This fun tunnel card is a great way to show off your designer series paper!
I also love the 3-D effect of this card.
It’s actually not too difficult to make, as long as you’re following the steps as they go.
Card requirements for your fun tunnel card – full supply list at the end
- Cardstock of choice (cut 1) – 4¼” x 11″ -score at 4¼”, 5¼”, 9½” and 10½”
- Cardstock of choice (cut 2) – 4¼” x 5″ -score both ends at 4 5/8″ (just turn the card around and repeat score line)
- Cardstock of choice (cut 1) – 4″ x 4″
- Basic white cardstock (cut 1) – 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
- Scrap white cardstock for inner circle sentiment
- DSP -use 3 contrasting colours/patterns (cut 3) – 4″ x 4″ ( I used Country Floral Lane)
- Layering circle dies
- Stampset of choice
- Liquid adhesive glue
- Pastel Backed sequins
- Ink of choice – I used Balmy Blue and Sweet Sorbet
- Bone folder
How to put your card together
- Score all your lines with your bonefolder
- Place the largest cardstock piece face up with the narrow rectangle to the right
- Choose your DSP that will be the front panel
- Lightly glue each of the 4 corners and adhere onto the card front
- Place your largest circle die in the centre and die cut out using a cut/emboss machine
- You should have 2 circles cut out -set aside for another project
- Now take one of the 4¼” x 5″ cardstock pieces
- Adhere the next piece of DSP onto it in the same way as above
- Place it behind the card front -nestle it into the scored lines to align
- Place the 2nd largest die in the opening of the cardfront
- Adhere with washi tape or a posted note
- Run it through the die cut machine
- Repeat this process with remaining panel
- Now find a small enough stamp that will meet the small circle die for the inside (see image above)
- Stamp and die cut out
- Adhere with a dimensional or glue onto the base layer
- Now take your DSP layer that’s the last one and adhere a thin line of glue onto the 1 scored edge
- Adhere the strip so that the end of it touches the score line of the base laye
- Repeat the process with the next DSP layer making sure its edge touches the previous one where its score line is
- Glue the right hand two card panels sticking out
- Now fold the top of the card over all the layers
- Press firmly
- When you realise it should be one unit
- Adhere the last strip to make the box
- On the rear side, glue your white cardstock onto your matte
- Glue the matte onto the card base
And just like that you’ve made a tunnel card.
If you’re a visual learner like me, you can watch this video I made using this technique.
I made this card last month at card class and make many more like it at classes.
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