It’s time for me to host Timeless Tuesday again. I had so much fun creating a Telescoping image card for a Splitcoaststampers challenge a while back, I thought it would be a great challenge for today. Flourishes stamps are perfect for that technique. I wrote a quick tutorial that is posted on the Flourishes blog today, but it’s an easy technique.

For my sample I used the gorgeous new Pears stamp set again. I stamped the image twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut into three layers with Label 3 Nestabilities dies, colored with Copic Markers (Pears: 1/5th YR31, YR31, YR23, YG61, E33   Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67, 1/5th YR31   branches:E33, E37, E29   Bloom: C00, C02, R81, YG61) and sponged first with Antique Linen, then with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Before the layers were adhered together with dimensionals, a border was stitched to the bottom layer.

A 4 1/2″ long strip of white cardstock was cut with MFT’s Faux Crochet Die-namic Die and adhered under a 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of MME Lost and Found Market Street Patterned paper. The strips were adhered to a 4 1/2″ square of the same paper pack before the layers were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of white cardstock. White Organdy ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip and topped with a Basic Grey button, tied on with  Linen Thread. The layers were adhered to the card base, a 5″ x 10″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half.

The image layers were adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, that had been cut and embossed with the largest Postage Stamp Nestabilities dies. A paper doily was adhered behind the Kraft cardstock layer before the image was adhered to the card base with dimensionals. A sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black in on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with a Petite Oval Nestabilities die and sponged with Vintage Photo Ink.

The inside of the card was kept really simple. A strip of Market street paper stitched to a 4 3/4″ square of white cardstock. One of the smaller images from the Pears stamp set was stamped in second generation of Vintage Photo Distress ink.

I hope you have time participate in the challenge. I promise, it is not a hard technique and it looks really cool. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Members for more inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
December Guest Designer Theresa Pollack

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


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

39 Responses to “Timeless Tuesday – Telescoping Image”

  1. Your pears look amazing. They are perfect for this technique. I like the postage stamp die behind your image. 🙂

  2. Beate, I actually don’t have words to say how much I love and adore your cards! I love this card and your technique, and I am excited to try it out for the first time 🙂 Again, this is one amazing piece of glorious art and I love it so much 🙂

  3. WOW was für eine traumhaft schöne Karte liebe Beate, die Technik ist ja genial.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  4. This is gorgeous and I have the new sets on order, can’t wait to get them!!

  5. You have such an eye for color! I always love how your cards just come together. Love the technique you used here and hopefully will have time to try this one! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. Stunning card! I enjoyed the tutorial (explained so well that even I should be able to do it!) and look forward to making a card of many layers!

  7. Beautiful card Beate! It has been a long time since I used this technique but is always a favorite!

  8. Hello Beate, another terrific card. I’ve done spotlighting on cards but this telescoping technique looks like fun. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue

  9. Beautiful card, Beate! You colour that image so wondefully! LOVE that design!!! I can’t wait to have some days off in a row after the holidays to sit down and try so many things you do!!! You are such and inspiration!!!! Thank you for sending someone to my blog yesterday to look at the treat box! You are such a doll!!

  10. Beate, what a great challenge! Love your beautiful card with the pears. Thanks for the tutorial. I just figured out the technique by looking at your Dove card on SCS but I learned more from your tutorial.
    Happy Holidays!

  11. Oh Beate, this is so very beautiful! Lovin’ the depth and doily!

  12. Absolutely perfect in every way, Beate. Your colouring is second to none!:)

  13. Hi sweetie this is really gorgeous, love the colours, hugs pops x x

  14. Oh just GORGEOUS Beate, thanks for such a fun challenge, I so enjoyed making my sample. Happy New Year to you and your family!!~

  15. Beate,
    I’m really new to Flourishes and this technique is new to me too. Your card is stunning. I can’t wait to try it.

  16. Really beautiful as always Beate! So elegant looking! I admire your mad coloring skills! Thanks for the awesome challenge!

  17. Hello!

    What a wonderful technique and what a beautiful card! I love everything about it! Thank you for the tutorial – I will try making a card using this soon! Now I am on my way to check out all of the projects for more inspiration! Wishing you a happy day today!


    Barbara Diane

  18. So many nice words I could use, but PERFECTION covers all Beate. You are the BEST! Thank you for sharing. ;0]

  19. WOW What an awesome card and technique. Thanks for showing us your wonderful creation Beate!!!

  20. I am positively drooling over this beauty … absolutely fabulous!

  21. A breath-taking beauty! Your coloring is amazing.. the card absolutely gorgeous.

  22. Beautiful card Beate. That technique is so neat! Love the look. Great embellishments! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  23. Awesome card -as usual- Beatte- I so love the INSIDES of you cards-thanks for giving us that

  24. Once again, I really like all of the layers and textures that you have used. And it’s so nice to open a card and find more creativity inside, as well.

  25. Very cool card!

  26. Oh Wow that is Gorgeous, wonderful coloring and pretty layering of the dies and doily! Amazing job on this technique

  27. Love this Beate, beautiful layers and textures … another great tutorial! Merry Christmas … Carole

  28. Is that GORGEOUS or what!! I just love it and your coloring is just wonderful as always!! 🙂 Have a Merry Christmas!! I never get tired of looking at your work, it is always beautiful Beate!!

  29. Beate, I just “Love” this card!! Everything you touch seems to glow Beautiful!

  30. Beautiful card Beate and just wanted to say a very big thank you for the inspiration you give to us crafters. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy 2012 xxxx

  31. I am in awe, Beate…gorgeous work! 😉

  32. This one took some thinking on my part – but the outcome was worth it!! Thank you so much for the challenge. Your card is beautiful – I kept referring to it to make sure I was even coming close to doing it justice 🙂

  33. such a beautiful effect. gorgeous card, Beate! love this!

  34. Phenomenal! Your coloring is amazing and so is this wonderful technique. You never cease to delight us with your outstanding creations.

    I hope and your family have a joyous Christmas season.

  35. Phenomenal! Your coloring is amazing and so is this wonderful technique. You never cease to delight us with your outstanding creations.

    I hope you and your family have a joyous Christmas season.

  36. Your card is beautiful Beate!! I love the way you colored the pears. Such a neat technique I hope to try soon.

  37. I’ve seen this technique used but never had the patience to try it! You make it look much easier than I thought! Can’t wait till the holidays are past and I can get to my stamps again! I have some TERRIFIC pears coming!

  38. Such a beautiful card! LOVE this new stamp set…I know it’s going to be a new favourite and the way you coloured them is phenomenal!

    Happy Holiday Hugs,

  39. I’d never seen this technique, but love your card, so gave it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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