Fabulous Florets Telescoping Circle Card

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…

Telescoping circle card - full  

Then you pull the satin ribbon tab and it starts telescoping open…

Telescoping circle card - 3

Pull it a little more and it opens even more…

Telescoping circle card - curved open

Pretty awesome, don't ya think?!  I love how it swivels on the brads—too fun!

Fabulous florets 123027L    Happy greetings 123313L

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Telescoping Card Details

I got the idea from a card I saw on Patty Bennett's blog: Telescoping Card.  Here is her version with three telescoping panels using the Hello Blossoms, Bold Blossom and Upsy Daisy sets…

Telescoping card front - patty bennett   Telescoping card - patty bennett

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…

Telescoping card  front - barb mullikin   Telescoping card - barb mullikin

Telescoping circle card - 5 Telescoping Card Tips

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.

Stamping Tips

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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3 thoughts on “Fabulous Florets Telescoping Circle Card”

  1. This is definately too cool. I don’t have all those circle dies and punches, but maybe I can come up with something. Thanks

  2. Billie, If you have a colluzzle or any other circle template, you can probably come up with a good approximation.


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