Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold is a Tunnel card. It is so cool when you open it up to reveal the “tunnel” on the inside of the card.
I love lighthouses! When I first saw the High Tide Stamp Set I knew I had to have it. I enjoy visiting lighthouses during our travels and learning the history of each. I made this card for my husband for Father’s Day. I am usually very last minute; however, this year I am going to be away for Father’s Day so I needed to make his card before I left. I love this sentiment from High Tide…it works for Father’s Day as well as other occasions. Parenting is not always easy and it helps to have someone to support you with the tough decisions. I feel like we got lucky in the kid department…we are blessed with two wonderful children and we are so proud of both of them.
Let’s get to today’s card…
You need two 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ sheets of card stock. The “window” piece is scored at 2-1/8, 4-1/4″ & 6-3/8″. I used Shimmery White and Marina Mist.
Die cut a window in the center of the window piece (I used the Layering Circles Framelits).
The “base” piece is stamped before folded in half. I did a watercolor wash on the top portion of my card using Soft Sky Ink and my Aqua Painter. I stamped the water with Marina Mist ink then sponged it with a sponge dauber.
Adhere the left panel and the right panel of the window piece to the base piece.
Decorate the front of the card as you like. I used Shimmery White cardstock and did the same watercolor wash, stamping, and sponging as I did on the inside. I used Sahara Sand around the base of my lighthouse. The lighthouse is a two step stamp. I used Dapper Denim and Smoky Slate then fussy cut the lighthouse.
I stamped the sentiment from Crazy About You in Marina Mist and layered this piece on a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 Marina Mist. I wrapped some Linen Thread and tied and bow before adhering it to the card base. It really is a simple card with a WOW factor when you open it! Some simple stamping on the envelope flap and it’s done! (A week ahead…I think this might be a record for me!! LOL)
Stamp Sets: High Tide, Crazy About You Inks: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Dapper Denim, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight Papers: Marina Mist, Shimmery White Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Aqua Painter, Linen Thread
During my last alphabet series I had a quiz for the letter Q. The school year is almost over so it’s time for a test. Let’s have some fun for a chance to win a special treat. (Yes, only a teacher would think taking a test is fun!) Below are some photos from a few of the lighthouses I have visited during our travels. Leave a comment with your answers and I will choose a winner using random.org. Good Luck!
- Where was the first lighthouse built in the United States? (Hint: It is the state where I grew up.)
- What is the name of the lighthouse pictured below and where is it located? (Hint: It is the tallest lighthouse in the U.S.)
3. Where is this lighthouse located? (What country? Hint: Use your observation skills!)
4. What state are both of these lighthouses located? a) Maine b) Georgia c) North Carolina
5. On what island is this lighthouse located? (Hint: It’s the setting for Anne of Green Gables.)
6. On which Massachusetts island is this lighthouse located? (Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket?)
7. The location of this lighthouse is one of my favorite places to visit. Where is it? a) Cape Cod, Massachusetts b) Cape May, New Jersey c) Bar Harbor, Maine
8. The location of this lighthouse is one of my favorite places to visit. Where is it? a) Cape Cod, Massachusetts b) Cape May, New Jersey c) Bar Harbor, Maine
I hope you enjoyed these photos of different lighthouses. I apologize for the quality… I was in a hurry and just took a photo of a photo for these directly from my scrapbooks. (I wish I was a better photographer!) I hope this inspires you to have fun with the High Tide Stamp Set! Don’t forget to leave a comment with your answers. I will announce the winner on Monday. You have until 11 pm (EST) Sunday evening to enter!
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19 thoughts on “T is for Tunnel Fold”
Love your card…it is amazing! The tunnel is so cool! Love your pics of the various lighthouses…you have been to many places. Here are my guesses: 1. Boston, 2. Cape Hatteras, 3. Denmark, 4. Georgia, 5. Prince Edward Island, 6. Nantucket, 7. Cape Cod, 8. Bar Harbor…..enjoy the day!
#3 may be Canada…I just noticed the red maple leaf…love tests!
Thanks Mary Ann for playing along!!!
T is for TERRIFIC ! Your blog is TERRIFIC today ! Those Sea Gulls flying over the water is my favorite scene in that stamp set !! Of course being from N.C. I have a special interest in the Cape Hatteras lighthouse ! Your pictures are great BTW !!!!
Thank you for the details on how to make this card ! I have lots of ideas twirling in my head on which stamp image to try first !
Thanks Sonny! I’m hoping you will join the card swap! I would love to see one of those ideas twirling in your head!
Terrific tunnel card is correct. I love this card and I have not made one of these. Your choice for the stamp set is perfect. This will go on my to-do list eventually – I am wondering about other stamp sets though.
Now for answers you are really testing this landlocked lover. Some of these are guesses as I don’t have an illustrated guide to lighthouses and I admit I am lazy and don’t want to Google and try and figure these out. I remember you mentioning Cape May or was it Bar Harbor a few times maybe so I am guessing that for #8 and hoping 7 is Cape Cod! At least do I get an “A” for effort? 1. Boston 2. Cape Hatteras 3, Canada 4. C North Carolina 5. Prince Edward Island 6. Nantucket 7. Cape Cod 8. Cape May
T is for tough questions from a tough teacher!
I sure thought of your yesterday. I also do needlework and in a needlework blog post or a store E-mail there was a feature on needlework lighthouses. There was definitely the Cape Hatteras light house and a bunch of others.
I actually have several more pics I could have posted. I just love lighthouses for some reason!
Well tough or not, you got them all! Thanks for playing along!!!
What a GORGEOUS card and thanks for sharing the pics — a great post!
love,love your light house pics!!! and your card…Im going to try yours,but i ordered a die from Nellie snedden collection and it looks very similar … waiting for it to come from the U.K. thanks jean
These fun folds are really easy to do! Sometimes they look more complicated than they actually are! Have fun creating!
I’ve always wanted to do a tunnel card so might give it a try with your good directions. I don’t have that wonderful lighthouse set though! I love guessing so here are my stabs at your lighthouse tours: 1) Boston; 2) Cape Hatteras (our pride here in NC); 3) Canada; 4) NC (don’t we have beauties?); 5) Prince Edward Island; 6) Nantucket; 7) Cape Cod; 8) Cape May, NJ. Thanks for sharing.
I hope you will give the tunnel card a try! Would love to see your version! You passed the lighthouse test with flying colors!!!
I love your light house and all the pictures!! Here is my guess! 1) Massachussets!!! A GREAT state! 2) Cape Hatteras Light in Buxton NC! Been there for a lot of windsurfing! 3) Canada! Been to Canada but missed this lighthouse! 4) C, North Carolina. Love the red brick and someday might have to check it out! 5) Prince Edward Island, can you believe I have an Aunt who had a house on Cape Breton Island and I never made it to visit! 6) Nantucket Harbor Lighthouse! Sailed by it many time! 7) Cape Cod, Chatham Lighthouse, taught sailing around the corner! 8) Cape May. Ok, sailed there but missed the lighthouse! Jeanie, I think I need to go on a lighthouse tour!!! What fun!
Oh Ramsey, I wish I could sail with you! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful stories! We are both at home on the water!