Hello! Welcome to the Sunkissed Memories Blog Hop! Today we will be sharing lots of inspiration using the new products in the release. From the sea world to lovely tulips, there are lots of great stamps and dies! Hop with us and leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win!

GIVEAWAY TIME! Alex Syberia Designs is giving away two £15 gift cards to the ASD store and one full release bundle, valued at £400 ($495) in total. Alex Syberia Designs will pick the three winners from the comments left on each designer’s blog post in this hop before midnight BST on June 18th 2023. The winners will be announced on the ASD Release Blog Hop post on June 19th 2023.

My card below features the following new Alex Syberia Designs products:

Pengu-tastic Holiday stamp set and coordinating dies

Summer Bliss Die set

Sunkissed Memories stamp set (coordinating dies available)

Mermaid’s Melody Cover Die

I’m using 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock for the card base and card front panels, and elements.

To make this 5″ X 7″ card, I stamped, colored and cut the cute penguin, sun hat, umbrella, palm tree, fish and coconut drink using the Pengu-tastic Holiday stamp set and coordinating dies.  I used Copics to color them. I wanted to create an island scene, so I hand drew an island (a simple, imperfect half circle) using a black fine-tip black marker and added greenery and a sand base around the tree. For fun, I added a couple green tropical leaves cut using the dies from the Summer Bliss Die set. I adhered all the elements to the island. I used foam dots to attach the penguin to make him stand out a bit more. Here’s a list of the Copic Marker colors I used for the elements:

  • Island: E44, E43, E42, W2, W1
  • Palm Tree: YG67, YG23, YG17, YG03, E49, E57, E44, 100
  • Island Grasses: YG67, YG23, YG03
  • Umbrella: Y19, Y08, R29, R17, R14, YR07, YR68, B05, B02, RV09, RV55
  • Penguin: 100, C9, C7, C5, C3, YR07, YR68
  • Drink: E55, Y19, E42, RV09
  • Hat: YR68, Y19, YG03
  • White Gelly Roll Pen for highlight marks

Using the Summer Bliss set, I cut the “Summer” scripted word from white and black cardstock and layered them, offsetting the black one a bit for a shadow effect. To make the background, I blended Ranger Distress Oxide Ink on a piece of cardstock, cut 4-1/4″ wide X 3-1/2″ tall. I used Mermaid Lagoon and Squeezed Lemonade, blending them together in the middle. I splattered water over the ink and lifted drops of ink for the splotchy look.

For the water/ocean around the island, I added Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass and Broken China in a random pattern allowing white to show through on a 4-1/4″ wide X 2-1/2″ long piece of white cardstock. I ran the inked cardstock through my die cutting machine, using Mermaid’s Melody Cover Die. The die adds a wave pattern for a fun water effect. The two background pieces were pieced together with a slight overlay and the island layered on top. I also added the “summer” word and stamped a phrase from the Sunkissed Memories stamp set to the bottom to finish the card.

You can shop the entire Alex Syberia Designs Sunkissed Memories release here. If you decide to place an order, please use the links in this post so that Alex Syberia Designs knows which ideas inspired you!

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It’s time to hop! Here’s a complete list of designers participating in today’s hop.

Hop Order

Alex Syberia Designs
Bobbi Lemanski *YOU ARE HERE*

Bonnie Crane
Brenda Noelke
Colleen Balija
Emelie Hessler
Erica AB
Hannelie Bester
Leanne West
Lien Leysen
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Natasha Vacca
Nicoletta Porcu
Raquel Arribas
Rebecca Keppel
Sandhya Iyer
Sandi Maciver
Vera Indarti