Wild at Heart on HSN Wednesday, May 2nd!

Crafter’s Companion is coming back to the Home Shopping Network on Wednesday, May 2, with lots of fabulous new crafting goodies! Among them are the new Spectrum Noir AquaTint watercolor paint pens. They are gorgeous colors in a new styled pen that includes a bristle brush, perfect for brushing and blending the watercolor ink.


Also coming are some beautiful new stamp sets, including this Wild at Heart stamp set, which was stamped here as a second-generation stamp (first stamped on a separate sheet and then stamped on the actual watercolor cardstock for a lighter impression), and then watercolored with the AquaTint pens. For portions of the image, I first scribbled the watercolor ink on an acrylic block and used a Crafter’s Companion waterbrush to pick up the color and apply it to the image. For the darker portions of the flowers and leaves, I colored directly on the image with the AquaTint pens. The floral border die is an oldie but goodie Die’sire Edge’ables Floral Dance die.


Tune in to HSN Wednesday, May 2nd for all the new products and demos from Crafter’s Companion!

New Goodies from Crafter’s Companion coming to HSN!

Sara Davies from Crafter’s Companion is back on HSN (Home Shopping Network) starting at 11pm CST tonight (12am EST), bringing some awesome new crafting goodies!


One of the new collections she’ll be bringing are these fabulous pattern stamps from the Flutterby Lullably collection. I colored this one with Spectrum Noir markers and used it to decorate the lid of a gift box.


Project Details:
Flutterby Lullably pattern stamp
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
BT7, BT5, BT4, BT2
DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
PL5, PL4, PL2
GB8, GB5, CT4, CT2
BP6, PP5, PP2, PP1
TB6, TB5, TB3, TB1
DG3, CG3, CG1, GB5

Box made using Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and Crafter’s Companion construction cardstock.

Floral Delight is Delightfully Floral!

It’s release day over at Crafter’s Companion! The lovely new Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight range is now available! You are going to love this new collection! The embossing folders, metal dies and paper pads all coordinate beautifully to bring just the right touch of elegance to your projects.



Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight range. Stylish Swirls embossing folder,  6×6 Floral Delight paper pad (blue paper), In Bloom die set, Crafter’s Companion Kraft cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Forest Green shimmering cardstock, misc. cardstock, distress inks

Sparkly Diecuts with Spectrum Noir Sparkle

I have a new tutorial up on the Spectrum Noir blog showing a quick and easy way to Sparkle up your diecuts with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.


Check out the step by step instructions HERE!

Project Details:

Sheena Douglass Wild Rose flower dies
Bebunni Floral Cottage Lace border die
Die’sire Classiques Only Words Thank You die
Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers Smoked Quartz, Inspired Violet, Pink Garnet, Cosmos, Clear
Crafter’s Companion shimmering cardstock – Candy Red, Rose Pearl, Pink Pearl, White Pearl, Black Pearl

Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection at Crafter’s Companion US

You’ve been waiting oh so patiently, and today is the day! The Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection is now available at Crafter’s Companion USA! There are so many beautifully elegant dies and stamps in this collection, but that’s just a start. There are embossing folders, luxury paper pads, all kinds of embellishments (paper flowers, resin flowers, brads, ribbons, charms and more!), plus a 3-disc papercrafting CD too! The CD is chock full of printable papers and papercrafting elements, plus lots of project tutorials to get you started.


This card was made using papers from the Downton Abbey 12×12 Luxury Paper Pad, plus a printable framed art embellishment from the Downton Abbey papercrafting CD and two toppers from the Downton Abbey Die Cut Toppers 2 set. I used the Big Score scoring board to create the card base. A tutorial for how to create this step card base can be found on the Crafter’s Companion blog HERE.

Be sure to visit the Crafter’s Companion website and check out this amazing Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection!

If Kisses Were Flowers

I’ve been having quite a bit of fun playing with these beautiful flowers from the Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy A New Leaf stamp set from Crafter’s Companion. I diecut a circle using the largest circle die in the Die’sire Essentials Circle die set. I used my MISTI stamping tool to align and stamp the small flower in a perfect circle, then used it to align and stamp the matching larger flower in the center. The sentiment is from the Sentimentals Vintage Floral Phrases stamp set. More details below.


The flowers and red circle background were colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The flowers are actually flat; I was able to achieve a dimensional look to them by flicking the shading on the petals from the center out, and then from the outside edge inward. This makes them appear bent, even though they really are not.

Spectrum Noir color list:

TB5, TB3, BT3

GB7, GB5, CT3

DR6, DR4, DR3, CR9, CR7


Warmest Wishes – Die’sire Reindeer Dance

The new Die’sire Edge’ables Christmas Fancy Borders embossing dies from Crafter’s Companion are so much fun to play with!  Here is the latest card I made using the Reindeer Dance Edge’ables border embossing die.

I cut a piece of cardstock down to 6″ x 12″, used my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool to score it and fold it, then lined up the border die at a diagonal across the front of the card (I used a ruler to ensure it was straight in line with the corners. I used my Craftwell Cut n Boss to cut and then emboss the die. Then, while the die was still on the diecut, I inked the embossed areas using Stampabilities Red and Ranger Archival Magenta Hue ink. An additional cut and emboss of the die gave me the three little snowflakes, two on the card front and one in the upper right corner of the inside of the card (just trimmed them out of the diecut). The large reindeer is the Die’sire Classiques Christmas Elegant Reindeer die, cut from brown cardstock and inked with Marvy Matchables Brown ink. The Warmest Wishes sentiment is from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Greetings stamp set, and I added a little bit of hand-drawn doodling around it.


Gift of Love

I had a lot of fun creating this card using my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool embossing boards and an adorable digital image called Give of Love from Art by Miran. I colored her up using my Spectrum Noir markers. The heart border at the edge of the card was embossed from the Ultimate Tool Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board, trimmed to give a fun dimensional edge to the card. I then embossed it again on white cardstock, cut it out and layered it over the embossing on the card base. The large and small pink and red hearts were embossed from the Sweet Treats Sweet Things embossing board. I cut them out, colored the embossing line with my Spectrum Noir markers, then used my Spectrum Noirs in my Craftwell eBrush to airbrush some red and pink shading to the heart. The “With Love” sentiment is a stamp from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Greetings stamp set.


Spectrum Noir markers used:

Hair – EB8, EB3, TN3
Skin – CR4, FS9, FS5, FS2, FS1
Dress/red hearts/hairband/earring – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Sweater – JG3, LG5, LG4, LG3, CG3
Pink Hearts – PL2, BP7, BP5, BP3
Flower – PL2, BP7, BP5, BP3, CT3
Ribbon – PL5, PL4, PL3, PL2, PL1, IG6
Shoe – IG10, IG6, IG5,IG3
Present box -JG5, JG3, LG5, LG4, LG3, CG3, IG6
Eyes – JG3, LG5, LG3, CG3
Heart border at edge embossed from Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board, colored with BP7, BP3, JG6, JG3
Large and small hearts embossed from Sweet Treats Sweet Things embossing board, eBrushed with DR7, DR3, CR7, BP7, BP3


Crafter’s Companion Birthday Blog Hop

It’s a birthday celebration! In honor of Crafter’s Companion USA’s 8th birthday, the Design Team has put together a fun and inspirational blog hop for you, of course with some great deals and giveaways along the way! I created this birthday card using the adorable Angelica and Adam Pirates Ahoy acrylic stamp, which is one of the many items on sale during the birthday celebration from August 17-August 24. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of my post for more hopping fun and the links to enter for your chance to win some fabulous prizes from Crafter’s Companion!


I stamped the Pirates Ahoy stamp on Spectrum Aqua Watercolor cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils.

Color list:

Treasure Chest – 106, 097, 095, 090
Sky – 071, 067, 064
Sand – 108, 090, 086, 015, 007, 004
Skin – 092, 089, 008, 007, 003
Shirt – 093, 033, 032, 027
Pants – 073, 070, 068
Hat/Vest/Flag/Telescope/Hardware – 120, 119, 117, 115, 113
Rope – 089, 086
Flag pole – 097, 097

Now, what’s a party without prizes? We’ve got EIGHT chances for you to win the Bebunni Birthday stamp of your choice! Click on the image below and you’ll be whisked away to the entry form, fill it out for your chance to win! But don’t stop here, keep reading below!


Next, hop on along to see all of the Design Team’s birthday celebration projects, and don’t forget to get your order in over at Crafter’s Companion to score all of the freebies they are giving away this week! Then keep scrolling down!

                                     Jodi Clark — You are here! 🙂 —
Click the graphic below to enter for your chance to win one of 8 Birthday Prize Bundles from Crafter’s Companion! This is in addition to the Bebunni Stamp giveaway, so make sure you enter both!

Coloring Feathers with Spectrum Noir Pencils

I found this adorable Sheena Douglass stamp set called Chick Chick Chicken on the Crafter’s Companion website, and, being the owner of 5 adorable chickens, just knew this would be a fun image to color.


I love how my chickens turned out, so I thought I would share the steps I followed for coloring them with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils. You can see step by step photos and instructions on the Spectrum Noir blog HERE.

ChickFinalInsideJClarkNOWMHere’s the inside view of the card. I used the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion embossing board to emboss the wavy line, then followed that for trimming the outside of the card so that the inside would show at the bottom. I then trimmed a piece of black cardstock following the same shape for the inside of the card and used white gel and black microliner pens to draw the dashed lines.

Project details:

Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils on Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock
Sheena Douglass Chick Chick Chicken stamp set
Chickens – 099, 094, 090, 086, 006, 033, 025
Skin – 092, 085, 008, 007, 004
Girl Hair – 086, 015, 014
Girl Jacket – 040, 038, 037, 034
Girl Pants – 053, 051, 046, 045
Girl Boots/Boy Pants – 120, 119, 116, 113,
Boy Hair – 094, 097, 088
Boy Jacket – 073, 071, 067, 065
Boy Boots/Food Bowl – 038, 033, 030, 029
Grass – 057, 053, 051, 041, 045, 107
Feed – 107, 94, 84, 005
Sky – 064, 065, 067