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Keep it Simple (and Cute!) with Birgit

April 25, 2017

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

And now scroll down for more from Birgit!

Our brand new collection, CELEBRATE, is now available in our online store. This week we’re celebrating with the one-of-a-kind Birgit Edblom as she features our new stamps and dies on her beautiful cards.

Today Birgit brings us all things cute, clean, and simple. Her first card features our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-526 Sunflower Baby.

Tips/Techniques: Keep things simple by stamping the image (40-526 Sunflower Baby) onto watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then painting with watercolors. Use whatever coloring medium you prefer—this image works great with a variety of mediums such as Copic markers, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, just to name a few. Stamp sentiment (30-423 Banner Sentiments) over colored image using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Next, our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-525 Aunt Helen, looks lovely with Birgit’s happy color scheme.

Tips/Techniques: Keep things simple by stamping the image (40-525 Aunt Helen) onto watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then painting with watercolors. Neutral colors with a pop of bright red make for a bold, eye-catching design.

And our transparent set, 30-410 Especially Micey, looks especially fun with this clean and simple design.

Tips/Techniques: Keep things simple by stamping the image and sentiment (30-410 Especially Micey) onto watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then painting with watercolors. Using a ruler, sketch a horizontal line in the background and paint the “floor” to give the clean and simple design a finished look.

Finally we love, love, LOVE how the sweet mouse in our miniature 3 x 4 inch transparent set, 30-424 Just for You, looks with a window created using our Creative Die, 51-349 Stencil Cut.

Tips/Techniques: Stamp image (30-424 Just for You) onto watercolor paper and paint with watercolors. Layer onto square notecard along with other frames cut using simple square dies. Using a piece of square cardstock, die cut floral “window” (51-349 Stencil Cut) and stamp sentiment below. Layer over mouse image. . If you are looking for textured cardstock as shown on the card above, Birgit recommends Paper Accent, Bazzill Linen Textured Cardstock, or ScrapBerry’s Canvas Cardstock. (NOTE: A google search will help you locate a paper retailer or online shop that best suits your location. The Penny Black products used are linked below.)

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

Card 1: 40-526 Sunflower Baby, 30-423 Banner Sentiments
Card 2: 40-525 Aunt Helen
Card 3: 30-410 Especially Micey
Card 4: 30-424 Just for You, 51-349 Stencil Cut, 30-427 Birthday Bears

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Holly Saveur permalink
    April 25, 2017 4:48 am

    so sweet!!

  2. knurse22 permalink
    April 25, 2017 5:09 am

    Cute cute CUTE! You are a master of coloring techniques, and I love what you did with that stencil cut die!

  3. April 25, 2017 6:35 am

    Birgit, all of these cards are just adorable. I have always admired your water coloring. You are a master of this technique.

  4. Donna Whitten permalink
    April 25, 2017 6:59 am

    Love all the sweet and cute cards!!!

  5. April 25, 2017 7:29 am

    Absolutely love the last card & now I “need” Stencil Cut!

  6. April 25, 2017 10:36 am

    Birgit, your cards are little works of art that should be framed! Beautiful job on all of them!

  7. barbara lassiter permalink
    April 25, 2017 11:18 am

    Your watercoloring is amazing! Love all of these and especially the mouse peeking thru the die cut!

  8. April 25, 2017 1:14 pm

    LOVE your sweet CAS designs and cute mice and beautiful die and all your beautiful coloring. TFS Birgit and inspiring us with all the new PB products. Hugs..

  9. Pam G. permalink
    April 26, 2017 5:21 am

    Always wonderful cards . . . you inspire all of us to try new things and stretch our creative abilities. Thanks!

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