Wednesday, December 14, 2011

~ CooCoo for Cocoa ~

Hello, my Sweet N Sassy friends!

Today I'm going to share with you my current favorite technique to use on images.  I dubbed it "The Telescoping Image".

Here's what it looks like:

The technique is quite simple.   You will want to stamp and color your image twice.  Yes, I know this is a lot to ask ...LOL... but for those of us who love to color, it's just plain fun.

Next, you are going to cut the two images with nesting dies.   The better they fit (the dies), the more symmetrical your image will come out.  For this card I used three dies.   I first cut one image with the largest of the three and the smallest of the three.  In order to line them up nicely, place all three dies on your image and then remove the middle one and tack your dies down with a post it note so they do not move while you run them through your machine.  The accomplishes the bottom and the top layer of your telescope.  For the second image, I did the same process only removing the largest and smallest dies after they were fitted.  This leaves you with the middle layer when cut.  Each layer is then popped up on dimensionals.

I added stickles to the snowflakes on the cup and puff paint to the marshmallows.

Here are my details:

Papers: Bashful Blue, GP White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Chocolate Chip, Copics, White gel pen
Accessories: 7/8" metallic ribbon, snowflake dots embossing folder, scalloped square nesties, dimensionals, stickles, puff paint, sticky tape, warm brown rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to check back tomorrow as we have a fun surprise for you!!


merrymstamper said...

I love your card Holly!!! :-)

Debbie said...

This is such a cute card! And the telescoping technique is awesome!!! Can't wait to try that!

Cathymac said...

What a cute card and a wonderful technique! Thanks for sharing how you get your layers to line up correctly, Holly! You've just saved me an extra step...I always colored three images before!