Watercolor Christmas Bouquet | Alex Syberia & Letter Sparrow
Holy smokes, the new Alex Syberia Design release is amazing and I’m showcasing the Christmas Bouquet stamp today!
I have four cards to share in 2 posts for this release. Today, I’ll watercolor Christmas Bouquet Digi Stamp and as a bonus, I’ll share a Copic colored version too!
YouTube Tutorial | Watercolor Christmas Bouquet
All the details to watercolor the Christmas Bouquet Digi Stamp with Letter Sparrow handmade watercolor are in my video. Watch it here or in HD on YouTube.
Printing on Watercolor Paper
I printed the digi stamp on inexpensive watercolor paper in case it didn’t go through my printer well. Adjust your printer settings for thick paper and use the manual bypass tray if available.
For more instruction regarding printing on thick cardstock see my DIY Pattern Paper post. Before printing, I changed the line art color to a light beige to prepare for no-line watercolor. For more information on printing digi stamps, visit this Power Poppy post.
I prefer printing on 6×9 pieces of paper. Therefore, I set up a 6×9 inch page in Photoshop and drop the digi stamp onto the page. I crop the final piece to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. This crops some of the image rather than having the full bouquet float in the center of the card.
This is totally personal preference, you do you!
Support Fellow Artists
I’m a strong believer in supporting our fellow artists especially those that inspire my creativity and nudge me out of the comfort zone. These two ladies are the bomb, and I’m thrilled to unite their products on today’s card.
These are my opinions. I am not paid nor do I have any type of financial affiliation with these lovely ladies. Alex sent me her new release images without any expectation of a review. I purchased digi stamps from Alex before and I purchased all of my Letter Sparrow watercolors.
Alex Syberia Designs
I’ve posted projects featuring Alex Syberia Design before, but if you’re unfamiliar, you must check her out. She’s an amazing artist and illustrator. I became familiar with Alex via Altenew blog hops where I fell in love with her Dot Coloring technique.
You know I love my florals and Alex’s are extraordinary! Syberia is not her surname, but a nickname. Learn more about Alex at, www.alexsyberia.com and @alexsyberia on Instagram.
Check out my other Alex Syberia projects here: Color Pencils on Gold Vellum, Easy Watercolor Background, Loose Watercolor Florals, Color Pencils on Dark Cardstock, and Color Pencils for Beginners.
I’ve been following Kelly Hollstrom on Instagram @lettersparrow and lettersparrow.com for about a year. Her Instagram feed is all about her exceptional quality handmade watercolors. I often visit for inspiration and to peruse her colorful eye candy.
Kelly’s curated palettes sell out quickly so sign up for her newsletter for up to date information on restocks. I was late to the party last time, so I decided to create my own palette from her individual handmade watercolor pans. They are absolutely gorgeous and I love the colors I chose!!
This is my first project with the palette, but there will be more to come!
Copic Christmas Bouquet
I was so inspired by the Christmas Bouquet Digi Stamp I gave it a whirl with Copics. This is roughly the same color palette, however, I substituted red for Potter’s Pink.
I used Copic B9’s, R3’s, YG9’s, Y2’s, and W’s. That’s about as detailed as I can get with the colors since I didn’t write them down or film my coloring. Don’t worry! I filmed the Copic coloring of the Gingerbread House Bouquet and that tutorial is coming soon!
I added gold splatter and sentiment to finish off the card. I’m totally digging this color palette!
I hope you enjoyed these projects and getting to know Alex and Kelly if you didn’t know them already. Let me know your favorite down below and stay tuned for more inspiration!
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These are stunning Amber, I adore Alex and her designs are always so gorgeous. The colors you used on both of these are beautiful. I was not familiar with Kelly as I really haven’t started trying watercoloring yet but Alex is getting me interested lol so I will be checking out Kelly’s blog and social media. I too have been having problems with watercolor paper in my laser printer so here’s hoping I can figure it out with your info here. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Hi Mindy! I’m so glad you liked my cards and getting to know these lovely ladies! Good luck with the printing. I hope these tips help!! Happy crafting!
I’m so glad to hear you love Alex too and that you’re going to check out Kelly’s watercolor. Thanks Mindy!
Two Fabulously colored cards and videos Amber! Thank you so much to the links on printing DIGIS..as I’m struggling with my printer and watercolor paper….UGH!
You’re’ the best!
Thanks so much Laura Jane! I hope your printing goes well! It took me a bit to get comfortable with it.
Thanks, Laura Jane! How did your printing go?