Thursday, December 02, 2021

{Spotlight Project} Monika Revisits The 'Impossible Card'


Hi STAMPlorations Friends! Today I'm revisiting the 'Impossible Card' for a little Christmas scene which can either be used as a card to send, given that it folds flat, or be used as a piece of hand made Christmas decoration. Here it is ...


I started off with a piece of sturdy white card measuring 15 cm x 10 cm (6 x 4 inches) and marked a partial line down the center and two lines going off to one edge. The two lines going off towards the edge were cut through with my craft knife and the partial line down the center was scored to be folded at a later step using my scoreboard.


I then cut another line from roughly the center of my scored line towards he other edge and rubbed out my pencil lines.


The card then folded up as shown below ...


... and the right hand side was folded under to flip it around.


I rounded the corners, stamped and heat embossed my base card before attaching two strips of acetate across the underside of the 'open' spaces. This can be clearly seen a couple of photos further down.


I then stamped, embossed, watercoloured, fuzzy cut my images and die-cut the tree and sentiment multiple times for layering. After layering my die-cut shapes I clustered all my elements and attached them to the upstanding tab using 3D foam pads for spacing.


Here you can see where the strips of acetate were attached. I added a little stand to the back of my clustered elements for more stability.


TIP!: If you want to add more dimension than I have in my card, check out my first 'Impossible Card' tutorial here where I used a pop up feature for more depth. You can always adjust the basecard measurements or use a different sentiment.


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These are the products I used from the STAMPlorations Shop to make my card.



That's it from me for today. Wishing you a lovely week.
hugs
Monika ❤

13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is so cute! I LOVE the animals, and the candle...

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  2. WOW - this is amazing - love it!
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    MAxine

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  3. Wowza!! What a fun, festive & fabulous card!! Anyone would just love to receive this - and display it every year!!

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  4. Wow!!!!! Such a delightfully surprising card for any recipient - thanks Monika!!!

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  5. Love your unique Christmas card Monika, Thanks for showing the step by step pictures.

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  6. Love this impossible card! The tree die is a favorite!

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  7. I love this card! I need to make this - thank you for the photo tutorial! Awesome work, Monika!

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  8. Very creative and so fun with all of the animals!

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  9. Great tutorial and your card is super cute.

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