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Inspirational Tutorial: Perfect match paper trick!



Here’s a super quick and easy trick to alter patterned paper to match your coloured image. It really is “The Perfect Mix”! When we saw this card from Lori we immediately thought wouldn’t this be a fabulous card for the winner of the Great British Bake off! It certainly makes a great card for anyone who loves to cook!


Trim the designer paper panel to desired size. Use the CG1 Spectrum Noir Marker to colour over the leaves. This marker is one of the colours that were used to colour the stamped image.

TIP: Since the centre portion of the designer paper will be covered, there is no need to colour the leaves in that area. If desired, you can test the marker colouring in the area that will not show.


Notice how the green shade of the altered leaves now matches the focal image.

Here are the supplies Lori used on her project!

Crafter’s Companion:

Sheena’s Perfect Partners Home Life  – The Perfect Mix EZMount Stamp Set

Sheena’s Perfect Partners Home Life  – The Perfect Mix Metal Die Set

Die’sire Classiques 12″ Edge Dies – Fancy Stitched Edges

Verity Rose 6″ x 6″ Luxury Paper Pad

Shimmering Cardstock – Black Pearl

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock

Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1, CG3, DG2, DG3, GG1, GG2, GG3, GG4, BT3, BG5, Blender

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen: Clear

Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner

Gemini Die-cutting/Embossing Machine

Other supplies: Black Ink, Dimensional Foam Adhesive, White Paper Cording and Enamel Heart

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