I found a super-cool "wow" card online last week and I had to try it out! It's a telescoping card! Check it out! It starts out looking like this…
Then you pull the satin ribbon tab and it starts telescoping open…
Pull it a little more and it opens even more…
Pretty awesome, don't ya think?! I love how it swivels on the brads—too fun!
Complete Supplies List:
- Stamps—Fabulous Florets, Happy Greetings, Teeny Tiny Wishes
- Ink—Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodl Delight, Tangerine Tango Classic Ink and Markers, Blender Pen
- Paper—Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodl Delight, Tangerine Tango card stock
- Accessories—Silver Brads, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon
- Tools—Scallop Circle Die, Clear Circle Die, Circle Scissors Plus, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Circles #2 Die, Paper Piercer, Foam Mat, SNAIL
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Telescoping Card Details
She got the idea from Barb Mullikin's Telescoping Circles Card (isn't it great that everyone likes to CASE?!), and Barb has a fabulous Telescoping Card Tutorial on how to make this project! Here's her version using the Cottage Garden stamp set…
At first, I tried to get fancy by having four telescoping circles on my card, but I quickly realized that you have to have an odd number of circles in order for the the top circle to be right-side-up! So, I went for five! Whoa!
I also realized that I didn't have all of the circle die sizes that I needed, so I used my Circle Scissors Plus to cut the in-between sizes.
Here are the sizes of layers I used, starting from the bottom. I've listed all the cool tools you can use to make the circle-cutting easy, but if you don't have all of these dies, you can always do what I did and use the Circle Scissors Plus for any size circle.
- Scallop Circle Die (one Melon)
- 3-7/8" Clear Circle Die (one White, one Daffodil Delight)
- 3-1/2" Circle Die (one White, one Wild Wasabi)
- 3" Circle Die (one White, one Tangerine Tango)
- 2-1/2 Circle Punch or Circles #2 Die (one White, one Melon Mambo)
- Circles #2 Die (one 2" White)
I stuck to basic stamping techniques on this card. The Daffodil layer flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo then colored in with Tangerine Tango ink and a Blender Pen. I colored on the stamps with markers for the smallest three circles, and used the stamp-off technique on the Wasabi layer.
I'm thinking I need to add some Dazzling Diamonds to jazz this project up a bit! Then it may be a contender for next month's Stamp Club projects! What do you think?
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