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Thursday, November 11, 2010

3-D Picture Frame or Tunnel Card

I've heard this type of card called many different things but most commonly called tunnel or  3-D picture frame.  When making a card which uses templates, special cuts or patterns, I usually make 2 because of the time involved.  I did not follow that rule this time for some odd reason.  I simply forgot . . .*sigh* . The "tunnel" or frames are on the inside (scroll down for photo).

This card is an odd sized 7" X 5 1/4".  Card front background was made using the Texture Duet technique
from the Oct/Nov Technique Junkies Newsletter.  Image was colored with pencils, torn and attached to the top.  Added a couple flowers and will put a greeting of some sort in the upper left corner when I am ready to send this off to someone.  I'll post 2 pics of the outside. The first shows the truer colors, but at an odd angle:

The second shows full front, but the colors are too bright due to little old me trying to play with getting the colors on this one a little brighter.  Nothing seems to be going quite right this week.

Here is the photo of the inside of the card where the "tunnel" comes into play.  The outer 3 layers of the frame were not stamped.  Instead I used some 3 different scrapbooking papers from Art Impressions, cut and glued onto very light weight cardstock.  I found the lighter weight cardstock works better than heavier weight for this in the past.  Thanks goodness I remembered that. Inside scene was colored with both pencils and chalks. Cottage and tree stamp from Wild Frog Creations, pine tree stamp from StampinUp.


  1. Ooh I love the inside Shelley, so gorgeous. I am having one of those weeks as well, everything I touch in crafting just keeps going wrong.......grrrrrrrr Annette x

  2. Wow- I love the tunnel effect and the inside is even more amazing!!!

  3. Such a stunning card! Love that you decorated the inside! I have all sorts of trouble capturing the true colors, etc.!!

  4. love the tunnel card. is there directions on how to do this?? thanks.

  5. What a wonderful surprize when you open the card!
    Thank you for entering my giveaway and best of luck!

  6. Beautiful card Shelly.. Welcome to Justcards..Loz

  7. I love this tunnel card. I have never made one, but this looks so beautiful that I may just have to try to make one!

  8. I really like your tunnel card. I have never tried one, but youts is enticing me to do so.

  9. Love your tunnel card so inspiring and love the inside.
    Hugs Linda


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