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31st Oct

Creating Ribbon Butterflies

I am going to show you how to  make a stunning embellishment for your cards, all made from 3 pieces of ribbon! First I measured the size of card I wanted to make (here, 7″ square). I then cut 3 pieces of wired ribbon, (this is from a well known Swedish home store ). The longest - Read full post [...]

29th Oct

Flower seeds gift

In this tutorial I’m going to show you an interesting idea for a small gift.  You can use it for flower seeds or other tiny objects (candy etc.) that can fit in a little plastic bag. The materials needed tom complete this project are: a zip lock bag for the seeds colored cardstock patterned paper - Read full post [...]

28th Oct

Coloring With Spectrum Noir Pencils on Kraft

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Hello to all. I am going to share a tutorial on how to color an image on kraft cardstock using your Spectrum Noir pencils. I have colored the digi-stamp ‘Lizzie’, a ‘Simply Adorable’ image, for this tutorial. Print your image onto your preferred card stock (here, I have used Neenah Desert Storm kraft card). Tip: - Read full post [...]

24th Oct

AquaTint®: Essentials

Sheena Douglass has created a fabulous video full of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of our new AquaTint® range! This eight minute video focuses on the Essentials set. Here are a few words from Sheena herself….. “We called this kit ‘Essentials’ because for me, it is! In this video I’ll - Read full post [...]

23rd Oct
Colored Pencil Mahalo Card

Blendable Pencil Coloring on Stamped Image

Here’s another fantastic way to color stamped images with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. This technique is sure to be a favorite! I also have a bonus tip at then end of my tutorial that you don’t want to miss! Supplies I used to color image: Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 017, 028, 036, 047, 056 - Read full post [...]

16th Oct
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AquaTint®: Beautifully Grunge

Sheena Douglass has created a fabulous video full of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of our new AquaTint® range! This seven minute video focuses on the Beautifully Grunge set. Here are a few words from Sheena herself….. “Who would have thought you could apply liquid watercolors like inks using foam? - Read full post [...]

14th Oct
SN-RRR-Bear Flower-Tutorial-Jenn CochranWM

Coloring Bamboo: TN and GB Color Families

Hello everyone. I am really excited to bring you my first coloring tutorial here at Spectrum Noir. I have a video on how to color Bamboo from Crafter’s Companion. You will learn how to shade and color using the TN and GB color families. I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial and will try coloring with - Read full post [...]

13th Oct

Coloring Folds the Easy Way

Hello, everyone. Have you ever felt intimidated by the folds in some of the stamps or images? I know I have! However, I have an easy way of coloring folds that I want to share with you and I hope you’ll find it easy too. Let’s get started. Pick your favorite color combination but make sure - Read full post [...]

9th Oct
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See Our AquaTint Range!

AquaTint inks are so versatile! In the video below, Sheena Douglass introduces AquaTints and shows you some of their applications. For more information about our new AquaTint range, read our information page. And for inspiration, visit our gallery. - Read full post [...]

8th Oct

September 2014 Challenge Winners

We had so many gorgeous entries for our September challenge! Ready to see who won? Congratulations to our Card of the Month: This card colored by Mira Yancheva. She shared her color list as: skin: FS1, FS4, FS8, FS9 CR3 hair: GB8, GB9, GB10, EB2, EB5 mermaid: HB1, HB2, HB3, PL1, PL2, TB3, TB4, LV1, - Read full post [...]