Friday, January 2, 2015

How to Make a Tunnel Card Tutorial 01/02/2015

How to Make a Tunnel Card Tutorial

Supplies needed:
Card stock and Designer print card stock
score tape or terrifically tacky tape
Cuttlebug or other die cutting machine
Spellbinders dies Classic Ovals and Beaded Ovals- largest one used in each set
ATG runner, 
scissors, scotch tape
Paper Trimmer
Scoreboard and bone folder
sentiment printed off in center of paper or rubber stamp sentiment
digis- "Bella da Snowlady" and "Carl the Snowman" Robyn's Fetish
ink pads- denim and lavender- Tim Holtz, and snowflake stamps- Darice

Other supplies used:
Ribbon, Ric Rac, Lace- Really Reasonable Ribbon
 die cut card stock snowflakes
iridescent gems and gem flourishes- Recollections
Glitter Snowflakes- Jolee's Boutique
pearls- Want 2 Scrap
Copics or other coloring medium

Gather together your supplies and set up your work station.

Cut your Designer card stock or stamped card stock and your solid color card stock at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Either print a sentiment or stamp a sentiment in the middle of the back of the piece that will be on the inside of the card. In other words the inside of the card where the fold will be. 

Score the piece with your sentiment at 4 1/4".

Fold in half and crease edge with bone folder. Open back up and set aside.

Score your stamped card stock or designer card stock at 2 1/8".

Score your stamped card stock or designer card stock at 4 1/4".

Score your stamped card stock or designer card stock at 6 3/8"

Now turn the the stamped or designer card stock over. Tape your die down on the center of your paper as shown. The 4 1/4" score line should run right through the center of the die. The other two score lines should be one on each side of the die. 

Sandwich your card stock and die between the plates to run through your die cut machine. 

Remove your die and the card stock. Place the die cut and die aside. Fold your stamped or designer card stock as shown. 

Note: It is easier to fold the center score line first in a mountain fold. Then fold the 2 score lines on each end in a valley fold. 

If you are adding ribbon, lace, or ric rac to your card now is the time to do so. Also it is easier to adhere your digi and other papers, or die cuts while the card is not assembled. 

Add Terrifically Tacky Tape or Score Tape to the 2 ends of the stamped or designer card stock as shown. 
Note: Do Not add adhesive to the two long sides or your card won't open.

Remove the tape backing from the adhesive on one side. Attached the card to the side with the sentiment as shown. 

Now remove the backing to the other stripe of tape and attach it to the other side of the card as shown.

This is how your card should look at this point.  Now you can embellish your card as you wish. 

Here are the outside of 4 cards I made. Be careful this card is addictive to make. I had to make myself stop. They are fun and simple. 

This is the inside of my cards. I did each one differently. You can't see it but the back right card is embossed inside with snowflakes.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoyed making a tunnel card with me. I look forward to our crafting time together. Until next time Happy Crafting.


Robyn's Fetish Digital Store 

Really Reasonable Ribbon

I first saw this technique here.


DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous cards and a great tut, Edwina! Thanks for sharing. xxD

Lynne said...

Great tutorial and fabulous cards Edwina!!!! I just may have to try this!!!! Thanks for sharing this on Her Craftiness.
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