Welcome to my Sunday Guest Designer post.
Today’s guest designer is my amazing friend Yasmin Diaz. I adore her delicate style! She has very beautiful projects to share with you! Feel free to check out her blog and have a quick look through her Instagram feed.
Guest Designer – Yasmin Diaz
Hi, Friends! Yasmin for Alex Syberia Designs. It’s really an honor to be here sharing with you these 3 cards that, I’ve created featuring the new; Alex Syberia Designs FEB20-Hand Drawn Digital Stamps. So, on today’s guest design blog post I’ll be sharing how to transfer the digital images to watercolor paper or thicker cardstock as, many of us might have an issue printing them on cardstock thicker than 80lb. So, without further ado, please keep on reading below.
To begin with, I started by printing the images, you can either print them on regular photo copy paper or Tracing Paper. In case you need to know, I set the settings on my printer for the paper size; as letter, and I scaled the photo size as 5×7’’ in. (I hope these settings give you an idea, just keep in mind that every printer has different settings so they might or not work for you.) Next, after printing all images from the collection, I selected 3 and I transfer them to Bristol Smooth Surface paper because, I was going to use watercolors as my color media.
To transfer the printed images first; I temporarily adhered to a clipboard the Bristol Smooth Surface paper. Second; I placed a piece of Graphite Paper Black with the dark side facing the cardstock. Third; I placed over the graphite paper the printed images. Lastly, I traced the images using a mechanical pencil without leaving any detail out from the original image.
Once I had the images traced, I created a color pallet by mixing some of the color from my Derwent Watercolor Paint Set. As, you can see in the image above, I painted a white flower so, to make it to stand out from the white card panel, I added a touch of Pinky/Purple-Gray hue to the petals and a warm Mossy-Green hue for the stem. As for the center, I added a touch of Mustard-Yellow and Brown hues.
I would like to mention that, I skipped the details for hues that, I used for the first example because, basically are the same that I used for this example. So, as you can see in the image above, I created a very soft Peachy and Old Rose combination as well as, a darker Old Rose to add shadows.
Other than that, I kept the same Mossy-Green and Mustard-Yellow hues. So, after I had the water-coloring done, I set the panels aside to dry. In the meantime, while the water-coloring was drying, I scored and folded 3-A2 side folding white card bases. Also, I gold heat embossed and black/clear embossed 2 sentiments from the Layered Bouquet Stamp Set to have them ready once, I started the layering for these cards.
Lastly, to create the card panels first; I ran through my Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine the largest die from the Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set to die-cut it out of white cardstock. Second; I ran through the die-cutting machine the card panel with the Just for you image along with the same stitched die to create a little extra detail on the edges. Third; I fussy-cut using scissor the large flower from the Sketched Peony image. Lastly, I trimmed the edges from the Happy Flower card panel, and I was ready to assemble each card.
To assemble the first card, I foam mounted the white stitched rectangle to the side folding white card base. Then, I added a few splatters using the mossy-green paint. Then, I mounted the peony and the sentiment which I had previously stamped and clear heat embossed in black.
For the second card, I foam mounted the card panel with the just for you image and I added a few gold splatters. By that time, I realized that I needed a sentiment, so I stamped with black ink the hello also included in the stamp set that, I used for the other 2 sentiments.
For the third and last card, I decided to add an extra detail by adhering a white card panel that I create using the Postal Frame Die before, I foam mounted the card pane and the sentiment to the card base. As a final touch, I added Crystal Glaze to the center of the Happy Flower as well as the details to the bottle. To add even more shine, I added a few Crystal Confetti here and there for an extra touch of sparkle.
With that being said, I hope these cards inspire you to give them a try! Below; you’ll find the supply list for the products used on today’s blog post. And…If you get inspired from today’s examples, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram, we’d like to see what you create with this Hand-drawn digital images.
Thank you and happy crafting, your time is valuable. Don’t forget to keep spreading kindness .
Today and Always
- Alex Syberia Designs Hand-Drawn Digital Stamps
- Layered Bouquet Stamp Set
- Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set
- Pinkfresh Studio Basic Label Frames Die Set
- Postal Frame Die
- Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- Strathmore Tracing Paper
- Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface Paper
- Graphite Paper Black
- Derwent Watercolor Paint Set
- 11×14 Strathmore Bristol Smooth Pad
- Cougar 110# Heavy Weight Card Stock
- Inkadinkado Embossing Powder Tool
- Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder
- WOW! Embossing Ink Pad
- WOW! Heat Embossing Gun Tool
- Crystal Confetti