Monday, January 30, 2012

A special birthday card

Hello there! I hope you had a great weekend and were able to view the Sale-a-bration Blog Hop! What, you say? There was a Blog Hop? Click Here if you would like to see all the wonderful Sale-a-bration goodness.

Speaking of weekends - my mother had a birthday over the weekend so I naturally made her a card. I wanted to do something different than my standard card. So I made her a Tunnel Card. I found instructions HERE and HERE. It was a lot easier to make than I thought!

She absolutely loves the color green so I took my colors from the new Twitterpated dsp. 
The inspiration for the card front came from a swap I received from a fellow Control Freak Swapper, Patty Bennett. She is soooo creative and I love her style.

When you open up a tunnel card it looks like this. Instead of ovals, I used the new Label Framelits and die cut the opening with them. I love the unique shape.
Here is the view from the top. Like I said, it is pretty easy to create even though it looks complicated. And it folded flat enough to mail without extra postage. Yay!
All stamps are Stampin' Up!

Stamps:     Field Flowers, Sincere Salutations
Paper:       Twitterpated dsp - Occasions Mini
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink:           Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Other:       Big Shot, Labels Framelits (Occasions Mini), Adorning Accent Edgelit (Occasions Mini), Two Tags Bigz die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Basic pearls, sponge, mini glue dots, 

Thanks for stopping by!


irishgalkelly said...

Hi Lisa! This is SO pretty! I've never seen a card like this. It looks very complicated to make but the end result is definitely worth it! I love the colors you used and the mix of patterns. I just know your mom will love your special card!

Marla said...

Lisa, this card is absolutely breath-taking! The combination of the designer paper and the stamped flower are perfect! I just got done making a tunnel mini-album. Pictures behind those tunnels are treasures for grandmas. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Wow Lisa, that is gorgeous! I've always wanted to try a tunnel card, but haven't ever done it.

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