AlexSyberiaDesign May Digi Stamp Release Blog Hop/ Giveaway

Kokeshi dolls are Japanese wooden dolls for children that have been crafted for over 150 years. One characteristic of these dolls is their lack of arms or legs. These dolls come in many colors and are full of personality.

This release of Alex Syberia digital stamps has three kokeshi dolls and she has given them thier own names. Fumiko, Akemi and Mitsuki.

There is also a very special giveaway for you guys in this post. Don’t forget to check all the way down at the bottom of this post for more details!

Today I have two cards to share with you featuring these adorable dolls. As soon as I saw this new release I was super excited about these beautiful doll images.

First Card

Meet Akemi.

Whenever I think of anything Japanese it automatically reminds me of Cherry blossoms, so I wanted my cards to have cherry blossoms in the background.

I colored Akemi using copics in red shades R24 R27 and R39, her hair in black copic marker, and some parts shaded with C9 and C7. Her skin is colored in E00 and E04.

For my first card, I took a panel of craft card-stock piece. I then cut it using two of the large Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to cut a border. The inside piece of the panel I embossed using Spellbinders embossing folder.

I used Altenew Vintage Flowers Die to cut some smaller flowers in three sizes and the large stem out of white piece of scrap card-stock. I colored the flowers in using distressed oxide ink in color Barn Door. The stem is colored with distressed oxide in Deep Mahogany.

I attached the stem on the embossed piece with art glitter glue, then I arranged the flowers some added with liquid glue and some on foam tapes, creating a look of a blooming cherry blossom. I then added some Ink of Stella clear pen on the flowers and her dress. The middle of the flowers are embellished with white Nuvo drops.

Finally the panel was added on a top-folding A2 size card base made out of craft card-stock and the rectangle border adhered with foam tapes to create a frame around it.

Second Card

Meet Mitsuki.

I colored her using copic markers in shades of light blue, pink and red. Her hair is colored in black. Her glasses in light blue.

For the background of this card I took a panel of light pink cardstock blended Red Barn distressed oxide ink from the top fading towards the middle.

This card also would look lovely with cherry blossoms on the background. I decided on blue flowers for this one to match her kimono. I used the Altenew Vintage Flower stem die to cut the stem and colored it with copic in E34. I used the flower die from Spellbinders Small die of the month for March 20 to cut some flowers. I colored the flowers with the same blue Copic I used on her dress.

The sentiment is from Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp set.

The sentiment and Mitsuki are added on the background using foam tapes.

Finally added some ink of stella on the flowers and Mitsuki’s kimono.

It was wonderful creating cards with these super adorable Kokeshi dolls illustrated by Talented Alex Syberia, and I am so honored to be designing for her.

Here are the other cards I created using this release.

http://www.cardsncraftsnyc.com/blog/

Here’s where you can buy these stamps along with the other images with this release.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlexSyberiaDesign?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=779687116

Alex Syberia Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Here’s a link to her Instagram page to view all her beautiful creations:

https://www.instagram.com/alexsyberia/

Here is a link to her blog.

http://alexsyberia.com/?p=5791&preview=true

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope this inspires you.

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.

You must have come here from TaeEun yoo ‘s blog. Your next stop after my blog will be Coleen Balija.

Here is the full list of participants of his hop to celebrate this wonderful release by Alex Syberia

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 >>>You are Here

Colleen Balija>>>Your Next Stop

Sandhya Iyer

Rightbrainart

Nicoletta Porcu

Sharon White

Elena Cazares

Bonnie Crane

Melissa Goodman

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You Are In My Prayers Card and Rachel Vass Release

Hello Everyone !

Weclcome to my blog. Today I am sharing this card I made featuring Rachel Vass latest release digital stamp called Mock Orange Blossom. This is a beautiful flower cluster with some wonderful Sentiments.

Here’s My card

I printed this stamp with one of the sentiment on Mixed media paper in light beige ink thinking about watercoloring them. But I don’t know why I wanted to color these with Copic color instead.

I started coloring the flowers with Copics in light red shades. It looks orange in the photos but its pale reds. The colors I used for the flowers are:

R00 RV42 R32 and R24

I then colored the leaves and the stem in shades of green:

G99 G69 G17 and YG17

Then for the stamens of the flower I used Yellow Gelly Roll pen.

The sentiment for this specific card I picked “You are in my prayers” which is included in this digital stamp set. I thought this sentiment goes perfectly well with the soft florals.

Hope you get inspired by this card.

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Romantic Ruffle Card and Rachel Vass Release

Card made using Rachel Vass release called Romantic Ruffle

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a beautiful floral card to share with you. I created this card featuring Rachel Vass latest release called Romantic Ruffle. This digital stamp consists of a beautiful loose peony flower and a few sentiments.

Here’s my card for today:

Card made using Rachel Vass release called Romantic Ruffle

For the main focus of this card I layered the flower one on top of another slightly in an angle so it looks like two flowers facing away from each other.

I printed it on a mixed media paper. Because I wanted to watercolor these flowers using distressed inks. Unfortunately my printer doesn’t feed heavyweight watercolor card-stock so I have to compromise and use mixed media paper which is a 95lb weight.

I taped the panel on a hard board using some washi tapes on all sides and started coloring it using Tim Holtz’s Distressed Inks in color Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers.

For the center of the flower I used some gold metallic watercolor for extra interest.

Once my watercolor painting was dry, I cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die from Mama Elephant. This die is exactly the size of an A2 card front. I use this die a lot.

Then I adhered this panel on a top folding landscape A2 card base made of Recollection Heavy weight card base in white.

I hope you get inspired by this and will create something similar.

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Hello Friend Card And Rachel Vass Release

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card to share with you which features this beautiful digital stamp release by Rachel Vass Designs. It’s called Dancing Delights. These flower images are just too adorable.

The Focus

The main focal image for this card is a cluster of these lovely flowers and buds. I colored the flowers using Copic colors in Y17 YR12 and YR15. The leaves and the stems are colored using G99 and G07. Nothing fancy coloring, but still these flowers look so pretty.

Arranged the flowers in a bunch and added with foam tape on a strip of metallic paint splattered black cardstock.

The Background

I ink blended the background using the new stencil by Fun Stampers Journey called Starburst Lines. I used distressed oxide inks in colors Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and, Blueprint Sketch. With the help of the blending brushes by Taylored Expression, I was able to achieve a crisp stencil image.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp. This is stamped on a black piece of cardstock with sticky embossing ink and embossed with detail white embossing powder and heat set.

Finally embellished the card with the Nuvo Drops in Yellow and some shimmering pen over the flowers.

I hope you get inspired by this project.

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Here’s another card I created using Rachel’s stamp

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Sending Sunshine and Warm Hugs Card and Altenew Statement Flowers

Watercolor card using statement flowers stamp

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing this beautiful card I created featuring the latest April release stamp called Statement Flowers. This stamp set is from Altenew. Altenew has always been one of my favorite stamp companies.

Here’s my card for today.

Handmade card feturing Altenew stamp called Statement Flowers

This stamp is a big floral stamp that covers a full A2 standard size card front.

I decided to stamp this image on a watercolor card-stock panel. Stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink and sprinkled Ranger Embossing Powder in Platinum color. After heat setting the embossing, I started to watercolor the image.

Here was my inspiration picture i found on Pinterest and I really fell in love with the combination.

I pulled out my Peerless Watercolors in Sky Blue and Sepia Brown. I really love how vibrant Peerless Watercolors are . I own this basic pad of 15 colors. Seems like it lasts forever.

Surprisingly, only two layers of simple water coloring on these flowers and wow I am stunned.

I stamped one of the sentiment from this stamp set on a sky blue strip of card-stock. Embossed that again, this time using detail white embossing powder. Adhered that on some foam tape.

Finally, I embellished the panel with some matching blue Sequins from my stash.

I loved how my card turned out. Hope you guys liked it too.

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Partial Die Cut cards and Rachel Vass Release

Welcome!

I hope you’re doing great. Today I have a fun technique to share with you and two cards showcasing latest release by Rachel Vass Designs.

The Technique

As most of the cardmakers are familiar with partial die cutting technique with physical stamps and dies. I am talking about digital stamps here. This is nothing new for someone who is a pro with Silhouette Cameo software. If you are not an expert on this technique using the Modify Feature of the software this tutorial is for you.

Now let’s get on with the tutorial.

Start by opening a new project and make sure your registration mark is on as we are going to be using the print and cut properties of this software.

Open the digital image you have saved on your computer and resize it according to your preference. For my project, I reduced the size to fit on an A2 size panel front with a rectangle window in the middle. I also stretched the image a little bit.

Then draw a shape you want the window to be cut along with the image. For my project, I drew a rectangle.

Now move the rectangle shape aside for a while and trace the digital image. I like to offset the image by .05 to create a cut line. Just keep the offset line and delete the actual trace lines.

After that move aside the digital image and bring back the rectangle image and the offset image of the stamp in the position how you want on your project. Place the offset image on the front and the rectangle at the back. For the demonstration purpose, I have colored the image so that you can see the position better.

Then hit Subtract feature on the Modify panel. The above picture shows what you should end with. Now bring back the digital image to its original position.

Remove the color of the rectangle before printing it. Then your printout is ready to send it through your silhouette machine to cut.

I hope I was able to explain the technique easily.

Now let’s get to the making of the cards…

First Card

I colored the digital image using Copic markers. The vase in shades of red. And the leaves in the shades of Green.

Copic Colors I used:

R24 R35 R39 G17 G69 and G99

For the inside of this card I cut a green cardstock printed the sentiment that came with the digital stamp. And then I splattered some metallic watercolor in the color gold. Tied a twine I had in my stash into a bow and adhered that panel on the inside on the window.

This one is a tri-fold card. This picture shows how it opens in the inside where you can write your personal message.

The Second Card

For this one, I used another image from the same stamp set which is a new release called Jars by Rachel Vass Designs.

I colored the image in comics. G99 G17 for leaves and C9 C5 C3 for the flower pot. The highlight of the flower pot is blended with C0 which is a colorless blender.

For the inside of the window opening, I wanted a watercolor background. This background is created using Distressed Inks in colors Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, and Worn Lipstick. I used some sparkling spray on it. I wish I could capture the beautiful shimmer in the photo.

The sentiment came from the same release. I printed it as I was printing the digital image.

I hope I was able to explain the technique easily and this will inspire you. If you create any project like this don’t forget to tag me on social media.

Please let me know in the comments below how you liked this cards.

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Thinking of You Card And Rachel Vass Release

Hello Everyone.

Today I have two cards to share with you. I created these cards using the latest release by Rachel Vass Designs called Doodle Flowers. It’s a beautiful stamp for someone who likes to color.

First Card

The Focus

For my first card, I colored these flowers in Copics. I decided on the purple and green combination for the flowers I started coloring the center with dark purple and shaded with a lighter shade on the outside. Blending the purple with the green was a little tough but I managed to create a smooth blend. The outside of the petals I wanted it darker green shade.

This is almost a one layer card. But I wanted something fun and not so simple. So I traced the center of the flower with my sparkly silver gel pen. Added some gold pearls to finish off this card.

The Second Card

The Focus

For the focal image of this card I just wanted a simple ink blended look. I didn’t want to spend a lot of time coloring these images. Not because it isn’t fun to color these beautiful images, but because I wanted this one to be a quick card.

I started ink blending the image with distressed oxide inks in colors Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China in almost rainbow colors. Then I used a metallic watercolor in color gold carefully painted the stamens with it to give it a sparkly look.

I actually intended to make a fun fold card with these images were a little too big for that design I adhered with some foam tape one nest to another on a slimline card base again blended with distressed oxide ink in color Wild Honey.

Finally, I finished off the card with some gold sequins adhered with the help of art glitter glue.

I hope you liked these cards and get inspired to create something like this. Tag me on social media if you create something similar. I would like to see what you come up with.

Let me know in the comment how you like it.

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Thank You Card And Rachel Vass Release

rachel vass thank you card

Hello everyone!

Today I have two cards to share with you featuring The New Release Digital stamp Called Spring Background by Rachel Vass Designs.

Here are my cards for today:

The First Card

thank you card

The Focus

For this card, I had this fun color combination in my mind. Yellow and blue. But I wanted something unique so I went with blue for the center of the flowers and yellow for the petals.

I started coloring centers of the flowers using Copic colors in blue shades, B02, B04, and B06.

For the petals, I picked Y12, Y15, and Y17. For a little bit of depth in the center, I used E11.

I then matted that square piece with black card stock.

Spring background

The Background

For the background of this card, I stretched the otherwise square stamp into a rectangle of 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches which is slightly smaller than a regular A2 size card.

I colored the background panel using cool gray shades of Copic Markers. C3, C5, and Colorless Blender to blend Them all. I used Prismacolor pencils in 50% cool gray for extra depth in those black and white looking flowers.

Then I matted that panel with black card stock and mounted it on a top folding A2 card base. I added glossy accent to the center of the flower.

The Sentiment

The sentiment for this card came from the same digital stamp set. I loved the sentiment which is in white on black. They are all Thank You sentiments.

The Second Card

rachel vass thank you card

The Focus

For this second card, I wanted to color it in ombre. Since I owned a few different shades of Copic markers in reds, I picked all of them.

The center of the card is light and as it goes towards the edge of the card it becomes darker and darker. Vignette is the exact term.

For the darkest red shade which is the background behind the flowers I used G17 first and used R39 on top of it to make it even darker.

I then matted the panel with black card stock.

Here’s a list of copics I used on this red card.

R00, RV42, R32, R05, R24, R35, R27, R29, R37, R39 and, G07

The Sentiment

The sentiment again came from the same stamp set. For this card, I picked just a simple Thank You.

I then mounted this card on an A2 size card base. and embellished it with some Nuvo Drops In black.

I hope you like these cards and get inspired to create something like these in the future.

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Encouragement Cards and Rachel Vass Designs Release

Welcome to my blog!

I am honored to be a guest designer for Rachel Vass Designs for the month of April. So I will be sharing more cards in the near future using her digital stamps.

Most of you know Rachel releases a new digital stamp every week. What I love about digital stamp is these are instant download and you don’t have to wait in the mail for it to arrive. You can resize the images to your desired size and there are endless creativity options.

Well, let’s get on to the actual card I am sharing today. I have two cards to share with you today.

The First Card

Focal Image

The main focus of this card is the wonderful digital stamp by Rachel Vass which is a new release that came out on April 4, 2020.

I printed this image on white cardstock and started coloring. Keeping one of the hydrangea photo references on the side I picked some Prismacolor pencils in shades blue-green and purples for the flowers and some greens for the leaf.

The Background

The background for this card I wanted to keep simple but still some textures. I used a panel of gray cardstock cut to A2 size and embossed using the embossing folder by Spellbinders. Then splattered some metallic watercolor splatters in gold.

The sentiment

There were some sentiments in beautiful fonts included in the stamp with the flower design. I printed those as well and cut it out using my silhouette cameo machine.

The Second Card

The Focal Image

For this card, I colored the hydrangea flower in copic colors. I picked some contrasting colors like yellow for the highlights and red violets for the shadow part of the flowers and greens for the leaf.

The Background

For the background as this is almost a one layer card I just ink blended a distressed oxide ink in color from the sides of the panel and kept it simple.

The Sentiment

Again the sentiment for this card came from the stamp set. I love the encouraging sentiments in this stamp set. “You are stronger than you think”

I really loved how these cards turned out.

I hope I was able to inspire you. I hope you will give these ideas a try. Please let me know in the comments what do you think about this card .

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Kindness For Florals Instagram/Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I hope you’re all staying home and healthy in the middle of this COVID 19 crisis.

I along with some of my kind cardmaker friends on Instagram are sharing kindness through cardmaking as an IG/Blog hop. As we all share the common love for flowers our theme is Floral.

Each of us has special prizes for two lucky winners. Just visit my Instagram post to see more details.

Theme

The theme for this IG hop is a floral focus card with ink blending and the use of stencil is optional.

Here’s my card:

Background

For the background of this card, I used distressed oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Barndoor and Taylored Expressions Blending brushes for the smooth blend.

Then I used Tim Holtz’s stencil to apply Texture paste to create the swirly texture on the panel.

The Focal Point

The focus of this card had to be a floral image. I used one of the digital images from Power Poppy. I printed the image and started coloring it in Copics. Some of the details were added later with Prismacolor pencils.

I picked this azalea flower because it brings so many memories of my dad who passed away 17 years ago. Azalea was his favorite flower. As this is my first IG/ blog hop ever and I wanted to pay tribute to my father with this card.

The oval frame is cut using Spellbinders Die. I cut 4 frames and adhered them on top of each other to create a chipboard look.

The floral image and the sentiment are then adhered using foam tapes at the back for dimension. Then the whole panel is matted with a little bit bigger panel of black cardstock.

I really loved how this card turned out. I hope this gave you some inspiration

Please check out these wonderful cardmakers who are a part of this hop on their Instagrams:

@handmadebytasha13

@amandacardsandgalore

@cardsncraftsnyc (me)

@irishrosecreations

@rightbrainart

@sanjuscreations_craft

@natashavacca02

Visit their blogs for more pictures and details about their posts.

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