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Come visit the beach with Birgit!

October 18, 2016

Don’t miss the new creation on our Simplicity Site today… click HERE to check it out!


And now scroll down for more card ideas from Birgit!


The talented Birgit Edblom has been working her magic with our new release, Festive Wishes! Join us over the next two weeks as she spotlights our new stamps and dies with her trademark inspiring style.


Talk about versatility… a Christmas stamp transformed to a beach scene!


Yep, Birgit transformed the winter scene from our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-502 Tranquil, to a beach scene by simply painting sand instead of snow and adding the water in the background.


To create her card, Birgit inked the stamp using permanent grey ink pads, colored onto the tree with green ink, and the rest of the image with dark brown ink.  She stamped onto watercolor paper. Once dry, she added shading, as well as the sea, sky and background colors, using watercolor paints.  Finally, she stamped her sentiment (30-387 Festive Snippets) and mounted her watercolor panel to her notecard.



And before we go, we’re pleased to announce the winner of our “Festive Wishes 2016” teaser giveaway is…. Karen Hasheck!  Karen, to claim your prize, email your selection of $25 worth of stamps or dies from our online store to with the subject line “Festive Wishes Winner.”  Please be sure to include your shipping information, too.  Thanks to all for sharing in our new release and for leaving such wonderful comments!


Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

40-502 Tranquil
30-387 Festive Snippets



11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 18, 2016 2:01 am

    Beautiful! So cool to change this stamp to a beach scene xxx

  2. Mary Lehett permalink
    October 18, 2016 2:32 am

    Beautiful card, Birgit! Thank you explaining her technique!

  3. October 18, 2016 5:40 am

    gorgeous card! Congrat’s Karen!

  4. mjmarmo permalink
    October 18, 2016 5:59 am


  5. Judy Jung permalink
    October 18, 2016 6:12 am

    so amazing!

  6. Cynthia Daugherty permalink
    October 18, 2016 6:18 am

    Gee, she is such a good designer! I would not have thought of making a beach scene.

  7. Donna Whitten permalink
    October 18, 2016 6:36 am

    Awesome card!!!

  8. Debbie Peysen permalink
    October 18, 2016 11:00 am

    Birgit, your card is awesome. Thanks for the details on taking the Christmas stamp to a beach stamp. Congrats to Karen

  9. barbara lassiter permalink
    October 18, 2016 11:43 am

    When I first saw this stamp set, it reminded me of the beach fences that help to maintain the shoreline. I just might have to buy it now since I’ve seen Birgit’s beautiful card.

  10. Tami permalink
    October 30, 2016 1:44 am

    This so great to see this stamp work for both seasons! Love Birgit’s work!

  11. October 30, 2016 4:50 am

    Ciekawy masz ten blog. Uwielbiam tu wracać bo wszystkie wpisy czytam z ciekawością. Twoje wpisy czyta się z przyjemnością co sprawia że człowiek się nie męczy siedząc tutaj. .

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