• Vintage Tunnel Card

by Sania Khatri February 22, 2020

Get Inspired

The beauty of creativity is, in my opinion, the ability to get inspired; be it across the same medium or from across platforms. Today's card has been inspired by the lovely Jennifer Mcguire. Her idea of enhancing the shadow box to a tunnel card was genius. But, I digress. Having just gotten my hands on the Stamp Market's Nested Long Label Dies, I wanted to combine the two and see if I could come up with something unique.

Size Me Up!

I customized this card around the die set I was using. I ended up using the second and third largest dies from the set. To start off, I cut two panels down to 10-1/2"x3-5/8", scoring the first one down the middle at 5-1/4", and the other at 1/2", 5-1/4" and 5-3/4". Cut off 1/2" from one edge of the first panel and set aside.

Using a Background Stamp, I stamped all but one visible panel with Distress Oxide in Tea Dye. Try to align the design stamped on each panel. I used Distress Oxide in Broken China to stamp the same image on the inner top layer. Using the nested dies, cut windows from two of the panels. Use the larges die first, using that panel to lay the second die, ensuring that the windows align together.

Adding more layers

I don't know about you, but I'm crazy about Altenew's layered stamp sets, particularly their Build-a-Flower collection! I used the Hibiscus set for today's card, pairing them with their Warm and Cozy and Green Meadows Mini Ink Cube Sets.

I made a whole bunch of flowers, leaves and stems using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. 

Vintage is the new modern

We all love our shiny new tech! Even our new craft supplies! But nothing beats the cohesive beauty of anything vintage. And thanks to the Distress Collage Medium in Vintage, you can achieve that look for any and all projects! I used the medium all over the card base, panels and die cuts. I prefer to let the stamped images sit overnight to keep smudging at the minimum. Once all the pieces are prepped, its time to assemble.

Tunneling Through

I applied double-sided tape to the 1/4" tabs of the middle layer and the 1/2" tab of the main layer. Then, I adhered one of the 1/4" tabs to the bigger piece. Attach this assembled piece on the base card which was cut 1/2" towards the end. Now comes the tricky part.

Remove the backing of the tape from both the pieces and lay them flat one over the other. Once this is done, hold it firmly before closing the top of the card and pressing it all over. If done correctly, upon opening the card, you should see beautifully layered panels. I added the die cuts and embellishments, a stamped sentiment in the front with some more embellishments and we're done!

Click the link below to check out the video on our YouTube channel for a visual step by step tutorial. Until next time!


Sania Khatri
Sania Khatri


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