Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Card Concept 129 With Honey Bee Stamps

Hi friends. Do you love to be home? I sure do. Between work and everything else I feel like I am home less and less. That is why I was inspired by the "Home Sweet Home" on the snowman along with the pine cones & greenery.
I would define my style for this card as:
7. Mixed Media
  • two or more mediums (for ex: inks, embossing powder, pencils, pastels, watercolor, charcoal, markers, pigments, mica powder, etc.)
  • may include dimensionals - embossing paste, gesso, fabric, found objects, papers, foils
  • may include heated elements- encaustic wax, embossing
  • can be a variety of styles- CAS, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge
  • basically use of two or more mediums qualifies as Mixed Media. 

I started with this beautiful stencil from Pretty Pink Posh called Christmas Background:

It had all the greenery and pine cones that I wanted to use. I cut a 12" X 12" piece of American Crafts Vicki Boutin Foundations Media Paper into 4 pieces 6" X 6". This paper works well for mixed media techniques, water color and pastes. It's sure a good paper to keep in stock. Also, it's a pretty white and inexpensive, too.

This is a spray box that I use for card making. It's great to capture random splatters and sprays and is really inexpensive. Currently available at Amazon, its named the Color Catcher. I sprayed some Pixie Spray lightly on the back of the stencil, waited a few minutes, then set it on top of the Vicki Boutin paper. Next, using Ranger's Distress Sprays I sprayed the stencil with Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and a bit of Picket Fence. Lift the stencil straight up after the spraying is completed.
Once totally dried, I used Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for October 2019 (Floral Lace Frame) to cut a frame out of the 6" X 6" piece that was sprayed. I cut another piece out of the Vicki Boutin's Foundation Media Paper and used the insert with the Stampers Anonymous Woodgrain Stencil with Tea Dye Distress Ink:

Next, I stamped on over the wood stencilled piece, Honey Bee's Home Sweet Home stamp set with's Dark Chocolate Hybrid Ink. The final step was to die cut out of Neenah Classic Crest with the matching die - the floral borders and the word "Sweet" and its background:
I ink blended the leaves with Distress Ink in 2 shades of green and the word "sweet" and the little hearts with Simon Hurley's Traffic Cone and 2 other shades of Distress Ink. The leaves, hearts and "sweet" were glued to the wood grain insert and finally the insert was popped up with foam tape.
The inside  is a fun sentiment from Impression Obssession by Kalani Allred called "Home is Where":
I made one more card with the "Home is Where" stamp set and the insert of the sprayed stencil:

Thanks so much for staying with me and this long post! Give The Card Concept Challenge a try. Inspiration exists everywhere!

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. I totally missed seeing the "home sweet home" on the snowman till I saw your pretty card! I love the background you created and that bright/bold sentiment! Such a lovely card!

  2. Thank you, Esther! It was very faint, true. I appreciate your kind comment!!!



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