Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sweet As Honey- The Word of the Lord is True

Hi Friends!

 I am sharing another vintage style mixed media card using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, Sweet As Honey Clear Stamp Set (designed by Korin Sutherland).  I mentioned in my previous post how much I love collecting honey dishes and this bee image is just so irresistible to me (I know, crazy, right?)!

I wanted to participate in a few online challenges so I am linking to the Inkspirational #138 Rural Challenge ( I remember visiting my Grandparents farm and all of the bees :-)), the Simon Says Monday “Distress It”  Challenge as the Happy Little Stampers July Mixed Media “Texture” Challenge (I added texture with the distressing, heat embossing, popped up bees and the crystal drops :-)).  
Again, if you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1).  On a scrap piece of white cardstock, take the antique linen distress oxide ink pad and swipe across the paper, use a sponge to blend out the ink and heat with the heat tool.  Use another sponge to add fossilized amber distress oxide ink, heat with the heat tool and repeat the process with a bit of wild honey and vintage photo distress oxide ink (heating with the heat tool as well). Spritz a bit of water onto the paper, tap the excess water off with a paper towel and heat with the heat tool to dry the paper.

2). Ink the honeycomb image from Sweet As Honey with fossilized amber distress oxide ink, stamp onto the panel, add clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Once the embossing powder has cooled, use a sponge dauber to add additional vintage photo along with fossilized amber distress oxide ink over the embossed images, wipe off the excess ink with a dry paper towel and spritz with additional water.

3). Use a distressing tool to distress the edges, mount onto espresso cardstock and distress the edges as well.

4). Tap the wild honey, fossilized amber and vintage distress oxide inks onto a craft mat, spritz with water and lay a piece of designer paper into the ink.  Lift up and continue to add layers of ink, drying with a heat tool between layers. 

5). Once you are satisfied with the results on the background, distress the edges with a distressing tool, mount onto espresso cardstock and mount onto the white card base.  Sponge vintage photo distress oxide ink over the edges of the card base to tone down the white panel.

6). Add the honeycomb panel directly to the card front.

7). Stamp the sentiment with onyx black archival ink onto white cardstock, heat set to dry the ink with a heat tool, trim and distress the edges before mounting onto espresso cardstock and distressing the edges to match with the distressing tool. Mount the sentiment to the card front using dimensional foam.

8).  Ink the bee images  from Sweet As Honey with onyx black archival ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, and heat set with a heat tool (to speed up the drying process). Color the bees with a honey marker, fussy cut and watercolor the wings with a bit of black soot distress oxide ink before using a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the wings.

9). Mount the bees to the card front with dimensional foam.

10). Add a few lemon jewel drops to the background to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Sweet As Honey (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Inks- Antique Linen, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey,  Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Nuvo™ Limencello Jewel Drops

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, miscellaneous  pale yellow print designer paper

Accessories/Tools: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Water Spritzer Bottle

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  Hugs and I hope all of you have a great week!  


Maura said...

Julie, this is beautiful!! Your honeycomb background is gorgeous, from the colors to the glow it looks like the real deal honeycomb! I'm so happy you shared your beautiful project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

stampingbowd said...

This is beautiful! It makes me think of an album my mother used to have (a LONG time ago) It was the Singing Nuns. And they sang a song with this verse. Their voices were so pure and sweet. Thanks for the memory.

Christine Alexander said...

amazing colours with the distress inks, and love the honeycomb stenciling

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Inkspirational!

Helen Gullett said...

Loving this mixed media card, Julie. The truth is true. The texture is fantastic.

Seemaa said...

Absolutely beautiful card, love the different textures!!
Thank you for playing with us @Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge... All the best!!
DT Seemaa

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