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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Card from Scraps

Today's card was inspired by (and being entered in) two challenges: Paper Wishes and Just Add Ink.

The Paper Wishes Blog Giveaway called for the use of stamping supplies from Hot Off the Press, so that's what I used (Medallions & Corners, Tiny Words & Images). The paper is also from them (I glued it to card stock to add more stability for this telescoping card.

Just Add Ink has a fabulous blog hop with lots of different folded card variations. This is based on Patrice's card example, here. Hers is called "Telescoping Circles" so I guess mine would be Telescoping Ovals.  I didn't have circle punches or dies, so used my Nestabilities Scalloped Oval dies.  The picture of the fully telescoped card is at the bottom of this post.

Since Tuesdays are my day for looking at using up scraps, the papers were leftovers from other projects, making for a very inexpensive card!  Here's a picture of the card when the ribbon is pulled to open the card up:


You might note the thin lines around the edges of the larger two panels. Often I make these lines by embossing my paper and then just hand drawing around the embossing with pen. In this case, however, I didn't want to emboss them, so I just inked up the cutting edge of the next smaller nestability die and used it as a stamp. Works great for creating an ultra-thin border.

9 comments:

Karenliz said...

Wonderful card Cheryl! I love the cascading ovals.

Precious Thoughts said...

Great use of the frames Cheryl, I have that paper pack too...I may have to scraplift, hope you don't mind!!

Paula said...

This is the first Oval telescoping card I have seen - very cool! Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

Mae Collins said...

What a lovely alteration to the Telescoping Card...using ovals instead of circles, I like it! Thanks for joining in our Fancy Fold Blog Hop challenge at Just Add Ink.

Nikki Spencer said...

I love that you have gone oval...very cool take on the telescoping card, thanks for playing along with the fancy folds challenge at Just Add Ink.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This looks great with ovals as well - how creative. Thanks for playing at JAI.

Jodene said...

I love the use of the oval shape for this card, it looks fantastic! Thanks for playing along this week at JAI :)

pennyd said...

I like it! I love the fact that you used the die as a stamp - I'm going to have to try that.

Patrice said...

I'm so impressed. This is a terrific telescopic ovals card. Well done! So glad you tried it.