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Watercolour coffee card with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
Crafter's Companion – 27/06/19
We’ve got a bit of a thing for using Spectrum Noir products for watercolour art and this card tutorial is no exception! By following along with the steps below, you’ll be able to create a fun, coffee-themed card, complete with cup rings, so it’s a really brilliant project for a hot drink lover.
This project uses shades from the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen range, so the finish on this card is beautiful and glittery. Each pen is filled with high pigment dye ink and fine glitter, so you can expect an even delivery on both colour and sparkle!
You will need:
- Spectrum Noir Watercolour Cardstock
- Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens in Moonlight, Smoked Quartz, Pink Champagne and Spun Gold
- Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers in L62, JG1, BG1, BG3, TN1, TN5 and TN8
- Sweet Stamp Shop Cuppa Coffee Stamp set
- Lawn Fawn Love You A Latte Stamp set
- White embossing powder
- Versamark stamp pad
- Memento Inks in Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
- Memento Luxe Ink in Wedding Dress
- Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Green
- Bobunny Nested Terrific Tag Dies
Cut and score your card base to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Cut your Spectrum Noir Watercolour Cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″.
Use the coffee word stamp and the Versamark stamp pad to stamp the design several times on to the Watercolour Cardstock. Add the white embossing and heat to set the wording.
Place a puddle of each Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen ink on a large acrylic block. Add a puddle of water to the acrylic and wet your paintbrush.
Start adding colour to the background and mixing them together. If needed, you can clean your paintbrush and apply a slight amount of water to work your colours around the way you’d like. This will bring your wording to life!
Let your work dry. Don’t use a heat gun as this will move the wet colour around on your paper.
Stamp two coffee images on to your Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock in black ink and use the Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to colour them in.
Cut out your coffee images, leaving a slight white border all the way around.
Stamp your favourite sentiment on a die-cut tag shape and embossed it with white embossing powder. Attach a jute bow to the end for extra fun.
Once your watercolour panel has dried, it’s time to get creative. Apply water to the bottom of a coffee mug and set it down on the panel. Push the cup down to push the water into the paper fibres. Lift up and repeat in as many positions as you like.
Allow the watercolour panel to dry again, then adhere it to the front of your cardstock, and you’ll be left with a beautiful and fun card!
We hope that this post has given you a bit of inspiration to be more creative with your Spectrum Noir products and find out all the different effects they can achieve! Tag us in your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.