Happy Friday everyone! I am super excited to be a part of Alex Syberia’s June release! I love Alex’s work as a card artist, as well as an artist of her own digital stamps! She truly inspires me as a card maker! Today I will be sharing 3 cards with you using her June release! You can see all of the release at her ETSY shop. Alex is also doing an Instagram hop with her guest designers this month, be sure to visit Alex’s Instagram page for an awesome hop full of her beautiful stamps, as well as tons of inspiration! Alex is giving away 5 – $10 gift certificates to her shop! Come join the fun!
For my first card I am using the Sunflower close up card panel. I LOVE SUNFLOWERS, so I was so excited to work on this card!
I started by printing the card panel on Canson Mixed Media paper. This image was ready to go as a card panel, so I was ready to being my watercoloring! I love making bright cards and I went with BOLD colors and a BOLD background on this one! I used peerless watercolors on the sunflower stamp, as well as the background around my sunflower. I worked in layers on this card and waited for the colors to dry, before adding in another layer of color. I continued this process until my sunflower was complete.
I then followed the same process for the background around the sunflower. I have to admit I did have a few spots that the watercolor ran… but in the end I’m liking all the color! I hope you do too! I stamped the sentiment – Hello Sunshine (Unity Stamp Company – Hello Sunshine Girl) in Versafine black ink and heat embossed it using a clear powder. I added a few black metallic watercolor splatters and mounted the panel on an A2 card base.
I am loving slim line cards – how about you? For my 2nd card I used the Dog Rose Ready Slime line card panel. I love that this panel was ready for me to create and add all the fun color!
I am using Canson Mixed media paper for my stamped image on this card as well. I used my Tombow Dual brush pens. I wanted to create a softer color palette on this card. Between each layer I let the panel dry, then added more color, until it was complete! I then die cut the Big Thanks die – Simon Says stamp. I die cut the black – thanks 1 time and the white 3 times, for added dimension. I then adhered these together and set this aside to dry under an acrylic block. I stamped the sentiment – For Always Being There from the same set (Big Thanks – Simon Says Stamp). I adhered the floral panel to a slim line card base and adhered both sentiments, the smaller strip is adhered with foam adhesive.
Here is a closer look….
For my last card – I used the Happy Sunflower Stamp. I did work with this image in word a bit, as I wanted to create a slim line card with this stamp as well. Once my image was ready, I printed this on Canson Mixed Media paper and watercolored this image using Peerless Watercolors.
I loved watercoloring this image! I followed a similar pattern as shared with the 2 cards above, giving time to dry between layers. Once my flower was done I set the panel aside to dry. I then started to work on my background the panel. I had so much fun with this… I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to create the effect using yellow #43, blue #62, #63, gold #91, and White #906. I put all the colors on my glass mat with a little water and “smooshed” the paper on the glass mat. I then dried the background using my heat tool. I completed this process several times until I had the colors I was looking for. I love the added gold sparkle too! I placed the background under some heavy books for the night to “flatten” the panel.
I then used my Brother Scan and cut to “fussy” cut the sunflower. Then I added gold & white splatters to the sunflower. I may have added a few too many! Ooops! I also stamped the sentiment – Simon Says Stamp on black card stock using white embossing powder. Once everything was dry I put my card together and adhered the sentiment with foam tape for a little extra dimension.
I hope you enjoyed seeing 3 of the new June Release stamps from Alex Syberia! Be sure to visit her ETSY shop for the June release and more beautiful stamps!
Check out Alex’s BLOG for some amazing inspiration as well!
Don’t forget to join the Insta Hop – be sure to comment for a chance to win a gift certificate to her shop!
Have a great day everyone!