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Alex Syberia Shock Pink Gardenia Card

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.

Alex Syberia Design May 2020 Release

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!


It’s Electric!

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.

Alex Syberia Shock Pink Sweet Gardenia

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).

Alex Syberia Sweet Gardenia Digital Stamp

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.

Copic Colored Shock Pink Sweet Gardenia

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

Alex Syberia Design May 2020 Release

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.

Alex Syberia Japanese Kokeshi Doll Mitsuki Digital Stamp

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

Watercolor Kokeshi Doll Mitsuki Doll Stamp

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.


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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.

Next Stop

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.

Alex Syberia
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Hannelie Bester <<< Go Here Next
Nora Niskanen
Ilda Dias
Natasha Vacca
LauraJane
Jenny Colacicco
Yasmin Diaz
Tina Wilstrup
Rebecca Rapanaro
TaeEun Yoo
Jyoti Adhikari
Colleen Balija
Sandhya Iyer
Rightbrainart
Nicoletta Porcu
Sharon White
Elena Cazares
Bonnie Crane
Melissa Goodman

IG Designers:Joe Sysavath
Maura R
Enna Adams
Tracy Ware
Zubaida

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34 Comments

  1. Gorgeous flower card and adorable doll card. I admire your coloring on both digital images. Thank you for the inspirations.

    1. Thanks, Helen! I love both of these images! I’ll have more from this release coming soon along with a video on how I set up the images in Photoshop.

  2. Pat Simon says:

    You make designs come alive with colors! Well done!

  3. Pamela Palm says:

    A pink Gardenia, who says art has to be realistic, this is just beautiful and so is your coloring expertise.
    You make it look very easy.

  4. Marisela Delgado says:

    Gorgeous hot pink! Love it!

  5. I love shocking pink, totally inspired by your design and colouring and then the watercolouring on the doll wonderful. 💜💜💜

  6. Bonnie Crane says:

    Absolutely stunning cards! GORGEOUS!!!

  7. brenda west says:

    Beautiful! I love your colors. And love the little color chart showing which colors you used. Will be handy to refer to when I try my hand at coloring one. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love the bright colors of your gardenia!

  9. Lisa Byers says:

    Your gardenia is gorgeous. It’s pinned in my Pinterest so I can have it forever!! 😀 I love love love those pinks.

  10. I always love watching your process, Amber! Your cards and color choices are really unique! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. Hugs!

  11. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Wow! I believe that is the brightest card I have ever seen. The shock pink is so vivid! I love it. You are truly talented. Love your cards.

  12. Natasha Vacca says:

    Wow!!!!!! Loving this bright floral!!!!!! So beautiful Amber!!!!!

  13. Kim Ostern says:

    Your cards and colors are gorgeous. Thank you.

  14. WOW, both cards are absolutely stunning and I could sit and watch you color for hours. You need to do a class on photo shop for us newbies to Digi, haha, I would certainly pay for one.

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Sandi! Totally. I’ve got to figure out how to record me setting it up in Photoshop. When I have some time, I’ll give that a whirl. Thanks again! Hugs!

  15. These are gorgeous and I love your idea of printing a background and a white sentiment! I need to pick your brain on Photo Shop!!!

  16. jyoti Adhikari says:

    Both the cards are so gorgeous! I loved how you created the background on the gardenia card.