Monday, 17 February 2020

Impossible card

I have an impossible card to share today now I have made one before here.
Now what do you see when you look at this card a pretty simple card-right??? Wrong!!! this card symbolises three hours---THREE STRESSFUL HOURS of my time 1-I ended up cutting three base cards in different colours as couldn't find suitable papers to match 2-then when I did I cut the sides wrong so run out of paper 3-then couldn't decide on stamps to match the papers 4-then stamped in versamark ink and coloured with mica pwd-didnt like that 5-then embossed stamps and burnt my thumb! 6-then lost two images amongst the mess I had created on my desk looking for papers----so this is the end result-not as I envisaged but at least finishe---I would dearly love to say this is the last impossible card for a long time BUT as I have three blank bases cut I will not let it beat me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The embossed stamps are from IndigoBlu and B.paper from The Works.
challenges-
TTCRD-ATG
digi choosday-ATG
lemon shortbread-ATG
arty divas-ATG
the paper shelter-with a sentiment
Pennys challenges-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
cardz4galz-black and bling
pink gem-ATG
polka doodles-ATG
creatalicious-embossing
all fun-ATG
I love to create-ATG
classic design-ATG
creative inspirations-ATG
craft-deebowz-ATG---------------------TOP 3
creative artiste-ATG
incy wincy-ATG
brown sugar-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated
Carol x x

52 comments:

Janette said...

It really doesn't look simple at all Carol, it looks like a chinese puzzle, a beautiful puzzle but still. How clever, its brilliant it really is.xx

aussie aNNie said...

That's why it's called the impossible card but to be honest I found them easy to make, lots of twist and turns but glad you finished it.xx

Lynne said...

Ha Ha, sounds like you had a great time! I don't think I'll be making one in a hurry, but you have made a wonderful job of it. A fabulous masculine card x

dutchess said...

I just love the shape but can believe how difficult to make it is...so well done you for perseverance...you nailed it in the end xxxx

cotnob said...

A super card, well worth all of your time and effort - I have to admit I have not made one of these yet.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic card Carol never made one do not know how.
Gr Karin

Nataliascraft said...

Brilliant card Carol, you made an amazing job is fab x

Chrissy said...

A wonderful card fold and papers Carol and I would have loved to have been a fly on your walll that day..lol..but you carried on and did it and it is fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Gina's Cards said...

What a brilliant design and wonderful image! Love the gold on black! Well done for persevering with it, the outcome is perfect! Thank you for joining in the fun at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Hugs
Gina xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Oh my, what a card!!! It really looks impossible but you've made an amazing job with this. Brilliant work and absolutely love the gold on black. Looks fabulous.
Hugs, Lisa

*Vicki* said...

Well your effort paid off in such a beautiful way Carol! I love the way you've embossed the images over the dark background! It's just stunning! I can relate to you..especially right now actually...sometimes things just don't want to come together and something you think would be simple seems to take way too long! :) Sending hugs

Pia S said...

I can relate. I’ve never made an impossible card, but I can safely say your experience making this one sounds familiar when trying to make a different fold design. I don’t know how you envisioned this card, but it turned out great in my opinion.

Jean said...

Fabulous card Carol I love all the embossing XX I was going to try one but I'll give it a miss now lol xx

Lacey Lassy said...

Wow, this is a show stopper! What a great card! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is incredible Carol! I hate those days when nothing seems to come together properly, but you'd never know from this finished product. Awesome fold/design and fantastic embossing. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Paper Shelter!
Linda

Debbie Mageed said...

Gorgeous card! We have all had cards that were like that, Carol. But when they turn out this stunning, all of the extra time and products are worth it! Thank you for playing with us at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

Leslie Miller said...

What an ordeal! All of it has happened to me at times, too, but in your case it happened all on one card, sheesh. In the end it looks great and I love the stamps. Better luck with the next ones!

Stampsnob. said...

Perfect name impossible I would never figure it out .........Lis

Beebeebabs said...

Such a fabulous card - another great creation thanks for sharing!!!

creationsnz said...

Your story made me laugh loudly - that's exactly what happened to me (including cutting one in reverse). Great result though! ;-DDDD CarolG

Joy Wilson said...

Fabulous impossible card! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Joy DT



Joyfully Stamps

Lisa Lynn said...

Carol, it looks so elegant with the gold embossing. I'm glad that you didn't give up. It's been awhile since I did that layout.

MagsB said...

This looks gorgeous, Carol! It was a long and frustrating journey to make it, but you've done a fab job!

love Mags B x

Alison59 said...

OMG Carol what patience you have. I would have thrown it out of the window! Your efforts have certainly reaped a fabulous reward :-)

Tone K. said...

So cool! Great card! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Carol, you are right it looks simple! but VERY VERY impressive, so your hard work and stress levels were worth it in the end. Good Luck with the others AND for going on to the end.
Faith x

Donna Ellis said...

Your impossible card is gorgeous, Carol! I love the gold and deep color background. I made one IC and hated the way it looked after all the work involved, so have not made another. Still, by your hand, I can say it is oh-so-gorgeous and elegant! hugs, de

Carol L said...

Do I detect a bit of frustration with making this card? Hah, you showed it who's boss, because it's unique, and quite rustic with all the wood tones and great gold image! I've never even attempted to make an impossible card, because I know for me it would literally be impossible! LOL NJ!

Anne Buckingham said...

I appreciate card artist that share their mistakes and frustrations. It makes me realize everyone goes through this. When it works, there is such celebration. Your card is great.

Saphron said...

Don't you just hate when things don't go to plan!! You've done an amazing job - your finished product is fantastic!! Love that sentiment, too. Good luck for your next try!
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)

~ DT Saphron
Lemon Biscuit

Priya said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at The paper Shelter
DT Priyadarshini

Autumn Zenith said...

What an eye-catching, tremendously cool design.

♥ Autumn

Michelle said...

I've done an impossible card before Carol and to be honest I haven't felt like doing another one since lol! Yours is stunning - love the papers and image you have used - Michelle x

Lynda said...

What a challenge you gave yourself. Well done for persevering. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda DT

Jane Savage said...

Fabulous fun design!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Michelle B. said...

Wow, what a creation! Absolutely beautiful and your perseverance is inspiring! So glad you joined us for our ATG w/Optional Embossing Challenge at Creatalicious Challenges!

Shabneez said...

Oh Carol I'm sorry it took you so long but it's a beautiful card. Shabneez x

Gerrina said...

Looks difficult to make, but then I've never tried :) Perfect for a man and beautiful how just gold on black looks! Hugs, Gerrina

Cath Wilson said...

LOL - NOT, Carol. Poor you. I bet you forgot about everything else for a little while, though, eh? I've been die cutting - don't feel like stamping - keeps my mind occupied in a different way. It turned out fab, anyway and no one would've guessed if you hadn't told us!
Cath x

Lady said...

Great job ...the result is stunning Thanks for joining us at All Fun Challenges
Wish you good luck and hope to see you soon
Lady-owner & DT All fun challenges

Maria Giselle B. said...

I think what makes it better is the persistence to carry on and get to the goal. I have a feeling the next time you create this card, you will go through the steps like a breeze. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Design Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!

Janice said...

You must be so patient to spend that amount of time making this card, well done and a great masculine design.
Janice x

Lisa J said...

Ha Ha Carol! You know you loved this little challenge. Despite all that stress and headache it turned out fab!!! Lisa x

pinky said...

This really is a piece of artwork! Love the black and gold. I wouldn't dream of tackling something like this!

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Such a wonderful card!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

Andree said...

A super dimensional card. Lovely gold embossing and stylish colourway.
Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Koraliki Beaty said...

Just wow! Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles. DT Beata

Michela Piras said...

Fabulous card ❤️ thanks for joining us at Gem of a Challenge 😊 Good Luck 🤞 Michela Piras DT

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

This is wonderful Carol, never made one of these. I love the stamps and the gold embossing onto black it is so effective, almost like a negative effect. Hope your thumb has recovered. Michelle x

Lacey Lassy said...

What a beautiful card! I understand exactly what you're talking about with the length of tine you spent making this! I don't think I spend less than 4 hours on any of my cards. I don't think you nor I are going to be putting out enough cards to threaten Hallmark. Hahaha! But, the love shows through on your gorgeous creation, and I'm sure the satisfaction in your heart made it all worthwhile. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! --Gail

Alex (PinkCraftyMama) said...

A fantastic job especially under such trying circumstances. These things happen to me all the time!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week.
Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Love Alex (PinkCraftyMama).
Arty Divas DT
Pink Crafty Mama {My Blog}
Arty Divas

Melanie said...

A great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional embossing” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)