I watched a video by Mixed Up Crafts showing how to make a tunnel card…here’s a link to their video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4kHwRHfNEM
I wanted to show how to create a mirror image of a stamp, so used a scrap of white cardstock and laid a piece of acetate on the cardstock and stamped the fish I wanted to reverse onto the acetate, then flipped the acetate over and laid it on the scrap of cardstock, holding the acetate in place and rubbing it with the other hand to ensure a good transfer. I used Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder to heat set the black ink.
I colored the image with my Arteza Everblend set of 120 markers. I don’t get paid anything to use Arteza products, or for sales of Arteza products as a result of my video. But all of you are able to received a 10% discount if using the discount code CraftingforAlmostEveryone6 by October 20th, 2019.
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To begin the tunnel card, I started with a piece of 12 x 12″ cardstock that had a glitter finish that I cut down to 11 3/4″ long by 6 1/2″ tall. On the 11 3/4″ length, score at 1″, 5 1/2″, 6 1/2″, and 11″. My scoreboard is from Martha Stewart and was a score board and cutting tool all in one….and is no longer available in stores.
For the inside of your card, you’ll need four pieces of cardstock in different colors, I chose different shades of coral….You’ll need to cut these 5″ x 6 1/2″ tall, and score on the 5″ length at 1/4″ and 4 3/4″ (or do like I did, and score at 1/4″ then flip it around to the other edge, and score at 1/4″ again.)
I struggled with this card because you need to either have a larger die cutter than the normal sized ones, or cut out the first layer by hand. You’ll need to lay a die in the left section after the 1″ score with the largest oval die you feel will work for you. You need three or four sizes of dies from a layered die set. I chose oval dies, and using the largest one for the glitter card stock. I taped it with washi tape and then used a craft knife to cut around the outside edge of the die for the top layer. The second layer, you’ll lay the piece of cardstock so it lines up with the score lines you’ve created on the outside card and put the next layer under the opening you’ve just created, and lay the next smaller die into the center and tape it in place. You’ll die cut the center, then lay the next layer under the opening of the second card layer, and line up the two score lines, lay your die in the center, tape it in place and cut it out. You’ll do the same with the next layer, then the last piece, I cut smaller to fit inside the back of the card.. I cut it to 4 1/4″ wide by 6 1/4″ tall. I adhered it with tear tape inside the back section of the card. I folded down all of the 1/4″ scores then put 1/4″ tear tape on the top of each edge up to the 1/” score. I glued down the kissing fish in the center of the card then layered other pieces of sea life inside the card. I found it easiest to glue these pieces in before putting the card together. To glue it together, start with one side (should be the center score) and take the first cardstock and line it up with the score line, then lay the next layer so it lines up with the edge of the paper before it, then do the same with the next layer. I did the same with the right side and glued each layer on top of the next. I glued the outside edge and folded the card together and glued it shut. I added a sentiment from Just for Fun on the front and on the back of the card and took a heart die and used the guts of the hearts for the air bubbles that rise to the surface between the two fish and the outside of the die to surround the outside of the card.