Get ready for electric Copic coloring as I share a Shock Pink Gardenia from the Alex Syberia Design May 2020 Release. Hang with me to the end for a bonus watercolor Japanese Kokeshi Doll.
Shop the full Alex Syberia Design May 2020 release here.
Details to Copic color this Shock Pink Sweet Gardenia digital stamp by Alex Syberia are in this short card making video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there, I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and ring the bell!
Now I know gardenias are white, but my family and I were watching Survivor while I colored this gorgeous digi stamp and I needed some hyper-tropical Shock Pink (RV04) in my life. So here we are.
First, I set up my layout in Photoshop on a 5.5 x 8.5-inch canvas. One of my favorite techniques is to use a digital paper background. This saves so much time as I don’t need to color the background. Today, I used Graciellie Design Rustic Wood Digital Patterned Papers.
The digital paper backdrop measures 4.5 x 5.75 inches which allows wiggle room to trim the finished panel to 4.25 x 5.5 inches (A2 size).
Next, I drop in the gardenia digital stamp using the png file with a transparent background and white fill. Finally, I typed a white sentiment and added a black 4 pt stroke outline.
Initially, I only colored part of the sentiment leaving white highlights. You’ll see this in the video. I didn’t love it so I colored in the entire sentiment and then mailed it to a friend before retaking photos. So, the sentiments in these photos are colored digitally.
Printing a white sentiment allows you to Copic color the sentiment to match the composition. My printing is done at home on my Brother HL-L3290CDW Compact Digital Color Laser Printer and I’m always impressed by the rich colors and fine detail. Read this post for tips to print on thick cardstock and watercolor paper.
I’ll list the Copic marker colors here. Please watch the video for coloring instruction.
Flower | RV02, RV04, RV66, V04, RV69
Stem | YG03, YG13, YG67
Watercolor Japanese Kokeshi Doll
Switching gears completely, I watercolored this sweet Kokeshi Doll Mitsuki digital stamp. I was so inspired by the style of the stamp, I added a bamboo background.
Similar to the first card, I set up the image to print on a half sheet (6 x 9-inches) of Saunders Waterford Cold Press High White watercolor paper. This time I watercolored with Letter Sparrow handmade watercolor.
Letter Sparrow Watercolor
Mayan Turquoise, Italian Orange, Mayan Yellow, Nitroso Green, Citron, Gold, Gun Metal
A sentiment from Altenew Reason to Smile Stamp Set finished off this sweet card. I hope you’re feeling inspired by these cards. Do check out the full release. There are many more gorgeous florals!
More Alex Syberia Design
Whether your in the mood for sweet treats or more florals, these Copic colored goodies are for you!
Learn more in this post and card making video tutorial.
If you love it, pin it, and share it with your crafty friends! Visit me on Pinterest for more design inspiration, patterns, and color combinations.
So Many Prizes!
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.
The next stop on the hop is the amazing Hannelie Bester. She’s sure to delight you with her designs. The full list of talented artists is below so you don’t miss one iota of inspiration.
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Hannelie Bester <<< Go Here Next
IG Designers:Joe Sysavath
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