Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Tunnel Cards Galore x


Tunnel Cards 'N' Authentique - Just Love It!!

Back in again x
....back with the brand new amazing tunnel cards adorned in the lush textured new Authentique papers

I used 3 of the new Authentique papers for this card

I used the 'Scalloped Circle Tunnel' card 

The paper ribbon on the edges of the card is easy to create - trim your desired width of paper, scrunch and bend it a little so you have a raggedy look then simply pleat your paper (re-pleat till you are happy) adhere with strong tape 

The paper bow is carefully twiddled into place - easy (just be patient and gentle)
The Candi is newsprint - very lightly sanded (optional) and coloured with Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink Pad x
This newsprint Candi can be inked to any colour to match any creation - a must have in my craft stash x

Multi- layered bloom filled with the inked newsprint Candi and finished off with a cute little winter white twine
I think a little charm dangling from the twine would look darling - perhaps a heart X
For this burst of sunshine blooms I used the elegant tunnel card

All the words/quotes you see on the card are taken from the bottom strip of the papers - I just trim them to size by eye and adhere x 

 I lovingly cut round all the gorgeous blooms from 2 sheets of this beautiful Authentique 12 x 12 paper (took most of a day lol - but so worth it to create all this depth)
This little 'picture scene' is set in a  fanciful tunnel card

The cute kraft Candi  (top centre) sits sooo well with these new yummy Authentique textured papers x
I love creating tone on tone cards x

If your lovin the multi-layered Birdie Bert, Birdie Betty and their little cutesy birdhouse they'll be out soon in different colour-ways (another little design coming your way - I have been busy!!)
The glasses and tash were a little mission I had dreamt up and they did take a little patience when cutting out my drawings lol - but worth all the hardship as they bring a joviality to the scene X

Ooooops......a little CHA tunnel card inspiration x

A little more inspiration - this is the 'Scalloped Circle' tunnel card.
See the possibilities are endless - the wreath flowers/blooms fit snugly around the aperture perfectly!!!
To achieve the almost neon crazy colours - distress inks and mists were applied to the blooms and the Candi till I was happi with the end result (I actually did a dance around my craft-room cos I was soooo pleased with the end result!) 

Tiny crystals were added to each crushed Candi in the background for extra-special sparkle, on the front I added crystals to only the corner crushed Candi's and  fireflytropical-tangerineglam-pink and stardust Stickles to all the other crushed Candi giving  the card an extra 'zing'. The whole card was spritzed 'n' glitzed.

And I added 'HAPPI' words that I find from magazines etc.  Cut to size by eye and adhere to acetate before attaching to the inner of the tunnel card x

WoWzers.....more CHA
The heart Tunnel card - up on the web sooooon!!! - soooo divine x

You can see the ribbon  that holds the sentiment in the middle of the heart aperture popping out from the sides of the tunnel card......

I created a false front for my card using starlights-silver-ice card, embossed it and covered all the outside edges with tiny pearls - 

The yummy mini blooms have netting, lace and cheesecloth adhered between the yayers - looks darling and plumps up your blooms x (a neat little trick/tip - love sharing them x)

......and breathe lol

....hope you've enjoyed today's surprise post!!!  I have REALLY loved creating all these tunnel cards with all the yummy stash, they are a dream to work with - soooo many possibilities with amazing results.

I loVe Tunnel cards......I'm truly hooked and addicted 100%

I'd love to know which is your fav tunnel card??? - so far each card is loved just as much by different peeps - so it would be interesting to see if you all have a clear fav????



zafira said...
probably the elegant and the fanciful I think cos of the space. The heart ones have given me an idea for a 60th card though
Andrea Moorhouse said...
The bright coloured one is my ab favourite.... I love bright colours. The wedding one is fab!!! You spoil us for choice! Andrea Mxx
Kath Woods said...
Wow those are all simply amazing! Shape wise my favourite is definitely the heart but from the ones you've made up I just love the bright one followed closely by the wedding heart. xx
hazel said...
Stunning cards, I loved the first one with the pretty ribbon edges and newsprint flowers and Candi.So shape wise it's the scallop.
Mars x said...
So many amazing pics! I can't speak, breathtaking....... Literally, they Are all fabulous and the papers are amazing too. Fab, fab Karen xxx
Karen said...
Wow, beautiful xx
Glennis said...
They are all amazing, but the wedding one is the favourite
Hazel said...
They must have taken ages but well worth it they are beautiful x
Craftyjules74 said...
Love love love love!!!
Maxcine said...
How can you ask us to choose they are all fantastic.
Kim Robertson said...
Absolutely gorgeous... loving ya work Teamie xxx
sparklygirl-Tina said...
Oh my how can we choose the are all fab - u - lous! Sooo loving birdie Bert and birdie Bettie..... And well everything!!!! The tunnel cards look very interesting and don't get me started on the new papers!!!

Well done to you Karen for your stunning creativity. You have been a very busy lady...

Big hugs to you

Shirley said...
Such beautiful projects and great inspiration for the new tunnel cards. My favourites are Fanciful and Heart.


1 comment:

  1. Well you have been a busy girl!
    Excellent work karen love your colour ways xx


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