New Inks from Spectrum Noir

Hi all! Its been a while I know, but I’m finally finished with my German certification exam (I’ll know my results in September…) so I now have a little more time to craft. In 2 weeks time, when the kids go back to school, I’ll have even more time, in-between my new job, of course, but after having daily german classes, work and my kids at home, just working will seem like a holiday!Blue Crocus inksIn today’s post, I want to share some new inks from Spectrum Noir. They are called Harmony Opaque pigment inks and are amazing fade-free colour inks with a rich, slow-drying consistency, giving you time to manipulate the shades.

What makes these inkpads unique is their “sticky”, slow-drying texture, which will allow you to take your time adding embossing powders to give them a shiny enamel-like finish. These water-based, acid-free and fully archival ink pads are available in 36 colours, ready to co-ordinate and combine.

I ordered just three to test how they were and I now regret I didn’t buy more in the beginning. They glide onto paper really easily and give so much coverage…and they’re so juicy!Blue Crocus productsI made a little video to show you how I made my card, which you can find at the bottom of my post. I used Crafters Companion Crocus Collection layering stamp, which is a beautiful set of 3 stamps, each adding a fabulous dimensional effect to the stamped image. I love this stamp set and will definitely be using it again with my watercolours and alcohol markers.Blue Crocus shiny.jpgHere you can see the shine and enamel look my card has after I heat embossed it with Wow embossing clear powders. My daughter said it had a very “royal” look to it!

As promised, the video of the making of my card. I hope you enjoy it! If you do try the inks, I would love to know what you think of them. I have already put in my second order for more of these inks!

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

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You can get these amazing inks from:

Crafters Companion UK
Crafters Companion Europe
Crafters Companion USA

I’m also sharing this card with:

the flower challengeThe Flower Challenge – Use your favourite flower

Yes VirginiaVirginia’s Show and Share

Mod squadModSquad challenge – Layer me not

International Art and Soul – Embossing