Sunday, January 1, 2012

SSSD/January Try a Different Card

I ladies. Hope you are enjoying your Holiday with your families. Our card for January is a Telescoping card. I will be showing you 2 different ones. You should make the second card for the swap. Here we go. This will be quick and great for a snowman swap. You will need 3 white circles 1 7/8, 2 5/8, 3 3/4. Sizes are what I used you can change them if you like. I also cut out a snowflake using brown card stock for his arms. You can use whatever you have.  You will need a scrap of orange cs and a scrap of black cs as well as 2 white brads. Something to punch holes with and something to pierce with.

Take the 2 largest circles and lay the smaller one in the middle of the larger one. Pierce  and add your first brad.

Open it up and lay the smallest circle in the center of the middle size circle.  Pierce and add your other white brad.

I used a crop a dile to make eyes and buttons. Cut 2 spokes of the snowflake off for arms and attached in the back of center circle. Cut out a triangle for his nose. The hat is a black rectangle and a SU word window punch. Here he is opened.

                                         Here he is closed.  Cute!!

Ok now here are the directions you will use for your swap card. You need 2 white 3 1/2" and 1 white 3" circles.  2 brads. You also will be adding other layers of your choice. I used scalloped circles.  You must layer your card for the swap in some way.

Stamp your images and sentiment. Beware of your placement. I had to redo mine so my finished card will not be matching my pictures. You want to only see the top layer image when the card is closed.

                                               Color your images and layer to your liking.

Lay your middle circle on top of the bottom circle. Notice the middle is one is upside down. It needs to be done this way so that when it telescopes open all images will be facing in the right direction.

                                                        Pierce your hole and add your brad.

Open that up and lay your top circle on top of the center circle.  Notice that the top circle is upside down.

                                                    Pierce your hole and add your brad.

                                                              Here the card is closed.

                                                                 and here it is opened.

                                     Now this can be done with squares too. So give it a try.

1 comment:

Donna Ellis said...

Pat, your snowman telescope is cute, but I'll stick with the poppies. No snow here, please? Your card is so pretty, and I love the vivid coloring! Happy New Year, Pat!