Down A Tunnel Card

Welcome!  Today I'm making a tunnel card to add even more dimension to using the Rabbit Hole Stencil.  It has been a little while since I made a tunnel card, but they are so much fun to make and I think the results are worth the effort!  I paired the stencil with the Alice stamp set- I hope you will like it!

This card does take a little while to make.  I first blended distress ink oxide in Stormy Sky over the Rabbit Hole Stencil onto Neenah 110lb cardstock (6 inch by 6 inch piece) and right afterward used Couture Creations glitter paste in Frosty Sparkle Kiss.  After you have put the paste on you can remove the stencil; make sure to clean it right away, otherwise it will leave a not-so-lovely mess!  I let my background die for several hours before using it!

To prepare the tunnel card, I cut two 5 and 1/2 inch by 8.5 panels out of a 110 lb cardstock.  The first panel I scored at the 4 and 1/4 inch length to form an A2 card base, after which 1/2 inch was cut off the back panel (the missing 1/2 inch accommodates the inside tunnel shadow box portion so that it can fold flat and still fit an A2 envelope.  The second 5.5 by 8.5 inch panel will form the shadowbox portion of the card- score at 1/2 inch, 4.25 inches and 4.75 inches and fold along the score lines. Finally one piece of 5.5 by 4.25 piece of cardstock was scored at 1/4 inch on either side (will be the middle panel).  I die cut a larger circle in the box portion and a smaller circle in the middle panel (see photo below).

Once the background swirl was dry, I die cut it with the same circle I used to cut the panels and arranged those pieces so that they showed the swirl in a continuous pattern. CBKApr12-2

It was time to adhere all the panels together- Jennifer McGuire shows best how to do this in a video she made last year (search for tunnel card).  I adhered everything with 1/8 inch double sided adhesive tape. I copic colored Alice, the cookies, beverage and the white rabbit and adhered them and the sentiment from the Alice stamp set to the card and added a few sequins as a final touch.  The front of the card features the white rabbit with circles from the die cuts I made as well as a larger circle cut from glitter paper.

Thank you for stopping by- I hope that you have a great day!