Inside Tunnel Card + Bhuvi's First Card


Today I'm here to share two cards made for my husband's birthday - one from me as usual and another card which is so special, because it is my daughter Bhuvi's first card! Keep reading to see both of them :)

I'm sure everyone who saw Jennifer McGuire's inside tunnel cards fell in love with them! I was super excited and wanted to make one for my better half's special day :) If you are looking for the tutorial, click here.

So this is how the outside of my card looks like. I stamped a cake from Mudra's Let's Party stampset using Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored using distress inks. I then fussy cut the cake, added some glossy accents for some shine and dimension and left to dry.

This stampset is one of my all time favorites and I just love the cake. I've made a few cards earlier using this cake and you can find them here.

For the background, I've used Altenew's Dotted Scales Debossing cover die. The sentiment 'happy' is from Altenew's script dies and it is diecut from Dress My Craft's gold mirror cardstock. I stamped the word 'birthday' from another unbranded stampset, trimmed and attached to the main panel.

Look how awesome the gold mirror cardstock is! I just love it!

And now for the inside tunnel! :)

I started making the inside tunnel card and wanted to include a heart in it. So I've followed the measurements from Jennifer McGuire's tutorial and used nesting dies from Nelli's Choice Multiframe Heart dies for the inside. I diecut different shapes of balloons from PABD's Balloon Mania dies and also The Cat's Pajamas' Balloon Frame dies. I've colored them and attached to the multiple heart layers.

I stamped another sentiment from Mudra's Let's Party stampset on the inside. The top portion of this card is left for personal message.

And here comes my daughter's first card :) Bhuvi is 3.5 years old and she loves sitting beside me when I make cards. Obviously she is attracted by all the craft materials just as I am :) This time, she wanted to make a card too and I'm super glad her first one is for her dad :)

It is a mini card and she drew her dad on it :) This is how he looks to her little cute eyes! :D
On the inside, she wrote her message to him.

More than my card, this one is a treasure and I just love it! :)

Oh, and btw, I didn't want to make a 'masculine' card for my husband, it just has to be full of color and fun just as life should be :)

Linking to,
1. PCM - Oct

2. Mudra #26

3. TTCRD Week of 16 Oct
4. Crafty Sentiments - Birthday
5. Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
6. Crafty Gals Corner #176
7. LPOCF #92
8. Penny's Challenges #402
9. MAWT #82
10. Time Out #120
11. Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #256
12. 613 Avenue #214
13. MFT Sketch Challenge #407

14. LMMS #200
15. Polkadoodles Week #42
16. QKR Stampede #318
17. 4 Crafty Chicks #425
18. Cardz TV #70
19. HLS Oct Anything Goes with Dies

20. A Bit More Time to Craft #78
21. Creatalicious #149
22. Creative Crafters #9
23. Cardz 4 Galz #82

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like our cards :) Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)


  1. Awesome technique used here for this extraordinary creation . Love the youngsters card too ..certainly worth sharing ..Thanks for sharing yours with us here at

    Good luck with your entry and hope we see you again soon .

    Shirley-Anne DT

  2. I've never seen one of these and it's fabulous! I love that you didn't go with a traditionally male theme for your hubby's card! Gorgeous bright colours and quite elegant too, with a super background and glossy gold!

    Bhuvi's card is fantastic! Dad is obviously thin, happy, with spiky hair and arms built for hugs! So wonderful that she's got her Momma's creative streak and can express her feelings through her art! Great job!

    Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Penny's!

  3. What a unique card. I just love it. I will have to try my hand at this. Thanks for the inspiration. The images you used are so cool and I am sure your husband will love both of the cards. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  4. Gorgeous card .Thanks for joining us in our week 42 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Michelle DT

  5. These are stunning creation with lovely details - thanks for joining us this week at Penny's and good luck - Michelle x

  6. What a super card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxxx

  7. Super cards and your daughter's card to daddy is delightful!

    Thank you for joining our challenge at MAWTT

    Happy crafting....


  8. Your card is amazing! I love the shadow box design and the inside is just so colorful! Love your little girl's card as well! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge.

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Awesome tunnel card!Your girl's card is super sweet as well!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT (My blog)

  11. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Galz

  12. All three cards are wonderful. Your daughter's is pure delight and yours are gorgeous.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Rijacki's Workshop
    Through The Craft Room Door

  13. Wow, Karthikha, what a pretty card you've created. The front is nice but then, on opening it up, there is a huge surprise. Love the tunnel design created with your nesting dies and all those brightly coloured balloons. Great job! Thanks so much for joining our HLS October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.

  14. A stunning project, loving the cake. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT.

  15. So celebratory, colourful and fun, Karthikha ... and what a bonus inside, so much fantastic detailing on the surprise tunnel element! Your daughter's card alongside is so sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

  16. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

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  18. These are both so wonderful! Love the tunnel card ( I can't believe I haven't seen this one from Jennifer yet, I will have to check it out)! thanks so much for the inspiration!

  19. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use purple” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, I had been away on holidays and couldn’t comment earlier …


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