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5th Oct

Gift Card Wallet with Spectrum Aqua

Gift card wallets are a great way to use your Spectrum Noir products to make personalized gift card or store card wallets for the hard-to-buy for friends and family! This tutorial will focus on completing the gift card wallet started in this video below, and seen in this blog post. Please do refer to it - Read full post [...]

28th Sep

Spotlight Coloring with Spectrum Noir Markers

Spotlight coloring is a fun and easy technique! This tutorial will focus on how to create a spotlight effect. Place a metal die on your stamping base, then trace it onto your cardstock using a pencil. This creates a stamping guide or frame so placement of stamps is easier. Directly placing the desired stamps on an acrylic block - Read full post [...]

25th Sep

Sepia Coloring using Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

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This tutorial will focus on using Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils to color with a sepia-toned effect. Coloring with sepia tones creates a wonderful nostalgic feeling in a piece of artwork. For the clothing (and landscape as well), I chose the following colors: 100, 094, 090, 088, 008. Always use a light touch with the pencil - Read full post [...]

21st Sep

Coloring with Blendable Pencils & Solution

I am sharing a tutorial on how to color on kraft cardstock with blendable pencils and using blending solution. Several crafters on our Facebook page asked for a tutorial on this. I always think there is room to grow and get better, so I do think I need a bit of practice with this but I - Read full post [...]

18th Sep
Aqua Emboss Resist with a Twist Lori Barnett No Watermark

Aqua Emboss Resist with a Twist

‘Emboss Resist’ is a very popular technique with card makers. There are many different ways of using this technique to get fantastic designs. This tutorial takes the basic emboss resist technique one step further. With just two Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers, along with a few other supplies, you will be amazed at the added depth - Read full post [...]

16th Sep

Painting a Landscape with AquaTints

I would like to share a card I have made using the Spectrum Noir AquaTints (Landscape collection). I have used the paints just to paint a little scene, which I had not thought of doing before! Below my step-by-step directions I’ve also shared the ten-minute video I made, showing you how I did this. Step - Read full post [...]

14th Sep

Die Cut Stencil & Spectrum Aqua Markers

I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your own stencils using metal dies, and how to use the Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers with them. For this tutorial I have used metal dies from Sheena Douglass, available at Crafter’s Companion and other retailers. Start by die cutting the stem from the Victorian Floral Bluebell - Read full post [...]

11th Sep

Winter Background and Stamping with AquaTint Inks

I wanted to show you a tutorial on how to create a fun and easy winter backgrounds for all your Christmas cards. Of course, if you change the colors, you can use this tutorial for any season during the year. For this tutorial you will need: AquaTint Inks – 02, 05, 07, 53 and 56 Watercolor - Read full post [...]

9th Sep

Halloween Journal with Bright and Fluorescent Markers

As Halloween approaches, we look at using some of the bright and fluorescent Spectrum Noir markers to color a cute seasonal image. I would like to share a fun project with you, creating a topper to decorate a journal. This image is a digi-stamp – Mini Gothilia from Make it Crafty, printed onto Neenah Classic Crest - Read full post [...]

7th Sep
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New Challenge for September + Winners for August 2015!

Our challenge for September is all about EMBOSSING. You can add texture with wet (or heat) embossing, or get out your favorite folders or embossing boards! You can interpret this challenge any way you like. There is no right or wrong, and you may use any images, themes, or Spectrum Noir products you choose! Keep - Read full post [...]