Saturday, January 25, 2014

Telescoping Card - Featuring January's Creative Cafe' Kit

Hi - It's the weekend, and today I have a fun card I believe is called the 'Telescoping' card.  The circle elements from the Add-on stampset really leant itself well to this card design.  And I also am featuring the darling 'pups' from the set For the Love of Cats and Dogs - which comes with your kit.
Here's my card... fully extended.  It's so easy to do - just prepare your layers, and join with brads so you can fully extend this card with ease!
First to create this - I started with the heart borders nesting set, from Spellbinders.  I did this in white as I plan to stamp my circular phrase images on each one in black in.

Below, you can see how I'm setting up each stamp and lining it up to stamp - these just fit perfectly!

 I paper pieced and stamped my sweet 'pup' image holding the valentine!
I assembled him - and he will eventually end up in my center circle.
As you stack your images from small to large- just make sure that you have your images upside down as you place your brads, so they will unfold in the upright position. 
See in my images below-  my top image is placed in the center with the phrase upside-down, and the brad will be placed as close to the upper center edge of the top circle that I can.
When swiveled open, you can see the text will be upright and the brad anchored edge is on the lower bottom edge of the top circle connected to the top center edge of the circle layered underneath.
On images where they are symetrical as in my middle and large circle, it didn't matter, so to make it easy on myself, I placed my pieced pup on the center after I had my pieces joined by my brads.

 Here are all my pieces joined - just need to finish by adding more stamped images on each circle.

Here's it all joined and collapsed and ready to be slipped in an envelope and mailed to a lucky valentine!  You can see I added a 4th layer with a black heart, and stamped in white- 'True Love'.
 A small black brad in the lower point of the heart is connected to the circle directly behind it.
Here's my card again, as it's fully extended - all my other images were stamped directly to the circles.

 Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe- For the Love of Cats and Dogs
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe- For the Love of Cats and Dogs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Lady Bug; Copic markers; Spica Glitter pens; Wink of Stella- Black glitter
Embellishments:  misc small 1/8" brads
Tools/Dies:  Spellbinder - Border Hearts circle dies; Classic Scallop circle nestabilities; Classic Heart nestabilities