Window of Beauty

I fell in love with this Die’sire Classiques Mediterranean Window die when I saw it on the Crafter’s Companion website, and I immediately wanted to make a card using the diecut as an actual window to create a glimpse of a whole new world on the inside of the card. For the card base, I used a double sided cardstock, scored and folded using my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool.


The front of the card was created by diecutting and embossing the Mediterranean Window diecut out of Crafter’s Companion White Pearl Shimmering cardstock.  I traced the diecut onto the card base, cut an opening slightly smaller than the diecut and glued the diecut into the opening. For the bottom, I diecut two pansies using the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral stamp and coordinating die set. The leaves were cut from green cardstock and shading was added using the Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers JG6 and CG3. The pansies were cut from white pearl shimmering cardstock and shading was added using the eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers LV3, GB6 and CT4. The sentiment was a printable from the Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy CD.

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The inside of the card is a digital coloring image printed from the Morgan Fiztsimons Flights of Fantasy papercrafting CD, colored with Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers. A touch of Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle  was added to the wings for a little shimmer.

Spectrum Aqua colors used:
Skin – Jasmine, Peach
Sky – Aquamarine, Teal
Leaves – Bud Green, Moss, Sea Green, Leaf Green
Tree Trunk/branches – Sepia, Desert, Terra Cotta
Red Flowers – Chesetnut, Crimson, Burgundy, Scarlet, Rose Pink, Blossom
Pansies – Orchid, Gold, Fawn, Sunflower
Dress – Orchid, Wildflower, Magenta, Rose Pink
Wings – Orchid, Teal (plus Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle)
Hair – Fawn, Gold, Sunflower

 

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Thank You Gift Bag

Today I’m sharing a cute little gift bag, perfect for that special little thank you gift or gift card.

For the gift bag base, I used a textured green cardstock along with my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and the Ultimate Tool Ulti-Bags embossing board to emboss it and then cut it out with scissors. The patterned paper center panel was also embossed from the same board and trimmed out with scissors. Shading was added to the bag base and the center panel using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir marker DG3.

All of the flowers and leaves were created using the Ultimate Tool Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board and Crafter’s Companion Shimmering Cardstock. Shading was added to the leaves using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers DG3 and CG3.

Using Black Pearl shimmering cardstock, I diecut the “Thank You” using the Die’sire Classiques Only Words embossing die and brushed on some Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker to add a little bit of glittery sparkle.

Create a Box Card with Die’sire Edge’ables Dies

I have another tutorial up on the Crafter’s Companion blog, this one showing how to make and adorable box card using the Die’sire Edge’ables dies from Crafter’s Companion.

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I created this card using the Die’sire Edge’ables Renaissance fancy border die. The topper inside is from the Crafter’s Companion Bebunni Floral papercrafting CD. The Always and Forever sentiment is from the Crafter’s Companion Vintage Floral Sentimentals Greetings stamp set.

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I used some of the little heart pieces that diecut out when cutting the Edge’ables die to decorate the inside of the card around the topper.

The tutorial for creating this card can be found HERE on the Crafter’s Companion blog.

Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection US Debut!

I’m in love with the marvellous new Downton Abbey papercrafting collection from Crafter’s Companion US! Sara Davies will be on HSN Tuesday, January 26th, with an HSN exclusive debut of the Downton Abbey papercrafting collection. Don’t miss their demonstrations, tips and inspiration!

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I created this fabulous vintage-looking diamond easel card using items from the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection.

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Project details:

Base is embossed paper from Downton Abbey 12×12 paper pad distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.
Upper portion pattern paper from Downton Abbey 12×12 paper pad, edges distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.
Center portion is Downton Abbey Damask embossing folder embossed on Crafter’s Companion Kraft cardstock, inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.
Dies:
Downton Abbey Ribbon Brooch die, cut from Crafter’s Companion Black Pearl shimmer cardstock with some embossing detail highlighted with opaque white pen
Downton Abbey Antique Frame die, cut from Black Pearl shimmering cardstock with some embossing detail highlighgted opaque white pen.
Stamps:
Center brooch stamped image from Downton Abbey A Little Something stamp set, colored with Spectrum Noir markers (DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5.
Embellishments:
Sentiment from Downton Abbey Diecut Toppers set 2,
OCard stoppers gemstones colored with Spectrum Noir DR6

Is it spring yet??

Brrrrr, we’ve had temps on the negative side this week, and I’m sooo ready for spring! But I figured since it’s still cold out, another winter card is suitable for the occasion. I used Color Focus – Yellows tutorial from the Spectrum Noir website for coloring the clothing in this digital image called “Alannah” from Whimsy Stamps. I also followed the steps of this Coloring a Dark Blue Night Sky tutorial for the background.

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I have colored this adorable image with my Spectrum Noir makers. Sentiment stamp is from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Greetings stamp set.

Color list:

http://www.spectrumnoir.com/color-focus-yellows/
Color Focus Yellows
Image is Alannah from Whimsy Stamps
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Clothes – OR1, GB5, CT4, CT3, CT2, CT1
Trim – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Skin – TN2, FS9, FS5, FS2
Hair – GB7, GB5, CT4, CT3, CT2, OR1
Bird – IG10, IG6, IG3
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Wood – EB5, EB3, TN7, TN3
Snow – IB1, IG1, Blender

Uniball Signo white pen for falling snow

Spectrum Noir UltraSmooth Premium White cardstock

Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool for card scoring and folding

Spectrum Noir January Challenge

 

The first challenge of 2016 has been posted over at Spectrum Noir, the theme for January is “Anything Goes”. Here is my challenge inspiration for you.
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This adorable image is from the “Friends” stamp set, part of the Mulberry Wood collection available from Crafter’s Companion. I have colored him with Spectrum Noir markers. The flowers are diecut and stamped using the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Wild Rose Briar stamp and die sets. The Sentiment is from the Wild Rose stamp set also.

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Project Details:

Colored with Spectrum Noir markers on Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock
Stamp from Mulberry Wood collection at Crafter’s Companion
Dog – GB11, GB7, GB9, GB5
Nose/paws – IG10, IG6, IG4, IG3
Red Flowers – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Pink Flowers – BP7, BP5, BP3
Purple Flowers – HB3, HB2, PL2, PL1
Leaf – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Flower center, GP9, GP5, CT2, CT2, LY3
Grass – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG4
Sky – TB5, TB4, TB3, TB1
Crafter’s Companion shimmering cardstock – Candy Red, White Pearl, Pink Pearl
Sheena Douglass Wild Rose Briar stamp and die set for flowers and sentiment
Gemstones colored with SN markers DR4, PL4
Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool for card scoring and folding

 

 

Thanks Dear

Crafter’s Companion has these fabulous new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers, and you can use them as a stand-alone coloring medium, or you can color them over the top of other coloring mediums, including, but not limited to, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Spectrum Noir blendable pencils and Spectrum Aqua markers. Here is my latest card I have made using the Sparkle markers as a stand-alone coloring medium.

This card features the adorable new Spectrum Noir Sparkle stamp set called Forest Friends. I have used the branch, deer and sentiment stamps from this set. The flowers and leaves are from the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Sweet William stamp and die sets, colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Project details:
Thanks Dear
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Forest Friends stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers
On Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock
Deer and branch – Smoked Quartz, Pink Champagne, Harvest Moon, Clear
Leaves – Olive Jade, Clear
Grass – Holly Leaf, Olive Jade, Clear
Flowers diecut and stamped using Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Sweet William stamp and die set
Flowers colored with Spectrum Noir markers HB3, HB2, HB1, CR7, CR5, CR2, Blender
Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool used for card scoring and folding