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A Peek, A Video, A Giveaway, and MORE!

September 12, 2016

Wow! Today is a busy day here on the blog. To begin, we have fabulous cards from Birgit Edblom, along with complete supplies and instructions, as she shares two unique techniques for stamping with our brushstroke stamps: 40-495 Cones & Berries and 40-492 Berry Kissed.



Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.


Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

Special thanks to Birgit for sharing your stamping secrets!


Next, we have a fun video from Jill featuring our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-485 Poinsettia Wreath, and our Creative Die sentiment, 51-255 Winter Cheer.



Watch directly on YouTube HERE.

And since we here at Penny Black and the kind folks at Shimmerz Paints are getting into the holiday spirit, how about a giveaway?


Here’s how to enter for a chance to win the featured set of Ho, Ho, Holiday Inklingz and a Penny Black Slapstick/Cling stamp:


And last, but certainly not least, we leave you with a peek at the AMAZING creativity that is yet to come this week…



Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies



109 Comments leave one →
  1. kathyk4 permalink
    September 12, 2016 1:05 am

    I have indeed subscribed to Shimmerz, I was already subscribed to PB’s Youtube channel .. just off to FB to do the same – great giveaway folks


  2. Gilda (McStamper) permalink
    September 12, 2016 1:59 am

    I am already subscribed to both.Thanks for the give away and the beautiful inspiration.

  3. September 12, 2016 3:24 am

    I am already subscribed to PB youtube and facebook. I’ve just subscribed and liked Shimmerz Paint. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  4. Mary Lehett permalink
    September 12, 2016 3:37 am

    Love the cards! Thank you for Birgit’s instructions!
    Also, thank you for giving your followers a chance to win your products!

  5. joy meadows permalink
    September 12, 2016 3:41 am

    I just subscribed to the Shimmerz channel and have been a PB subbie for a long time. Love your beautiful brush stroke stamps!

  6. Carmen permalink
    September 12, 2016 3:51 am

    Love the shimmery color on the card.
    Have you lasted the supplies for this card?

    Could you add the name of the paints you suggested on the video, I am specially looking for the name of the paint you used for the background which you said it would be perfect for snowmen.


    • September 12, 2016 4:08 am

      Thanks for your comment! All supplies are listed at the very end of the video. Happy stamping and painting!

  7. September 12, 2016 3:54 am

    Subscribed!! Thanks for the chance!

  8. TheresaMP permalink
    September 12, 2016 3:58 am

    Long time subsciber to both you tube channels and facebook pages. thanks as always for sharing.

  9. Susanne Bridges permalink
    September 12, 2016 4:01 am

    I have been a subscriber to Penny Black for quite some time, now ready to explore further with these paints! Thanks.

  10. September 12, 2016 4:03 am

    I have now subscribed to both of the tube channels and facebook pages. love your stamps and great tutorials.

  11. mjmarmo permalink
    September 12, 2016 4:10 am

    I am subscribed to both! Such a pretty card! Love the different shades of green!!!

  12. mjmarmo permalink
    September 12, 2016 4:11 am

    Love you both on facebook too!

  13. September 12, 2016 4:21 am

    I subscribe already to both of you on youtube!!

  14. September 12, 2016 4:21 am

    I am following BOTH of you on facebook!!!

  15. Susan W. permalink
    September 12, 2016 4:26 am

    Shimmerize looks awesome, first time seeing it, now can’t wait to find some and give them a try!! Following on facebook, don’t want to miss a thing.

  16. Mary W permalink
    September 12, 2016 4:36 am

    Already subscribed to Penny Black, just subscribed to Shimmerz. Bought the Berry Kissed last week and will get some Shimmerz to try on it.

  17. Pam permalink
    September 12, 2016 5:07 am

    I am already subscribed to PB & have just subscribed to Shimmerz.

  18. Julieann permalink
    September 12, 2016 5:15 am

    Love the new stamps and the samples they are wonderful.

  19. diana permalink
    September 12, 2016 5:16 am

    I have subscribed to both PB and Shimmerz Youtube channels. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  20. September 12, 2016 5:44 am

    Gorgeous stamps and paints!!

  21. Debbie Jacklin permalink
    September 12, 2016 5:45 am

    like and live them all. I subscribe to both channels

  22. September 12, 2016 5:46 am

    Lovely stamps and beautiful cards. Would love to join the giveaway but don’t see the point in subscribing to either since I don’t have the time to watch videos. Hugz

  23. Pooja permalink
    September 12, 2016 6:15 am

    Beautiful cards ! Thanks for the Giveaway ! I have already subscribed to both the you tube channels 🙂

  24. Bethann d permalink
    September 12, 2016 6:17 am

    Adore the brushstroke stamps, always so elegant. The cards are gorgeous and inspiring

  25. KT Fit Kitty permalink
    September 12, 2016 6:34 am

    Beautiful cards! I just subscribed to both channels! Thanks! (Fit Kitty)

  26. Donna Deck permalink
    September 12, 2016 6:40 am

    Subscribed to both channels. Love the videos and products!

  27. F Bond permalink
    September 12, 2016 6:56 am

    I was already subscribed to both channels. The cards are beautiful!

  28. Cynthia Daugherty permalink
    September 12, 2016 7:03 am

    Jill’s videos are so inspirational ! I wish one day the talented Birgit will make one too !
    Yes, I have subscribed.

  29. Kailash permalink
    September 12, 2016 7:23 am

    I’ve subscribed to both channels. Amazing and very inspirational work once again, love all these projects!!!

  30. Kathy Serrahn permalink
    September 12, 2016 7:44 am

    I subscribed to both channels

  31. Kathy H permalink
    September 12, 2016 7:51 am

    I have been wanting to try Shimmerz ever since I saw Jill painting with them! I am already subscribed to both channels. Thank you for the give away!

  32. Lesa Hale permalink
    September 12, 2016 7:55 am

    Love the video! I have subscribed to both…now off to buy paints!

  33. Linda Peabody permalink
    September 12, 2016 7:57 am

    Already subscribed. Love the slapstick sramps. Gorgeous. Thanks for chance

  34. Dee Fisher permalink
    September 12, 2016 8:25 am

    I have subscribed to both. Thanks for the information. Love the stamps and the Shimmerz paints.

  35. September 12, 2016 8:27 am

    Pretty good ideas.

  36. terriavidreader permalink
    September 12, 2016 8:39 am


  37. knurse22 permalink
    September 12, 2016 9:03 am

    Love that wreath! I have been a long time subscriber to all things Penny Black, including the YouTube page and FB! And I am already a Shimmerz subscriber, too! Love my PB stamps with Shimmerz!

  38. jane harrah permalink
    September 12, 2016 9:03 am

    I am now subscribed and want to let you know I think your release is always tops!!!

  39. Sue permalink
    September 12, 2016 9:13 am

    Subscribed to both and liked both F B pages too. Great giveaway!

  40. Julie permalink
    September 12, 2016 9:17 am

    Would love to try the Shimmerz paints. I love this wreath and always look forward to Jill’s videos.

  41. September 12, 2016 9:19 am

    Awesome video Jill!! I love watching you transform a stamped image into a mini work of art!!


  42. Carla Hundley permalink
    September 12, 2016 9:32 am

    Great giveaway!
    I’m subscribed to
    both blogs, and
    FaceBook pages.
    Carla from Utah

  43. September 12, 2016 10:18 am

    I am already a subscriber for your you channel. Your cards are always so stunning and so beautiful!!!

  44. September 12, 2016 10:20 am

    I follow you and Shimmerz Facebook pages and I left comments on both!!

  45. Rosalie Barone permalink
    September 12, 2016 12:11 pm


  46. Kathleen Brackett permalink
    September 12, 2016 12:12 pm

    I’m a subcriber! I luv both PB and Shimmerz products.

  47. ncbev permalink
    September 12, 2016 12:17 pm

    I subscribed and followed. I love the joy card. I already love penny black and it looks like I’m well on my loving shimmerz products!

  48. Sue D permalink
    September 12, 2016 1:08 pm

    I am subscribed to both channels.

  49. Beverly permalink
    September 12, 2016 1:39 pm

    Subscribed to Penny Black and Shimmerz You Tube channels!
    Thanks for the contest!

  50. Dianne Crowe permalink
    September 12, 2016 1:46 pm

    Beautiful card, love the look of the Shimmerz. Thanks for the video.

  51. Dee Earnshaw permalink
    September 12, 2016 1:57 pm

    Already subscribed to PB you tube and now I am going over to subscribe to the shimmerz. Would LOVE to win this set:)

  52. September 12, 2016 2:05 pm

    I already subscribe to both the UTube channels. Thanks for another wonderful video!

  53. September 12, 2016 2:22 pm

    Wow, stunning cards! Subscribed to both channels 🙂

  54. Leanna Cain permalink
    September 12, 2016 2:39 pm

    The video was great! Hope to win. 🙂

  55. September 12, 2016 3:07 pm

    I am already subscribed to the wonderful Penny Black and have now subscribed to Shimmerz! Fab video! Thank you and thank you for the chance to win! xxx

  56. Patt H. permalink
    September 12, 2016 3:07 pm

    I subscribe to you & Shimmerz! Love both sites! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

  57. September 12, 2016 4:26 pm

    I’ve already been a subscriber to both–for a while! Gorgeous wreath and technique, thanks so much!

  58. Angie Hall permalink
    September 12, 2016 4:42 pm

    Thanks for the video. Shimmerz paints are a new product to me. The card is lovely. I subscribe to both YouTube channels and I commented on both Facebook sites. Now please pick me.!!.

  59. Cynthia Cole permalink
    September 12, 2016 6:52 pm

    I’m already a subscriber to PB but I did subscribe to Shimmerz. I absolutely love Penny Black stamps!

  60. Elizabeth DelValle permalink
    September 12, 2016 7:21 pm

    I’ve subscribed, can’t wait to view all of the awesomeness!

  61. Michel E permalink
    September 12, 2016 7:25 pm

    I am subscribed to both Penny Black and Shimmerz youtube channels. Thanks for the chance to win. Love all of the inspiration on this page.

  62. September 12, 2016 10:37 pm

    Fabulous! Just subscribed to both on You tube as solea17. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  63. September 13, 2016 12:24 am

    I have subscribed to both channels as cretancrafter.

  64. September 13, 2016 2:45 am

    Oh wow! These cards are really beautiful!!! I am already subscribed to PB youtube and I’ve just subscribed to Shimmerz Paint as Arianna Barbara.

  65. September 13, 2016 2:47 am

    Liked already PB Facebook page and I’ve just liked Shimmerz Paint FB page as Arianna Barbara.

  66. Anne Cave permalink
    September 13, 2016 5:25 am

    I subscribed to both You Tube channels.

  67. Mirva permalink
    September 13, 2016 5:46 am

    Subscribed and ready to do some crafting!

  68. Dee Ann Matthews permalink
    September 13, 2016 8:30 am

    Fabulous scenes ever- the poinsettia wreath is beautiful!

  69. Lindi permalink
    September 13, 2016 8:56 am

    Hi Guys I have been a long subscriber of you wonderful you tube channel and about 6 months for Shimmerz thankyou both for all the amazing inspiration you give and thankyou for the chance to win..

  70. Laura Bollard permalink
    September 13, 2016 11:18 am

    I am subscribed to both YouTube channels and have liked both Facebook pages. These new stamps (especially the Autumn stamps) are just beautiful. Your designers are so very talented.

  71. Jean Bullock permalink
    September 13, 2016 1:57 pm

    I am already subscribed to Penny Black and Shimmerz.

  72. Jean Bullock permalink
    September 13, 2016 1:59 pm

    I already liked Penny Black and was surprised that I wasn’t a liker of Shimmerz FB page. I liked it, so now I am.

  73. maureenchandler permalink
    September 14, 2016 4:30 am

    I’m subscribed to both and really love your cards and videos! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent!!

  74. September 14, 2016 9:01 am

    I am subscribed to your youtube channel and Shimmerz also! Can’t forget to let you kniw I am a FB follower of both also! 🙂 Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance!!!

  75. trishden permalink
    September 15, 2016 10:09 am

    Subscribed to both the Penny Black YouTube channel and Shimmerz YouTube channel under username trishden.

  76. trishden permalink
    September 15, 2016 10:12 am

    I also like both the Penny Black and Shimmerz Facebook pages for an extra entry. Thanks!

  77. September 15, 2016 10:33 am

    Ok. I’m subscribed to both and liked both. Hope I win!

  78. September 15, 2016 10:38 am

    I have subscribed to both channels, thanks for the chance to win

  79. Gloria permalink
    September 15, 2016 10:39 am

    Wow! great giveaway. Subscribed to both. Thanks

  80. Shelley Scales permalink
    September 15, 2016 10:43 am

    Thanks for a chance to win a great prize. I subscribe to P.B. and will do the same with shimmerz.

  81. September 15, 2016 10:56 am

    Woo Hoo…already subscribed to Penny Black channel and just joined Shimmerz. Thanks for the chance to grab some goodies from both!

  82. Lenny Tucker permalink
    September 15, 2016 10:57 am

    I love poinsettias!

  83. September 15, 2016 11:06 am

    My jaw drops when I see one of your amazing artists videos – so much talent!!

  84. September 15, 2016 11:31 am

    Already subscribed to both! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway opportunity❤️

  85. korina malakie permalink
    September 15, 2016 11:39 am

    I was already subscribed to Penny Black everything!! lol and I just liked and subscribed to Shimmerz because these inspirational projects make me want to get going on my holiday cards!

  86. mary Nelson permalink
    September 15, 2016 11:42 am

    I am already a subscriber of both Penny Black and Shimmerz on YouTube!

  87. Mary Holshouser permalink
    September 15, 2016 12:07 pm

    I’ve subscribed to both U-tube channels.
    I’ve “liked” Penny Black on FB for a long time but I’ll
    go “like” Shimmerz too.
    Love the cards.

  88. Brenda Lilley permalink
    September 15, 2016 12:31 pm

    I love Penny Black! I am always drooling over Birgit’s creations. I am in awe of her amazing talent! First I have heard of Shimmerz, but really like the look. Thanks for the opportunity to win! It would be amazing!!! 🙂

  89. September 15, 2016 12:54 pm

    Liked and subscribed! Thanks for a great giveaway- would love to try the Shimmerz paints!

  90. Debbie Wilen permalink
    September 15, 2016 1:20 pm

    Subscribed. I love these stamps and cards. So beautiful

  91. Sandy permalink
    September 15, 2016 1:32 pm

    I am already subscribed to both. Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. Linda Tupper permalink
    September 15, 2016 4:00 pm

    What a beautiful prize to win. I just LOVE Penny Black and I would SO LOVE to try Shimmerz paints. I am subed to both 499faith.

  93. Lori permalink
    September 15, 2016 7:03 pm

    I’m a subscriber! Love the prize

  94. Nikki permalink
    September 15, 2016 7:08 pm

    I’ve subscribed to YouTube 🙂

  95. Trina Chaska permalink
    September 15, 2016 7:54 pm

    I subscribed to both YouTube channels.

  96. Nichole Wade permalink
    September 15, 2016 8:04 pm

    I have subscribed to both

  97. Susie Risk permalink
    September 16, 2016 2:50 am

    I am already subscribed to Penny Black & now also to Shimmerz Paints. Such a pretty card.

  98. Jaana Hostikka permalink
    September 16, 2016 3:10 am

    Thank you for change to win!

  99. Di Di W permalink
    September 16, 2016 6:19 am

    I subscribed to both. And good thing, I thought I already had.

  100. pelArgoNNiA permalink
    September 16, 2016 6:51 am

    I have subscribed. I like you on Facebook and I LOOOVE what Birgit Edblom has made!

  101. Jen Barnett permalink
    September 16, 2016 1:29 pm

    I already like your Facebook page! I’ve liked Shimmerz now too. I subscribed too. Love your stamps. xx

  102. TracyM #6773 permalink
    September 16, 2016 10:09 pm

    BEAUTIFUL cards!!!
    Jill’s card is especially DELIGHTFUL, LOVE IT ALL, from the colours and shading in the wreath to the magical shimmer!!! LOVE the video too, I look forward to trying the “shading” technique real soon => THANK YOU for sharing 🙂
    I am subscribed to both YouTube channels – THANK YOU for the chance to win!

  103. TracyM #6773 permalink
    September 16, 2016 10:09 pm

    I’m a follower and “liker” of you both on Facebook 🙂
    THANK YOU for the extra chance to win!!!

  104. JoAnne Ferguson permalink
    September 16, 2016 11:42 pm

    I am subscribed to both you tube channels and like the facebook pages. I love everything Penny Black.

  105. September 18, 2016 4:29 am

    I am already subscribed to the amazing Penny Black and have now subscribed to Shimmerz!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  106. Kathy H permalink
    September 18, 2016 9:38 am

    I am already subscribed to both sites. I’m dying to try these paints!

  107. September 18, 2016 7:02 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I am a youtube subscriber and Facebook follower of both Shimmerz and Penny Black Inc. Everyone who is in the know loves both companies!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize! Fingers crossed!

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