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You’ve Been Spotted: Birgit

January 20, 2014

You know what makes us smile BIG? When we spot YOU using our stamps, stickers, and Creative Dies! Join us all this week as we feature your talent, enthusiasm, and ELEGANT creations.


As a thank you for sharing your inspiring cards and projects, we have an exclusive blinkie for each featured artist.  Simply grab the blinkie below and add it to your blog.  (If you have any problems, please email us at  


We begin today with a beautiful card by Birgit! She’s used our Slapstick/Cling 40-275 Valentine Dance.


Edited to Add: By popular demand, here is Birgit with instructions on making this beautiful card!

1. To create the blue background, I used the negative of a die cut square and shaded it with Distress Inks and an ink blending tool.
2. Next I stamped the butterfly image with blue ink on the square.
3. I stamped one more butterfly image on another paper and cut out the wings.
4. I colored the wings with Distress Inks and placed them with 3D foam over the first stamped image.
5. Finally, I added Glossy Accent to the hearts.

And don’t forget, there’s still time to enter our current challenge. Complete details HERE. You never know when we just might spot YOU!


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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2014 3:05 am

    This really shows what can be done using just one colour. The contrast at the centre between the light background & deep blue colour of the butterflies just draws the eye inwards ……into the butterfly dance!!
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Dianne Crowe permalink
    January 20, 2014 3:30 am

    I agree, draws you eye to the butterfly. Love the bright blue colour

  3. Gay Peplow permalink
    January 20, 2014 4:30 am

    Hi there,

    I wonder if you can help please? I’m a little confused by this message, is it my work that has been spotted or is this a post about Birgit’s work 😀 Or perhaps it is both?
    Thank you,


    • January 20, 2014 10:40 am

      Thanks for visiting, Gay! This week Penny Black is spotting five projects, one each day, and sharing them here on the blog. We leave the selections as a surprise just for fun. Happy stamping!

  4. Maureen Chandler permalink
    January 20, 2014 5:11 am

    WOW – this is just beautiful! Thank you!!!

  5. judka permalink
    January 20, 2014 5:20 am

    This is incredibly beautiful and creative! I am off to Birgit’s blog to see if she explains how this was done. Birgit uses the most beautiful papers for her art and it adds so much.

  6. Pat Webb permalink
    January 20, 2014 6:22 am

    Card instructions, please. She only mentions using Glossy Accent on her blog. Lovely card!

    Thank you!!

    Pat Webb

    • January 20, 2014 10:39 am

      Thanks for your sweet comments, Pat. We’ve updated the post here with instructions from Birgit. Have a great day!

  7. ggnurse permalink
    January 20, 2014 7:03 pm

    Such a beauty!

  8. cathyaa permalink
    January 21, 2014 2:52 pm


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