Periscope Technique…

Did you miss me yesterday?  There’s a story to tell…

But first let me say that today’s post (which SHOULD have been posted yesterday) is inspired by Frances Martin who I adore.  My card doesn’t resemble hers in looks, but the technique is the same.

So where was I yesterday?  Here early in the morning having coffee and answering emails which is my normal schedule… when the cable screen froze and internet went poof!

Good grief I was running around resetting my modum, unplugging my cable box while Sweetums was calling and talking to Comcast from India or somewhere about to blow a gasket.  We were told to do all we had already done and wait a bit to see if it would reset.  Another call to maybe outer space…I don’t know and still no help they said maybe tomorrow!

By this time it is afternoon and I was due to post my blog…no luck…no cable.  Finally Sweetums called locally and evidently was very persuasive getting a tech here.  The tech questioned me before arriving about the electrical box and the wiring box for our house.  I’m thinking, Dude, just get here and fix it.

Did I mention we are having house guest today? And that when the cable went out Sweetums was getting the central vac hose out of the closet?

Yep, he must have pulled the cable/internet plug from the wiring box when removing the hose…the guy plugged it in and was really nice even though I’m sure we had not been all day long.

Oh the joys…

Here’s a card for you to enjoy today now that I have cable again….


Oh Watermelon Wonder!  Here’s a side view so you can tell why it is call periscope technique…


And here’s the inside…


Thank you Frances Martin for sharing this technique!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White and Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand and Watermelon Wonder
  • Stamps:  Butterfly Basics and Awesomely Artistic
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Watermelon Wonder 1 1/4″ Satin Ribbon, Circle Card Thinlets (sentiment label), fun foam, sponge, and square framelits


  • The Watermelon Wonder base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The first Whisper White layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The first Watermelon Wonder layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″ attached to Whisper White layer with adhesive.
  • The second Whisper White layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ attached to Watermelon Wonder layer with adhesive.
  • The square Watermelon Wonder layer is 3″ x 3″ attached at top center of Whisper White layer.
  • Cut a square of Whisper White 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″.  Stamp Flower image and color with Watermelon Wonder and Mossy Meadow with Blender Pen.  Stamp ferns in Mossy Meadow.  Stamp border in Early Espresso.  Sponge background and stamp splatters in Sahara Sand.
  • Using the square framelits and skipping a size in between each one, cut the 2 7/8″ square into three pieces.  Using the same framelits and fun foam cut one of the largest, two of the middle and three of the small square.  Attach to images with tombow glue.  Now attach each section to card front over the 3″ square Watermelon Wonder with glue.  Isn’t that slick?  I love how that looks…
  • Attach a piece of 1 1/4″ Watermelon Wonder Satin Ribbon around bottom of all layers.  Make loops of ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Tie to card front around base ribbon with Linen Thread.  Attach all layers to base card with glue or tear tape.
  • Stamp sentiment on Whisper White scrap.  Stamp sentiment in Basic Black.  Add splats with Sahara Sand and a small fern in Mossy Meadow.  Cut with label from Circle Flip Card Thinlets.  Punch a hole and attach with Linen Thread.
  • Inside there is a 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ Whisper White layer with a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Watermelon Wonder layer attached.  Then a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ Whisper White with the image stamped in Basic Black, colored with Blender Pen, sponged in Daffodil Delight and splats added with Sahara Sand.

You could repeat the art inside the card to the outside of the envelope if you REALLY like the person you are sending this card to…

Love this technique and will be posting some other samples in the days ahead to inspire you to give this a try.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


That was yesterday…

Today I’m inky and sooooo HaPpY!



  1. Yes, you were missed yesterday, but I figured life got in the way. Isn’t it amazing how attached to our gadgets we are and when they go out, it throws us into a tizzy? Glad you are back and have calmed down from your day of frustration. I love your beautiful card. Periscope is the perfect name for it and that technique makes it so pretty. I love all the layers and your coloring is awesome. Enjoy your house guest. All’s well that ends well.

    • If doubt Comcast feels like,all ended well after dealing with Sweetums. My house was so quiet yesterday and I got so much accomplished too!…B!

    • Ahhhh…yes, we stuffed a week’s worth of sightseeing into two days and it was fun even though the weather was chilly. They are from Florida so were especially cold. I think they had a good time…B!