Alex Syberia Designs, Birthday, Copics, Easy Expressions, Florals, The Ton

AlexSyberiaDesign May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Welcome to a very exciting event!!  I am privileged to guest design along with a stellar group of designers in celebration of the newly released Alex Syberia Designs plus a blog hop and giveaway!  I’ve been a big fan of Alex’s images for quite some time as you know if you follow my blog!  I’m a bit flower-crazy and she is all about flowers!  My card features a spankin’ new design called Full Bloom which I printed out in a 4X6 size thus getting two big images on one sheet of cardstock.  I spent a happy time coloring these luscious blooms with Copic markers.  As always, I use many colors so I can’t provide a list of those for you.  I also regret not remembering to set up my camera to either snap many progress photos or make a video!  
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I did get a shot of this stage of my card! After coloring Full Bloom, I decided to fussy-cut it in order to mount onto a stenciled background.  As you can see, I ended up cutting the yellow blossom completely off the main panel because I wanted to fit it onto an A2 card and create a layer with it!  BTW, I don’t know where I got my leaf stencil but I do love the added foliage it provides for my flowers!  
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After adhering my main image to the stenciled background, I put several strips of foam tape onto the back of the big flower and arranged it over the others.  I love that that particular flower was complete so that it could be the star of the show!  
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A friend recently gifted me with the wonderful new sentiments and die from The Ton called Easy Expressions; I love the double font styles in this set and especially the little pop of black it provides against my floral background!  
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I think this may be one of my favorite designs by Alex; those dainty little flowers are so sweet and the petals on all three blooms are perfect for coloring!  Now, onto the details of the blog hop and Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Alex is giving away 7 $10 gift certificates.
Please leave a comment on each of the participating designers’ blogs/IG accounts in this blog hop by 05/22/2020 for a chance to win.
Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs/IG accounts listed below and will be announced on Alex’s blog on 05/23/2020.    Please join us in the celebration and increase your chances of winning by taking a peek at the other creations made by the team!   Alex Syberia
Amber Rain Davis
Hannelie Bester
Nora Niskanen
Ilda Dias
Natasha Vacca
LauraJane
Jenny Colacicco
Yasmin Diaz
Tina Wilstrup
Rebecca Rapanaro
TaeEun Yoo
Jyoti Adhikari
Colleen Balija
Sandhya Iyer
Deborah
Nicoletta Porcu
Sharon White
Elena Cazares
Bonnie Crane
Melissa Goodman

 

 

Basic Labels, Distress Oxides, Fall/Autumn, Gina Marie Designs, Stampendous, Stitched Oval Dies, The Ton, Thinking of You, Tim Holtz, Tree Poem

Flames of Fall

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Yay!!  It finally cooled down to a lovely 64 degrees which means long pants, a light jacket and no more flip flops!  I’ve been having lots of fun making all my fall cards but doing so in hot weather isn’t quite as satisfying!  I made this beautiful card a few days ago using the Tree Poem stamp by Stampendous!  It’s such a striking image and I decided to add “leaves” of flaming colors!
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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and heat-embossed the tree in black.  I then tapped some Faded Jeans oxide ink onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and pressed my card stock into it, moving it around to fill in mostly the edges.  Next I tapped a small acrylic block into Fossilized Amber oxide ink then spritzed it with water and “stamped” it onto the tree in several places.  This allowed me to control where the “leaves” went.  I repeated this step with Fired Brick and Carved Pumpkin oxides, adding some to the base of the tree as well.
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When my panel was finished, I die-cut it with Stitched Oval dies and mounted it to a vanilla base card which I’d run through the Cuttlebug with my Fall Leaves embossing folder.  I kept the overall design fairly simple so that the tree was the main focus!
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The final detail was to heat-emboss in black a sentiment from The Ton’s Basic Labels set onto a scrap of white cardstock then attach it to a strip of orange floral paper.  I lifted it with a bit of foam tape for dimension.  The leaves are just beginning to turn here but soon they’ll be aflame!  I hope you enjoyed this card and are inspired to play!
Basic Labels, Copics, Distress Oxides, Florals, Simon Says Stamp, Stenciled Cards, Summer, Summer Flowers, The Ton, Thinking of You, Tim Holtz

Stenciled Summer Flowers

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to use a stencil in a card so I got on the bandwagon and created this!  The stencil I chose is one I drew and cut a couple years ago and I think it makes a nice backdrop for these blossoms from Summer Flowers!  On a white card base, I began by taping down my stencil, then with sponge daubers and distress oxide inks in Walnut, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber, I filled in the spaces.  The Broken China blue (distress oxide ink) speckles were made with a very old Stampin Up texture stamp!  
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I set that aside and pulled out a piece of special marker paper and stamped the images from Summer Flowers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then began to color with my new Copic markers.  My colors are still limited but I have enough for flowers!  
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After coloring, I added more texture by dotting on some black Nuvo Drops.  Next, I fussy-cut the blossoms and leaves, cutting out some of the petals and curling the leaves a tad so I could stand them up a little for a more realistic appearance.  I then arranged them on top of the stenciled design, gluing the pieces down with Tacky Glue.  I stamped Thinking of You (The Ton’s Basic Labels) with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a scrap of white, cut it out and mounted it with a bit of foam tape.  I wasn’t sure how this would come together but I’m quite happy with it!  
Anenome Cluster Mini, Basic Labels, Big Word Thanks, Florals, Friendship, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Occasions, Stampendous, The Ton, Water Colored Cards

The Ton Anenome Cluster Mini

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I just received this sweet little Anenome Cluster Mini by The Ton in the mail yesterday and just love it!  After stamping repeatedly around the outer edges of my Bristol Smooth watercolor paper, I heat-embossed the images in white and colored with my Zig markers.  I used a darker gray to go around the blossoms, then softened it with a watery brush.  Gray shading is my favorite!  
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The Hello sentiment is from Stampendous‘ new set called Big Word Thanks; I heat-embossed in black directly to the front of my watercolored panel, then heat-embossed the smaller sentiment which is from The Ton’s Basic Labels set!  I popped the little piece up with a bit of foam tape…Oh no!!  I just realized that I forgot to add my black splatters of paint!  😀  
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Before mounting the panel onto a white card base, I added a strip of black and white patterned paper at the bottom to accent.  I really like that special little touch!  BTW, the black and white striped tissue paper in my background is the packaging from The Ton!  😉 
Florals, Gina Marie Designs, Hero Arts, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Color Paint, Magnificent Magnolias, Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut, Stitched Oval Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Sympathy, The Ton, Water Colored Cards

The Ton Magnificent Magnolias

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What fun I had stamping out and coloring all these images from The Ton’s Magnificent Magnolia’s set!  I heat-embossed the magnolias in white onto Strathmore Watercolor paper, then used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint the image.  I cut the circle with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval dies,  and mounted it above a die-cut frame of soft yellow vellum.  The base card was embossed with Sizzix Floral Tapestry embossing folder.  Hero Arts Ribbon Messages sentiment and die-cut banner and a sprinkle of sequins completed this beautiful sympathy card.
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This sentiment is from the set as well~

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I had this black & gold embossed background in my stash; it was made with Stampendous Jumbo Dahlia which I believe is no longer available on their website.

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