Designer Spotlight; Jill Foster
How/when did you begin stamping? Several years ago, a co-worker first introduced me to stamping when she shared her hand-stamped Christmas cards. I stamped time to time after that but really began stamping on a more consistent basis in 2009 when I started my blog.
What is your favorite technique/style? I love anything with lots of ink and coloring. Often, I like to start my cards with completely white cardstock and build up the colors, backgrounds, and main elements myself, using lots of different techniques.
Which Penny Black products are you most drawn to? I can’t pick! And I love that with Penny Black. I don’t have to. When I’m in the mood for something cute I can reach for Mimi or a Hedgie, and if I want something elegant or natural, Penny Black has that, too! Currently I am really drawn to the new Madison Designer Paper Pad and can’t wait to step outside of my box and use more patterned paper in my creations.
What do you do when you’re in a stamping ‘slump’? Lately, when I’m in a slump I turn to Pinterest for inspiration. I just have to be careful not to spend too much time there, it’s sooo addictive. (To take a peek at Jill’s Pinterest Boards, click HERE.)
How would you describe your craft space in three words? Organized, colorful, and cozy.
What would be your advice to beginner stampers? If you enjoy sharing your work, I recommend starting a blog. I think having an outlet to share my work motivated me to stamp on a more regular basis and develop my skills. And if you’re looking to learn new techniques, check out YouTube for lots of ideas- it’s like taking a mini class.
Do you have any questions for our readers? I’d love to see what you’ve been creating with Penny Black stamps, where do you share your work?
SUPPLIES: 4266L Christmas Music, 30-139 Mouse Deco, 2025 M Music Note Background.
Jill is the genius behind our popular PB&J tutorial vidoes (Penny Black & Jill)… You can view her (amazing!) videos HERE. Stay tuned for another Designer Spotlight!