Today I have sharing some cards I created using the Alex Syberia Release for June 20. This release so fun with all beautiful images.
This card is created using the Alex Syberia Sunflower digital stamp. I colored this image using copic markers in the shades:
YR04, Y17, Y15, and Y08
And the stem and the leaves in
YG67, YG63 YG17 and YG13
This image of sunflower was just so pretty I didn’t want any distractions on the background. The cover cutting file from Silhoutte Design Store. It is called Pebbles Overlay by Lizzie Mayne. was a perfect backdrop for this beautiful image.
I glued the die cut on a white panel using liquid glue.
There are options to cut the digital images using a few softwares like Silhouette Machine, Cricut Machine or Brother scan and cut. For this particular project I decided to fussy cut it using scissors. Sometimes I find it hard to cut using scissors but most of the time when the image is large enough to cut around it I find it therapeutic.
The sentiment was from the Taylored Expressions stamp and die set. With which you can stamp and cut a bunch of different sentiments at once so it is always ready when you want to create a card.
Finally Embellished with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in clear color as I wanted the focus on the sunflower image.
I used the Dogrose flower from this latest release by Alex Syberia. For my second card I wanted some ombre sky background. When I was getting the image ready for printing I added the ombre background and then printed it.
Now the background was already done, all I had to do was color the image.
I again picked Copic Markers for the coloring. For the flower I used:
RV55, RV42 and R00
For the berries:
And for the leaves and stem believe it or not I only used one color
I colored all the leaves and after the marker was dry I went back and darkened the shadow area with the same color.
About the word Happy, I had downloaded this font from Silhouette Design store and simply typed the word and cut it with gold foil paper. The black offset layer is also cut with the silhouette machine. It is just an offset image of the word happy which I cut out of the black card-stock. I added the Birthday to you underneath to complete the sentiment which was already stamped, embossed and cut in a strip.
I also cut the thin frame border around the image out of the same gold foil card-stock with the help of the silhouette machine. I think that tied in all my elements together.
For the final finishing touch, I added some white gel pen on the highlighted areas on the berries. I added some gel pen on the stamen of the flowers and before the gel pen dried added some gold sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. This way I was able to achieve the metallic look on the center of the flowers.
This completed my second card.
This sea shell border on the slimline format was my favorite in this release. This image was the first one I printed in light ink and started coloring. I was actually going for a almost realistic look while coloring I used watercolor for this one.
I am just a beginner in watercoloring and I am still learning a lot. My weakness is impatience with watercoloring. I cannot wait between layers. I tried my best to achieve the “realistic” look. At one point I was already getting frustrated with the painting which is so not like me. But I kept going and finished it.
The final result was worth the hours I spent on water-coloring this image.
I printed the sentiment in another piece and layered both the sentiment and the watercolored panel onto a teal green card-stock and then mounted it on a slimline base made out of a heavyweight card-stock.
Finally added some flat back green jewels to embellish this card and call it done.
This completed my third and last card for this release. In near future I may want to make a few more cards with this release.