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Old 05-13-2018, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default TLC692 ~ To Dream the Impossible Dream {05/28/18}

...to make the Impossible Card.

Happy Monday, everybody. I hope that those who are enjoying the Memorial Day holiday weekend have been having a lovely time.

I have been seeing these Impossible Cards popping up all over the place, and they are super-simple to make so I hope you'll try something new today. I know this won't be new to everyone as I've seen a good few in the gallery, but hopefully you haven't all got as far as trying it. I know I spotted Jen mention that it was on her list.

This is based on a playing card trick called the Hypercard Illusion - if you use the cuts and twist you get to see the back of the card and the front of the card as shown in the photo before. So someone had the great idea of translating this into the crafty card world.

*** As per Dina's post #15 she has created a Technique Spotlight gallery for the Impossible Card as it will be featuring in the Inkling this week, so when uploading your new creations for this challenge, please choose Technique Spotlight from the first drop-down menu and Impossible Card from the second. We really appreciate this: those Technique Spotlight galleries are great inspiration resources.




The shortest video I could find - it shows you all you need to know. It's simply cut, score and twist, then decorate.


The most popular size out there seems to be 5" x 7", but me, except for my favourite square format, I tend to like things to be A2 (or metric A6) so here are alternative measurements for you:



5" x 7" : Start with a 5 x 7 base, score along the centre (2 1/2" mark).
On the top half, draw a line down the centre to the score, and cut this.
On the bottom half, draw lines 1 1/2" in from each side, from the score line to the bottom, and cut these.


A2: Start with an A2 piece of card. Score along the centre (2 1/8" mark).
On the top half, your line is in the centre, so at 2 3/4": cut down to the score line.
Cut at 1" from each edge, from the score line to the base.

Metric A6: Start with an A6 piece of card. Score along the centre (5.25 cm mark). On the top half, cut a line down at 7.5 cm down to the score line. On the bottom half, cut at 3cm in from each edge, from the score down to the bottom.

And so on - once you've made one and see how it works I'm sure you will understand how to vary the proportions to whatever works best for you. For example, the cuts on the bottom can be wider or narrower and don't even have to be the same distance from the outer edge as each other, although the truest optical illusion is maintained with the above measurements. The one constant (so long as you wish to be able to mail it in an envelope to suit your original base size), is that the score line runs along the centre, although even that can be varied if you're happy to make your own custom envelope.
If you add an extra bridging strip for stability, as I have sent in most examples and have shown in my sample, you won't be able to fold it back into its original planes, but will have to mail it ready twisted.

Here's a link to our TLC692 To Dream The Impossible Dream gallery


Here's my card: TLC692 Reach For the Stars

Remember to use the keyword TLC692 when you are uploading. It's helpful (to the hostesses for sure!) if you come back and leave a link on this thread .

If you're not sure how to link your card on the thread here, here's how:

1. Open 2 windows or tabs: one window for your card and one for this thread.
2. In this thread, click on reply and type anything you want to show before the link.
3. Go to your card window. Highlight the address for your card. (It says www. splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto..... and so on)
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:56 PM   #2
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Oh that is a surprise, ( I did watch the video)

yes, I will even try this
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Old 05-27-2018, 11:35 PM   #3
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Here's mine for your challenge you made me change my mind!!

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I forgot to mention...if you add a panel on the centre piece that is taller (tent topper style, as I did for my sample because I wanted to try mynew stamp) you will need a custom envelope. But if you stick to matting and layering on the centre piece, it will fit in a standard envelope.
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I made one of these a few weeks ago here, and found that it's very helpful if you make a template. The one I made is the A2 size, so it'll be fun to do this again!!
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:58 AM   #6
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What a fabulous challenge to-day Sabrina! Here are my efforts ~
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Thanks for the challenge, Sabrina! Here's mine: Impossible Christmas Card
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So I started out with a 5"x 7" a7 card and it was OK and then... nothing I have colored already ( did this after dark) would fit on my pop up part so, I whacked off a half an inch off both ends of the length of the card and then added a square to the pop up so the card is 6" x (more than 6" lol)


so, I think I am going to try this again as a square card.

(still experimenting)
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Went rogue and tried the technique in portrait orientation.
Fun technique!
TLC692 Impossible Rose by Lv2grdn - at Splitcoaststampers
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Okay here is one that survived all the pull it apart s and move it a rounds

TLC692 Peace Holly by JBgreendawn - at Splitcoaststampers
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It's my card, Dude!
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Fun Challenge, Sabrina. Here's my card.
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Loved making this card! Am already working on more cards - and I can use some of my small pieces of DP in decorating!

Have a Wild Time!! by JanetJ - at Splitcoaststampers
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Funny, I actually have this on the tutorial calendar for this week! I don't have the video done yet, but there is a gallery for the technique - if you want to add your card in the dropdowns, that would be great!

Technique Spotlight > Impossible Card

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This was a fun challenge for me - definitely made me think differently about how I was designing the card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Such a fun challenge, Sabrina, thank you!

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I did mine a couple of weeks ago but I'd like to add it this gallery.

SCSCCDT, CC686, Mother's Day by Tonda Baldwin - at Splitcoaststampers

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Super fun technique. Here's mine... Impossble Hello by Vervegirl - at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's mine.

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I enjoy this kind of card. Here are a few that I have created:

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cj impossible camping card by cj nalley - at Splitcoaststampers

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Thanks for introducing me to this fun technique! Here is my card.
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I finally gave this a try - SO MUCH FUN!! Thanks, Sabrina!


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This was much easier to make than it looks! Here's my TURTLEY IMPOSSIBLE card!
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