52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Funky Fossil "Queen Bee" Birthday Card

Today, I've been playing with my Funky Fossil goodies to create this card. 

To start, I put three shades of Element's Inks on to my glass mat, I used Sundance, Confetti and Mulberry.  I then spritzed the ink and lay a piece of card over the ink.  I picked the card up and moved the diluted ink around on the card, till I was happy with the colour coverage. I used my heat gun to fully dry the inked card.

Once dry, I rubbed an anti-static bag over the surface of the card and lay the Funky Fossil "Geometric Circles Stencil" over the top, securing with a bit of low tack tape.  Using a finger dabber and Wow! Clear embossing ink pad, I coated the gaps in the stencil.  Removing the stencil, I then coated the inked image with Wow! "White Puff Twinkle" embossing powder and heat set.  

Next I positioned the Funky Fossil "Honeycomb Background Stencil" and used "Orange Blossom" Archival ink around the heat embossed area.

I then positioned another Funky Fossil stencil, called "Hex Dots" and applied "Vibrant Fuchsia" Archival Ink through the stencil to create a dotty design.

I inked the edges of the card with Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink.

In the middle of the heat embossed flower, I have used two shades of Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Acrylic chalk paint (Cerise and Candy Floss) applied with a dotting tool.  Once the middle was dry, I used white Ranger Enamel dots to creats the centre of the flower.

While everything was drying, I turned my attention to the bee, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Queen Bee" stamp set.  I stamped the bee in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, then quickly coated it with Wow! Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I coloured the Bee with a mixture of Posca Pens and Derwent Intense Water colour Pencils and then fussy cut it.  To elevate the Bee from the card, I cut a slim strip of card and adhered it to the underside of the bee.

Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment which is part of the Funky Fossil "Happy Words" stamp set.  I layered the card on to a card base and then glued the Bee into position over the flower.


  1. Love your choice of colours and embossing powder to give that wonderful twinkle Sam, the bee is a beauty

    1. Thanks, this card came to me very quickly. I like the finished look of it x

  2. Absolutely stunning! Sam love that awesome background and that BEE is oh wow factor... xx

  3. What a gorgeous bee with the beautiful patterned wings and love the way you have coloured it Sam, and the glorious bright background including the geometric circles which you highlighted brilliantly with the EP makes a great large flower for the bee to rest on, and then the added honeycomb and hex dots stencilling goes perfectly, and I love the pretty dotted pink centre to the flower is fabulous...such a lot of work but so worth it! x