Monday, 23 May 2016

Fun Folds with H2H

We have a fun challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges - - Fun Folds!!!!  This is the opportunity to wow with the card design and create something truly unique.

There is a bit of a story behind my card design.  My brother recently retired and he purchased a mountain bike.  Sounds pretty normal right?  Well my sister-in-law told us that when he took to his 2 wheels he looked like his grand-daughter on her bike, trying to get his balance.  She said he covered twice the distance zig zagging down the road.  My first question.... "does he wear a helmet"?

The patterned paper is from Urban paper package and the clouds are cut from a very old patterned paper from my stash.

The bike is coloured with ShinHan markers, fussy cut out and popped up with foam tape.

So now, the fun part...

This is a tunnel card which is a new one for me but was so fun putting together.

I used the centre point feature and cut a 3 3/4" circle in the middle of the top piece.  I cut another piece to use as a template and sponged the background sky and grass on the background.

The top piece with the "tunnel" is scored and folded at 2 1/8", 4 1/4" and 6 3/8" and is the same size as the background (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). The two side pieces are adhered to the background.  I used the same Urban paper for the side flaps and added some blue enamel gems.

I cut additional clouds from the patterned paper and stamped two suns from My Anchor stamp and popped with foam tape. The flowers are from the Enjoy the Ride stamp set as well.

I love using the zip strip pieces - don't throw those strips away!!!

Can you see the transparent strips?

The transparent strips are holding the bike out from the back of the tunnel to make it look like it's floating - or 3D.

The video used fishing line - might have to add that to my craft stash.

The card folds flat and measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

I hope you'll give this fun card a try!!!

This card is going to my brother for his birthday - - I know he will love it and, of course, he's enjoying the ride.




  1. I love this - the story behind the card is hilarious (and you're right - he should be wearing a helmet!) The card looks so normal until it is opened and then the magic is revealed... Terrific inside with the floating bike. Will definitely have to try one of these cards. Awesome!


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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.