Thursday, October 31, 2019

Winter Wonderland Tunnel Book For A Vintage Journey

Hello everyone, it's the start of a new month and that means it's time for a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey.  I am hosting our challenge this month and have chosen the theme of:

This month we would like to see some kind of window or tunneled element in your creations. Think hollowed out books, multiple layers with openings to see what has gone before, hidden flaps or windows that when opened reveal a secret element. Just remember to create in one of our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

I made a winter themed tunnel book for our challenge, building on all the fun I've been having making tunnel cards lately.

Here's the outside of the book, I just dyed a piece of Crinkle Ribbon to keep it closed.  Tim Holtz's Mini Paper Snowflakes and Tree Line dies were used on the outside.

I'll have a step by step tutorial over at A Vintage Journey on November 15th with all the details and my how to so until then here are a few closeups.

Tree Line and Woodlands dies with Tim's Starry layering stencil.

Mini Swirly Snowflakes, Mini Holiday Greens and that wonderful buck from the Winter Wonderland die set.

More Tree Line die cuts in the background and the wreath around the buck's neck is from the Village Christmastime die set.

Hope you can pop by to see what the other Creative Guides made for the challenge and also hope that you'll be inspired to join in our Window On Your World challenge, can't wait to see what you create!

Deb xo


  1. Thanks for a great challenge, Deb. I love the way you closed your card with the beautiful green ribbon and the tunnel element on the inside is just fabulous.

  2. This is just beautiful Deb! what a creative tunnel design - love all the bright colors you've used in inks and papers as well as all the lovely die cuts! Looking forward to your tutorial later in the month over at AVJ!

  3. Wow, what an amazing design - I love it! The fresh colours looks amazing and I love the wintery scenes that you created, it's such a feast for the eyes 😁. It would make the most magical Christmas present! I can't wait to see your tutorial later this month to find out how you created it, how exciting 😀. Happy November! Hugs, Jo x

  4. Oh my, Deb! This card is so beautiful! So much depth with fabulous layers. I’m looking forward to learning all your secrets to making this card.

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, Deb - the colours are fabulous - the icy turquoise with those fresh, bright versions of the traditional red & green. The tunnel effect creates depth and detail and delight... looking forward to seeing how you did it all. It's magical!
    Alison x

  6. So excited to see the tutorial on the 15th!!!!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!

  7. This is the sweetest and that deer so precious! LOVE the cheery tones and the whole design!

  8. Deb, your card is magical, it looks beautiful closed and when it opens the scene inside is just gorgeous, I love everything about this. Like I said on FB, this would be a real mantle piece pleaser! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. This is super clever Deb, looks amazing and I cannot wait for the full tutorial!

  10. Terrific tutorial over at AVJ . Gorgeous tunnel card / book . TFS x

  11. Thanks for this fabulous theme Deb! your project is beautiful, now I want to try to make e tunnel card! Barbara


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