Hi friends! We are in Week 2 of Spectember over at Spectrum Noir - "Messy Crafting". The focus is on Sparkle Pens, Metallic Markers, Midas Ink Pads and Alcohol Inks. . If you are NOT a messy crafter. . . NO WORRIES! I'm a clean and simple fan. Messy is ...
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"Stamp Scents" - 5 new articles

  1. Spectember Day 10 with Spectrum Noir
  2. NEW Midas Metallic Pigment Inks by Spectrum Noir
  3. NEW Spectrum Noir Inkpads
  4. NEW AquaTint Brush Pens from Spectrum Noir
  5. Oh Holy Night Edge'ables

Spectember Day 10 with Spectrum Noir

Hi friends!

We are in Week 2 of  Spectember over at Spectrum Noir  - "Messy Crafting"
The focus is on Sparkle Pens, Metallic Markers, Midas Ink Pads and Alcohol Inks.

If you are NOT a messy crafter...NO WORRIES!  I'm a clean and simple fan. Messy is not my thang ;) But here I am! TADA! Ha! I did some Clean and Simple Messy. Yep...it can be done! I decided to create with one of my FAVORITE products...Sparkle Pens!
Today is Day 10 of our event and the theme is EMBOSSING.

Since Sparkle Pens are great for watercoloring, I jumped in with the perfect combination... Embossing and Watercoloring! I only used 2 colors of Sparkle Pens, Deepest Ocean and Sunshine Yellow.

I created a unique color blend on the starfish by "lifting" some of the Deepest Ocean Sparkle Marker ink from the surface of a the watercolor paper, then coloring over with the Sunshine Yellow Sparkle Marker. Super easy and FUN results!

Head on over to Spectember on the Spectrum Noir website to see more details on how to do this technique.

I hope you've been enjoying our SpecTember Event over at Spectrum Noir! We have LOADS of amazing projects, tips, tutorials and more!  Each and every day this month, we have something new to share. Ah-mazing...right?!!!

Happy coloring!

All supplies I used to create my project:
Spectrum Noir Watermark Ink Pad Translucent Clear
Spectrum Noir Harmony Opaque Pigment Inkpad - Noir Black
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - Deepest Ocean, Sunshine Yellow
Spectrum Noir Watercolor Card
Crafter's Companion Clear Stamp Sets - Seashells, Midnight Ocean
Crafter's Companion Embossing Powders - Clear, White
Crafter's Companion Heat Embossing Gun
Magic Anti-static Pad
Watercolor Wash Brush
Watercolor Round 6 Brush
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Card
Lime Green Card
Crafter's Companion Foam on a Roll
Crafter's Companion Extra Strong Glue Tape Pen
Rhinestone Gems
Crafter's Companion Fine Tip Glue
Crafter's Companion Guillotine 
Crafter's Companion Professional Stamping Mat
Crafter's Companion Stamping Platform 4"x4"

NEW Midas Metallic Pigment Inks by Spectrum Noir

Hi Everyone,

Crafter's Companion USA is about ready to launch 6 NEW Spectrum Noir Ink Pads. Midas Metallic Pigments!!!  Available October 9th on the HSN show.

These inks work beautifully on ANY color of cardstock. Here's a quick sample I did using the new Silver on black cardstock with a few snowflake stamps from the Festive Season stamp set that comes in one of the ink bundles. I did 1st and 2nd generation impressions on this sample, and the ink was amazing!

Midas inks are water-soluble and packed with brilliant metallic pigment, for a bold intense shine on all your projects! Each ink is archival and fade-free with a generous drying time that makes them ideal for blending and embossing.

These are the 2 bundle options availale at HSN, however you can get just the set of ink pads separately if you don't want the stamp sets.

I created this card using the Christmas Bundle which is available on HSN Tuesday October 9th. Turned out amazing!

I stamped the images on watercolor cardstock, then clear heat embossed. The black ink is Spectrum Noir Finesse Pigment Ink Noir Black.

Then I used the ink blender and sponged on ink over the image. When finished sponging, I used a paper towel to buff the ink off of the embossed images. Lastly I flicked water drops for additional texture and interest. Midas inks are water reactive before dry. Soooo cool!!!

I'm sure you will agree, these New Midas Metallic Pigment Inks will make a FANTASTIC addition to your ink pad collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



NEW Spectrum Noir Inkpads

Hello crafty friends!

I'm just poppin' in here quick to share a project I made using the FAB NEW Spectrum Noir Inkpads from Crafter's Companion. Visit the Spectrum Noir Website to get all the details on these new ink pads, and other products.

I used the New Harmony Inkpads in Pink Tulilp, Fuchsia, Plum Jam, Orange and Chinese Red. Aren't these colors gorgeous?!

The fairy/mushroom image is stamped, heat embossed, colored and cut out by hand, then adhered to card front. I did add a few fussy-cut layers for added depth and dimension. The fairy is embossed with black sparkle embossing powder. I added Stickles Glitter glue on her wings and the bottom edge of the mushroom cap. It really has great dimension, sparkle and shine. I absolutely love how this card turned out!

I also used the New Translucent Clear Watermark Inkpad and Noir Black Finesse Inkpad, along with white and clear embossing powders.

The fairy stamp sets are also new from Crafter's Companion, and were launched with the inkpads on HSN July 11th.

Check out the Crafter's Companion website HERE if you are interested in purchasing the NEW Spectrum Noir Inkpads, along with more new inkpad tools and accessories.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Crafting,


NEW AquaTint Brush Pens from Spectrum Noir

Well hello crafty friends!  Did you hear the news? Crafter's Companion is bringing BRAND NEW Spectrum Noir AquaTint Brush Pens to HSN May 2nd!!! Only a few more days!


There is absolutely no way to go wrong with these babies! You can color direct from the pen, you can color from a palette, you can flick, you can squeeze, you can drip, you can do whatever your crafty little heart desires. No mixing, no fussing...just pop the cap of the pen and go!


I was so impressed at how quick I was able to make this card. I'm all about quick and easy ;)

The ink that is in the AquaTint brush pens is water-soluble dye-based ink. The colors are fantastic! The pens have a fine nylon brush perfect for painting small detail areas, or even larger areas. Since the ink is water soluble, they blended out with water for amazing watercolor results every time. 21 pen colors!!!

The stamps I used (and many others) are designed by Sheena Douglass and will also be coming to HSN May 2nd.

How would you like to try making this card at home after you get these amazing new goodies in your hands?  Wellll....Crafter's Companion has you covered on that! I typed up instructions on how I created my card. You can find the FREE Project Sheet (and many others!) at: https://a.pgtb.me/6VNQLr

Get all the details about the HSN Show on May 2nd HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Oh Holy Night Edge'ables

It's almost time for our next 24hr Crafting Event on HSN with Crafter's Companion! Loads and loads of amazing goodies! Join us and watch Sara and Jen Tuesday Oct 3rd starting at 2am ET.

I wanted to share a super quick and easy design I made with some of the products that will be on the show. I created this card to showcase one of the fantastic Die'sire Edge'ables Christmas Only Words Dies - Oh Holy Night.

I die cut the top edge of a panel of Gold Luxury Cardstock.  Then I embossed the bottom portion of the panel with Sheena's Festive Embossing Folder - Wise Travelers.  Next I tied a Black Luxury Satin Edge Organza Ribbon, from the New Sara Davies Black & Gold Signature Collection, around the panel.

To assemble the card, I adhered a panel of Shimmering Cardstock - Black Pearl to a white notecard base, then mounted the gold panel on top with dimensional foam tape.  Addin a few crystal rhinestone embellishments completed the design.

Join us over at the Watch Party on Facebook for fun, prizes and inspiration HERE.
Get your Shopping List ready HERE.
Check out the Show Schedule HERE.

See you soon!

Crafter's Companion Die’sire Edge’ables Christmas Only Words - Oh Holy Night
Crafter's Companion Sheena Festive Embossing Folders - Wise Travelers
Crafter's Companion Sara Signature Collection Black & Gold Ribbon
Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock - Black Pearl
Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock - Gold
Crafter's Companion Gemini
White Cardstock
Crystal Rhinestones
Liquid Adhesive
Dimensional Foam Tape


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