Monday, April 30, 2018

Impossible and Beautiful Card with Neva!

Hello Quick Quotes fans!  Neva here to share with you a fun “Impossible Card” that I created from my bits and pieces of Spring Showers I had left-over from previous projects.  

I always hang on to coordinated paper scraps and they often show up in cards later.  Sometimes my design decisions are based on the size and type of snippets I have left!


There are a few YouTube videos out there that walk you through the process of the “Impossible Card”.  What I like about my version with Quote Quotes two-sided paper is you can create a fabulous coordinated look!


  • I started with a 5” x 7” section of Spring Showers 100.
  • Pencil lines are drawn in at 2 ½” across the long direction.
  • Lines are drawn in from the bottom at 1 ½” and 5 ½”
  • A line is drawn from the top at 3 ½” 
  • Trim along lines and erase pencil marks while the card is still flat. 
  • Fold the center section up, and the right side down on the reverse side. 
  • The right side rotates 180° so the reverse side of the cardstock is showing, in this case the aqua blue side.



Additional layers are trimmed to the following dimensions. All dimensions are ¼” smaller than the underlying layer. After trimming all were inked with Capri Blue Powder Puff chalking ink.
  • The left side has two strips, 4 ¾” x 1 ¼” and 4 ½” x 1”. I didn’t cut the chair shape as it really doesn’t show in the finished card. 
  • The right side is a bit more complicated as it is trimmed to a chair shape. 
  • The right base is 4 3/4” x 3 ¼” to start. It is trimmed at 2 ¼” to the 2” mark with the remaining section being 1 ¼” wide and 2” tall.
  • The top layer starts as 4 ½” x 3”. It is trimmed 2” to the 1 ¾” mark with the remaining section being 1” wide and 2 ¼” tall.
  • The cross-over section is 6” x 1 ¼” topped with 5 ¾” x 1”.
  • Two labels are die cut for the center section.


I love the create flowers for a spring-time feminine birthday card and Spring Showers papers are perfectly coordinated to do this.  I die cut several layers along with leaves, inked them in Buttercup, shaped the flowers, and added pearl accents to finish them off.

  
Before adhering all the layers together, I stamped the sentiments in Capri Blue.  It is shown here in the finished card . . . I forgot to take a photo along the way!

Quick Quotes Products
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Capri Blue and Buttercup

Other Products
Labels Eight by Spellbinders
Small Tattered Florals by Sizzix
Pearls by Want 2 Scrap
In and Out Birthday by Taylored Expressions

It takes a little time to trim all the sections, but the finished product is stunning!   The card folds flat for mailing, but when the recipient opens it the center section will stand up a bit for presentation.  So much fun!

~ Neva
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