Hey there! Are you feeling up for a challenge? Join the Scrap ‘N Stamp 3D Challenge, and you’ll have a chance to win!
This month, the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook challenge is all about showing us your depth! Create a 3D project – make it pop, spin, stand up or stand out! Share it on the challenge page HERE, and at the end of the month, one lucky winner will be randomly chosen!! That’s right – it’s not a popularity contest – just show us your best 3D project, and it’s fair game for anyone 🙂 The winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!
Of course I just have to play along with the challenge! Today I’m sharing a fun card with the Telescoping technique – now this is a card with a lot of depth! *wink*
I had fun creating the background, using the Concord & 9th Cool Treats Turnabout stamp set. Bright colours from Hero Arts really put the ‘pop’ in popsicle!
First, create your front panel. Follow the directions on the stamp packaging for properly lining up the stamp image with the provided stamp jig, on your cardstock in your stamp platform. A stamp platform is a MUST for using the Turnabout stamps; I use a MISTI; the Tim Holtz platform works the same.
You’ll be stamping the images 4 times, so choose 4 coordinating colours. I chose Ultra Pink, Passion Flower and Grape Juice from the Hero Arts Fuchsia Layering ink cubes, and Mustard Seed Distress ink. The most important things to remember are: turn your cardstock 1/4 turn after each stamping, and clean your stamp between stamping! Once you’ve finished stamping the panel, create your sentiment strip of a piece of vellum. Use the Ultra Pink and Grape Juice to stamp. Next, cover it with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Set this aside for now, to finish your front panel. You can see the shine from the embossing in the photo, below.
CREATING THE TELESCOPING PANEL
To create the telescoping effect, use the Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle dies with your die cutting machine. Start with the 4″ x 5 1/4″ die, for the largest outside layer, and then choose every 2nd one from there, going smaller towards the inside. The easiest way to do this is place your stamped panel onto your cutting plate, and then add the dies directly. Hold them in place with pieces of Thermo Web Purple Tape, and die cut all at once.
Remove the cut panel from your die cutting machine, and flip the panels over to the back. They will stay in place, as you’ve taped them to the dies with the Purple Tape. Remover the largest, rectangle – this is your outermost piece. Attach it directly to your dark purple card base, with liquid glue. You don’t need any dimension added to this piece. Now attach the next rectangle inside the first, with small (thin) double sided foam tape. Continue to add each rectangle, working towards the middle, adding extra height each time. This is done by adding either thicker foam tape, or adding double layers of foam tape. The photo below shows a side view, so you can see the progression of height.
I wouldn’t recommend this as a card to be mailed, because of the extra postage it would require!
FINISH OFF THE CARD FRONT
Use the Cool Treats dies to die cut 2 of the small hearts. Use the same cardstock that you used for your card base, to tie in the colours. Glue the hearts to each side of the sentiment banner. Now, attach the banner across the front of the card, placing a foam square behind each of the hearts to hold it in place.
JOIN THE SCRAP ‘N STAMP 3D CHALLENGE!
I hope I’ve inspired you to have some fun, and to join the challenge! Create your project, and then add it to the challenge page HERE. If you’re looking to order some supplies to create with, I’ve added links below, for some online retail therapy for you!
Thanks for spending some time with me today – happy creating!