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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Alex Syberia's Succulent Close-Up

Hello everyone! I am in love with big botanical images! The ability to resize a digital stamp has great appeal to me. Today's card reflects my BIG IS BETTER passion (in card making!) with a full panel Succulent Close-Up by Alex Syberia Designs ... a beauty!

The Background

The image was printed on Neenah Environment Desert Storm card stock. I coloured the image with Lyra Rembrandt Polycolored Pencils (I have linked to the largest set but smaller ones are available). These crayons are oil-based so there is no wax build up, they blend beautifully and are 'light fast' (do not fade over time). I chose a muted palette:

Grey Green

Light Violet

Red Violet

Silver Grey

Highlights were created with White and shading with Olive Green. The panel was spattered finely with Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Tarnished Brass, with a small paintbrush. It was then die cut with the largest die from My Favorite Things' Stitched Rectangles Stax 2.

The Sentiment

The word HELLO was die cut with Altenew's Fine Alphabet. The letters were heat embossed twice with WOW! Gold Rich Pale embossing powder. The additional embossing created a smooth appearance. Using my T-ruler taped down to my desk overlaying the panel for a straight line, the letters were glued to the panel. The secondary sentiment from Altenew's Crafty Friends was stamped with Versamark ink on Kraft card stock and die cut with Simon Says Stamp's Sentiment Labels. One end was 'flag' trimmed and it was adhered to the panel.

Putting It Together

The panel was mounted on matte gold card stock cut down to 4 1/8' by 5 3/8" before being adhered to an A2 sized, top folding, landscape card base. Three matte gold sequins sere adhered to highlight the sentiment. The sequins were topped with Nuvo Crystal Drops, Morning Dew.

Check out other beautiful digital stamps by Alex Syberia Designs HERE!

Thanks so much for your visit!


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