Messy Oxide Bee ATC
Updated: May 7
Thank you so much for stopping by! Having you here and your support means the world to me. Today we have a messy oxide Bumble bee ATC. I am really excited about how these turned out!! So let's jump right in.
I like to precut my paper so I already had 4 2.5' x 3.5' pieces of Canson watercolour paper cut down. I then took distress oxides in the colours Wild honey, Black soot, Hickory smoke, Pumice stone, squeezed lemonade, and fossilized amber and smushed the colour onto the white section of my Tim Holtz glass media mat. I pounced my paper into the ink drying after every layer until I had a background I liked.
I stamped the 4 individual bee's from Simon says stamps Bee yourself stamp set on Neenah solar white 80 lb card stock in Simon says stamp intense black ink, as its a Copic safe ink. I also used the Simon says stamp small hexagon wafer die and some heavyweight card stock to create an element for my design, I cut out four of the die using my Gemini go, one for each card.
I used Y02, Y06, Y08, and Y19 on the yellow of the bee, starting with my lightest marker and working out to my darkest, then back again to my lightest, leaving a centre highlight for a round appearance. For the black stripes, I chose to use C3, C5 and, C7 I prefer this combo when needing a dark colour, I find it adds more depth than just a black marker. I also used the Cool greys for the bee's nose and stinger. I then chose to fussy cut out my bee images leaving a small white border around them.
Next, I pulled out Faber - Castell's mixed media stencils the 101 collections and used a finger dauber and two of my oxide colours, Hickory smoke and fossilized amber, to pounced the colour onto my cards through the hex stencil. Adding a little more texture to the background. I also took my spectrum noir glitter pen and put glitter all over the bee's, I love to add glitter to all my projects. Who doesn't need a little extra shine?
I then took my Mini Misti and stamped my sentiment in Black soot distress oxide on all four cards. I am now ready to work on the design, I took all the elements and played with them until I found a layout that I enjoyed, using some mini Dimensionals from Stampin' Up I propped the bee's up on the card and glued down my Hex die cuts. To finish off the design I took Nuvo crystal drops in English Mustard and Mourning Dew and added some embellishments around the card.
For a step by step tutorial please check out my video below. All supplies used will also be linked below. Thank you so very much for stopping by and I will see you again next week.
Canson watercolour paper https://shrsl.com/290s3
Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (50 pack) https://shrsl.com/28ucu
Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (25 pack) https://shrsl.com/28ucw
Distress Oxide inks:
Wild honey https://shrsl.com/290sb
Black soot https://shrsl.com/290se
Pumice stone https://shrsl.com/290sf
Hickory Smoke https://shrsl.com/290sg
Mustard seed https://shrsl.com/290sh
Fossilized amber https://shrsl.com/290si
Nuvo Crystal drops English Mustard https://shrsl.com/290rl
Nuvo Crystal drops Morning Dew https://shrsl.com/290rm
Tim Holtz mini snips https://shrsl.com/27qrf
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer https://shrsl.com/290ro
Tonic Glass mat https://shrsl.com/27qrc
Gina K Connect Glue https://shrsl.com/27qr3
Faber-Castell mixed media stencil https://shrsl.com/290rj
Glossy accents https://shrsl.com/290rp
Foam squares https://shrsl.com/290ra
Simon says stamp Bee yourself https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Clear-Stamps-BEE-YOURSELF-sss201902-sss201902?currency=USD
Simon says stamp small hexagon wafer die https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-SMALL-HEXAGON-CLUSTER-Wafer-Die-sssd112008-sssd112008
Mini Misti https://shrsl.com/27qrg
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