Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

Holiday Tunnel Cards

Hello Friends, it’s Elena here today sharing  3 tunnel cards I made using Spellbinders Holiday collection.

Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

I love this collection designed by Sharyn Sowell. For my cards I chose S5-355 Tree Picking die and  die-cut it using my Platinum 6” machine out of metal pearlscent cardstock. For my first card I used Emerald cardstock.

Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

I  also wanted to created a feeling of snow on my card, so I mixed gesso and soft mat gel to create paste for the tree. I applied this paste using my palette knife, and thought it would be great to add it to the other parts of the die cut, too.

Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

To finish this card I  added “hohoho” and 25 die cuts from S2-266 Ho Ho Ho die set.

Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

I used the same technique with snow on my second card. I only changed the color to red for my die cut, also added sequins and snow paste:

Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

And since the  size of my card is slightly larger, it’s about 7×5,5”, it was a good idea to combine it with a larger quote die – S4–774 Merry Christmas. I used the same color of the cardstock and added a sequin on the “I” dot.

Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

If you don’t like the messy snow look you can skip the snow paste and use just the die on its own like I have on my last example here:

Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

I’ve only added glittered trim to my 3rd card to dress it up.

I made a tunnel for all my 3 cards, I cut out 3 pieces of paper to 7×5.5”, cut out the frame from the 1 st piece , I made a wider border for my second piece and kept the 3rd piece with no changes as it was the background for the die cut. I foam mounted each piece layer and did the same for the die cut. I think this dimensional effect looks great!

Holiday Tunnel Cards by Elena Olinevich for Spellbinders created using S4–774 Merry Christmas and S5-355 Tree Picking dies designer by Sharyn Sowell and S2-266 Ho Ho Ho dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard

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2 Comments

  1. Nice job Elena. I just love this new die collection.

  2. I just love your coordination of the frames. Where did you get the paper you used? Beautiful work! Pam

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