11 February 2023

Alex Syberia Designs | Thank You For Being My Friend Release Instagram Hop

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Alex Syberia Designs today to celebrate their Thank You For Being My Friend Release with a fun Instagram Hop. All the fun is going on over there, but I still wanted to share my card here along with more details. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.

I have already shared two projects using the release here. Today's card uses the beautiful Cindy Lou's Poppies. This set features poppies, stems and leaves all as separate stamps so that you can mix and match as you wish. 

I started off by stamping the images from the Alex Syberia Designs Cindy Lou's Poppies Stamp Set on to white cardstock using Hero Arts Contour Ink. This is a really pale grey colour that works perfectly for no-line colouring. They were coloured using Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) before die cutting out with the Alex Syberia Designs Cindy Lou's Poppies Die Set

I added ink blending to the bottom left hand corner of a panel of cardstock for a pale background. I used Altenew Glacier Crisp Dye Inks and an Ink Blending Tool. I splattered on Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White Paint and set it aside to dry. Once dry, it was adhered to a US A2 sized white card base with thin foam tape. 

The stems and leaves were adhered with Bearly Art Glue and the flower heads with thin foam tape. I stamped the Alex Syberia Designs Expressing Gratitude Sentiments Stamp Set (this is one whole stamp) on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was die cut out using the Alex Syberia Designs Expressing Gratitude Sentiments Die Set and the sentiment adhered to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Concord & 9th Dew Drops. 



Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

POLYCHROMOS PENCILS: Flower petals - Black 199, Helioblue-Reddish 151, Ultramarine 120, Light Ultramarine 140, White 101/Dark Naples Ochre 184, Burnt Ochre 187, Black 199. Leaves & stems - Pine Green 267, Leaf Green 112, Light Green 171. 

To follow along with the Instagram hop, you can visit my Instagram HERE and Alex Syberia Designs HERE. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 


  1. It's absolutely STUNNING! Your pencil colouring is amazing Michelle - you have such patience and the end result is beautiful. I love the layout too with the ink blended panel cut down on two sides - looks fabulous! xx

  2. Your coloring is amazing! Those poppies are absolutely gorgeous.


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