Saturday, December 10, 2011

Snowman Telescope Card

This is a fun technique that really makes them say WOW when it opens up!  It's called a Telescope Card and typically consists of three sections. But you could do more if you really wanted to make a statement!


The key is to make your sections layer on top of each other and kind of hide what comes next so it's a surprise. Otherwise it's really quite simple! When you have your layers created and you're ready to brad them together, be sure to remember the middle section will rotate as the card opens. SO, when you're placing the bottom brad lay the middle section upside down on top of the bottom section. Then poke the hole for the brad. The top and middle need the same treatment. Place the top section upside down on the middle one the place the brad. Now as you open the card each section will rotate to the correct position! 

Here I've used D1480 Snowflakes to add some extra detail to the snowman. The eyes and mouth were hand drawn and the carrot is just cut free hand. The hat is a rectangle and square with the corners rounded and a bit of White Daisy pigment ink on the edges. All the circles, the snowflake on the hat and the arms were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. The arms are actually branches of a snowflake. I also added some Silver Glitz Glitter Gel to the snowflake on the hat. Every snowman needs a bit of sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my card and try making one yourself!


Michelle

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