Monday’s challenge on Splitcoast was to create a Telescoping image, not card. We were to stamp our image several times and cut and layer it with different colored shaped dies. It took me a while to find an image that would work for this challenge, but I finally settled on the gorgeous Dove and Holly set from Flourishes.

I stamped the image twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. One was cut and embossed with a large Circle Nestabilities die and the Out of the Box Technique as well in the center with a small Circle die. The second image was cut with a medium Circle Nestabilities die. The images were colored with Copic Markers (Doves: E40, E41, E42     Leaves: YG91, YG93, YG95      Branch: E23, E25, E27     Berries: R08, R27, R39     Beak/Claws: YR23, YR24). The circles were sponged with Antique Linen and overstamped with the Christmas Music Background in the same color. The biggest circle layer was stitched before it was adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Tear Drop Circle die. The other layers were adhered to the base with dimensionals.

A 3″ x 4 1/2″ piece of MME Lost & Found Christmas paper was adhered to a 4 1/2″ square of the same paper pack and stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Neenah Soalr White cardstock. Burgundy Organdy Ribbon was tied around the layers before the stacked image was adhered with dimensionals. Part of a Finesse Pearl Swirl was adhered to top right and bottom left hand corners of the layers.

A sentiment from Dove and Holly was stamped in Tuxedo Black on a piece of Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with the smallest Petite Oval Nestabilities die. The inner part was sponged and overstamped with a small image from that set in Antique Linen.  The sentiment was adhered under the bow before all layers were taped to the card base, which was cut out of Kraft cardstock with a Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die.

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Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

17 Responses to “Telescoping Doves”

  1. I’d still love to know how everybody worked out where to cut the concentric shapes – that cost me a lot of paper! I really like the way you did your sponging while the circles were still in the die, and I just love the added fun from the out-of-the-box element. Gorgeous!

  2. Love this technique, Beate. Many thanks for the tutorial. This card is so pretty. I just love those doves, the holly and all the gorgeous colouring and embellishing:) Have a great weekend!:)

  3. this technique is high on my list to do…..just not enough time lately….yours is wonderful

  4. This is a technique I have always admired…it just seems too labor intensive for me! Your doves are gorgeous…I have this stamp and find I have the hardest time coloring it. Yours is perfect and I may copy the colors you used! Just gorgeous and so inspiring!

  5. Wow this is SO lovely! Very cool layering. Must give that a try.

  6. this is so beautiful, Beate!

  7. Those doves are absolutely lovely sitting in the holly – colored fabulously…just love the layers and paper and sentiment. Outstanding – TFS

  8. Beate … awesome work card! I love everything about this card.

  9. Hello again Beate, What a pretty card. This is such an elegant holiday card. Always ” Fresh & Fun ” ;0) Thank you for sharing.

  10. WOW, Beate, this is BREATH-TAKING! This is one of my favourite paper lines and I’ve been contemplating whether or not I need this gorgeous stamp set by Flourishes but, I think you just sold me on it! The ribbon and pearls finish it off PERFECTLY…love EVERYTHING about it!

  11. Beautifully elegant! You never cease to amaze me with the things you can whip up. No wonder it takes you so long. 🙂

  12. love it when you combine multiple spellbinders in a card.

  13. The card is awesome and the doves are absolutely beautiful sitting in the holly..

  14. This is just gorgeous and that’s my favorite Christmas stamps for the past few years.

  15. Beautiful job on the layering and love how the bottom layer has the tails sticking out, great use of both techniques here!!

  16. this technique is actually called the pyramid technique or pyramage.
    beautiful job with the doves!

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