Crafting How-Tos

Create an Outdoor Scene

This tutorial will share how I created this fun camping-themed outdoor scene. My husband and I enjoy camping and doing things with the kids outdoors, so I thought this was the perfect idea behind a sweet card to give him. I started with a simple piece of the Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock cut to

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Watercolouring With Spectrum Noir Sparkle

Watercolour is fun to use for cards with various trendy themes, especially coffee. This tutorial will be showing you how to use your Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to create a gorgeous watercolour background. See design team member Roxanne's process below: Creating the Card Step 1: I grabbed my paper supplies which are a card base

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Gold Embossing with Aqua Markers

Spectrum Noir's Aqua watercolour markers are an easy way to add watercolour to any creation. By combining Aqua markers with gold embossing powder an elegant effect can be created. Step 1: Add VersaMark watermark ink onto the background stamp. Stamp onto Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock (alternatively use Centura Pearl). Step 2: Add gold embossing powder

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ColourBlend Pencils on Kraft

Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils look amazing on kraft cardstock! This tutorial will share a great tip on how to brighten the vintage tone that results in coloring on kraft cardstock and also helps with blending. The white pencil (found in the ColourBlend Essentials tin) can be used to color the initial layer, which gives a

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Smacking Acetate

In this tutorial we will look at the ‘Smacking Acetate’ technique. Colorful results can be achieved using various media and acetate. For this project I have used Spectrum Noir markers GT2, GT3, PP2, BT4, Bt6, BT8, two small sheets of acetate, approx. 4” x 7”, some surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol, or alternatively you can use

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Colouring Directly on Stamps with Aqua Markers

This tutorial will share how colour directly onto stamps using Spectrum Noir Aqua watercolour markers. This is a simple yet stunning technique. Step 1: Trim a piece of watercolour card stock to 4 x 5.25. Align stamp as to where it will be stamped on the card stock. Use a stamp position-er to stamping tool

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Masking with Stencils & Aqua Markers

Combine Spectrum Noir Aqua watercolour markers and a stencil to create the perfect custom background! Learn how in the steps below. Colour the bird image Step 1: Before creating the background, create the focal point image. Stamp a bird on watercolour paper using black dye ink. Cover with clear embossing powder and activate with a

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Watercolour Layering Stamps

This tutorial will show you how to use Spectrum Noir Aqua watercolor markers with a set of layering stamps. Layering stamp sets are quite popular and on-trend these days. The images are stamped progressively, creating a dimensional layered look. The results are stunning! You will be amazed at how quick and easy it is to

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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 Noir Aqua watercolour markers, along with a few other supplies, you will be amazed at the added

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Metallics on Colorista Dark

The combination of the Colorista Dark pads and the Spectrum Noir Metallic coloured pencils is truly stunning! Learn how to make a beautiful card using just a few supplies. Step 1: Choose a sheet from the Colorista Dark 'Exquisite Florals' pad. Step 2: Begin to color in the images using the Spectrum Noir Metallic Pencils.

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