Pearlized Stamp Layering + Giveaway

Hello! Today I share a fun way to use Perfect Pearls for pearlized stamp layering. I am also participating in a blog hop with great prizes.

Pearlized Stamp Layering by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Perfect Pearls are gorgeous pigment powders that leave a beautiful shine. And it turns out they work great with layering stamp sets!

I started by stamping the solid/bottom layer of the Altenew Garden Treasures flower with VersaMark Ink on Bazzill Jawbreaker Cardstock. I dusted on Perfect Pearls and then stamped the next layer of the flower with VersaMark Ink right on top… and this lifts the Perfect Pearls away. A magic moment! The third layer is stamped in Altenew Dusk Dye Ink.

Pearlized Stamp Layering by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The results? A gorgeous, pearly, metallic-like flower. This works on any color of cardstock, but most effective on dark cardstocks. The shine is amazing in real life.

The word “beautiful” is from the Altenew Perennial Beauty Stamp Set… and I created sentiment strips from the Altenew Extra Special Stamp Set. Tonic Ivory Seashell Nuvo Drops were the perfect little accents.

Pearlized Stamp Layering by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used the same techniques for this next card but changed up the design and sentiment. “Thank you for your kindness” is from the Altenew Camellia Build A Flower Stamp Set.

Pearlized Stamp Layering by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Perfect Pearls are inexpensive and come in many colors. If you don’t have layering stamp sets, you can do this technique by rubbing VersaMark over cardstock, adding the Perfect Pearls and then stamping any image on top with VersaMark to “lift” the pearls. A gorgeous look!

Pearlized Stamp Layering by Jennifer McGuire Ink


This post is also part of the Altenew Release Blog Hop celebrating their new stamp and die release. There are lots of great products in this release and you can see them all HERE.

The next person on the hop is… Sveta Fotinia. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop over at the Altenew Blog.)


Want to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 3/30/17. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Altenew is also giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by 3/30/17 at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 3/31/17.


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Altnenew. As always, this post was NOT paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Altenew (ALT), etc.

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1,030 thoughts on “Pearlized Stamp Layering + Giveaway”

  1. Such gorgeous cards! I just finished making 4 cards using this technique and using Altenew’s Vintage Rose. They came out so pretty. Thank you for your inspiration every day!

  2. I love this card and technique. I have perfect pearls and will have to try using it in this way. Thanks

  3. Jennifer I have a question. On the Simon Says site where you have displayed your card design using this stamp set, there is another post using the white of the cardstock to achieve a different stamp design. Is it possible that you could demonstrate this technique? I’m would really appreciate it as I am trying to decide to purchase this set. Thank you sincerely. Katz Baugh

  4. You are such a talented lady. I thank God for you, your family and your faith. Keep inspiring us all to be more like you. Thank you, sweet lady for all you do.

  5. Your cards are very nice! That happens to be my favorite stamp in the release. I also like that technique you used and I need to try it soon.

  6. I have perfect pearls ever since it was first introduced, many years ago, and I still use them time to time but I’ve never done this before. Maybe bc “layering” stamp sets are rather new. I love it. I’ll def. try this out!

  7. Thank you for sharing you perfect pearls techniques. I have them and don’t use them frequently. I find that if I store the card for any length of time the pearls brushes right off. I will try your technique to see if I get better results. They are are so pretty to use I hate to leave them on a shelf.

  8. woooww the perfect pearl really show Magic Jen
    So adorable and so shiny woooww
    and this set is YOURS its for you its so adorable on your Hand
    Great card and great technique. I bought already Perfect Pearl…and I can try your tutorial
    many thanks for the video Jennifer.

  9. The Altenew flower stamp is gorgeous and pearlizing it just made it more impressive! Another excellent video with some exciting new products! Thanks, Jennifer!!!

  10. Such a beautiful card! I will have to dig out my perfect pearls and put them to use. Thank you for sharing your talents with everyone!

  11. I love how these cards look. I don’t know exactly how you did this even though you told us something in your e-mail. I am going to try and watch the video and see exactly how you did it when I get a chance. I don’t think I have Perfect Pearls but since I like what you’ve done, I might have to get some Perfect Pearls. Anything that I can do to make my card making look better I will do. Thanks for showing us some more of you’re amazing cards.

  12. I adore the idea of Lifting the ink! Great concept and I will try this with other types of inks. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

  13. I love the look of this. In fact, as soon as I saw your video pop up in YouTube, I watched it, then tried this. Love the look of it, though you make it look easier than it is. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! I love how your cards turned out! You always have such fabulous ideas! There are so many comments; it boggles my mind! You are an inspiration to all!

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  16. I just love this technique with the Perfect Pearls and the Versa Mark pad. Altenew has the most beautiful layering stamps I’ve found and I want to purchase this stamp set as it’s on the top of my list. Thanks for the great ideas, Jennifer.

  17. Oh my goodness! I love that withe the piper felt pearls, I have TONS of them sitting around!
    Also adore that garden stamp set, gorgeous layering!
    Merry Christmas , and have a blessed holiday!

  18. Havr to day my favourite is the
    Altenew PERENNIAL BEAUTY Clear Stamp Set it’s just beautiful and what you’ve done with it Jennifer is absolutely beautiful. Your colours of choice for all of them is simply divine. You really are a talented lady and I’d love to Thankyou personally for sharing everything you do and not just rambling o about things we don’t need to know about in your cards. Such inspiration. THANKYOU. Wishing you and your family a fantastic Christmas. Hope you get time to enjoy it lol. Merry Christmas. HOHOHO 🥂 🎅 xxx

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