An Impossible Card Made More Impossible

I watched an impossible card being made on Mixed Up Crafts, and wanted to make mine more impossible by also heat embossing on acetate (clear plastic.) I started with an old Inkadinkado stamp #91406 of an old car and stamped it on clean acetate, then put black fine detail embossing powder on it by Ranger and heat set it. The secret to heat setting on acetate, is heating the gun a lot before taking it to the image, then heat, move away. Heat a different area, move away, and do it quickly. To make an impossible card, you’ll need a 5 x 7″ piece of card stock that isn’t heavy weight, so I used 90 lb card stock. On the 5″ length, make a mark at 2 1/2″ across the entire card. On the 7″ length, make a mark at      3 1/2″ to the center line. On the opposite side of the center mark, make a line at 1″ and 6″ to the center. Then cut on the three lines we made to the center, but DON’T cut on the long center line, but score the center line, (even though I haven’t seen anyone else do it.) I liked the look of rounded corners, so rounded all of mine. You’ll want to flip one of your sides over so it makes it look impossible. I layered paper on mine, but if you want to make an example of this card that is super simple, you can make this with one layer and put all of your work into the center piece that is 2 1/2 x 5″. I used Old Paper ink by Distress Ink and used a foam distressing tool on all my edges. I cut the black center piece to be 4 7/8″ wide by 2 3/8″ tall and cut the dictionary piece to layer on it, 4 3/8″ wide by     1 7/8″ tall, and used wet glue to adhere it. I cut out my car and put Glue Dots behind it so it is more dimensional (and you can’t see the Glue Dots.) I cut another piece of black card stock to cover the back of the center piece 4 7/8 by 2 3/8″ and glued it to the back so it looks finished too. Layering paper on the card is a little tricky. I cut a piece 3 1/4″ wide by 4 3/4″ .  To cut out the “leg,” I trimmed it by putting the long length on the ruler of my paper trimmer so the blade cut at 2 1/4″ and cut it upwards to 2 1/2″ and then turned the paper so the short length of card stock faces the ruler on the paper trimmer. Move it so the paper is at 3/4″ (to the left of the trim blade, and the trimming you’ve already done is to the right of the trimmer.)  Pull the blade from the top down to the cut line and it should cut the leg out. Round the corners if you’ve rounded all of your other corners like I did. (To make the second one, you could flip over the one you made, and trace it on another piece of matching cardstock and then cut it out.  An alternate way of doing this, is to lay the dictionary paper cut to 4 1/2″ x 3″ wide on the black card stock that’s already trimmed  and make a mark where you need to cut the leg and where to cut the middle cut. It worked so much easier for me doing it this way and you might want to use this system for the black layer too by laying it on the card and making marks where you need to make the cuts.  If your paper has a direction, make sure it is left to right on the 3″ width. Round your edges.  I cut two 5″ long by 1″ tall pieces of black card stock and rounded the corners. I used Princess Gold embossing powder by Ranger and an old Stampin’ Up stamp for my sentiment. I stamped it with Versamark ink and attached one on the front and one on the back. I used two peg stamps http://www.pegstamps.com, Happy Birthday and Doggy Running Happy stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the envelope.

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