It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas with Spectrum Noir Water-Reactive Inks

Hello Spectrum Noir fans!   Maria Russell here with you today from the Spectrum Noir tutorial design team.  I am up on the blog sharing this cute Gnome Christmas card, showcasing some SN Harmony Water-Reactive Inks to create my winter background and SN Classique Markers.


For my focal image, stencil and die-cuts, I am showcasing the Simon Says Stamp Gnome die, Petite Snow Stencil by Newton’s Nook Designs, Forest Scene Builder Die set and stitched border die.


To begin, I die-cut the Gnome with some SN Ultra white Premium Card stock and colored card stock.  I colored the nose with SN TriBlend Markers in Fair Skin Blend and the beard with SN Classique Markers in BG1 and BG2.  I adhered the pieces together with some liquid glue.


On an A2-size piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock, I ink-blended my background using some Harmony Water Reactive Inks in Straw Bale.  I the light pink colorwith the SN Water Reactive Ink in Pink Tulip.



To create a nice gradation of colors, I added the Fuchsia and kept blending back and forth between the colors.


I sprayed the ink-blended background with some water and dabbed it with some paper towel to dry.



To create my snow, I used Newton’s Nook Petite Snow stencil with Deco Foil Metallix Gel in Pearl White.


I didn’t add the gel at the bottom of the card since this will be covered by another die-cut.

I die-cut the trees using the Forest Builder die set by Newton’s Nook Designs and the snow hill using Lawn Fawn’s Stitched border die on some white card stock.



I adhered the trees and the snow hill with some liquid adhesive.


I stamped my sentiment with some Finesse Alcohol Proof Dye Ink in Black Noir.


Before adhering my focal image to  the card, I added some crystal lacquer to the Gnome’s beanie for added texture and dimension.


I foam-mounted the Gnome on my card.  Here’s what it looks like:



I think this card turned out really cute and festive!  Even though it seemed like it takes forever to put it together, it really is such a simple card to make.  Isn’t he super adorable?  I love the winter background using the Harmony Water Reactive inks against the white trees and snow hill.


Here’s a closer look:



I hope you like my Christmas card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!



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