I made this card using the Couture Creations Butterfly Garden paper collection, the Ephemera collection, the Couture Creations mini guillotine, the GoCut and emboss machine and the Couture Creations scoring board. I am busy with a 6-part workshop series with my craft circle looking at multiple ways of stretching the use of your Dies. In part II of the series, I have been dabbling with making telescopic cards and would like to share this interesting technique with you to make a unique card. For this project you will need: 21cmx10.5cm white card, 15cmx10cm gold matt, 14,5cmx10cm pattern 10A, 2x 14cmx9,5cm pattern card 08A (please ensure that the pattern is repeated and the same on both pattern pieces), gold swirl and mini flower die cut from the ephemera collection. Nested oval dies, Foam dots and a collection of die cut flowers, stamens and skeleton leave and a paper sentiment.   The reason you require two pattern pieces the same size and pattern is to create an overlap under each die cut to attach your foam dots. This will create the illusion of the step down or recess. Your pattern also needs to match so that it continues to form part of the recessed area. To cut your nested image, start of by placing the 2nd biggest nested die on your 1st pattern piece. Place the next two smaller inside the die. This is to ensure a good line-up. Now remove the inside and outside dies, tape down the remaining middle die and run through your go cut and emboss machine to cut. Set aside once cut. This is to cut your top and bottom layers of the recessed area. Not to cut the second die cut, using the 2nd piece of pattern paper, using the small die cut circle cut out above, place on your card with the die used to cut, ensure that the pattern is matched, remove the die cut paper piece. Place the next two smallest dies onto the pattern to ensure the correct line-up, remove the outer and inner dies, tape up the middle die, and run through you go cut and emboss machine to cut. This is to cut the middle layer of your telescopic recessed area. You will use the large centre die cut circle cut earlier as the base of your recessed telescope. Use the smaller area cut for another project. Enjoy!  

For the full instructions, click here : Couture Creations Telescopic Birthday Card

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