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Introducing POETIC: Fresh Faces

May 23, 2017

One definition of ‘poetic’ is as follows: having an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression. That description is perfect for the stamps and dies which are part of our brand new collection, Poetic! Join us this week as we take a closer look at all of the new products, share inspiring tutorials, and host a giveaway, too. View the complete collection by taking a peek at the catalog. All Poetic stamps and dies are also available in our online store.

Today we take a closer look at some fresh faces. These gorgeous gals are perfectly suited for many types of projects like art journaling, mixed media, décor, and cards, too.

Introducing 40-550 Angelette

stamps used on project shown above: 40-550, 30-433, 30-431

Introducing 40-551 Charlotte

stamps used on project shown above: 40-551, 30-431, 30-116

Introducing 3 x 4 Inch Miniature Transparent Set 30-433 Be…

stamps used on project shown above: 30-433, 40-549

Introducing 40-549 Isabelle

stamps and dies used on project shown above: 40-549, 40-464, 51-132, 30-404, 51-352, 51-353, 51-119

Introducing 40-548 Grace

stamps and dies used on project shown above: 40-548, 30-283, 51-326, 51-353, 51-026

If you’re interested in creating an elegant beauty, then today’s tutorial is just for you! Designer Angela Kennedy walks us through her process in designing this masterpiece.

Angela began by stamping her design onto watercolor paper.

For her flowers and face stamping she used Pumice Stone Distress Ink. This is a water-soluble ink which allows for a no-line watercolor effect once she added her paints. For the sentiment she used StazOn ink because it is a permanent ink and would not bleed when water was added on top.

Angela painted her project using Jane Davenport watercolors and gesso. (For more in-depth shading instruction and art journaling tips and ideas, don’t miss THIS VIDEO

Once dry, a very fine tipped marker can be used to add details to the face and hair, such as eyelashes.

And for a bonus project, using the same techniques, Angela explores a completely different creative direction with the new stamp, 40-551 Charlotte. The possibilities are truly endless with these fresh faces.

stamps used on project shown above: 40-551, 30-431

We want YOU to share in the excitement of all things elegant and poetic, so how about a giveaway? We have for you THREE WAYS TO WIN… pick which works best for you, or enter on all three social media platforms! THREE happy stampers will win a $25 shopping spree to our online store. Here’s how to enter:

1: “Like” our Facebook page and leave us a comment there.
2: Leave a comment here on the blog during this week of poetic posts.
3: Follow us on 
Instagram and leave us a comment there.

Note: You don’t need to do all three to qualify, please pick whatever works best for you, although we’d certainly love to connect with you in all three places. We will be choosing one winner from the Facebook entries, one from the blog entries, and one from the Instagram entries so the more ways you enter, the greater your chances of winning. Giveaway closes Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

All new Poetic products are currently available in our online store. Click HERE to shop or click any of the product numbers and/or names within the post above to view that specific product in our online store.

Before you go, one more thing– don’t miss the new creation on our Simplicity Site today… click HERE to check it out!

69 Comments leave one →
  1. Kim Clark permalink
    May 23, 2017 1:09 am

    Love the poetic images!

  2. May 23, 2017 2:02 am

    It’s amazing how many different looks you can achieve using these new stamps. Wonderful creations!

  3. May 23, 2017 3:05 am

    I’m so enjoying seeing how each of the design team has used these lovely faces. They are all truly darling!

  4. Mary Lehett permalink
    May 23, 2017 3:30 am

    Jill works creative magic with PB stamps!

  5. Mary Lehett permalink
    May 23, 2017 3:31 am

    Angela’s card and tutorial is so creative! Love how she used multiple stamps to create her masterpiece!

  6. May 23, 2017 3:35 am

    What lovely stamps. The DT’s have done a beautiful job with these faces. Love th m.

  7. Lisa K permalink
    May 23, 2017 4:02 am

    Love how each girl has details added. They look lovely.

  8. Hema permalink
    May 23, 2017 4:13 am

    Love all the faces ! Very artistic.

  9. May 23, 2017 4:16 am

    lovely PB images…well done tutorials…thanks for sharing, very inspiring!

  10. knurse22 permalink
    May 23, 2017 4:24 am

    Darling faces! I love how you have expanded the face stamps, and seeing such creativity in using them here today. Can’t wait for mine to arrive in the mail so I can play with them, too!

  11. Patt H. permalink
    May 23, 2017 4:33 am

    Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial! I have a hard time with faces & the tutorial made it look so easy. Awesome new goodies in this release!

  12. creatingincolors permalink
    May 23, 2017 4:40 am

    What gorgeous images! I can’t stop looking at them!

  13. Julieann permalink
    May 23, 2017 4:45 am

    Love these images they are wonderful.

  14. lisascreativeniche permalink
    May 23, 2017 4:45 am

    Love how different you can make each one!

  15. Mel H permalink
    May 23, 2017 4:53 am

    These are so cool. What possibilities!

  16. Kironieke permalink
    May 23, 2017 5:03 am

    What a great addition to the lovely stamps!

  17. Marliese permalink
    May 23, 2017 5:37 am

    I would not have chosen Charlotte or Isabelle, but after seeing all the beautiful cards, I’m rethinking this and, yes, I need these stamps.

  18. Maria B permalink
    May 23, 2017 5:42 am

    I like the way you show examples of how to use the stamps.

  19. Dee Earnshaw permalink
    May 23, 2017 5:43 am

    Love seeing how the professionals color in these pretty images. Thanks for inspiring me:)

  20. May 23, 2017 5:48 am

    Seeing what your DT did with these blank canvas face stamps has blown me away. You are all so creative in using other stamps along with the face stamps to create such masterpieces. Amazing work!

  21. Donna Taylor permalink
    May 23, 2017 6:12 am

    Beautiful projects on some really nice illustrations. Grace and Isabelle are my two favorites.

  22. May 23, 2017 6:25 am

    Beautiful creations, these stamps are great for those of us who can’t do faces!

  23. Tiffany Brummitt permalink
    May 23, 2017 6:27 am

    Beautiful stamps. I can’t get enough of them”

  24. May 23, 2017 6:29 am

    HOW TOTALLY FUN! SUCH FUN & BEAUTIFUL WORK here!!! I enjoy seeing each ones look! TOTALLY LOVELY!!! 😉

  25. Tema permalink
    May 23, 2017 7:01 am

    I love the beautiful faces of the girl stamps.They are all so beautiful.They re so versatile.Great painted samples!

  26. Sue LD permalink
    May 23, 2017 7:13 am

    Beautiful faces.

  27. May 23, 2017 7:23 am

    Oh my goodness!!! Love so much these beautiful faces!!! ❤

  28. Cynthia Cole permalink
    May 23, 2017 7:26 am

    Such beautiful new stamps and cards!

  29. Kailash permalink
    May 23, 2017 7:26 am

    Wow, these are simply amazing!!!

  30. Bethann d permalink
    May 23, 2017 7:36 am

    I don’t think I would ever be as successful in coloring these lovely faces as your artists.

  31. May 23, 2017 7:55 am

    I love the Poetic release! So pretty and thoughtful, with a serious touch too. I love it!

  32. Kristina Phillips permalink
    May 23, 2017 8:20 am


  33. May 23, 2017 8:29 am

    I am continually amazed at the versatility of your designs!

  34. May 23, 2017 8:36 am

    So creative, artistic & beautiful! Love looking at these beauties!

  35. osagegypsy permalink
    May 23, 2017 8:37 am

    Angela is a gifted artist!

  36. Sindy permalink
    May 23, 2017 8:45 am

    Can’t wait to play with Angela’s poetic stamps in my journal! I have been admiring her work for a while and now they are stamps!!!!

  37. May 23, 2017 8:52 am

    Gorgeous cards! Lovin’ this beautiful collection!

  38. May 23, 2017 9:27 am

    I “know” Angela – and absolutely adore her work. Must get my hands on the “Charlotte” stamp!

  39. Carla Hundley permalink
    May 23, 2017 9:34 am

    How gorgeous all of these
    are! Love all the cards.
    Carla from Utah

  40. Carla Hundley permalink
    May 23, 2017 9:34 am

    Message left
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    Carla from Utah

  41. Carla Hundley permalink
    May 23, 2017 9:34 am

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    Carla from Utah

  42. Sheri K permalink
    May 23, 2017 9:40 am

    The poetic images are so cool–and wonderful examples of projects you’ve given us!

  43. Sandra Warthen permalink
    May 23, 2017 9:50 am

    I love these images. There is a look of innocence about them. I really need to learn how to color and shade

  44. mjmarmo permalink
    May 23, 2017 9:50 am

    Oh – these are stunnng.

  45. May 23, 2017 10:28 am

    Interesting, but that’s a whole new ball park of coloring for me!

  46. May 23, 2017 10:49 am

    This is so new and interesting. Love the calm look. Beautiful cards by the team.

  47. maureenchandler permalink
    May 23, 2017 10:57 am

    WOW! These are so artistic and pretty – thanks so much for the inspiration!

  48. May 23, 2017 12:02 pm

    they are poignant faces but so pretty.
    The stamps would give me a good chance
    tp practice my facial coloring.
    thanks for sharing.

  49. barbara lassiter permalink
    May 23, 2017 12:03 pm

    Lovely. There seems to be no limit to the creativity from these stamps.

  50. May 23, 2017 12:21 pm

    Absolutely love Angela Kennedy’s beautiful girls & thrilled that they are now stamps available. Congratulations Angela

  51. May 23, 2017 1:11 pm

    Wow, the colouring on these cards is absolutely stunning! Not so sure if these images are for me though, they’re all a bit sad looking!

  52. May 23, 2017 2:04 pm

    Beautiful cards, you’ve out done yourself again!

  53. May 23, 2017 8:24 pm

    Great soulful stamp images; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  54. May 23, 2017 8:40 pm

    Wow! Simply stunning!! Looks like a walk Who in museum but on paper !

  55. Holly Saveur permalink
    May 24, 2017 12:42 am

    SO Gorgeous….in LOVE with your cards ..paintings!

  56. May 24, 2017 12:42 am

    Love the ones by Birgit and Jill

  57. MelodyJ permalink
    May 24, 2017 2:01 am

    Very creative use of the stamps.

  58. karenajo permalink
    May 24, 2017 3:09 am

    These images are wonderful – endless possibilities as you said. Thanks for the great inspiration !

  59. Flo permalink
    May 24, 2017 7:19 am

    Love the no line watercoloring for these images.

  60. Donna Whitten permalink
    May 24, 2017 7:20 am

    Awesome cards! I’m amazed at the possibilities.

  61. Angie Hall permalink
    May 24, 2017 2:08 pm

    Terrific coloring on all the beautiful girl images. You gave each one their own personality.

  62. Katrina permalink
    May 24, 2017 9:03 pm

    These faces are so precious!

  63. Denise Sullivan permalink
    May 24, 2017 10:19 pm

    You never disappoint! I’ve been a fan for nearly twenty years and I love everything you make! Beautiful awesome stamps!

  64. Miriam Prantner permalink
    May 26, 2017 6:05 pm

    Beautiful faces!

  65. Jeanne Kelly permalink
    June 2, 2017 8:13 pm

    Di love how versatile these faces are. You’ve done a wonderful job illustrating their flexibility. Thank you!

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