Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summertime, and the Living is Easy

Hey Stampers! No, I haven't fallen off the planet. I've just been enjoying the relaxed routine of summer. My son finished his sophomore year of high school the week before Memorial Day, and so we've been in that mode since. Hope you have been enjoying some R&R too.

I saw a telescoping card online and decided I wanted to put my own twist on it. It was created by Lisa Zwolanek, and I think it's such a unique, yet EASY card to make. It'll really make someone's day, I just know it.

As you can see, it starts out as a pile of concentric circles. My card has 5 layers and the layers are attached using brads. This allows them to swivel as they open, and it's just so cool!

I used 3 circle dies for the Big Shot--the 3.5", the 3", and the Circles #2 plate, which has 4 sizes--2", 1.75", 1.5", and 1". I used the 2.5" circle punch as well. That's a LOT of circles, but trust me, it's just a matter of layering card stock to get the number of circles you need in the colors you want. If you don't have a Big Shot, you could trace circles or use a smaller set of graduating circle punches to achieve the same effect.

Once I had my circles cut out, I chose the Circle Circus stamp set, in keeping with the card's obvious theme! It allowed me to create some backgrounds for the words I chose, which are from Best Yet (retired). I used the current InColor collection for the card stock and the inks, and I'm looking forward to recreating this in the NEW InColors, which premiere July 1 when the 2011-2012 Big Idea Book & Catalog becomes available for ordering.

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Paper Potter said...

You make it look so easy! My niece with the degree in graphic design would love this, especially with Circle Circus. I may just make them a non-typical first anniversary card with this design.... Blessings on your weekend, Jenn! (Oh! I don't think I told you that our daughter-in-law and son LOVED the baby headband! thanks so much for your telephone help with that!

Vicki B. said...

Wowzerts, how cool is this?!!!

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