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2-for-1 cards using Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set

Hi everyone! Happy Friday :-)

Today I have 2-for-1 cards. The main technique for the cards is something I saw in one of Jennifer McGuire’s videos and the coloring of these gorgeous blooms is inspired by Marika Rahtu – a colorer I have admired for so long. I absolutely love her way of adding fine details with pencils on top of a watercolored or even copic colored image. I learnt about it in one of the Altenew Educator Certification classes. I am loving the classes so far :-)

Let’s stop my talking and look at the cards, shall we?

Key Ingredient:

  1. Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set

  2. Altenew Sketched Lines Stencil

  3. Altenew Beautiful Inside stamp set

  4. Antique Linen Distress Ink

  5. Gansai Tambi Watercolors

  6. Derwent Inktense Pencils


  1. Stamp flowers and leaves on Canson Mixed Media using my trusted MISTI and Antique Linen distress ink.

  2. Die cut all the elements with coordinating dies.

  3. Lightly watercolor these using gansai tambi watercolors.

  4. Add lots of details using Derwent Inktense pencils. Make sure the pencils are sharp to get best results.

  5. Create a cluster of flowers and leaves and lightly hold it together with a washi tape.

  6. Using a good paper trimmer cut the cluster through the center and divide into two clusters. I used Fiskars 9 Inch Bypass Paper Trimmer which is a guillotine style trimmer and it worked quite well.

  7. Die cut two A2 sized panels using Waffle Flower A2 layer die set (very handy!!) and dry emboss using the Sketched Lines stencil.

  8. Assemble the cards with a stripe of pink cardstock and stamp the sentiments. My A2 panels were also light colored and the pink I picked was also a lighter shade, so to add a definite separation between the pink flowers and pink stripe I added another thin stripe of dark purple cardstock from my stash. I picked the purple color for stamping sentiment to match this stripe, just to make things cohesive.

  9. Sprinkle a few gems on both cards and call it done.

Voila! Two cards for one :-)


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada

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