Special Friends Card with Crafter’s Companion and Spectrum Noir

It’s the weekend and while my hubby is riding with his motocross friends, I am in my craft room listening to some music and happily working on some design team projects. This is one of the perks of being “empty-nesters” as we get to enjoy our hobbies without the fear of school pick-ups and cooking dinner! Haha!

For today’s project, I am showcasing some Spectrum Noir Triblend markers in Gold Brown and Tan Blends, with some Crafter’s Companion Special Friends stamp and die set.

To begin, I stamped the images on SN Ultra Smooth Premium white card stock with SN Finesse Alcohol-proof Black ink. I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

Using a backdrop die from my stash, I dry-embossed another piece of white card stock and adhered this on an A2-size white card base. I also die-cut the “special friends” circle using the Crafter’s Companion Special Friends stamp and die set. I also used vellum to die-cut the scallop piece.

I used a Ric-rac die from my stash and die-cut pieces from different colored card stock to create the rainbow. I used my T-square ruler to make sure the pieces are perfectly straight when adhered to the card front.

Note: The “Special Friends” was die-cut twice and adhered together for stability.

I adhered the Special Friends circle die-cut and the vellum scallop on my card with some liquid adhesives. Lastly, I adhered the cat/dog image in the middle of the die-cut circle with some foam adhesive for added dimension. Here’s my card:

I just LOVE the Special Friends stamp and die set and my favorite markers now are the Spectrum Noir TriBlend. They are so easy to blend, especially when using the Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium card stock. Here’s a closer look:

I wanted some pops of color behind the cat and dog without actually overwhelming the design of the card. I think adding the vellum is a good idea to tone the colors down behind the image. What do you think?

That’s it for me today. I hope you like my project and got inspired. Have a great weekend and happy stamping!

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