Honey Bee Stamps Mugs & Kisses Christmas Card

Here is a card that I was making for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop. It didn’t quite make it but I also had the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #11 in mind too.

Penny Black Happy Holly Days

So… about the background on my card. It was an interesting and kind of accidental thing. First I sprayed several colors of green Distress Mica Stains on some paper. I will say this about the Mica Stains…. I love the colors and the mica shimmer. However I am not a fan of the splotchy sprayed look. So my panel looked awesome but a bit to much of the splotchy look so I inked over it using some Distress Oxide inks. It still was not looking how I wanted. I took a wet wipe and wiped over it. You can tell that now that you know. The shimmer doesn’t show in the photo but it is there and I love how it turned out. Know that there are many ways to use the Mica Stains and they are awesome. I like smooshing and you can paint with them.

Are you still with me? Ha. The rest is straight forward. I die cut the mugs (a very cool set with the two mugs with the handles in different directions) from some really pretty holly paper and then die cut the whipped cream, coffee and steam. Also the sentiment is die cut.

I am super pleased with how this card came out and that background looks pretty darn cool in person. We know sometimes the photos just don’t say it all.

Entered over at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. You still have a few days to enter this challenge.


  • Distress Mica Stains
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Honey Bee Stamps Mugs & Kisses die set
  • Penny Black Happy Holly Days die set

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