Masculine Birthday Tunnel Card

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday – I hope you’re having a great week! Leslie here, sharing a masculine birthday fun fold. I absolutely love fun folds and I’m always looking for new ones to try. This one is a tunnel card with a pop-up sentiment on the inside! I’ve made quite a few tunnel cards over the years but have never made one quite like this, and it was rather fun! I used Basis Gray, Dolphin Gray and Pop Tone Black Licorice which I paired with some plaid double-sided paper from my stash.

Cut and Score Card Base and Layers

I cut the card base and small front rectangular panel (not shown) from Basis Gray, one inside layer from Dolphin Gray and the other inside layer from plaid double-sided paper. I scored the card base and both inside layers. Two horizontal lines cut into the gray inside layer created the pop-up mechanism. I then die cut a circle into the plaid paper and a slightly smaller circle into a square piece of Pop Tone Black Licorice.

Fold and Prepare Layers

I folded the card base and both inside layers on the score lines. The black cardstock square was adhered behind the aperture in the plaid paper so just a small margin of black shows.

Add Inside Sentiment and Layer

I stamped the inside sentiment on light gray cardstock and trimmed it. Similarly, I layered it on a slightly larger piece of light gray and then a piece of dark gray. The piece was adhered to the left side of the pop-up mechanism and then the layer was adhered to the card base.

Adhere Tunnel Layer

I adhered the plaid layer to the inside of the card base, making sure the sentiment flap was through the aperture before applying adhesive.

Add Front Stamping

I stamped the front sentiment in black ink in the upper right corner of the card front. I stamped the motorcycle in black ink on a scrap piece of light gray, cut it with the coordinating die, and layered it on three additional die cuts for dimension.

Complete Card

I dry embossed the small rectangular panel and adhered it to the bottom of the card front. I adhered the motorcycle element and added several tiny gray gemstones, which completed the card.

Other products used:
Paper: Echo Park Farmhouse Kitchen double-sided paper
Stamps: The Project Bin Wild Thing stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small, The Project Bin Wild Thing die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Fiskars 12″ SureCut Paper Trimmer, Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive, Tape Runner, MISTI stamp tool, Darice Diamond Plate embossing folder, Big Shot, Darice tiny gray gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card! Be sure to visit the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more DT inspiration!

Scrappy hugs,

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