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Birgit’s Beautiful Brushstrokes

May 30, 2017

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

And now scroll down for more Poetic inspiration with Birgit!

It’s time for a poetic party and you’re invited! This week join Birgit Edblom as she explores the range of possibilities available with our newest collection, Poetic.

Today is all about Birgit’s beautiful brushstroke stamping and we begin the party with our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-545 Lustrous, and miniature 3 x 4 inch transparent sentiment set, 30-433 Be….

Tips/Techniques: Color directly onto floral stamp using Caran d’Ache Neocolor Artists crayons, mist with water, and stamp onto watercolor paper (Saunders Waterford High White HP). Use water and a paintbrush to add additional blending and shading to the image on the paper. Once dry, lightly stamp background with text using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Stamp sentiment with a mix of Versafine Onyx Black and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. Ink background using Peeled Paint Distress Ink, applied with an ink blending tool and a foam pad.

Next, Birgit has used the same stamp and color scheme, but has given it a completely different look by altering her card layout.

Tips/Techniques: Color directly onto stamp using Caran d’Ache Neocolor Artists crayons, mist with water, and stamp onto watercolor paper (Saunders Waterford High White HP). Paint background using Daler Rowney watercolors, allowing edges of floral stamp to blur with the water. Stamp sentiment and layer with square frames cut from simple square dies.

On this next card, Birgit has enlightened the buds on our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-547 Flower Lanterns, with a rich gold and yellow color scheme.

Tips/Techniques: Ink background watercolor paper (Saunders Waterford High White HP) with Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks using an ink blending tool and foam pads. Lightly stamp text using Peeled Paint ink. Color directly onto floral stamp with Caran d’Ache Neocolor Artists crayons, mist with water, and stamp. Use water and a paintbrush to add additional blending and shading to the image on the paper. Add white highlights to the flowers using a gel pen. Stamp sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

And before we “leaf”, we had to share this card by Birgit featuring our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-544 Poetic.

Tips/Techniques: To create the background, sponge Distress Inks onto smooth cardstock (Bazill Smoothies cardstock) and stamp text with Distress Inks. Layer behind rectangular frame cut with simple rectangular die. Color directly onto leaf with Caran d’Ache Neocolor Artists crayons, mist with water, and stamp onto watercolor paper (Saunders Waterford High White HP). Once dry, fussy cut and apply Forest Moss Distress Ink to the outer edges using an ink blending tool and a foam pad. Layer onto card.

Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

Card 1: 40-545 Lustrous, 30-433 Be…, 30-238 Footnotes

Card 2: 40-545 Lustrous, 30-350 Sentiment Collection

Card 3: 40-547 Flower Lanterns, 30-350 Sentiment Collection, 30-238 Footnotes

Card 4: 40-544 Poetic, 30-238 Footnotes, 30-404 Spiritual Snippets

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. Wendy Dellow permalink
    May 30, 2017 12:33 am

    Hells Bells ,,, Tips from Birgit

    Sent from my iPad

    >

  2. May 30, 2017 1:28 am

    That leaf card is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. 💗💗💗

  3. Tami permalink
    May 30, 2017 4:20 am

    Wow stunning cards! I just adore her card designs with PB stamps! Thank you so much for listing Birgit’s Supplies!!

  4. barbara lassiter permalink
    May 30, 2017 7:33 am

    SIGH! These are amazing, but then again a talented artist worked her magic with these gorgeous stamps!

  5. Tona permalink
    May 30, 2017 8:38 am

    Beautiful cards! Fabulous work!!!

  6. Donna Whitten permalink
    May 30, 2017 8:45 am

    Wow!!! Wonderful projects and loads of inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

  7. maureenchandler permalink
    May 30, 2017 8:52 am

    These cards and stamps are just lovely – thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Patt H. permalink
    May 30, 2017 9:12 am

    Once more, you have created absolutely gorgeous cards! I love them all!

  9. May 30, 2017 4:24 pm

    STUNNING WORK, Birgit!! I LOVE your cards! 😉

  10. Ronnie Eastwood permalink
    May 30, 2017 5:09 pm

    I simply cannot get over how beautifully painted/stamped Birgit’s cards are. I always look forward to your e-mails, but come away feeling that my cards don’t look very good at all. Well, it’s something to strive for.

    I’d never heard of the Caran d’Ache Neocolor Artists crayons before, or else I just hadn’t noticed them in the shops. I’ll be keeping my eye open for them. Are there alternatives to this crayon that would produce a similar affect.

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

    Ronnie

    On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 12:04 AM, The Penny Black Blog wrote:

    > pennyblackinc posted: “Don’t miss the new creation on our Simplicity Site > today… click HERE to check it out! And now scroll down for more Poetic > inspiration with Birgit! It’s time for a poetic party and you’re invited! > This week join Birgit Edblom as she explores the rang” >

    • jillianfoster82 permalink*
      May 31, 2017 3:11 am

      Thanks so much for your comment and interest in stamping with our brushstroke stamps! Any type of water-soluble marker can help you achieve a similar effect, such as Tombow Dual Brush Pens or Distress Markers. Happy Stamping! -Jill, Penny Black Social Media Director

      • birgited permalink
        May 31, 2017 9:41 am

        Thank you!❤️ Caran d’Ache Neocolor Artists crayons are water-soluble crayons…I think theese are the best but you can find lots of others too!

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