Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mixed Media "Beehive" Card Tutorial

Hello there!  Vivian here with a tutorial for you sharing a few, fun mixed media techniques that went into making my "Beehive Card," part of a series of projects I've recently made to honor Earth Day.

To start, I blended distress ink on a square piece of white cardstock.
Then I incorporated a technique I've been using lately on all my projects - plastic wrap + media.  In this case, I spritzed my background with a few mists and immediately scrunched up a piece of plastic wrap on top and set the paper aside to dry.
 Then, I altered some chipboard hexies with the media you see in the pic.

For additional textural punch, I stamped on top with a great woodblock stamp I recently picked up.
I adhered these embellishments along with some beautiful wooden bees and a scrap of a doily die-cut from the card I made for our next challenge at RRR.  And of course, I burned my fibers for that extra oomph needed to finish the card off.
This is Metallic String Gold available at the RRR shop!  

I distressed the elements on my card front using techniques I shared in my last tutorial at RRR, which also showed how I love to burn my fibers.  If you're curious, that video can be viewed here
I went around my white card base stamping and shadow stamping to add interest, and also distressed the edges with more distress ink.

Here is the final card, showing light blue pearl accents that I added...

 as well as a focal point, a neat metallic blossom.

I love how my mists collected in the wrinkles of the plastic wrap.

A subtle, organic variation in my paper surface!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!  Thanks so much for stopping by the RRR blog today.  If you'd like to see more of what I've been creating, please visit me at my blog!


Really Reasonable Ribbon - Metallic String Gold
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft - Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black
Sizzix - Doily and Doily Border Thinlit Die Set
Clearsnap - Gold Glow SMOOCH Spritz
Prima Marketing - Sunrise Sunset Metallic Flowers
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, Distress Marker
Inkadinkado - Woodblock stamp
Viva Decor - Pearl Pen, Inka Gold
Kaisercraft - Wooden Bees
Maya Road - Mist, Hexagon Chipboard


  1. wow, I love it!

  2. Wow this is so creative x

  3. Amazing color and texture.

  4. Am completely and totally in love with this beautiful card!!! Need to find some of those hexies!!! :)

  5. Oh my. So very creative! Love it!

  6. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  7. Absolutely love this - I always enjoy your projects vivian.... Thanks for your inspiration!

  8. That is amazing thanks for the tutorial.


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