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Guest Day: Welcome Tasnim Ahmed!

Hi All!

Welcome to the last guest day on the blog. Today’s guest is Tasnim! You may know her as one of the owners of Altenew stamps. I totally love their stamps – they have some very unique designs.

Tasnim has created something fantastic for you today using one of Altenew’s new stamp sets. And she created a video too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you Tasnim for sharing your wonderful talents with us!…

Hello everyone!

This is Tasnim from Cardsandbookmarks.com. I am so happy to be guest designing here today! I have admired Darleneโ€™s work ever since I started this hobby, and it is such an honor to be sharing a card with you today on her blog!

Tasnim Ahmed

This card features how you can achieve a painted look using stamps, Distress inks, and a wet brush.
I used a 4″ x 4″ heavy weight water color paper for the card front. The flower stamp is from Altenew’s Scribbled Flowers set, and I stamped it in second generation using Distress ink Barn Door. Using a slightly damp brush, I went over each colored area and flicked the color outwards, making sure to leave some areas white to reflect highlights. I stamped the smaller flower by simply wiping off some of the ink from the outer petals before stamping. The leaves were stamped using Distress inks Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shatters, and I used the same coloring process with them.

Tasnim Ahmed

The floral frame (Memory Box Jasmine Frame Craft die) was die cut out of white card stock and adhered using Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue. The sentiment was embossed in gold on a stip of white card stock, trimmed and adhered with foam tape. Finally, the water color panel was then adhered to a 4″ x 4″ card base.

Watch the video to see how I made this card from beginning to end.

Thank you for stopping by, and Darlene, thanks for having me over!

Thanks for helping me welcome all these talented ladies over the last couple of weeks. I will see you next Wednesday for a brand new video!



  1. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Kimberly E

    Great job Tasnim! I will have to give this technique a try. You made it look effortless. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Betsy Wilsom

    Wow, beautiful roses. Nice video. Great job Tasnim and thanks Darlene for the introduction. I have a new blog to watch and new stamps for my wish list!

  3. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 11:02 am


    Exquisite doesn’t even describe this beauty! Brilliant technique, Tasnim – Thank you, for sharing your talent and time ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Miranda V

    Great video! I really enjoyed watching how you put those flowers together, nice coloring!

  5. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Judy Lamers

    Beautiful card. Love the stamps from your company.

  6. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Beverly Turner

    Absolutely beautiful, Tasnim! You have inspired me to give this technique a try!!

  7. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 2:22 pm


    Lovely card! loved the pretty watercolor technique!

  8. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 2:22 pm


    Tasnim is a fabulous artist. Such a truly lovely card.

  9. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Pat Jandacek

    Beautiful painting – and you make it seem so effortless…I think I’ll try it! Thanks for sharing.

  10. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Diana W.

    Darlene – you have the most amazing people in your art world. This card is stunning. Loved watching it being created. Tasnim, thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

  11. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Robin in WA

    Beautiful card Tasnim!! Thank you so much for the video!! I love your stamps and look forward to giving this technique a try!!

  12. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 10:45 pm


    Thank you for sharing your stunning talent.

  13. wrote on August 15th, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    donna mikasa

    I could watch Tasnim watercolor all day! Love her stamps, love her style!

  14. wrote on August 16th, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Maria Rodriguez

    Absolutely gorgeous card Tasnim, I love water coloring my images and this technique you showed us today is fantastic. Love how the flowers look, truly fabulous water color effect. I love the Memory Box frame, it looks so delicate around this beautiful image, thank you for sharing and for the video, and thank you Darlene for having Tasnim as your guest today. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. wrote on August 16th, 2014 at 9:57 am


    Beautiful card Tasnim .

  16. wrote on August 16th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Kelly Griglione

    What an amazing card by Tasnim!! It might be a little too good, no one will realize it’s handmade!!

  17. wrote on August 16th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Joyce B.

    I love the way you colored the roses and leaves. You made it look sooo easy. Thank you.

  18. wrote on August 16th, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Cris G.

    Great way to use Scribbled Flowers stamp set… it is fantastic for talented pros like Tasnim, but also for beginners to practice, the end result is just amazing and so natural.

  19. wrote on August 17th, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Renee V.

    Stunning water color work..

  20. wrote on August 17th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Colleen Dietrich

    Oh, Tasnim, this is amazing! Quite breathtaking. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks to Darlene for letting us have a peek at this pretty card!

  21. wrote on August 18th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    joy meadows

    Gorgeous card – love the technique you have shared with us!

  22. wrote on August 18th, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Nancy Leppek

    Brilliant card and wonderful video Tasnim โ€“ Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  23. wrote on August 19th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Carla D.

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this wonderful video & watercoloring technique! I haven’t been too happy with my watercoloring results & this inspires me to try again! Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. wrote on August 20th, 2014 at 12:55 pm


    Beautiful card! I love watching Tasnim water color! Such a fun technique.

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