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PB&J Monday with Jill Foster

August 8, 2011

We are so excited to bring our new Christmas 2011 collection to you over the next four weeks. We’ll be showcasing our holiday nature stamps, elegant collage stamps, brand new fashion girls, and of course Christmas Mimi stamps. It’s going to be inspiration overload as the Penny Black Designers are here every weekday with their takes on each week’s theme. Please note that Halloween and Christmas 2011 stamps will ship at the end of August.

We’re launching our special feature with a video tutorial by Jill Foster as part of our PB&J (Penny Black & Jill!) series every Monday here at the Blog. This week’s theme is nature, and here’s a pair of poloroid-inspired greeting cards by Jill;

To view Jill’s video in HD at YouTube, click HERE.

Create a new Penny Black stamped card with a nature theme. Upload your entry into our Gallery by Midnight Sunday night, PST for a chance to win new holiday stamps! Be sure to tag your entry with “pennyblacknature”. Good luck! The challenge winner will be announced in next Tuesday’s post.

42 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2011 12:55 am

    what beautiful stamps Jill… love the polaroid look as well.

  2. August 8, 2011 1:44 am

    Such beautiful cards! Love them both…

  3. August 8, 2011 3:28 am

    Gorgeous cards Jill. Love the new stamps too:) TFS this great video.

  4. Michel E permalink
    August 8, 2011 4:18 am

    Beautiful cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  5. Theresa permalink
    August 8, 2011 4:26 am

    Hi – love the idea of the Polaroid. I may have missed it, but what were the dimensions of the two layered pieces? TFS!

    • August 8, 2011 7:59 am

      Thanks Theresa! Here are the dimensions for the polaroid:
      3 1/2 x 4 1/4 outside dimensions
      3 1/16 x 3 1/16 inside dimensions
      inset from top and sides 1/4 inch

  6. Glowest permalink
    August 8, 2011 5:10 am

    love the cards

  7. Glowest permalink
    August 8, 2011 5:11 am

    great cards, club member

  8. Ann I. permalink
    August 8, 2011 6:42 am

    Gorgeous cards! Get me in the mood for Christmas…

  9. Ann I. permalink
    August 8, 2011 6:43 am

    Forgot to mention I’m a club member.

  10. Rosemary D permalink
    August 8, 2011 6:57 am

    jill’s cards are just beautiful! loving the new Christmas stamps… i’m a club member

  11. August 8, 2011 6:57 am

    LOVE Jill’s card with that sweet little bird – your nature stamps are my favorites! I’m a club member…….

  12. pattisj permalink
    August 8, 2011 9:43 am

    Love this idea! Jill is a great instructor.

    • pattisj permalink
      August 8, 2011 9:45 am

      Forgot to mention, I’m a club member.

  13. August 8, 2011 10:45 am

    These are beautiful!!! Love the birdf stamp!!! I’m a club member….LOVE your stamps! Can hardly wait for the new ones to come out!!!!!

  14. August 8, 2011 10:49 am

    What a sweet project! The new images are quite sweet and I love the use of Distress Stain on the cardstock.

    Club Member Haisku
    alias Sinihilkka

  15. Cathy A permalink
    August 8, 2011 11:17 am

    Beautiful cards Jill, love the polaroid style mounts.

  16. August 8, 2011 11:28 am

    Love the bird card.. so pretty!
    Kim S

  17. August 8, 2011 11:56 am

    Stunning card. Just love them, club member.

  18. August 8, 2011 12:33 pm

    Beautiful card with great bg, Jill, club member!

  19. Silke Shimazu permalink
    August 8, 2011 1:54 pm

    So beautiful!

  20. kimberly permalink
    August 8, 2011 2:26 pm

    awwww…these are lovely. God’s beauty made into cards!!
    love these
    club member

  21. Colorado permalink
    August 8, 2011 2:52 pm

    I really like these cards. I looked in the blog post and didn’t find the list of Copic colors that the video said would be there. I hope I didn’t miss them… and really don’t want to spend the time to watch the video over again to get them. But, the cards are lovely anyway.

    • August 8, 2011 3:17 pm

      Hi Colorado! Thanks for watching the video and for your comments. Here are the colors used in the video: E31, E35, E29, 0. Here are the colors used for both cards: YG63, YG67, YG11, B24, Y38, YR14, R29, R59, E31, E35, E29, W1, 0. Happy stamping! ūüôā

  22. Cynthia permalink
    August 8, 2011 3:26 pm

    Both are beautful nature cards, thanks for the in depth video, it was great to see you use the copics and list the numbers as you were colouring and shading.
    Another club member, just a pity our Christmas is in Summer!

  23. August 8, 2011 3:39 pm

    Beautiful cards, so elegant and simple yet so stunning.

    Club Member Brenda!

  24. LeeAnn permalink
    August 8, 2011 4:38 pm

    I enjoyed the video and loved the background with the ink stains. Very nice. I love the stamps you are showcasing!

  25. diana permalink
    August 8, 2011 5:00 pm

    Great cards! TFS! Maybe this year I’ll start making my holiday cards early.
    P.S. I’m a club member. ūüėČ

  26. August 8, 2011 5:57 pm

    Gorgeous cards, as always, Jill! I’m going to try & watch the video this week, but if not, I’ll catch it when I get back from some days off. I’m a club member & would LOVE to get some new Penny Black Christmas stamps!

  27. August 8, 2011 6:17 pm

    Enjoyed your video, thanks for the inspiration!

  28. August 8, 2011 6:20 pm

    Superb seeing this done – those Distress Stains give such a superb texture & I love the look of the Polaroid photo. The stamps are so detailed & realistic – the reindeer quite stunning. Thanks for going into such detail with this.
    Paula (PEP)
    Penny Black Club Member

  29. August 8, 2011 7:31 pm

    WOW – These are cool! I need to try the Polaroid idea! Watching you color in super high speed to Jingle Bells is classic and made me smile!! Have a great week Jill!

  30. August 8, 2011 9:43 pm

    I LOVE the polaroid card idea for christmas cards!! Such a fun look and the distress stain back grounds are AWESOME!! I ENJOY YOUR VIDEOS!! =) I look forward to them each Monday!! =) THANKS for sharing with us and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  31. Susan permalink
    August 8, 2011 10:11 pm

    Wonderful cards Jill! My personal favourite is the Winter Wonders card. Thanks for your excellent videos!

    • Susan permalink
      August 30, 2011 9:52 pm

      Oops! Forgot to say that I am a club member.

  32. August 8, 2011 11:27 pm

    Wow, your cards are just stunning today. Love how nature can be such a beautiful subject to capture on film, but even more amazing is how you created these beauties in such a realistic way to provide us all with such sheer elegance and class. Hugs.

  33. August 8, 2011 11:42 pm

    beautiful coloring and love how you made the backgrounds for the images with the distress stains! i’ll have to try that! thanks for the inspiration, Jill! gorgeous cards!

  34. Maria permalink
    August 9, 2011 10:13 am

    Very beautiful cards…I love the way you colored the background and the shading on the animals. It is very elegant…loved it.

  35. August 9, 2011 10:34 am

    Fabulous cards! I have made a nature card – on my blog here – and I’m just off to upload to the Penny Black Circle in Flickr now ūüôā
    Pauline x

  36. Janine B permalink
    August 12, 2011 3:46 pm

    Great card and am loving all the new stamps

  37. August 27, 2011 1:06 pm

    Stunning cards – off to watch the tutorial now. Those stamps have just gone on my wish list!
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

    p.s. I’m a club member!

  38. Maxine Koehli permalink
    December 7, 2011 12:32 pm

    Always enjoy your cards Jill, thank you.

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