Friday, 22 June 2018

Tunnel Card in a Clear Acetate Box - Featuring Springtime Impressions Thinlits

I have seen them around and have never had a go - until yesterday.  Tunnel cards, fun fold cards, pop-up cards ..... you may have a different description for them,  but they keep popping up on my Pinterest feed, so I decided it was time to  bite the bullet and add to my "tried and tested" list of card techniques. You can find lots of video tutorial for tunnel cards on YouTube.



I used my Springtime Impressions Thinlits on the front and also as a decorative background within the pop-out element of my card.   There is a lot of texture featured on this this card, as I decided to use an embossing folder on the inner layer.



The card has four layers (which includes the decorative front panel) in total so it's a tight fit in a conventional envelope, which is why I decided it would be a nice idea to present my card in an acetate box. These acetate boxes are ideal for C6 sized cards that feature a lot of texture or are ornately decorated, making them quite deep.   I decided to make a little sleeve  for the inside of the acetate box just to frame my pretty card.  This measures 8 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches, scored at 1/2, 1, 7 3/8 & 7/8 inches on the long side of the card stock.



I had fun with this.   It wasn't a quick project.  There was lots of die cutting for the different elements and layers, a bit of dry embossing and stamping.  But I think all that makes it quite a special card and I hope that it cheers up my recipient.  I like to think that handcrafted cards and gifts in which you invest a little time and love do just that.

Hope you like today's project.  I would love you to pop back again. Thanks for looking.  The recipe for everything I used (apart from the ribbon) is in the Product List below.

Linda xx


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4 comments:

  1. Linda I love what you have done with this 'tunnel fun fold' card. I also would like to see a video tutorial on your YouTube channel demonstrating to use crafters how this was put together. :O)

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  2. Linda, great card and technique. I would love a video on this card, please. TIA - Mal

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  3. I absolutely love the four layers card - so pretty! Will certainly be trying that one x

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