Thursday, August 27, 2020

Swan Tunnel Card with i-crafter

Welcome friends, to a quick post about this new-to-me tunnel card from i-crafter. I am submitting to the NBUS challenge (again!):
I've don't usually make any other type of card beside a normal A2 or slimline card. But when I saw Creativation's You Tube video from Lynda Kanase, the creator and owner of i-crafter, I was fascinated. This is a tunnel card and has 3 layers. Here is the picture of the card from i-crafter's website:
This set is Lynda's first tunnel set and includes the base layer which is required for the additional sets (Christmas, Mermaid and soon, Halloween). There are 3 circle dies which fit into the base individually and cuts a layer. In this case there is the swan, the cattails and the greenery on the separate circle dies. They can be layered anyway you wish. Anyone of them can be in the front, middle and back. Shaker cards are a possibility, too. In this set there are 2 additional cattail dies and a curved banner die. I tried to show the layers here:
For this first card, I used Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb. card stock. I found that it scored better and was easier to fold than the 100 lb. version. The coloring was done with my Altenew Alcohol markers and the sentiment comes from Brutus Monroe's Sharon's Script.
I ended up putting the greenery in back and I think upside down, but it could really goes either way, the swan in the middle and the cattails in front. I should mention I used liquid glue for everything. I find any other type of adhesive is harder to use - it always catches where I don't want it! With liquid glue I can adjust the edges so that they line up perfectly.
#2 card made exactly the same way, colored a bit differently and had the greenery hanging down this time. The sentiment comes from The Greetery's - Sentiment Suite - Thinking of You.
Here is a picture of both side by side:
 The panels fold flat and fits into an A2 ( 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card) sized envelope:
This picture above is from i-crafter's website, so you can see a different way to color and enhance the front. I could add a back panel to write the message, but I like it open all the way through. I think I would add a separate sheet in the envelope for the message and maybe glue a matching cattail on it.
I really enjoyed putting these together and just having them stand up on my desk! I do have the Christmas add-on and want to start that as my next project. Another NBUS! Thanks for visiting today!
BTW Lynda Kanase has very interesting professional background. Here is the link if you'd like to read about her:  https://i-crafter.com/elements/about/
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