Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My first telescoping card

I think I may have just found a new contender for my favorite card style although I'm not sure anything can replace easel cards.  Today I tried my hand at a telescope card and it was so easy!  I love that it has so much impact and is really different from most cards.

It did, of course, take me much longer than it probably should have.  I'm just so darned indecisive on how to embellish cards.  There are so many things yet to learn about color, balance, scale, etc.  I'm getting there....I think.  My comfort level is increasing with each card I make so that's a positive sign.  And, besides, I'm having a blast.  What else matters?

The image used on this card is from Mo Manning.  Love, love, love her work!  It always puts a smile on my face to just look at one of her images.  They're really fun to color too.  There's enough detail to make it look great without so much that it becomes fussy.  There's a fine line between the two and Ms Manning seems to know just where it is.

Recipe for this card is as follows:
Papers:  Papertrey Ink, Bazzill, K&Company
Cricut cartridges: Elegant Edges, Flower Shoppe
Markers: ProMarkers
Stamps: Little Yellow Bicycle, Papertrey Ink, Inkadinka Doo,
Clear Dollar Stamps
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts and handmade for the light peach one
Brads, bling and ribbon: From my stash

Here's the card:

I do wish I had set the brad a little higher on the bottom panel.  I'll know better next time.  But don't you think it looks like there's static electricity in the little guy's hair as if the middle panel were a balloon?  I like the way it looks.  It's what I call a happy accident.

You can find this card in the following challenges:

Bronte & Bella's Blog -- Say it with flowers


  1. Adorable. Cute images. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. That's super. Love it. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  3. Cute and love the shape, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  4. Hi Roberta, being newbies together is going to be fun. We can all learn from each other and the more "seasoned" crafters :) I love this card - I had never seen a telescopic card before. See, I'm already learning new things and loving it! I will have to try one soon!

  5. love the idea of the middle panel being a balloon to make his hair stand up like that and this is a gorgeous design for a card, love the colours and the image and of course a perfect artist choice for our challenge over at the Hobby House, thanks for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Fabulous card, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge, good luck x

  7. I've never done a telescoping card, either, Roberta, but you inspire me. I've put it on my list. :-D Love the image of that adorable little boy and the sentiment. Great shape for a telescoping card!

  8. What a fab card! I love the image and I also love every image made by Mo Manning...
    Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Makeover.
    Ardilla :)

  9. This is a great card, I've never seen this style of card before! I'll have to put it on my to do list lol

    I agreed with you about the bottom brad, until you mentioned about it looking like a balloon creating static and then I saw it in a whole different light and now actually prefer it there...hehe...Beautiful colouring by the way

    My blog: Little Pear Tree
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  10. Oh my this is so adorable. I love the cut of the card and like you have never tried this one but it does look easy. The image is so cute as well. thanks for the inspiration.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  11. Beautiful card Roberta - you have inspired me to give this a try. Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafte's Cafe.

  12. Too cute and original Roberta, love this structure!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at Mo's Challenge Blog and good luck with our GDT call :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  13. Great card, never seen one of these before, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  14. Great card with this cute image.
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Paper Makeup Stamps this week.
    Good luck!

    Carla (DT Paper Makeup Stamps)
    If you like it, you can visit my blog

  15. Fabulous telescoping card, love the image and sentiment, made me smile, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  16. Fantastic card and a wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  17. This is adorable! Fabulous job stepping out and trying something new! I'm with you on choosing embellishments...takes me forever :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Makeover with this awesome card!!
    <3 Emily L.-DT


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