3 Beautiful Watercolored Cards – August 2020 Guest Designer: Alex Syberia

by Altenew

Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our August 2020 Guest Designer post! Are you ready to be inspired? Today’s featured designer is the one and only Alex Syberia! If you have been following our release blog hops, you have definitely seen (and loved!) Alex’s bright, bold, and beautiful cards. Her coloring skill is incomparable and we are always gushing over her creative and lovely cards featuring our products. Check out her blog and have a quick look through her Instagram feed and get ready to be amazed!

Hello everyone,

My name is Alexandra but I go by the name “Alex Syberia” in the crafty world. Yes, this is my nickname :) 

I’ve been making cards since 2017. I love using different styles, I love bright and bold colors and I love mixing and matching colors and patterns. Playing with color in multiple mediums inspires my creativity. My favorite mediums are watercolors and alcohol markers,  and floral images are my favorite subjects. Along with card making, I also enjoy sketching, drawing, and creating my own digi stamps. Playing with Altenew gorgeous floral stamps is one of the best parts of my card making journey!

It’s such an honor to be here as Altenew’s guest designer! I’ve always been such a huge fan of their products and amazing designs! Cannot wait to start sharing my creations with you all!

Projects

I’ve created three cards to show you different ways to color with watercolors.

For my cards, I used Courageous You Stamp Set and Geometric Elements Stamp Set from the Altenew July Release, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and Winsor&Newton watercolors.

1st Card

I started to work on my first card by heat embossing images in Antique Gold Crisp Embossing powder. I stamped the images in clear Embossing Ink on hot pressed watercolor paper, and heat embossed them with Altenew Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder

I then watercolored the flowers. I wanted to create a “Dramatic Look” for my card, so I decided to do a black background and bright flowers. To add more shine to the panel, I also added gold paint splatters.

Once my coloring was done, I trimmed the panel, added a sentiment, and mounted it on a white card base. The sentiment was heat embossed in Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

To finish, I added a few Altenew Antique Gold Sequins.

2nd Card

When I first saw the Geometric Elements Stamp Set, I thought about colorful gemstones. 

First, I wanted to color these elements with alcohol markers but then I thought it would be better to color them with watercolors. This set is so versatile! It’s perfect for CAS cards and for masculine cards, also. 

I started working on my card by stamping the elements in Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. 

I then watercolored the elements using different colors to achieve the “gemstone look”. First, I added water to the image and dropped in color. To make this more interesting, I added a little bit of gold/silver color pigment to each element. I used a “wet on wet” watercoloring technique. It means that you begin by applying clean water to your paper to make it moist; then, you lay down your color. 

After I was done with watercoloring, I stamped a sentiment in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder as well.

I then trimmed the panel and glued it onto a pink card base.

Final Card

To make my last card, I stamped the flowers using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and did no-line watercoloring. 

After the panel was dry, I stamped a sentiment and mounted it on a white card base.

That’s it from me for today.

I hope I inspired you to use these gorgeous stamp sets!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! And thank you Altenew for having me!

Happy crafting!

~Alex

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Yvonne Boucher August 9, 2020 - 10:15

Alex these are gorgeous! Bright and bold!!!

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Nancy Probst August 9, 2020 - 10:53

They are all beautiful. I really loved the geometric shapes. The soft watercoloring really sets of the sharp edges. Really cool!

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mary August 9, 2020 - 10:54

these cards are so beautiful….can hardly wait to start!

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Karen Hale August 9, 2020 - 12:09

Stunning watercolor florals. Thanks, Alex, for sharing your beautiful art.

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Theresa August 9, 2020 - 12:19

Stunning watercolored cards.

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Patricia Wilson August 9, 2020 - 13:42

Loved your cards and thanks for sharing your talents with us! You gave me many tips with your inspiration.

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Maureen Reiss August 9, 2020 - 14:26

Wow!!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

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Judy Price August 9, 2020 - 15:21

These are beautiful!

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Marisela Delgado August 9, 2020 - 17:16

Absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful!

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Mindy Drummond August 10, 2020 - 00:28

I am so happy to see Alex’s gorgeous watercoloring with Altenew stamps again, all 3 cards are gorgeous! I love the black background with the bright florals on the first one. The Geometric Elements look so cool with the silver and gold added, definitely made them look like beautiful jewels (always a favorite lol). The last one with a Victorian feel is just stunning.

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Zlatka K August 10, 2020 - 09:52

These cards are gorgeous! You are amazing with watercolors!

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Terri Barto August 10, 2020 - 10:18

Wow. All I can say is, WOW.

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Michele F August 12, 2020 - 10:01

Alexandra knows how much I adore her… I’m very proud and honored to have one of her actual cards in my possession – thank you, Alex! You sure do know how to bring dramatic colors to the table so beautifully!
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