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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Love That Telescoping Snowman Card!

Earlier this month, I made two telescoping snowman cards following a sample I had seen early last spring (see BLOG dated 12/8/14).  After making these, my mind began to think what if. . .  Some of my what ifs were:  
  • what if, I attached him to a card base so he was on the front of an actual card; 
  • what if, I attached his body parts closer together so he looked plumper instead of so tall and gangly; 
  • what if, he had a scarf; 
  • what if, he had buttons and hands.
  • what if, he had rosy cheeks 
  • And then I saw a non-telescoping punch art snowman on Pinterest, using hearts on his cheeks, and that became another what if!
I added another interesting feature for my paper background as well:  1-1/2" squares on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  I think this really added to my card with all that bling peeking out between each square.  Here is my little snowman telescoping card, which incorporated all my what ifs and then some other features as well.




Telescoping Snowman - Closed.



 Telescoping Snowman - Open.

Recipe:  Bazzill cs: Stonewashed.  SU Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer.  DCWV Winter Magic Stack.  DCWV Black Glitter paper (hat).  Paper Squares: SU 1-3/8" square punch.  Body part dies:  Spellbinders:  4-1/4 " Beaded Circles (bottom base); 3-1/4" Circles LG-#6 (bottom inset); 2-7-8" Scallop Circles SM-#4(middle base); 2-1/8" Scallop Circles LG-#2 (head base).  Body Part punches:  2-1/2" Circle (middle inset); 1-3/4" Circle (head inset).  Hat punches:  Decorative Labels (1/2); Word Window (brim); Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (band); Martha Stewart Aspen Corner punch (snowflakes).  Face punches:  Eyes-Martha Stewart 7-Heart punch (largest cut in half/ shaped); Nose-SU Small Heart punch (little less than 1/2), Highlights-Chalk Marker; Cheeks-Owl-Builder heart, Copic marker for blush.  Mouth: Ex. Large ZigZag Border (SU/Sizzix) used as template; Sharpie Fine-Tip: Lashes/ Mouth.  Scarf: 1-3/4" Circle punch shaping 3/8" deep curve; 2 Bitty Banner punch tapered.  Arms:  SU Snowflake punch: 2 using entire diameter/ cut off end only. (Card size: 5-3/16" square).

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