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BLISSful Brushstrokes with Mimi

February 20, 2017

Our designers have been getting inky with our newest collection of stamps, dies, and stencils—BLISS 2017, now available in our online store! This week they share their tips, techniques, and gorgeous cards featuring our new brushstroke stamps.  


Today Micheline “Mimi” is inking up our new brushstroke stamp, 40-536 First Waltz.


We love her bold blooms in red!


Give it a try…

Micheline “Mimi’s” trademark technique for working with brushstroke stamps is to ink the stamp with Distress Inks and Stains, mist with water, and then stamp onto watercolor paper. She then goes back and spreads the colors using a paintbrush and water. She adds additional color and definition from a palette if needed. (Full supplies and instructions linked below.)


And the perfect addition to Mimi’s springtime scene is our new sentiment set, 30-419 Happy Wishes.


These elegant fonts and designs complement all of the new brushstroke stamps and work well for so many occasions.




Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

40-536 First Waltz
30-419 Happy Wishes


And before you go, we’re please to announce the winners of our recent “BLISS 2017” giveaway.


Each of the following fans has won a $25 shopping spree to our online store: @cardsbyangie (Instagram winner), Ann Marie Greenspan (blog winner), and Andrea Schoener Wright (Facebook winner).  To claim your prize, please email us at your selection of $25 worth of products from our online store.  Be sure to include “BLISS Giveaway Winner” in the subject line of your email and don’t forget to also include your shipping information as well.

Special thanks to ALL who entered and for the amazing comments and support!

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Lehett permalink
    February 20, 2017 2:31 am

    Mimi, love your technique with stamping and coloring!
    Thank you Penny Black for featuring Mimi and Jill! Love all that they create!

  2. February 20, 2017 3:30 am


  3. Judy Jung permalink
    February 20, 2017 6:28 am

    You bring those images to life, Mimi!

  4. mjmarmo permalink
    February 20, 2017 6:47 am

    So prettY!

  5. Cynthia Cole permalink
    February 20, 2017 7:05 am

    Love it!

  6. BunnyD permalink
    February 20, 2017 7:21 am

    Absolutely stunning!

  7. February 20, 2017 7:40 am

    GORGEOUS, I love your technique!

  8. barbara lassiter permalink
    February 20, 2017 8:13 am

    Beautiful card. I’m practicing the technique that Mimi executes so well. Let’s just say I need lots more practice. 🙂 I love that Happy Wishes sentiment stamp,too! Great inspiration, Mimi! Thanks.

  9. Verna Angerhofer permalink
    February 20, 2017 8:21 am

    So beautiful and gorgeous with the way you colored this. I love the sentiments too!

  10. February 20, 2017 9:04 am

    Thank you for the project guide. I used this stamp yesterday but my technique left a lot to be desired. Now I have some guidance to do this beautiful stamp justice. Thanks Mimi. Merci.

  11. Darlene Fellows permalink
    February 20, 2017 2:02 pm

    Need lots of practice to come close to Mimi’s beautiful cards, but with her example in front of me I have lots of inspiration. Thanks again!

  12. hobbitnoll permalink
    February 20, 2017 5:20 pm

    This is STUNNING!!! It looks like it could be framed and hung on a wall!!

  13. Virginia L. permalink
    February 20, 2017 7:49 pm

    Gorgeous!! Love this stamp and how Mimi used it!

  14. February 23, 2017 7:24 am

    Wow! Really beautiful!!!
    Congrats to all the lucky winners!!!

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