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Fri 22

Oval Snowman Tunnel Card
by Trina Pham


Hello there.  I have a fun Christmas card to share today.  When I saw the Oval Snowman Collage die from the Holiday release, I thought it would make a great tunnel card, or now commonly known as a center picture window card.


As you can see, I kept the front of the card super simple.  For a bit of dimension and texture, an A2 sized piece of white cardstock was dry embossed with the new Ringadings 3D embossing folder.  To keep the card shut when closed, a belly band was created using Circle Basics dies, the new Let It Snow Posh Script die, the new Woodsy Plaid 6x6 paper and black cardstock.  The script sentiment was die cut from Bristol paper 3x and stacked.  A 1.25”Wx8.5”L strip was then trimmed from black cardstock and wrapped around the card (not too tightly) and the ends hidden and sandwiched in between the plaid and black circles.  When the belly band is slid off, the fun begins!  *lol*😂


The snowman layer is Bristol paper cut to the same size (5.5”x8.5”) as the card base.  Ink blended Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch distress inks (DI) on the top portion, splattered with water and blot with a paper towel.  Score down along the long side at 2.25”, 4.25” and 6.25”, then use these scored lines as guides to die cut the Oval Snowman Collage in the middle.  Next, valley fold, mountain fold and valley fold the score lines to get this.


A quick note… after taking the process photo above, more ink was added to the top portion in the final card.  Now onto the second layer beneath.  Started with a piece of Bristol paper measuring 5.5”H x4”W.  Scored vertically on each side at 0.25” and down the middle at 2”.  Used these scored lines as guides to partial die cut the Evergreen Sky Collage that was released last year.  The opening of this die is larger than the snowman one, so partial diecutting was needed to bring the trees closer together behind the snowman. 


Used scissors next to cut out at the top.  It doesn’t matter what this looks like because it’s going to be hidden behind the snowman layer anyway.


On the white card base, ink blended Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass DI, then splattered with white gouache paint.  This is what will show through the “tunnel” when completed.


Began assembling the card, starting with the back layer.  The middle score lines make it super easy to line up.


The deer is from last year’s Snowglobe Backer die and was a leftover piece in my stash.  I should mention that all colouring/shading were done with Copic markers.  Drew in the snowman’s eyes and mouth with a fine black marker.


The Oval Snowman Collage die does come with a top hat/scarf combo die.  I just thought a plaid beanie/toque would look cuter and more suitable, so I used the second smallest circle die in the Circle Basics set to partial die cut his hat from the plaid paper.  


I’ve been fighting a cold, so I hope I made sense. *lol*😂  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.  And that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your weekend.





Ohhh that was such a wonderful surprise as I scrolled down Trina. So creative, such fun, love the plaid and a real WOW of a card x.

This is so pretty, Trina. I love the 3D look to it and it's a fun surprise inside. I hope you are feeling better soon.

A wonderful Xmas card and thanks so much for the tutorial of how you created it. I've pinned this so I can follow it later and try one for myself.

Wow! Fantastic card!

What an amazing card! Love these images and the wonderful dimension!

wow, such a fun card. I love all those layers ♥

Gorgeous job on this card, so love the surprise on the inside, pretty inking and scene!

Wow, Trina, I am so impressed! That looks like a huge and complicated amount of work! What a beautiful winter scene with the two layers and the gorgeous blue shading for the sky!

This is fabulous Trina! I love it!

Wow wow wow!!!! Such amazing tunnel card!! It's really full of interesting elements and details!! And very sweet too! You never stop to surprise me!!! Love the sweetness of the scene and the classy front of the card!

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