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Distress Mica Stain Bee Artist Trading Cards | Simon Says Stamp Bee Yourself Stamp Set

Updated: Sep 4, 2021


Hello everyone, thank you so much for stopping by!! I have these Distress Mica Stain Bee Artist Trading Cards to share with you today, So let's jump right in!!


I like to use a piece of watercolour card stock that's 5x7 when I make my ATC's so that I can cut it into 4 cards. The only rule that I know of for making ATC's is that they need to be 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size. I brought out my splat box and four sprays two Distress Oxide Sprays in Squeezed Lemonade and Hickory Smoke and two of the new Tim Holtz Mica Stains in Flickering Candle and Empty Tomb and OH MAN are they stunning!!


I set that aside to dry and stamped out my bee images from Simon Says Stamp Bee Yourself stamp set in a Copic safe ink, on Copic safe paper, and coloured them in with my Copic markers. I used N1, N3, and N5 for the dark stripes on the bee and Y06, Y08, Y19 for the yellow stripes on the bees. I love a white highlight so I brought in my favourite white gelly roll pen and added highlights where I thought they would look good.


I then wanted to add more texture to the background so I brought in a Hexagon Die and Stencil and some texture paste to add some more dimension, I also flicked on some of the sprays to each background for some added interest. I fussy cut out my bees and adhered them down with thin 3D foam squares just so they would stand out more. I couldn't resist adding those beautiful Vintage shimmer pearls by Studio Katia and adhered 3 on each card in varying sizes. I would love to know what you think of how these ATC's turned out!!


If you would like a more in-depth look at how I made these cards or how stunning those Mica Stains are please check out the video down below. I also have a full supplies list below the video if you want to know exactly what I used. Thank you so much for stopping by and I cannot wait to see you again.

Supplies


Strathmore Ready Cut 5x7 Watercolour Paper


Splat Box


HammerMill Cardstock


CutterBee scissors


Distress Sprayer


Simon Says Stamp Bee Yourself Stamp Set


Simon Says Stamp Bee Yourself Dies


Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink


Distress Mica Stain set 1


Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Spray


Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Spray


Misti 2.0


Bearly Art glue


Gemini Die Cutting Machine


Scrapbook Magic Mat


Mint tape


Studio Katia Embellishment Wand


Studio Katia Triangle Tray


Studio Katia Vintage Shimmer Pearls


Tim Holtz Glass media mat


Tim Holtz paper trimmer


Nuvo Spatula


Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste


Cling Wrap


Scrapbook HoneyComb Stencil


Thin 3D Foam Squares


White Gel Pen


N1 Copic Marker


N3 Copic Marker


N5 Copic Marker


Y06 Copic Marker


Y08 Copic Marker


Y19 Copic Marker


B0000 Copic Marker


Y00 Copic Marker


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