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Blog - Archive for the ‘Embellishments’ Category

30th Nov

Creating Faux Enamel Embellishments

This tutorial will show you how to make shimmering faux enamel embellishments to add to your projects. I’ll be using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers BO1, BO2, BO3, YG3, and YG2 along with the Crystal Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. After I colored the image in completely, I went over the whole thing with the Sparkle - Read full post [...]

12th Oct

Coloring Mummy Wraps and Simple 3D Decoupage Tutorial

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to color the wraps on a Mummy with the EB markers and the Blender Pen. I will also show you a quick and simple way to add 3D decoupage elements to your projects to add just a little dimension.   Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers used: Owl: - Read full post [...]

27th Jun

Spectrum Noir Aquatints – Flowers and Background

This video tutorial will show you how you can color your die-cut flowers to match your background perfectly! Make them into a stunning but quick card using your Spectrum Noir AquaTints. For this tutorial I have used the Pretty Pastels but think how stunning they would look done with any of the other sets too! - Read full post [...]

6th Apr

Spectrum Noir Sparkle on Diecuts

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens make it so fun and easy to take your diecuts to the next level. This tutorial will show you a quick technique to add a burst of shimmery color to your diecuts. Choose the diecuts that you would like to add some Sparkle to. For this tutorial, the Sheena Douglass Wild Rose flower - Read full post [...]

11th Nov

Spectrum Noir Sparkle: Landscaping Tutorial

This step-by-step tutorial takes water color background to the next level using the brand new Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. The Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens are water-based and blend effortlessly with the Spectrum Aqua pens, bringing another dimension to water color background building. The intense sparkle of the pens is so hard to capture on video, - Read full post [...]

14th Apr

Mixed Media Canvas

Ready for some messy crafting? I am really excited to show you my mixed media creation in this tutorial.  It features airbrushing, stenciling, stamping, coloring, embossing folder stamping, and water coloring. This fun canvas is sure to brighten up your day or perfect for gift giving. We will start with some basic mixed media techniques, - Read full post [...]

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 [...]

6th Aug

How to Make a Pinwheel

Hello, everyone. Don’t you just love to make your own coordinating embellishments for your cards? One of my favorite elements are pinwheels and in this tutorial I will show you how I do them. You’ll need: Square piece of designer paper (preferably double sided) 1 brad Scissors Step 1: Cut a square piece of designer - Read full post [...]

26th Feb

Coloring Metal Charms

The Spectrum Noir pens are useful for more than just coloring cardstock and paper! They can alter the look of your metal charms and embellishments too. Buy your charms or metal corners in silver and then alter them to match the project you are working on. Here you can see a silver metal baby carriage. - Read full post [...]

30th Dec

Putting on the Glitz

On this tutorial I will show you what ELSE we could do with the image when it is already colored so I called it “Putting on the Glitz” Those lovely ladies from Crafter’s Companion Frou Frou series are going on a New Year’s Eve party so I will make them as sparkly and glamorous as - Read full post [...]