SPECTember with Spectrum Noir – Cute Companions

 

I am super excited to share today’s post as we start the month with “SPECTember projects” with Spectrum Noir.   For September 3, the prompt is CUTE COMPANIONS.

 

For my project today, I am showcasing the Joyful Heart Bears stamp set by MFT Stamps, the Get Grounded stamp set by The Ink Blot Shop, with the Spectrum Noir original coloring system markers, SN TriBlend markers, along with the SN Harmony Quick Dry Dye Inks on SN Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock.

 

To begin, I stamped the cute bear holding a heart balloon on SN ultra smooth premium white card stock and colored him in using my SN original coloring system marker in MB1 and MB2.  I colored the balloon with my SN TriBlend marker in Pale Pink blend.

 

To create my scene, I stamped the clouds and stars using SN Harmony Quick Dry Dye ink in Sand Storm.  I colored the clouds with my SN original alcohol marker in IB1 and my blender pen.  The stars were colored with my SN Triblend marker in Citrus Blend.

 

I used the Get Grounded stamp set to stamp the grass with some SN Harmony Quick Dry Dye ink in Grasshopper.  I also used some blending brushes to add more color to the grass using the same dye ink.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the butterfly and colored him in using my SN Triblend marker in Green Turquoise blend.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

I love that Spectrum Noir markers and the Harmony Quick Dry Dye inks just perfectly work so well together.  The Harmony quick dry dye inks are alcohol proof so you can use it with the SN TriBlend, SN original coloring system markers or the new SN Illustrators.  There isn’t going to be any smudging.  Here’s a closer look at my card:

 

 

I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  To find out more information about the Spectrum Noir products, please visit http://www.spectrumnoir.com.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and happy coloring!

 

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Make a Wish Upon a Star with Spectrum Noir

It’s been awhile since I actually sat down and enjoyed just coloring images.  Today’s card features a lot of my favorite Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, with my new favorite ink pads, the Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Dye in Oasis, Parakeet and Lagoon.  For my images, I am showcasing the Mama Elephant Wish Upon A Star stamp set and coordinating dies.

 

To begin, I started by stamping my images on SN Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock using my SN Harmony Quick Dry Dye ink in Rustic Brown.  I colored my images in combining my original SN coloring system markers and my love, the TriBlend markers. I used IG1, IG2, CT1, CT2, DP1 and SN TriBlend Marker in Pale Pink and True Blue blends.  I also used my blender pen to lighten up the shadows on the clouds.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

 

On another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I used a clouds stencil from my stash and my SN Harmony Quick Dry Dye ink in Oasis to create the clouds.

 

 

I used a clouds border die to partially die-cut the clouds so I can tuck one of the mini clouds in the card.  I also adhered this colored background on an A2 size card base.   I added the images and adhered them on my card front.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

 

To add more texture and dimension, I stamped the stars randomly all over the card using the SN Harmony Quick Dry Dye Ink in Parakeet.  This card is really simple but I love how it turned out.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using the SN Harmony Quick Dry Dye Ink in Lagoon.  Aren’t the bunny images super adorable?   This is also perfect for a “welcome baby” card.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I hope you like my project today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below if you are interested.  Please visit Spectrum Noir for more information about the new Illustrators that have just recently launched in the market.  They are absolutely AMAZING!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Happy stamping!

 

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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!

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Coffee Monster Card with Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers

Hello my crafty peeps!  I am sharing yet another one-layer card with you today showcasing my new favorite alcohol markers, the Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  TriBlend marker has a unique 3-in-1 design. It makes it easier to carry around while you’re on the go!  It houses three ink chambers, each delivering separate color through a fine bullet nib.  Inside every TriBlend marker there’s a perfect gradation of three colors, numbered from light to dark, resulting in smooth, controllable blend.

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How I made the card:

  • stamp the image on smooth white card stock.

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  • color the images in with the TriBlend Markers.  I used the Ice Blue, Coral, Orange, Light Yellow and Ice Grey Blends.

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  • use green ink to stamp and color the grass.  use the blending brush to add more colors to the grass.
  • use the clouds stencil, blending brush and some light blue ink to add some “clouds”.   Since the color of the monster is already blue, I didn’t really have to mask the image.  However, I carefully tilted the clouds stencil to avoid smudging the image.

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  • Once the coloring is done, I added this colored piece to an A2 size card base.
  • To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using some black ink.  I also used my white gel pen to add a little shine to the coffee cup.

Here’s a closer look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing and wonderful day!  Happy coloring!

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Coffee-themed Card with Miss Ink Stamps

It’s week 4 guest-designing for Miss Ink Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing the Java Joes stamp set and my new love, Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Here’s what the stamp set look like:

 

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I started by stamping my images on some Neenah classic crest 110 lb. solar white card stock  with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (this is an alcohol-friendly ink).  I colored my images in with my TriBlend Markers.  The video below will show you how I colored my card, using the markers.  I just love, love, love the new TriBlends.  You get 3 markers out of one and they blend so easily.  Spectrum Noir will be coming out with more colors soon and I highly recommend them.

Here’s my card:

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Incidentally, this week is the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I am linking this card to the hop.   Miss Ink Stamps is one of the super sponsors for the hop and they have a coupon code for all our coffee-loving hoppers- use COFFEE20 to get 20% off your purchase in the Miss Ink Stamp Store until May 10th!

Here’s a closer look at my card:

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I hope you like my project today!  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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