Posted in Project, Technique

Impossible Card

I’m in the middle of rearranging my crafting area. I’ve pulled out retired items (ink, paper, stamps, etc.), and ordered new items from the Annual Catalog that went live a week ago. Now I have to put things away! My crafting space still hasn’t been flowing right, so I decided now was a good time to move things around.

In the meantime, there’s not much crafting being done. It’s a good thing, though, that I have bits of projects that have been started, and just need a finishing touch.

For today, I’ll show you the Impossible Card. I followed the instructions from Dawn Griffith, as well as Julie DiMatteo (Julie shows how to cut the DSP efficiently).

Stamp: Varied Vases

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Grapefruit Grove

Paper: Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Share What You Love specialty DSP, 2018 In Color patterns stack

Accessories: none

This card style is pretty cool. Who would think that you start with a base and just twist it to get a popup? It can sit on your recipient’s desk and the message stands up so they can see it better.

The strip at the bottom of the card is pretty necessary, to help stabilize the card. A great place to add pretty embellishments, which … I did not. I will have to go back and look at our punches to see what would have worked. Maybe the small 5-petal flower from the Blossom Builder punch? Or maybe I should have added pearls…

I must say, though, that it was pretty hard to match the pattern of Share What You Love specialty DSP that I chose. That’s what I started with, and cut to match the base. I decided that the rest of the papers in the specialty pack weren’t good candidates for the bottom strip: the patterns weren’t quite right or the colors contrasted too much for the look I wanted. I eventually went with monochromatic from the new patterns stack.

The sentiment from Varied Vases was just the tie-in I needed with all of the flowers.


A stamper that also fell in love with paper over 20 years ago. That love affair has never really ended. Oh, and I'm happily married and work a crazy schedule.

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