Monday, August 4, 2014

Inky Antics stamp set for Sunshine Mail

I was on the fabulous Design Team at the Sunshine Mail Foundation for almost two years, so I was especially pleased to be the winner of the Inky Antics giveaway benefiting Sunshine Mail. I won one of their adorable Balloon Buddies HoneyPOP Clear Stamp Set by artist Tammy DeYoung, as well as two packs of rainbow honeycomb paper! 

Because this design is all about the pop-up inside, I kept the front simple. I stamped the sentiment (which are separate stamps for each phrase) onto the large balloon stamp. I drew the ropes myself, and added a 3D bow from American Crafts.

For the inside, I stamped the image directly onto the base card and colored it with Copic markers. The honeycomb paper was easy to cut, with help from the template stamp in this fun Inky Antics stamp set. The trick with the honeycomb pop-up is to score the base card with a slight spine; I just followed the directions on the package, not what I usually do! I added some strips of the same DP I used for the front.

Aud Sentiments Challenge #112: Thinking of You type sentiment
Craft for the Craic August Challenge: Craft Item You Have Never Used Before (Honeycomb paper)
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything Uplifting goes

The current challenge at the Sunshine Mail Foundation is "Anything Goes" & the only real rule is that you send in at least one card (it doesn't have to be the card you enter in the challenge; Donation guidelines here). My mom and I just sent in over 30 cards, and I thank Inky Antics for this lovely gift that I'll use for more Sunshine Mail.
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  1. Oh wow this is just so colourful and I just adore the lovely surprise on the inside.
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  2. A very beautiful, colorful and uplifting card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us today.
    Blessings, Carole, Word Art Wednesday

  3. Fabulous card CG, super cute and really striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  4. I love that balloon on the inside and out.

  5. gorgeous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny x

  6. Fabulous card, thank you for joining our current challenge over at
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  7. Wow! Beautiful pop up card, I love the honeycomb paper but have never seen it anywhere to buy. Love the bright colours, fab. Thanks for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.
    Eithne :)


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