Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Challenge

Inky Antics is hosting a HoneyPop Summer Challenge. I know you are havin' fun in the sun and want to enjoy the warm weather still can! The deadline for submitting a card is July 23rd. The prizes will be three $25.00 gift certificates. You have lots of time to make a card and if you don't have the ingredients there is plenty of time to go shopping. Who doesn't love shopping? There is a tutorial video that shows step by step directions to make these "surprise inside" cards. Check it out.

I used the "Caterpillar" set to create this card.

The glasses imply that he is a very studious caterpillar, probably doing some of that 'summer reading' that the teachers make the school age children do, every year.

Diamond glaze was used to give his glasses a more realistic effect. The coloring was done with Gamsol and Prisma Colored Pencils. You can find an technique sheet for using Gamsol here.

I love using embellishments but don't always have something that coordinates with my stamps. I felt that this card needed an extra special embellishment so, I got out my "Shrinky Dink" plastic. (holy blast from the past) I stamped the caterpillar, colored it with the same colored pencils that I used to color the image, cut it out leaving about 1/16" around the edge, then shrunk it with my heat gun. (Too hot to warm up the house by turning on the oven and I didn't think I could shrink it on the grill). This is a closeup of my embellishment.

Isn't it adorable? But I'm not finished yet..........wait for it............there is a 3D surprise inside.

TA-DA. Isn't that amazing. An apple that looks like it was made from a honey comb, only RED.

I hope you enjoyed this card with the 3D surprise inside. I am having a blast working with these HoneyPop paper pads. I have a few more cards that use the HoneyPop paper inside but, different stamp sets on the front. I'll share them at a later date.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.


Kerry said...

This is super cute! I love the honey pop cards! And the bookworm is just darling! :)

Vikki Jo said...

Love it! I really want this set next, he's so cute. Love the glasses!!

Jackie, the Inky Lady said...

Shrink it on the grill? LOL! I've enjoy reading your post as much as looking at your lovely card, Marie. And thank you BUNCHES for the sweet chef card. I will be posting her on my blog soon!

Unknown said...

This is so stinking cute. Awesome job.

Lois said...

Your coloring on the front is really well done -- and I like the flowers you added inside.

Jovita @ Inky Impressions said...

This is so cute, great job on the coloring and your shrink a dink mini is a fabulous addition. I just love all the coloring you did on the inside as well.

Thank you for playing along in the Inky Antics challenge :)

Bev Gerard said...

Totally darling!!
***giggling over the Shrinky Dink*** Very clever addition!