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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stella's Telescoping

Time, again, for another card for the 12 Days of Christmas at Catch The Bug. This is a new card style for me and my first attempt at a telescoping card. I'm loving this card style! So much fun to make and not too bad for my first try.

This telescoping card is for Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas at Catch The Bug.

Above, you can see the pic of the card before its opened. I apologize for the quality of the photo. I used gold metallic cardstock on a couple of the circles and the glare caused it to turn out green in the photo. I even tried different camera settings and tried taking the pics from a top down angled view and it didn't help much.

I made this card for my friend, for the holidays. He's a martini kinda guy so he'll love it. I used a non traditional color combo of black and gold.

I hope the blogs who have the red and gold challenges won't count me out of the running on this one, due to picture quality. I swear its really gold metallic cardstock!

Anyway, here is a pic of the card once its opened:

I used metallic red and gold cardstocks to make my 3 circles, then used black papers with silver star prints and silver swirls for the next layers. The center layer on each are the images and the sentiment. I used the Cutting system from Creative Memories, to cut all the circles. The circle layers are held together with black and white polka dot brads. The images are from Bugaboo Stamps and are colored with Promarkers. I added glitter and sparkle to the images with a clearstar gelly roll pen. I tried to color the stella martini glass image to reflect that Stella is sitting inside the martini glass.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Day 10 (Masculine)of The 12 Days of Christmas at Catch The Bug
Let's Celebrate at Squiggle Stamps
Telescoping Holiday Card at Stamp-n-Doodle
Santa Baby at Catch The Bug
Challenge #102 Christmas in Non Traditional Colors (Black and Gold) at Sassy Studio Designs
Challenge #96 Anything But Christmas (New Year's) at Totally Paper Crafts
Glitter at Frosted Designs
SNSDC32 Tea For Two at Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge
Photo Inspiration at Crafty Sprouts
Silver (Stars) and Gold (Metallic Cardstock) at Stamp, Scrap And Doodles
Challenge #139 Anything But Christmas (New Year's) at Corrosive
Challenge #151 Send A Smile (New Year's) at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #39 Make It Shine (Glitter) at Mami Doodles
Challenge #19 Shaped Cards at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #22 Red and Gold (gold cardstock - sorry the light makes it look green in the pic since it's metallic) at House of Gilli
Tis The Season (For New Year's, Too!) at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #172 Don't Look At The Light at Cupcake Crafts
Sparkle and Shine at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #61 Happy Holidays (New Year’s) at Lollipop Crafts
Challenge #7 Sentiment at The Cutie Pie Challenge
Metallics at Stamp-n-Doodle
Die Cuts Or Punches at Craft-Room Challenges
Humorous at Craft Us Crazy


  1. Wow!! You did amazing on this!! I love it!!

    Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs!! :)

  2. Fab, I am still trying to work out how it's done. Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

  3. Aww this is fabulous and such a great shape. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)


  4. Great telescoping card!Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week in our Send Someone A Smile Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  5. I love how you put those hilarious images into this telescoping card! Too much fun! Thanks for playing along with the SNSDC!

  6. Oh, this one is AWESOME!!! I have a friend who would love that! It would make a fantastic New Year's card! lol Well done! Thanks again for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)

  7. What a fun card!! Love the telescope! The martini glass lady is awesome!! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  8. Fun! Fun! Great shape.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  9. What a fun card, beautiful! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch The Bug.

  10. Great card, lovely idea. Thnaks for joining us at Cutie Pie cheers sue n x

  11. Awesome card and just filled with fun. Thank you for joining us at House of Gilli challenges.

  12. Wow this is such a wonderful design and beautiful sparkle too! Thank you for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  13. This is very innovative, love this idea, and i know what you mean about metallic card, it looks so good in RL and yet when you try and photograph it poof it changes colour in its reflection. hehe. thanks so much for joining us again at squiggles and giggles with another of you lovely creations. hugs heid x

  14. OH Sami I love this card. Bugaboo stamps are so much fun. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at SSDS this week.
    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

  15. Hello!
    FAB Creations, Great Job!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

  16. What a clever fold - looks great with those party girl images.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Caroline xxx

  17. OMGOSH how "fun" is this card!?! Awesome - thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week!

  18. How cool is that! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe’s fancy fold challenge!
    Ps) I have blog candy up in my sidebar. I’d love for you to come by and join in the fun!

  19. Such a fun card :)
    Thanks for joining us this week over at Cupcake crafts and good luck x

  20. Gorgeous sparkle, fab design, thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenge.

    Warm hugs

  21. Great card! Love the stamp you picked! Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug! We hope to see you again next challenge!

  22. Great job on the telescoping card! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

  23. Love it!! Thanks for joining in the Corrosive Challenge.

  24. A gorgeous, and really unusual, card! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  25. Great card design - i've not seen this style before...Thanks so much for joining our Craft room challenge and wishing you a Happy Christmas..Esther xx

  26. I love this design! The image is fab too! Thank you for playing at Cutie Pie Hapy Christmas & Happy New Year! Woo x

  27. Such a fun card. Thank you so very much for sharing you beautiful card with us for this weeks challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. I enjoyed seeing your creation. Happy New Year!
    Hugs Bonnie