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