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Monday, 20 June 2011

Woodland Tunnel Card (posted by Judith)

My card sample uses the Nature Swirls stamp plate. When Glenda sent us these lovely stamps, I loved the two little owls on the branch, and I wanted to make them the focal point of my card. One of our Guild members, Karen, had made a lovely tunnel card and I decided to use this idea as a base for my project.

I printed out a backing paper from the Essence of Nature CD, and stamped and embossed the swirly owl stamp onto the design. I then cut three layers from coordinating Bazzil card and another design from the CD, using Nestabilities in different sizes to create frames in each layer. I stamped and embossed the swirly tree onto watercolour paper, that I had coloured with Distress Inks, then spritzed with water. I also cut out two die cut leaves, using a Marianne die from purple card.

To assemble the tunnel part of my card, I created a concertina of card, by measuring, and scoring one centimetre intervals across two pieces of Kraft card. I stuck my layers to these concertinas at the top and bottom, so that they were seperated from each other, like pieces of toast in a toast rack.

To finish, I stuck the whole thing to a side opening A5 card, and added a little owl charm and a flower made from leftover water colour paper that I had used to stamped my trees onto. I cut the flower out using a Crealie die.

Keep an eye out for lots more samples coming your way from the other Design Team members this week.

Judith xx


  1. Gorgeous I love the soft colours......

  2. That is really wonderful, love the colours you have used for the lovely stamps and the tunnel card. Suexxx

  3. oh very different Judith - love it.
    Ann xxx

  4. A beautiful tunnel card Judith. Gorgeous, beauty soft colours and beautiful layout.
    Also the combination of stamps.
    Greet Marja

  5. Gorgeous card, it really shows of those owls beautifully.
    Claire xx

  6. Hi Judith.Beautiful card. Love those owls.

  7. Fabulous card shows off the stamps really well, love your colour combo.


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  8. This is fab and the stamps are just right for that type of card. how clever to think of using that nestie shape to make the tunnel apertures. Love it especially the owls.

  9. That's such a clever idea, must give it a try myself. Thanks for the inspiration Judith.

  10. Wow, that's gorgeous, Judith! The owls caught my eye too (my order's already in for the stamps!)

  11. Wow, Judith! That is stunning! I must try one of these. Those owls are fab!

  12. Beautiful Judith, love the owls and a super idea of using nesties for your tunnel card.
    Christine xx

  13. Delightful with the birds & I like your use of the red & blue colours not usually associated with birds & trees.
    Paula (PEP)

  14. A beautiful card Judith, I love those owls. In fact I love all of the new stamps.

  15. Really unusual card and I think the idea of using Nesties to make the tunnel is inspired!



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