Friday, August 17, 2018

Inside Tunnel Card...

Hi folks, not a very catchy blog post title today but I couldn't think of a better one to describe today's card. I'm sharing an Inside Tunnel card inspired by Jennifer McGuire, decorated with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Flower Jar Framelits in a clean and simple style.

It's years since I have made this type of card but it was so easy and you can find Jennifer's excellent step-by-step video on how to create the tunnel insert HERE.
I used Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies to create the apertures for the insert, Ranger Wonder Tape to make sure it all stayed together and was rather surprised that this person who is not known for following instructions, nailed it on the first attempt.
I coloured a panel for the back of the insert and a die-cut circle for the front of the card with Evergreen Bough and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks using the familiar smooshing, drying, spritzing and picking up the left over droplets technique. I should have added the back panel before I assembled the tunnel insert but I trimmed a sliver off the side, added Distress Collage Medium Matte and managed to slide it into place.
I die-cut a selection of Flower Jar Framelits from white cardstock, fixed to the back panel and circle on the front of the card, coloured the rest with Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide re-inkers using a Distress Detailer Brush to get a variation of colours and fixed to the circle apertures.

I added splatters of Black Soot re-inker using the Distress Splatter Brush and stamped the sentiments from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Glorious Bouquet on to white card with Black Soot Archival,trimmed, edged with the archival ink and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.

I coloured a strip of white card to match the circle, die cut using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Scallop 3D Impresslits and sanded back the detail.
I added it to the side of the card with a twine bow and one of the die cuts flowers.
The card folds flat for postage which is always a bonus and I have a sneaky feeling I may be making Halloween and Christmas versions for the special little people in my life. Have a great weekend whatever your plans are and I'll see you all on Monday with my project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, in the meantime, here's a little sneaky peek...
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Kath, this is so beautiful! I love your colour choices for the background and also for the flowers. The whole design is so effective and just draws you in... I love the circle, just off the page on the cover. Such a great example of paper engineering!! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Beautiful Kath, love how you used the Die cut piece down the edge of the card and the colours are gorgeous. The tunnel cards add wonderful movement and dimension. Tracy ❤️❤️

  3. Lovely Kath, I must go look at the tute link you put up, thankyou, this is so pretty, can't wait to see your Christmas ones..xx

  4. This stunning card has really got me wanting to make one and then you had to mention the upcoming holidays and I truly want to get making!! I love your combination of colors and the layering of all those flower die cuts is just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! xxx

  5. Another amazing masterpiece. Thanks so much for sharing xox

  6. Stunning card Kath, loving the colours which are some of my favourite. Thanks for the sneaky peak and hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Linda xxx

  7. Absolutely beautiful!!! I love your color choices! I enjoy making inside tunnel cards. You can do so many fun things with the layers.

  8. Such a pretty card and what a clever way to use the scallop trim it looks so fresh.


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hugs Kath xxx