in (5cm) and at 4in (10cm)

Fold them in so you end up with a folded card that is 5in by 2in (12.5cm x 5cm) 

Now you can start decorating. 

The only other rules are that you should use different techniques on the inside and the outside and that there should be a contrast in styles. 

Each challenge will be set on a different theme – and the theme must be used inside and out…. 

Our first theme will be  Springtime 

Here is my sample:   

Hidden Depths 1 - Outside 

 Hidden Depths Inside.

On the outside, I used some adhesive ribbon on the top flap. 

On the lower flap, I tore two strips of contrasting cardstock and layered them up to create a grass. 

I then created a wrap of the same darker green card.  To this I attached a sheep!

The sheep (from Magnolia) was stamped using black Staz-on and then coloured using watercolour pencils. 

On the inside, I cut three strips of Basic Grey Periphery paper and attached them – aligning the pattern as I went. I created a simple layered title block and added a bit of glitter here and there. 

So I used stamping and paper tearing on the outside and on the inside I used patterned paper, journaling and glittering. 

The two styles are very different – creating Hidden Depths! 

I look forward to seeing what you come up with  (please post your links in the comments) Next challenge in a fortnight!


  1. angelwivattitude said,

    What a fab idea!! 🙂
    I’ll have to try this one ^.^

  2. ange1ac said,

    Great idea – I’ll try and have a go at this one!

  3. ange1ac said,

    I have had a go at this challenge – I used card that had a pretty floral design on one side and white on the reverse, added some punched daisies to the front. On the inside I used distress ink sponged over the white background and then stamped over it. It is in my photobucket.


  4. ange1ac said,

    My effort is in my photobucket – here is the link:

  5. ange1ac said,

    Sorry – forgot to say the password is: george


  6. SocksCat said,

    Interesting challenge and nice to do something different! Mine is at

  7. SocksCat said,

    An interesting challenge and nice to try something different. Mine is at:

  8. Lydia said,

    Mine is on my blog! 🙂

    Well done Angela and Heidi…yours are great! 🙂

  9. ange1ac said,

    Thanks Lydia – what’s your blog address?

  10. Shaz said,

    A great challenge Simon thank you and some great work has already been done mine is now on my blog xx

  11. lesleygee said,

    Mine is on my blog now!! I had fun with this challenge – thanks Simon xx

  12. shazzapat said,

    I have attempted this challenge now Simon- tis on my blog but I am going to try it again

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