Monday, July 16, 2018

Let's Celebrate

Today I have a silly Birthday Card that I made for my oldest son to give to his Dad for his birthday. 

I always have a hard time picking images for Mike, but this image from Dr. Digi's house of stamps really jumped out at me this year. So, Ambrose King of the Waves it was! 

 I colored the image with lots of bright summery colors using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. To make him a little sillier, I gave him pink water wings to go with his strawberry ice-cream. 

I really enjoyed making this card and think it's sure to brighten Mike's birthday! 

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: 
Skin: TN4 TN3 TN2 FS4
Orange: OR3 OR2 GB3
Yellow: GB3 CT4 LY2
Green: LG5 LG3 CG3 CG1
Pink: DR6 BP6 BP4
Ice-cream: PP3 PP2 EB3 EB2 EB1
Other: BT2 BT3 BGR3 BGR1 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Thank You So Much | Harmony Inkpads Mineral Greens Collection

I have another card made with the Harmony Inkpads today. This time I used the Mineral Greens Collection ( Smoked Emerald, Green Topaz and Frosty Jade). 

I used some masking tape to mask off the area for the stripes before applying the ink with sponge daubers. I stamped the sentiment with the waterproof Finesse ink in Noir Black. Then I took a paintbrush with a little water on it to remove most of the color from inside the banner and flower petals. 

I put some ink from the Pale Fig Harmony Inkpad onto an acrylic block and used a wet paintbrush to pick up the color and paint in the flower petals. I did the same thing with the Smoke Emerald to fill in the small leaves. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Unleash Your Inner Sparkle | Harmony Inkpads Fiery Reds Collection

Hey there! I'm back again with another project I made with the new Harmony Inkpads from Spectrum Noir. 

For this card I used the Fiery Reds Collection (Bordeaux, Chinese Red and Orange) as well as the new Fairy Garden Stamp Set. 

First I created an ombre background using the 3 Fiery Red Inkpads and sponge daubers. Then I used the Bordeaux and added some stenciling to the background before stamping the images with the Noir Black Finesse Inkpad. 

I added water droplets to the background for the Water-Reactive effect.  Next I scribbled some Sterling Silver Sparkle Pen onto an acrylic block and added some water to it. With a small paintbrush I applied this to the wings of the fairy.

The water acts as a faux bleach and removes some of the color while the Sparkle Pen adds a touch of glitter to the wings. 

I added this piece to a white card base to really make the colors pop. 

The Harmony Inkpads will be available on HSN today along with the new Stamp Sets. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Believe In The Magic | New Harmony Inkpads from Spectrum Noir

Tomorrow is the day we have been waiting for! 

New Harmony Inkpads will be available on HSN.

I have another fun card to share with you today featuring the Unicorn Magic Stamp Set and some of the new Harmony Inkpads. 

To create the background I applied Oasis, Crushed Velvet and Fuchsia ink with sponge daubers. Then I applied water by spraying it lightly through a stencil. I let that sit for a minute or two then used a paper towel to pick up the excess water before removing the stencil. 

Once that was all dry, I stamped the unicorn and the sentiment with the New Finesse ink in Noir Black. For a few final touches I added some sequins and colored over the unicorn with a Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen.