Celebrate 4th of July with Spectrum Noir

Hello Spectrum Noir fans! I hope you are having a good week so far! 4th of July is just around the corner and since I am currently overseas, I am celebrating this eventful day a little early by creating this cute card. 

For my project today, I am showcasing some Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers, Spectrum Noir Watermark ink and this cute (limited-edition) digital stamp set by Jessica Lynn Original called 4th of July Brentwood.

To begin, I printed my 4th of July Brentwood digi stamp on some Neenah solar white card stock and fussy-cut the image using my precision scissors.  I colored the image in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers in Brown Grey Blend, True Blue Blend and Dark Red Blend.

On a piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock, I ink-blended some oxide inks using my mini ink blending tools.  I sprayed this with water using my distress sprayer and dabbed it with my paper towel to dry.  

I used my Stitched fireworks die and ran it through my Gemini Junior die-cutting machine to create an impression and added texture to my colored background.  I die-cut the hill using a border hill die from my stash and stamped the word “Celebrate” using  Spectrum Noir Watermark ink.  I sprinkled this with white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I adhered this hill on my colored background.

I used foam adhesive to adhere my image on the card and added Diamond stickles all over the background.  I also used glossy accents to add more texture and dimension to the owl and the stars.  Here’s my card:

Lastly, I used my white gel pen and added dots to make them look like stars.  I really LOVE using my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers when I’m coloring my images.   They are so easy to use and the colors just blend so well together.  Here’s a closer look:

I would like to thank Jessica Lynn Original for providing this cute 4th of July Brentwood Owl digital stamp that I used today.  

What are you all doing for the 4th of July?  My husband and I will celebrate quietly inside our humble abode, drinking champagne and thanking our forefathers for finding America and having the freedom that we now have today!  I am so proud to be an American!  God bless the United States of America!

I hope you like my project today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!


You’re Never Too Old to Dream and Miracles Take Time by Jessica Lynn Original

Hello my crafty friends.  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating this very special occasion.  I am back today to share with you some cards that I made showcasing the new stamp sets by Jessica Lynn Original called You’re Never Too Old to Dream and Miracles Take time.

I started out by stamping all of my images on Neenah solar white card stock using my stamping platform and memento tuxedo black ink.  I colored my images in with Copic markers and used my Brother Scan N Cut2 machine to die-cut the images.  I also used my Distress Oxide Inks to color my background with my mini ink blending tools.

Here are my cards for the You’re Never Too Old to Dream.  I made two:



Two cards showcasing the Miracles Take Time stamp set:



These stamp sets are available for purchase today at www.jessicalynnoriginal.com.   Please visit the links below to see the rest of the design team’s projects.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Jessica Lynn Original

Lisa Reynolds Bzibziak

Maria Russell (you are here)

Carolyn Ellenberg Labille

Tasha RJ

Kelli Horger

Jeannie Ellis