Thursday, February 16, 2017

Birthday Greetings from Paradise

I have another tunnel card today, I'm really having fun with these!  This one uses an MFT set called Polynesian Paradise.  This set has the little hula girl and lots of animals and flowers to embellish a scene.  I wanted to add some trees so I used my favorite, the palm tree, from MFT's Penguins in Paradise!  

Like I did in my first tunnel card, I cut white card stock for an A2 size card and then added an extra panel by gluing on a 5.5" x 4.75" (scored at 4.25 and folded) onto one side.  Next I used the MFT Oval STAX to cut holes in the top and second panel.  I drew light pencil lines for the sky water and sand on all 3 panels so they would match then I did some masking and used my Clarity brushes and dye inks to color them.  I used Stampin' Up Bashful Blue for the sky, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Broken China for the water and Distress Antique Linen for the sand.  I used a flat brush and floated a little white acrylic paint in the water for waves. 

I added some sea grass to the middle panel using a Stampin' Up set called Wetlands.  The next step was to color and cut out all the bits and pieces.  I needed 5 palm trees, the Hula girl, some clouds, some flowers, a turtle, a pineapple and 2 lizards.  To get the reverse image lizard, I stamped with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink onto waxed paper and then quickly rubbed it onto white card stock.  The image wasn't perfect but it was clear enough to trace with a fine tip Micron black pen.  This pen doesn't smudge when you color over it with Copics.  Once the images were colored I used Herma Dotto repositionable adhesive to place everything and make sure it would work when the card was closed.

When I was happy with the placement with the card open and closed, I glued everything into place.  This card is really fun when you open it and bring the 2 side panels together to stand it up.  It really does look like you are looking through a tunnel at a scene on the beach, and you get two views!  One looking through the front side of the card...

and another looking through the second panel side!!

I hope you liked seeing this card and you give tunnel cards a try! 
Thanks for visiting, happy stamping!

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