Happy Easter Free Standing Tunnel Card (and another card sample)
This “box card” features the “Happy Easter” die (#367-J) from Impression Obsession and the crosses from the “Easter Edges” die set (D21024) from Creek bank Creations.
The white heavy weight “base” for this card was cut from the “Free Standing Tunnel Die Set” from Creek Bank Creations. HERE is a video showing how to use this die set. There is also an oval die set (available for purchase separately) to use instead of the rectangle openings.
The greeting and crosses were cut from Recollections holographic foil card stock and mounted on a piece of acetate before adding to the center layer of the card. The tutorial does not demonstrate using the acetate, but my greeting was not wide enough to attach directly to the edges of the opening. (CBC recommends that you use edge/border dies in this type of card.) With the acetate, any dies can be used on the front or middle panel.
The background paper is “Blue Agate” by The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).
I attached a panel on the back for my sentiment and signature.
This card folds flat and fits in an A2 size envelope for mailing.
Here’s a head-on view where you can see the holographic effect a bit better…
The holographic foil looks silver when light is not shining directly on it…
This card was very difficult to photograph! Acetate, holographic foil, and layers creating shadows caused issues with glare, reflections, lighting, focus… Ugh!! I think it looks quite elegant in real life.
While I had the papers out…
This simple card features the beautiful “Outline Floral Cross” wafer die from Simon Says Stamp (and an unbranded frame die). You may be able to see that the cross die cuts in two pieces, and the center cross can be removed so you can use each of the die cuts on its own or paired as I have done here. With no greeting on the front, it could be used for a variety of occasions (Easter, baptism, first communion, sympathy, etc.).
Thanks for checking out my card projects!