It's a beautiful day for a card share, and though I want to sing MERRY CHRISTMAS -- sigh - I just can't bring myself to say it! We're still in the mid 90s in Florida. How can I possibly say Merry Christmas in that heat? Unless I was living in Oz, then I could do it. LOL
Donna E, here, with The Impossible Card fold.
In case you've missed all the buzz, "The Impossible Card" fold is a single panel, flipped, to look... well... IMPOSSIBLE! Having been especially inspired by Sandy's Video and samples, I gave it a try.
After creating the 5x7" base, I trimmed and distressed some vintage Christmas designer paper. I stamped the Happy Holidays sentiment and heat set with Gold Detail embossing powder, and set it aside to cool before die cutting with Mixed Edge Rectangles die set, and distressing with gold ink.
Using one of my favorite old dies (SB Labels Twenty-three), I cut out two white panels. One is heat embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder, the other is dry embossed with CB Swiss Dot folder. They were both adhered to the little "pop up" portion of the card, and then adhered to each other with dimensional tape (back to back).
Each of the snowflakes (and border) are coated with Starfire Ultrafine Glitter.
The snowflake border was cut out 4 times and glued together for stability.
The sentiment is pretty as a focal point, or on the hidden side.
- SNS Happy Holidays (also available digitally)
- SNS Gold Detail embossing powder
- SNS Starfire Ultrafine Glitter
- Tonic Mixed Edge Rectangles die set (13 straight and scalloped dies)
- SB Labels Twenty-three
- Martha Stewart Deep Punch Snowflake
- Anna Griffin sled die cut
- Inks: VersaFine Clair Pinecone, Distress Antique Linen, Distress Walnut Stain