Monday, January 17, 2011

With A Cherry On Top!

Hello! I have something new for you today. You see, on Saturday, I went to the second stamp convention and went straight to the Inky Antics booth, as they are one of my favorites!  I guess we at the local convention are guinna pigs for a new product that they will be introducing at the upcoming CHA, the big wholesale show!  And the little pig I am, jumped on it.  Their new product includes a honeycomb pop-up when you open the card!  So fun!  Let me show you my card and then I will give you more details and the how-to!  Enjoy!

The Front of My Card.

The Inside.  You see the Honeycomb Cupcake when the card is opened!
A Close-Up!

The Honeycomb!

The Stamp Set.

So, I wanted to show you all the parts, so you get an idea how it was done.  It was pretty darn easy.  The main trick to getting the honeycomb to work is in the last picture.  You have to stamp your image with the arrow in the same direction as is printed.  And then, you cut out the honeycomb piece with detailed scissors.  The last step is to glue (glue stick works well) the honeycomb piece into folded spine of the card.  One trick showed to us at the booth was to add a 1/16" fold line to your regular fold of the card.  That is so there is more room to house your honeycomb.   My tips would include to make sure when you cut out the image, cut on the inside of the black lines.  On the darker colors, like the brown, this probably would not matter, but on the pink, the outline showed and I had to try to pull it back after it was glued down to trim it.  My other tip would be to stamp and place all your inside elements before you add the honeycomb.  I didn't do this and it was difficult to work around the big cupcake.

There is only one 5 x 7 inch pad in the package, but I figured up that I could probably get 12 cupcake tops out of one package so that is not bad.  Each color package cost $5.95.  I got one pink one and one brown package.  But they also had packages in orange, green, yellow, and red.  And they had other stamps sets too.  I did get one other set - an elephant and the honeycomb stamp is to make a balloon!  Let's see if I can remember the ones I didn't get (And will probably wish I would have!)... they had a monkey set with stamps to make a brown and green tree, a bunny set with stamps to make a orange and green carrot,  a caterpillar set to make an apple, a frog set to make a mushroom, and maybe one more that I can't remember! 

Well, now that I have sold you on the sets, I am not sure where to tell you to go get them.  I bet they will be available on their website soon.  So, you could check there.  If I was still the LSS (local stamp store), I would have them in stock as soon as they were released, but I closed, so you, and I will have to find them somewhere else!

Just  a couple more details for you.  I love how the paper pad I used had a sheet with cherries  ... too perfect!  The brown shape on the front of the card is a new Spellbinders labels set I got last weekend.  The pink layer I created by tracing onto the pink around the labels die in pencil and then cutting out.  It is a way to mirror it exactly. And I paper pieced my little birds, just for fun!


Paper - My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy line 6 x 6 pad called Tickled Pink, Cardstock White, Brown, Pink, Inky Antics Honeycomb Pink and Brown
Stamps - Inky Antics Cupcake Birdy Honey Pop
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Tools - Labels 16,  Classic Circle Nestibilities
Other - Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Pearls by Queen & Co.

Tomorrow is Texas Tues-Step. Stop back by to see another Texas card creation!
Happy Stamping!


Jackie Wamhoff said...

Wow, Tina, thank you for providing such a complete (and enthusiastic) description! Great tips about stamping with lighter ink and placing the elements inside the card first.

In case your readers are wondering, the HoneyPOP clear sets and paper pads will be available on the Inky Antics website after February 1st. Good to see you at the show again, as always. :-)

Ruby said...

What a fun card! I love the inside, it's fab! A belated thank you for your comment on the Denami Blog Hop too, hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! :)

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