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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Petal Palette, Birthday Card, Impossible Card Technique, Weekend Project

 Actually, this "Impossible Card" technique is not impossible and it's pretty easy.  It just has a lot of pieces and a lot of snipping.  But once you make one you will be able to make many more with ease.  I found the instructions on YouTube. I will provide you the link.  I had found two. One had great measurements and the other showed more embellishing.  The first one also used a long strip and the second one used shorter strips. I went with the shorter strips. They are called stabilizers. 

There are a couple of important things to remember.  When making the top layers for the decorative paper, you do need to pay attention to which side you are cutting and which side you want on your card.  And you also need to pay attention to the size item you put on the pop-up part.  It has to close and fit in the envelope.  Mine hangs over just a little but not enough so it won't slip into the envelope easily.  Other than that I didn't do a lot of thinking once I knew what I was doing. I did make my template first and then played the video again to assemble it.  Now I was not paying attention to the orientation of the base of my card so my wider part is on the right.  It's okay, I just had to make sure I cut my other pieces the right direction so the would look and lay right on my card.  
I found the measurements and instructions here.  And I found this video to have better embellishment ideas.

I followed the measurements in the first video and my strips measured 1-1/4" x 3-1/2" for the card stock and 1-1/8" x 3-3/8" for the decorative paper.  You can make those strips any size you want, just as long as they go from one side to another.  Without them the card wouldn't lay straight, it would be very loose feeling.  You will see what I mean when you make your template.  

And on the focal panel, you can use just words on there if you like and embellish the card more.  You do not want to put anything on there that is too large, as I described above.  

For my card I used the Decorative Series Paper (DSP) from the "Delightful Daisy" pack.  I had one of those lacy pieces sitting on my worktable from some previous die cutting. I had used the sticky sheet so it was now a sticker. I removed the backing and stuck the piece to the back of my card.  I was thinking it probably should have been made using Soft Suede, because my layers were Soft Suede but then I realized it wouldn't have shown up as nice as the black does. 

On the front I used the flower from the "Petal Palette" bundle. I colored the flowers with Calypso Coral markers. And the leaves with the Old Olive markers.  Same with the bird.  I set the flowers in place using Dimensionals.  I am not sure where the words were from, they were sitting on my worktable and I thought I would just use them. I was going to use the "thank you" that came with the set but they were a bit long. They did fit but I wanted something more short and sweet looking and the oval piece I had found worked perfectly.  I set the words in place with Dimensionals too.  Everything else was just taped flat. 

To mail this I will lay the flower piece flat, with the flowers showing.  When the envelope is opened that panel will pop up.  You can add a white piece to the back of that panel to write on. Or you can add a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece to the bottom and write on the back of that.  I like the idea of a white piece on the bottom of the card. It covers the openings and hides the strip things that look a little messy on the back.  But it's all in what you want to do, it's your card!!! I just think it's a cool looking card!! Something fun and new!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

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