Sunday, July 24, 2011

Telescoping Card

Today I would like to share with you a "telescoping" card.  Once you see how the mechanism works, these cards are really fun and easy to create.

For this project you will need colored and neutral cardstock, brads, a hole punch, ribbon, stamps and ink to decorate, and several Big Shot dies or the Circle Scissor Plus.

I have used my SU Garden Silhouettes set for the largest circle and stamped the image in StazOn Black.  The sentiment from Quietfire Design was used for the middle circle.  The stamp was inked first by loading it with VersaMark then Adirondack Purple Twilight and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  For the smallest circle I used the Memory Box Flower Bundle stamp.  The stems were stamped in StazOn Black and the flowers in Adirondack Purple Twilight.  The butterfly was stamped in Ballet Blue and is from SU's Essence of Love set.

All the edges of the whisper white circles were sponged in Adirondack Cool Peri.  Kaiser rhinestones in dark purple were added to the flowers.  The piece of purple ribbon is from Ellen Hutson's store.

For a tutorial on how to make telescoping cards, please visit Barb at Craft Chaos.  Here is a link to her great You Tube video.

Happy telescoping!


The middle of the card.

Here it is fully open.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Memory Box Flower Bundle, Garden Silhouettes, Essence of Love, Sentiment by Quietfire Design 
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  StazOn Black; Flowers - Adirondack Purple Twilight; Butterfly - Ballet Blue; Sponging - Adirondack Cool Peri; Sentiment - Adirondack Purple Twilight
Accessories:  Vintage Brads, Kaiser Rhinestones in Dark Purple, Ellen Hutson Purple Ribbon, Nesties Lacey Circles #5, Nesties Small & Large Classic Circles
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging

18 comments:

Pam~ said...

Oh, Donna, I love your telescoping card! I have seen these and want to make one! Yours is beautiful! You have given me the nudge and inspiration I need to create one! Happy Sunday!

KER said...

gorgeous...and i love this design...i might try it...you know i'm not too adventurous but...

Julie A. said...

Stunning card! Love the colors and design:)

Chris said...

Super cute! Fabulous idea and I love the purple colors you used!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna, this is gorgeous.
your flowers and text are great.
also the colours you have used.
great shape off card.

greetings karin

Anne Marie said...

Just gorgeous, Donna! So many beautiful details...I just love that rich purple on the black background. Very pretty! :)

Kathy said...

Wow Donna! This is exquisite! Thank you for sharing -love the quote, flowers and the colors you've chosen.
Kathy

Laurie Unger said...

This is very cool! I really like all the purple! Great card idea.

Becky said...

wow..This is gorgeous Donna. I am going to have to try this one. :)

Quietfire said...

Beautiful card Donna! Thanks so much for using the Quietfire Rubber stamp!

Robyn said...

pretty card-great quote
thanks for sharing
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A Vintage Green said...

You invent such great cards.

Polished Moxie said...

What an intriguing card. Your design and color combination is stunning. Thank you for sharing the idea. I'm going to have to give it a try.

Carrie Sampsel said...

This is so beautiful. I have not seen a card like this before so I admired yours and watched the video(thanks for including it). Making a card like this is on my agenda for upcoming week. I loved it. TFS

Anne Marie said...

Just gorgeous, Donna! I have never made one of these cards....you have inspired me to give it a try. Your colors are so rich and elegant. Very pretty! :)

Jennipher Lowery said...

What a neat project! Thanks so much for sharing this. I always walk away from your blog relaxed and inspired.

gale said...

What a neat idea!! Love this card.

CraftyJo said...

Hi Donna,

I loved this card - so much so that I've made one myself (and given you credit for it!) :

http://www.craftyjo.org.uk/cardmaking
/telescoping-card/

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