The August Tunnel Book Kit over at Alpha Stamps gives you the chance to make a tunnel book of your own paradise, but I used the same pages to make an accordion tunnel. Below, I share pictures and describe exactly how I did it.
For the back of my accordion tunnel, I wanted to use a second "iron grate" to tie the front and back to one another. I thought of it like the back entrance to a beautiful old home.. This view reminds me of many of the homes in Charleston, SC.
Now on to how I made an accordion tunnel.
I knew that I would need three parts to my accordion fold, to fit in between each of the four pages. Since the paper I used was exactly six inches wide, all I needed to do was mark each inch on both the top and bottom of the page. This way I could evenly fold the paper into an accordion. I used a scoring tool to etch a line the length of the page between each pencil mark that I made. That made it simple to fold.
I always like for both sides of my projects to look complete, so I folded up another pair of papers to be the back of my accordion fold. Then I used adhesive tape to attach the scored papers together and trimmed at an angle.
As I completed each of the decorated pages, I applied a thin bit of liquid glue to the side edges and slid into place in the accordion fold.
Finally, I applied more liquid glue onto the very last section of my accordion fold and attached the back page.
I wanted each page of my tunnel to contain one item to appear as if it were dimensional, so using the Rustic Trees and Foliage Collage Sheet worked out perfectly. I had lots of items to choose from.
We all deserve to have the look of bliss on our face. I hope you have found some today and that I have inspired you to make a little something for yourself. Thanks for stopping by!