52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday 3 March 2023

Funky Fossil Designs "Queen Bee" mixed media card

I've gone from a clean and simple card to a very busy mixed media style card in one day! 

I found a spray ink background in yellows and greens in my stash, so decided to use it as it's been in the file for ages.  I cut it to size then used a selection of products from Funky Fossil Designs to create this random piece of work.

I started with the Funky Fossil "Tie Dye Stencil" with two shades of Archival Inks:  Garden Patina and Blue Bird, fading the colours out to the edges.

Next, I used the Funky Fossil "Slimline Brick Wall Upright Stencil" with "Shadow Grey" Archival Ink around the edges of the card.

I then used the Funky Fossil "Vintage Script" stamp with "Warm Breeze" Versafine Clair ink over the brick wall stencilled area.

I then used another stencil called "Radius" with "Violet" Archival Ink, in several areas going off the edge.

I rubbed an anti-static bag over the surface of the card, then using Wow! Clear embossing ink I stamped the foliage wreath, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Queen Bee" stamp set.  I coated the ink with Wow! Opaque, Bright White Embossing Powder and then heat set.

I then stamped the crown (also part of the Queen Bee stamp set) in Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple ink, coated it with Wow! Clear embossing powder and heat set.I repeated the process with the sentiment in the middle of the card.

I inked the edges of the card using Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple ink.  Added a few white dots of Posca Pen around the wreath then mounted the card onto a white piece of card.  Finally, adding dots of Ranger Glossy Accents and sticky pearl gems to the crown.


  1. The white foliage and purple crown remind me of a coat of arms,beautifully designed Sam

  2. I love the design with the pretty leaves and crown Sam and a great background using some stencils and stamps using your FF stash, and you ended up with a super bright and beautiful card. x

  3. Very pretty Sam, the crown is awesome and the whole design is refreshing. x