Kokeshi is a traditional Japanese wooden doll made out of wood like cherry, Japanese male, dogwood and Japanese cypress trees. The origin of Kokeshi dates back to between the end of the Edo Period (1603-1868) and early 19th century in Northern Japan. The tradition gradually spread throughout the region and became a popular Japanese folk art. At the time in winter, artisans skilled in woodwork who usually used to make household utensils such as wooden bowls, trays, and chopsticks began making this type of doll to sell as souvenirs.
Today I have created two bookmarks using the beautiful kokeshi dolls that AlexSyberia Design created for use in digital artwork.
I purchased the beautiful Kokeshi Doll Bundle from AlexSyberia Design on Etsy. I printed the images onto Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock and colored the images using Copic Markers. I fussy cut each doll and adhered it to a 7 3/4 x 2" piece of white cardstock using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I had lightly stamped the white background mat with a grey floral image. I mounted the white cardstock to a red cardstock and finally a black cardstock base to create a bookmark. I found an old Kanji print stamp set and placed the sentiment in red or blue ink at the top of each bookmark. I punch a hole through the top of each bookmark and fed a variety of ribbons and threads through to create colorful tassels. Lastly, I put a coat of clear Wink of Stella over each doll for added sparkle.
Here is the Kokeshi Doll Bundle digital stamp from AlexSyberia Design that I used to create these bookmarks:
For more information on digital stamping, please read this blog post answering many popular questions.
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Hello readers! Today I am sharing a shaker card created with the beautiful "Summer Flowers" digital stamp set from Alex Syberia Design. I mentioned in this post just a couple weeks ago, that I had recently discovered her work on Instagram and purchased a few of her designs on Etsy. I thought that these flowers were beautiful, but fairly simple, so I placed them over a shaker frame and it added more visual interest to the card.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using a scrap piece of green striped paper, I cut the base mat to 5 1/4" x 4". I created a frame out of white cardstock and lined the back of the frame with acetate film. I filled the shaker with approximately 1 tablespoon of iridescent sequins. I printed out the digital flowers onto Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I fussy cut the flowers using a small pair of craft scissors and adhered the flowers over the shaker frame using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink on white cardstock and used a small oval punch to punch out the sentiment. I adhered the oval sentiment to the card using 3M foam adhesive as well. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for added sparkle.
Here is the digital "Summer Flowers" stamp set from Alex Syberia Design that I used to create this card:
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Today I am sharing three vibrant floral cards featuring a digital lily stamp from a new-to-me designer called Alex Syberia Designs. I recently discovered her creations on Instagram and I purchased a few images through her Etsy store. I created all three of these cards using the same lily stamp, but it's amazing how different they look simply by alternating the color combinations for each card!
About Alex Syberia Designs:
Hello, I am Alexandra but on the Internet I am also known as Alex Syberia. The name Alex Syberia (not Siberia) is actually a nickname. My nickname‘s story began many years ago when I decided to create a special project for my friend and I had to attach my logo tag. In the past, one of my hobbies was playing computer games and one of my favorite games was ‘Syberia’. It’s a story about a young New York lawyer, is dispatched to deal with the sale of a former automaton factory hidden in Western Europe. She never thought that this task, as simple as it seemed, would change her life forever… an extraordinary journey that takes her all the way from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia… and Syberia is a mythical island somewhere in Russia… I was very inspired by this game and decided to take “Alex Syberia” as my nickname.
That story is something that’s very close to me because card making is changed my life!
I love art, design, traveling, and I like to read detective stories,too. The art of creating has always amazed me that’s the reason why I absolutely love to create things. I believe that a handmade gift is far more appreciated than something bought at a store. Whenever you create something, you want it to be totally unique and one of a kind. I always loved handmade and crafty things and tried all kinds of hobbies from jewelry making to bookbinding until I’ve discovered and felt in love with the beautiful world of card making.
In card making I try different styles and my own style continues to develop. I love using bright and bold colors because they enhance your happy emotions for the day! I adore floral designs, watercolors and Copic markers. My passion for this hobby has been growing so much. That’s why in July 2018 I started this blog as a place to share my creations.
I hope that my projects can bring joy and inspire others in their creativity. I am very active on Instagram so be sure to follow me there for the latest updates.
Be creative and don’t forget to dream! Happy crafting and have fun!
Here is the beautiful lily digital stamp that I purchased:
*A full list of supplies for all cards is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Melon Mambo cardtsock. Using the Altenew Watercolor Stripes die, I cut the frame from white cardstock. I colored the lily using Copic markers. I adhered the lily to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on a piece of vellum. I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder. I die cut the vellum sentiment using the Scalloped Circle Nesting Dies from Gina Marie Designs. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the lily for added sparkle.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from white cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies from Gina Marie Designs, I cut the frame from Grapefruit Grove cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink. I colored the lily with Copic markers and adhered the lily to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the lily for added sparkle.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from white cardstock. I used a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of purple Lawn Fawn Gingham paper for the background. I die the Leafy Frame from Gorgeous Grape cardstock. I colored the lily with Copic markers and adhered the lily to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the lily for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing different ways to use this beautiful lily digital stamp.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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