Saturday Guest Designer | Joe Sysavath | Alex Syberia Design Digi Stamps

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Hello friends,

Today I would like to introduce you to the very talented cardmaker Joe Sysavath. I met him a little while ago on Instagram. I was wowed by his projects. If you want to know Joe a bit better, have a quick look at his Instagram feed to see his gorgeous work at a glance.

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Guest Designer – Joe Sysavath

Get to know Joe!

My crafting journey started a year or so back when I made Christmas cards for my nephews and nieces. I had some leftover supplies and thought I would try to make cards with them. Thereafter, I would make a card here and there. It wasn’t until Sept 2019 was when I decided I would commit to making it regularly and to share my creations on Instagram. I have been hooked since.

Projects

Clematis Digi Stamp

Clematis Stamp

I knew I wanted to watercolor the beautiful flowers when I first laid my eyes on it.

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I expanded the flowers to about 4.5 inches on the computer and had it printed on Arches cold press watercolor paper. The flowers were colored with Zig real brush watercolor using a combination of purple, pink and light brown. Leaves were colored using medium tone and light tone green along with the same brown color I used to color the flowers. Thereafter, I used a stitched frame die to cut out the flowers where I wanted them. Some white, purple and black splatter were generously sprinkled over the cut out. Later, I mounted foam tape behind the cut out and placed it on a A2 size card base. To finish it off, I diecut the “hello” die and placed it on the top left of the card.

Happy Flower Stamp

Happy Flower stamp

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This beautiful flower was expanded to about 7.5 inches on the computer before being printed on Arches cold press watercolor paper. Again, I used Zig real water color. This time, I wanted a more softer look. I used soft pink and dark tones that matched the pink color I was going after. I gave it some splatters of white, black and yellow to give it some depth. I die cut only the top half of the flower using a stitched frame die. Then I mounted foam tape to the back of the cut out and secured it to an A2 frame base in craft color. The finish the card, I added some embellishments and two sentiments that are embossed onto mustard colored cardstock that are tied together with light brown twine.

Heart Lollipop Stamp

Heart Lollipop Digi Stamp

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I started out blending a light shade of pink distressoxide ink onto Bristol smooth paper, size 4.5×5.5. After that, I placed a stencil over it and blended over the stencil with a slightly darker shade of pink. I applied more pressure to the bottom left and loosened up as I moved up towards the top right to give it an hombre affect.

For the lollipop, I expanded the image to about 4.5” and colored it with Zig water color and finished it off with some colored pencils to add more intensity. I fuzzy cut out the lollipop, added a yellow bow and a happy birthday word die. To complete the card, I placed some sequins around the lollipop.

Happy Flower Stamp

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Thank you for stopping by!

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1 comment

Natasha Vacca February 15, 2020 - 5:28 pm

Your cards are so amazing Joe! Your style of card making is so beautiful!

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