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Stamping + Pigment Powders

Hello there! I have been a fan of pigment powders for many, many years. It is an inexpensive product that can be used in many creative ways! Today I share lots of ideas for using it with stamping.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

There are a few types of pigment powders out there, but I prefer the Ranger Perfect Pearls because of the great price point and color selection. Also, it has a built-in resin to help it stay put. You can lightly mist Perfect Pearl projects with water to help it stay, but I find it best to use a fixative spray to protect it. Many fixative would work – I used Design Master Clear Finish Matte Spray because I had it on hand for sealing painted rocks that my kids made. 🙂

I focused on the basic Perfect Pearl color of Perfect Pearls for my cards. You can get it individually, in a set, or in a metallic set. I recommend the sets because you get the brush, too! You can also get Perfect Pearls in MANY colors.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My first card shows basic stamping with Perfect Pearls. I stamped images from the Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) set on Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I then brushed the Perfect Pearls over the sticky ink, and wiped away the excess with a Swiffer Dusting Cloth.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After spraying the background with a fixative, I added my embellishments. The flowers and leaves are white heat embossed on Grafix Platinum Vellum and the sentiments are from the Altenew Pinstripe (SSS | ALT) and Sweetest Peas (SSS | ALT) stamp sets.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card shows another basic technique for using Perfect Pearls. This time, I started with Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock and covered it completely with Versamark Ink. Next I stamped Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) flowers on top with Versamark Ink. This removes the Perfect Pearls and creates a stunning look!

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I finished the card with a Grafix Platinum Vellum die cut circle, colored flowers, and a sentiment from the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see a comparison between the two techniques. (Oh – and I linked the matching envelope sources in the thumbnails below.)

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Perfect Pearls works great with background stamps! Here, I stamped the new Altenew Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) background with Versamark Ink and applied Perfect Pearls. I then stamped the background again with Versamark Ink, but slightly offset a bit. Where the images overlap, the Perfect Pearls is removed. So pretty! Oh and this Simon Says Stamp Royal Purple Cardstock is a great color.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added a vellum-stamped leaf from the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT)… and sentiment strips using the Altenew Pinstripe (SSS | ALT) and Sweetest Peas (SSS | ALT) stamp sets.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another example using a background stamp. I am crazy in love with the new Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set (SSS | ALT)! Such a useful, subtle background. I first stamped and added Perfect Pearls. I then rotated the stamp again and stamped with Altenew Coral Berry Ink. I LOVE this look! And that Gina K Coral Reef Cardstock is a great summer color.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added embossed vellum flowers from the Altenew Cherished Memories Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and a sentiment made from the Altenew Majestic Bloom Dies (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). The die cut words are covered with Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens and Tonic Crystal Glaze so they stand out.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another creative way to use Perfect Pearls. I first white heat embossed the outline leaf image from the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). on Gina K Jelly Bean Green Cardstock. I then stamped the matching solid leaf image on top with Versamark ink and added Perfect Pearls. Finally, I “stamped” the uninked Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) on top. This removed the Perfect Pearls in stripes from the leaves. SO cool!

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I layered a few “love” Altenew Script Words Dies (SSS | ALT) die cuts together and covered the stacked piece with Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens and Tonic Crystal Glaze.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Perfect Pearls are also fun to use with layered stamp sets. Here, I used them with the new Altenew Climbing Clematis Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) on Gina K Plum Punch Cardstock. Be sure to watch the video to see the steps I followed.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This is one of the products that looks much better in real life then in photos – the shine is amazing! The sentiments are from the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Another set I really like from this Altenew release is the Altenew Ditsy Print Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). This can be used to make colorful layered flowers! However, I decided to stick with a monochromatic look with Perfect Pearls.

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This card has just a bit of Perfect Pearls, but it makes a big difference!

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also use Perfect Pearls to create a shimmer paper. Here, I inked cardstock and then applied Perfect Pearls. I die cut the paper with the Altenew Mega Alphabet H Die (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Mega Alphabet I Die (SSS | ALT) – such pretty shine! The “hello” is from the Flower Arrangement Die Set (SSS | ALT) and the background features the Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die (SSS | ALT).

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Check out that shine…

Perfect Pearls Stamping Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

RELATED VIDEOS

There are MANY ways to you can use Perfect Pearls. Here are a few more videos…

ALTENEW RELEASE

The products I used today are from the newest Altenew release. You can see all the products HERE at Altenew or HERE at Simon Says Stamp.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Altenew. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Pinstripe Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sweetest Peas Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Moroccan Mosaic Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Canopy Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Cherished Memories Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Majestic Bloom Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Script Words Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Climbing Clematis Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Ditsy Print Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mega Alphabet H Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Mega Alphabet I Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Moroccan Mosaic Cover Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Flower Arrangement Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
* Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Perfect Pearls
[ SSS ]
Ranger Perfect Pearls Set of 2
[ SSS ]
Ranger Perfect Pearls Metallics Set
[ SSS ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tonic Crystal Glaze
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
VersaMarker Pen
[ SSS ]
Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
Swiffer Dusting Cloths
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Design Master Clear Finish Matte Spray
[ AMZUS ]
Altenew Coral Berry Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Deep Iris Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Rubellite Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Pinkalicious Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Grafix Platinum Vellum
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Royal Purple Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Gina K Coral Reef Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Jelly Bean Green Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Plum Punch Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Tranquil Teal Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Passionate Pink Cardstock
[ GNK ]
Gina K Coral Reef Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Jelly Bean Green Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Plum Punch Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Gina K Passionate Pink Envelopes
[ GNK ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
3M Foam Tape
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Lucys Cards Bridal Jewels
[ SSS ]


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47 thoughts on “Stamping + Pigment Powders”

  1. What wonderful cards! Love your teaching videos! I have had Perfect Pearls for a while and don’t use them very often. This will cause me to reach for them again. Would love to see more videos using them! Thanks for all you contribute to the card making community!

  2. Beautiful cards… the royal purple with the Moroccan mosaic background is stunning, and the pinstripe leaves are so pretty. Thank you for all the ideas. I’d definitely be interested in another Perfect Pearls video.

  3. Jennifer, I have had Perfect Pearls sitting on my shelf for I don’t know how long….now that I have more time to be creative and actually get back to making cards your videos have inspired me to use what I have. I am so excited to pull out my PP and get going! Beautiful inspiration!

  4. Beautiful cards! Maybe you could do a video using the colored perfect pearls. I have so many and really don’t know how to use them to create such beautiful cards as you do.
    Great video and thanks for sharing..

  5. Jennifer,
    Really liked these cards with the perfect pearl. I have to admit Altenew’s Climbing Clematis on Gina K’s Perfect Plumb cardstock came out beautiful. I enjoyed your tips using the dry stamp repositioned to make a striking cards especially on those leaves. Thanks again.

  6. I love working with Perfect Pearls and would love to see more creations by you. Your cards are so simple yet so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

  7. These are so beautiful Jennifer. This is a fabulous release and I definitely want the Perfectly Perfect set. It looks amazing with the Perfect Pearls. I would love to see more videos using them.

  8. Such beautiful cards Jennifer. I have a set of Perfectly Perfect never used them was not sure how to use them. I would love to see more videos using them. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Gorgeous cards, and wonderfully easy technique. You are a master at making things look so simple and pure. Love them all.

  10. Love these cards. It’s good to be reminded of older products. It’s easy to get in the habit of doing the same techniques. Off to go find my Perfect Pearls!

  11. Beautiful creations, Jennifer! Thanks so much for reminding me that Perfect Pearls are so easy to use with incredible results. I’ll be getting mine out before my next crafting session!

  12. Yes, please. I’d love to see more Perfect Pearls videos, especially techniques using the other colors. As several posters have said, I’ve had my set of Perfect Pearls for years and have done some really fun projects with them but not for a while. This video has spurred me to dig them out again. Thank you.

  13. Hi Jennifer. Thank you for this video showing ways of using Perfect Pearls. I have used Perfect Pearls in the past but didn’t like the result. Will be trying again after see your examples.
    I would love to see more videos using Perfect Pearls. Thanks

  14. I know I am to late Jennifer, but I wanted to congratulate you with your birthday, I hope you had a lovely day!
    I love those gorgeous cards you made with the Perfect Pearls, such great ideas. Thank you very much for this and the great video tutorial.

  15. I’m going to get my perfect pearls out, where I can see them, and hopefully, I’ll use them more. Thanks for the video. I have used your technique of applying the card front up-side down and then having to redo it! 🙂 The cards were all beautiful, BTW!

  16. Jennifer, Thanks for all the great ways to use Perfect Pearls. Mostly I’ve just been creating a big mess with them. I can’t wait to give these techniques a try.

  17. Wow – really beuatiful! I love this technique. My only experience with Perfect Pearls is a set of shimmery watercolor paints I bought years ago. Using the pigment powder is definitely something I want to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. I have lots of pigment powders–a couple different brands from nearly 20 yrs ago plus my newer perfect pearls. I’ve always loved the look, but don’t seem to use them that much now. Thanks for the video making me want to create with them. Any other ideas you have would be great!

  19. I’ve been putting perfect pearls in spray for years, but that’s the only way I have ever used them. Thanks for sharing a new-to-me way to use them! You are amazing, truly!

  20. Your cards are stunning! The Ranger Perfect Pearls has been added to my shopping list!!
    Thanks for another great video!

  21. Your cards are always so beautiful. I like the way you can remove the pigment powder to get the reverse effect.

  22. Wow I had no idea perfect pearls did all this! I love these techniques! The powders are so inexpensive and that makes this even better 😀 Awesome video. Thank you so much for sharing this. Take care ❤️

  23. Let’s see…
    Perfect Pearls – just bought – check.
    Versamark Ink – check.
    Stamps – check.
    Looks like I’m set up to do these techniques! Thanks for sharing and would be interested in seeing more on this topic.1

  24. A M A Z I N G!! Definitely doing this! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing. ♥

  25. WOW Jennifer I love this Perfect Pearls video!! You are super inspiring. I love your videos because you think outside the box with stamps, dies and numerous crafting supplies like no other crafter does and I love it and I know all your subscribers do also!! I would love to see more ideas on Perfect Pearls!! You are the Queen of crafting techniques! Keep your ideas coming, we love them!!

  26. Love, love, love your cards abs videos. You are such an inspiration!
    Great technique, definitely something I have to try.

  27. I always love your videos, Jennifer, but today it was extra special. Why? Because you showed that you did a card upside down. I make so many really silly mistakes and I always assume that you and Kristina never do, LOL! Glad that you are as human as the rest of us. Really though, I am off to find my Perfect Pearls right now 🙂

  28. Your cards are fantastic ! I was thinking I would not get the Pinstripe background stamp as I have already many stamps. But now, I think I will order it when my budget will allow.
    Of course, if you have more technique to use Perfect Pearls, I’ll be happy to learn them. Thank you to share your creativity with us.

  29. Gorgeous cards as always! I love videos about Perfect Pearls because you inspire me to try things I wouldn’t try without your video encouragement. By the way, I know this is belated, but Happy Birthday!

  30. WOW! Loved seeing all these great ideas for techniques using PP. I have had some for forever, but you hav inspired me to try out some of these great techniques. Yes, would love to see some more videos on these!

  31. Your cards are just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing these techniques. I love the look of perfect pearls, and would love to see more of your idea using this product 🙂

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