"Hallowe'en Tunnel Card"
This card is made up from two pieces of black card and one piece of acetate, cut as described in my blog "Tunnel Cards 1".
"Two pieces of card, one piece of acetate"
It's hard to see the acetate, but it's there on the right hand side if you look closely! Next, make the image for the back of the tunnel:
"Image for back of card showing decoupaged layers"
The vintage castle image from the Graphics Fairy's blog was printed five times and cut into layers, then decoupaged using Pinflair glue gel to give a 3-dimensional look.
"Image glued into place in back of card"
The decoupaged castle image is glued into the back of the card using PVA.
"Card with acetate layer added"
The acetate layer is then glued with the acetate edges facing downwards within the edges of the back card.Just the edges are glued using PVA, which dries clear.
"Card with acetate layer showing embellishments"
It's easier to add embellishments to the acetate layer before gluing the top card layer in place. The images were all free and taken from the Magic Moonlight blog and the Graphics Fairy blog. The smaller bat on the bottom layer helps with the depth illusion.
"Card with top layer added"
The top layer of card with the aperture is added, with the edges glued around the card of the bottom layer, holding everything in place.
"Top of card showing the three layers glued in place"
Finally, embellishments are added to the top layer. I've gone completely over the top with bats, skeletons and a bat lady, and the finished version even has some cobwebs drawn on with a white gel pen.
"Finished card showing left hand side"
Even the sides have been decorated.
"Finished card showing right hand side"
Well, you couldn't have Hallowe'en without a black cat...
Entered for the following challenge:
http://samueltaylors.blogspot.com/2011/09/october-challenge.html (prize is a fab Tim Holtz configurations box!)