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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.