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Author: Dilyana Kupenska
Dilyana Kupenska

Hello, everyone. My name is Dilyana and I’m 24 years old. I live in Sofia, Bulgaria and I’m currently finishing my Master degree in Diplomacy and International relations. I have a great family and a loving and supportive boyfriend. I love to travel the world, take photos, read books, watch movies and for quite a while now – make cards. I can’t express how excited I am to become part of the Spectrum noir team. I love my Spectrum noir pens and I hardly make a card without them. I can definitely say that they’ve changed my cardmaking style for good. Ever since I bought my first pens 6 months ago, I’ve never stopped trying new techniques and experimenting with color combos. And I can tell you for sure – practice makes perfection and it’s so much fun to practice with the Spectrums! I love the diversity of the colors and the fact that they blend so well together. It’s a true pleasure to work with them and I’d be happy to share with you some of my cards with them as well as tutorials and different techniques.

4th Apr

Bokeh Heart with Spectrum Aqua

This tutorial shows a quick and easy way of creating fun “bokeh” looking background using just one Spectrum Aqua marker and a few heart stamps. You will need: Spectrum Aqua marker – in this case it’s Scarlet; Heart stamps from the Sara Davies Signature Collection – Love & Romance; Acrylic block; Watercolor paper; Wet kitchen - Read full post [...]

2nd Mar

DIY Candy box

Is there a person who doesn’t love chocolate candies? I bet not! What could make giving some candies to someone special even better is putting them in a handmade candy box. Here’s my tutorial on how to make it! Start by cutting your box base at 20×20 cm and your box lid at 15×15. Score - 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 [...]

21st Aug

Thinking of You Cards with Spectrum Aqua

I love going back to older tutorials and trying them out. Recently, I’ve been practicing with my Spectrum Aqua markers and I thought that it would be fun to try out Lori Barnett‘s tutorial on stamping watercolor backgrounds. I followed her tutorial but instead of using a stamp, I added my markers directly on an - Read full post [...]

16th Jul

Adding Skin Shades with HB2

Hi, everyone! In this tutorial I will share with you a quick way to add a delicate shading when you color skin using HB2. Step 1: Add HB2 in the areas where you’d like to be darker. Step 2: Then add FS3 along the areas you put HB2 and a little further. Step 3: Continue - Read full post [...]

21st May

Easy coloring with Spectrum Aqua and AquaTint

Hello, everyone. In this tutorial I will show you how to make a simple card using just five Spectrum Aqua markers and two AquaTint inks.   Step 1: Start by cutting a piece of watercolor cardstock and embossing it. Step 2: Stamp your image with a water resistant ink. Step 3: Gradually add your three Spectrum Aqua markers – - Read full post [...]

25th Mar

Doily Masked Background with Spectrum Aqua

Hello, everyone. In this tutorial I will show you how to make a fun colorful background with a few Spectrum Aqua markers and a paper doily. To make this, I will use: 5 Spectrum Aqua markers: Bud Green, Gold, Scarlet, Wildflower, Kingfisher 1 paper doily cut from Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Decorative Die – Chantilly Lace (also available - Read full post [...]

13th Feb

Start-to-Finish Video Tutorial with Thelwell

Crafter’s Companion UK released an adorable range called Thelwell. Included in the collection are digi-stamps (found on the CD-ROM or available to purchase and download from their site). I fell in love with them instantly and thought I’d show you a coloring and cardmaking video tutorial using the Thelwell Hug stamp. This is my very first - Read full post [...]

10th Feb

Spectrum Aqua Stamping and Coloring Tutorial

Have you seen the new Spectrum Aqua markers? They are an amazing addition to the Spectrum family and today I would like to show you a fun and easy technique which combines both stamping and coloring with your markers. I hope you enjoy the video tutorial I created for you. Thank you for watching and I look - 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 [...]