Thursday, 3 October 2013

Telescoping Circles Thank You Card - HOC September Photo Challenge

As we have a 5th Monday in September we're having a photo inspiration challenge this week at House of Cards.  Cards from each of our different style DTs will be featured on the blog throughout the week so do please check them out!  Here's the photo we'd like you to take your inspiration from.  Leaves, flowers, gorgeous autumnal colours, stripes - there's lots of goodness to take from this photo!

I've made a Classic & Elegant style autumnal telescoping circle thank you card.  I've used the ever so lovely SU! Day of Gratitude stamp set and a colour combo of  Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  Telescoping circle cards are fun and easy to make, Barb Mullikin has a fab video tutorial here if you'd like to check it out and have a go yourself.  

Here's the card all telescoped up ready to place in the envelope.  The largest circle is 4" so the card fits into a 4 1/4" square envelope.  I inked the stamp with More Mustard ink first, added Old Olive and Cajun Craze inks using sponge daubers, fussy cut it and attached a ribbon pull tab on the back.  I popped it up on the Very Vanilla circle.  I stamped a More Mustard centre separately, fussy cut it, added an Old Olive brad and popped it up. 

Here's the card with two of the circles revealed.  I stamped the leaf image onto Very Vanilla CS after stamping off twice and stamped the sentiment over the top in Cajun Craze ink.  I cut the sentiment piece out with a Grommet Tag die and matted onto a larger Cajun Craze Grommet Tag.  I glued More Mustard patterned paper to the Old Olive circle, glued the tag and added Cajun Craze Candy Dots to the Very Vanilla tag.  

Here's the telescoping circles card fully open.  I added a gold jump ring to the ribbon tab so that the card can be hung up if desired.  I stamped and fussy cut the leaves and glued them to the Very Vanilla circle which is where I wrote my message.

I covered the flap of the envelope with the More Mustard patterned paper to finish off.

So that's what I made - now it's over to you and I'd love to come and see your creations!   You can use any card making style, just make sure you link up on this post here.  Everyone is welcome at our House!

Stamps: SU! 'Day of Gratitude' & 'Wetlands' sets
CS: SU! Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive & Very Vanilla

Patterned paper:  SU! Spice Cake DSP
Ink:  SU! Cajun Craze, More Mustard & Old Olive
Tools:  Sizzix Circle #1 die, circle Nestabilities dies, Spellbinder's Grommet Tags dies, paper piercing tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories:  SU! Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive brad, Cajun Craze Candy Dots, gold brads, gold jump ring, SU! Dimensionals

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Vicky Hayes said...

I always find something a little bit different when I come to visit you Ruth! I love this telescope card with its beautifully autumnal colours! Vicky x

Mynnette said...

I've never tried a telescoping card before, but this is gorgeous! LOVE the set you used, too! This is just fabulous, friend! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

Tammy said...

WOW Ruth this is stunning! Gorgeous fall colors and what a fabulous design!
Hugs, Tammy

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Great card Ruth. Love the telescope card idea! I have never seen that before :) ur cards made a stunning hanging!

Deborah Frings said...

What a super idea! This is absolutely gorgeous!

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