The Return of The Impossible Card: A Spooktacular Halloween Edition!
The ‘Impossible Card’ is back… and it’s more terrifying to behold than ever! Why? Because the fantastic Vikki Gorham has created her very own Spooktacular Impossible Scene Card, ready for Halloween! And despite how incredible it looks, this stunning card is not impossible to make at all! Using the clever Impossible Card template provided here, you can discover the simple secret behind the impossible card, and make it time and time again, decorating each one however you wish! Check out Vikki Gorham’s step-by-step instructions below, and discover just how possible this impossible scene card really is!
Use your Impossible Card Template to create this fun scene card! With the quick and easy addition of some purple doors, the original Impossible Card can transform into an Impossible Scene Card – perfect for creating this spooktacularly frightful scene, just in time for Halloween! This would be a great card for children to decorate, once you have made the base.
Time it takes to make: One hour – once you have mastered one, you could pre-cut your base cards using the template , so they are ready just to decorate.
Skill level: Intermediate
You Will Need:
- Impossible Card Template [DOWNLOAD YOURS HERE]
- Score Board
- Paper Trimmer
- Core Card – Textured Black for Base, Linen Orange, Core Purple, Textured White, Black Satin
- Double sided tape
- Glue with fine tip applicator
- Halloween Dies
- Alphabet Dies
- Pinflair glue
- Bone Folder
- Corner Rounder
- Die Cutting Machine
Spooktacular Impossible Scene Card (6×6 size):
Take a sheet of black textured Core card and cut it using your paper trimmer to 6×6 inches. By using lots of different textured card, I did not have to create mats for this card.
Place the card into your score board, and score at 3 inches the whole way down your card. Rotate your card clockwise and score at 3 inches, this time only down to the 3 inch score line. Now rotate your card again, this time scoring at 1¼ inches and 4¾ inches, only scoring to the 3 inch line. Finally, take a pair of scissors and cut on the score lines (as per the photo above).
Using your bone folder, gently crease your score lines on your base card, and fold your middle panel backwards and forwards, again this will help make it easier to twist…
To form the doors, take a piece of purple Core card and cut to 3 x 3.5 inches, then cut it in half. Score each half on the long side at quarter inch intervals. Using your corner rounder (or a pair of scissors!) round the top and bottom of one side of each door. Secure these to your base card, using the fine tip applicator glue, along the first quarter inch score line.
Using Core orange linen card, cut two pieces to 5.5 inches x 1.5 inches, and round the corners on each with your corner rounder. Secure these to your base card with double sided tape, only putting tape on each end. I angled mine; you can place yours straight or angled.
Using your alphabet dies, cut out your letters for your word of choice from black satin Core card, and cut your Halloween design dies of your choice. I used a ghost and spider web die!
Now it’s time to decorate your card! Be sure sure to place your dies so your card still folds flat for posting. I used Pinflair Glue to add some dimension when securing my ghosts. Don’t forget to decorate the back of your card too!
- Use heavyweight cardstock for your base, this will enable you to embellish your card, without preventing it from standing up at the end! You could always make a little brace to support your card if need be.
- When decorating be mindful that if you place things over the edge, you will need to create a larger envelope, or box.