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Dancing Die Cuts with Birgit

April 26, 2017

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.

What do you get when you combine these two Creative Dies: 51-313 Ballerina and 51-059 Joyful?

A breathtaking card from Birgit, of course!

 Tips/Techniques: Apply alcohol inks to Yupo paper or glossy cardstock using a felt applicator tool. Use these panels for the background and to die cut the flower petals (51-059 Joyful). Die cut ballerina (51-313 Ballerina) from thick ivory cardstock. Hand trim dress shape and layer flower petals onto ballerina.

Birgit keeps the die cuts dancing on her next card. She’s given this design a magical mixed media look.

Tips/Techniques: Apply modeling paste through a stencil onto thick white cardstock, such as watercolor paper. Once dry, paint on top of the textured background with watercolor paints. Add subtle background stamping, only inking small portions of the text stamp (30-238 Footnotes) with black ink. Stamp sentiment (30-410 Especially Micey) with black ink. Layer bamboo die (51-317 Bamboo Foliage) onto background. After die cutting ballerina (51-313 Ballerina) from black cardstock, run it through Uchida Corru-gator Paper Crimper 8 1/2 in. Straight for extra dimension before adhering it to the card.

And if you’re looking for something more simple and easy to mass produce, don’t miss what she’s created with our Creative Dies, 51-317 Bamboo Foliage and 51-352 Birds and Banners.

Tips/Techniques: Die cut bamboo (51-317 Bamboo Foliage) from black, white, and gold glitter papers and layer onto notecard. Embellish with birds and sentiment banner (30-423 Banner Sentiments and 51-352 Birds and Banners). Slightly fold banner and adhere with foam squares for extra dimension.

And finally, here’s one more die cut design to leave you inspired. For this springtime creation, Birgit has featured our Creative Die, 51-358 Potted Plant.

Tips/Techniques: Create background by combining several different elements: pattern paper, paper which has been crimped with the Uchida Corru-gator Paper Crimper 8 1/2 in. Straight, and paper inked with Distress Ink. Die cut plant (51-358 Potted Plant) from watercolor paper and paint with watercolors.

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

Card 1: 51-313 Ballerina, 51-059 Joyful, 30-283 Snippets
Card 2: 51-313 Ballerina, 51-317 Bamboo Foliage, 30-410 Especially Micey, 30-238 Footnotes
Card 3: 51-317 Bamboo Foliage, 51-352 Birds and Banners, 30-423 Banner Sentiments
Card 4: 51-358 Potted Plant, 30-423 Banner Sentiments


13 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Lehett permalink
    April 26, 2017 2:16 am

    Birgit creative cards with these new dies are gorgeous.

  2. Marliese permalink
    April 26, 2017 3:29 am

    Oh my gosh! What creativity. I just love all of Brigit’s cards using the new dies.

  3. mjmarmo permalink
    April 26, 2017 5:41 am

    Amazing cards!

  4. Theresa Watamaniuk permalink
    April 26, 2017 6:20 am

    Absolutely stunning cards. You’re creativity has me in awe….

  5. jan metcalf permalink
    April 26, 2017 6:21 am

    Love the fairy and dancer cards!!

  6. April 26, 2017 6:30 am

    I am SO SORRY, I haven’t gotten here quicker Birgit! I have been wanting to get here to comment on your GORGEOUS CARDS!!! AND LOOK AT TODAY! WOW!!! You DEFINITELY MAKE ME WANT TO TRY THESE!!!! LOOOOOOVE the Ballerina cards in-particular!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just STUNNING!!!! 😉

  7. Donna Whitten permalink
    April 26, 2017 7:12 am

    Love these wonderful cards, such talent!

  8. knurse22 permalink
    April 26, 2017 8:29 am

    Such beautiful cards! Love how you dressed up the tutu! I am going to take some inspiration from these today, for sure! Thanks for sharing.

  9. barbara lassiter permalink
    April 26, 2017 11:43 am

    Wow! these are all awesome! 🙂

  10. Darlene Fellows permalink
    April 26, 2017 11:52 am

    Such an incredible range of cards and all so beautiful! You have really inspired me.

  11. Chelsea Johnson permalink
    April 27, 2017 7:20 am

    Thanks for featuring Birgit’s art. Her work is just stellar. She really showcases your stamps and dies creatively.

  12. Clelie permalink
    April 27, 2017 8:52 am

    Thank you, Penny Black, for bringing THE most amazing Design Teams artwork to us! Birgit’s artistry is fascinating and highly inspiring…I try to absorb everything she does! 🙂

  13. April 27, 2017 7:25 pm

    Great pictures, the color and depth of the pictures are breath-taking,
    they draw you in as though you belong of the composition.

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