Hello friends! I really wanted to post earlier this week, but life sometimes gets in the way of all of the crafty fun that you want to do as I’m sure you know! 🙂
If you remember earlier this Summer my post about the fun stamp convention I went to in Collinsville, I shared a photo of the TONS of things I got while I was there. I still haven’t been able to play with all of it…yet, but there are a couple of companies that I fell in love with, so I decided to place an order for some things that I wished I had gotten while I was there! LOL!
This “new to me” company called Pink & Main was a booth that I went to and bought some items from. I had seen a video last year of something that I fell in love with and was determined to purchase that while I was there. I started following along with them and fell in love with these sweet turtles that I’ve used on my card today:
Before I get to the details of this card, I wanted to explain what type of card this is. There are many challenge blogs I like to follow because I enjoy challenging myself while paper crafting as many of us like to do. So I came across this challenge that was asking us to make an “Impossible Card“. (I have linked a tutorial that I found on Splitcoaststampers if you want to learn how to make one for yourself. Just click on the card name.) I had not seen nor heard of one of these before, so naturally I had to play along! What I like about this card (NOT impossible at all…so easy!), is that the center panel naturally pops up like that AND you can fold it down to lay flat in a regular A2 sized envelope! (You can create different sizes and such, but I kept mine simple.)
To decorate this card, I’ve taken the very cute Pink & Main Turtely Amazing stamp set with the coordinating dies to color with my Copic markers and cut them out. I’ve also used the Pink & Main Sunset paper pad as well as the Waves Border Dies to decorate the background scene. The white strips that I’ve used for stability on the card was stamped with the sentiment from the same set and then layered with the blue polka-dotted paper around it. I added the cut elements and layered them on top of the strip. For the main popped up panel, I’ve taken the cut out turtle and layered him among the cut wave border at the bottom. I then took some of the Pink & Main Silver Glossy Dots to embellish the upper corner. I also took some ribbon and added a bow just below the turtle. For the light blue polka-dotted papers, I sponged some blue distress ink along the edges for a bit more color.
And since you can completely turn this card around, I wanted to decorate the other side as well:
For this side, I took a different turtle from the same stamp set, colored and cut him out along with the other elements to arrange on my card scene. I took some brown card stock and cut a strip with a stitched border die and inked up one edge for a sandy beach for the turtle to sit on. I also tucked the shell behind the border and added the star fish on the strip with foam tape. I also added some more silver glossy dots to the strip.
There would still be room to write a personal message on the bottom portion of the card if someone wanted to. You could also easily write something on the back somewhere on the lighter blue spots.
Super easy and fun to make which is something that I needed right now, so I’m glad I decided to give this a try!
Here are the challenges I’d like to enter this card for:
- CCEE Stampers (CCEE1827) – The Impossible Card
- Brown Sugar – Two patterned papers on project
- Artistic Inspirations (204) – Anything Goes
- Crafty Creations (#370) – Anything Goes
- Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes