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Penny Black presents CUTE to ELEGANT – Day 1

November 26, 2012

Penny Black has something for everyone, from cute to elegant! This week Penny Black designer Jill Foster will be sharing cute card samples which in turn inspired elegant samples. To leave you even more inspired, we’ll also have a simple sketch for both cards!

Be sure to enter today’s giveaway! (more details below)

Let’s get started, shall we? Here’s today’s CUTE card. Mimi and her reindeer friend are dreaming of a white Christmas! They were both colored with Copic markers and then layered onto a snowy background created by punched snowflakes adhered with dimensional foam to a Spellbinders circle die.

Penny Black Mimi's Winter Friends
Stamps: 30-133 Mimi’s Winter Friends, 40-164 Christmas Story, 40-074 Warm Wishes

The card above then inspired this ELEGANT version. Take a look:

Penny Black Crystal Drops

Stamps: 4268K Crystal Drops, 30-137 All is Bright, 1999L Letter Background

Want to make your own snowy scene? Jill will show you how in today’s Cute to Elegant Quick Tip video!

Watch in HD on YouTube: http://youtu.be/cnIpxx06Jpc

The fun doesn’t stop there… leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win 4268K Crystal Drops! Winners will be announced
this Friday.

Penny Black Cute to Elegant Card Sketch Day 1See you tomorrow with more Cute to Elegant creations by Jill! Here’s a sketch (click the image to enlarge) so you can play along!

Upload your Christmas cards in our Flickr Gallery and you just might see your Penny Black creation here on the blog this Friday.

Thanks for stopping by today – if you’re looking for more inspiration, please visit our gallery on Flickr and at Splitcoaststampers. You can also find us on Facebook, and on Twitter, too! – Jenn

223 Comments leave one →
  1. November 26, 2012 12:17 am

    What a wonderful techniques that make the white christmas being colorful!
    I love it very much and used it in parts of Christmas Ornaments

    http://crystalling218.blogspot.hk/2012/11/parts-for-chrisrmas-ornaments.html

  2. April permalink
    November 26, 2012 12:18 am

    Love this card ,a must have stamp!!

  3. November 26, 2012 12:18 am

    Oh wow, both cards are gorgeous!

  4. November 26, 2012 12:35 am

    Gorgeous colour schemes in Jill’s video. She really makes it look so easy.

  5. Tanja S. permalink
    November 26, 2012 1:08 am

    Beautiful cards, I especially like the colour scheme!

  6. Pam Cowling permalink
    November 26, 2012 1:12 am

    Love the vibrant colors of the distress inks and what a neat way to individualize cards that can otherwise be mass produced. Great inspiration Jill, thanks so much for yet another brilliant suggestion!

  7. Peggy wood permalink
    November 26, 2012 1:43 am

    So different from same sketch. Beautiful cards.

  8. Carolyn S permalink
    November 26, 2012 2:35 am

    Absolutely love the card! The colors go so well with each other.

  9. November 26, 2012 2:39 am

    Oh, these are both beutiful, and I love the way you´ve used the snowflakes.

  10. Olatz permalink
    November 26, 2012 2:52 am

    These cards are stunning!!! Great inspiration nad thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Mary Britzius permalink
    November 26, 2012 2:58 am

    I hope it is as easy as she makes it look!

  12. November 26, 2012 3:03 am

    Beautiful original cards. Cant wait to make them myself,.

  13. Kristen Berthelette permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:25 am

    Too cute! LOOOVVEE Penny Black! Mimi is my absolute favorite! 🙂

  14. Christine permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:26 am

    I love the colors! cant wait to try this!

  15. November 26, 2012 3:36 am

    Super fabulous! LOVE both versions!

  16. Holly Saveur permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:41 am

    Both so gorgeous..I am not a purple lover but love the colors yet so much will sure try to make one in these colors too!

  17. November 26, 2012 3:45 am

    What a gorgeous cards. Love the colours. Thanks for a chance to win. Regards

  18. November 26, 2012 3:50 am

    Love how you make the wintery scenes. I have to try that. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  19. November 26, 2012 3:50 am

    Love the use of sketches with variations, and now I’m off to try the colour combos!

  20. November 26, 2012 3:51 am

    Thank you so much for this – I’d not imagined the movement from cute to elegant – superb with the way you showed how to vary the colours on one basic design to make each card different. Thank you for this – I’m really looking forward to what else you have during the week.
    Paula (PEP)

  21. Lori Beneville permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:54 am

    New to stamping… so glad I found this blog. I love your work, very inspiring!

  22. Maria permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:55 am

    Love that stamp! Looking forward to this week on the blog!

  23. Sue Welsh permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:56 am

    This is quick and love it! What a great tutorial. Thanks as always for the great videos…they have really stepped up my stamping abilities.

  24. November 26, 2012 3:57 am

    I just love the various color combinations, Jill! And, both cards are SO nice! Would love to win the crystal drops

  25. Jilly permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:57 am

    Love it! It’s amazing how different a sketch can look from card to card.

  26. November 26, 2012 4:10 am

    Jill, your cards are both amazing! I love the adorable Mini and reindeer image on the first one, and the snowflake background on the second one. Thanks for sharing!

  27. SusieQ permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:14 am

    These cards are just delightful. Thanks for the color combos in the quick tip video!

  28. Michel Espey permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:26 am

    Both cards are great. Thanks for the chance to win one of the stamps used.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  29. Mary Anne Perlmutter permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:34 am

    I love both of these cards. The colors used are so perfect for these holiday cards.

  30. Terri (blindstamper) permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:42 am

    Great cards…love those colors!

  31. November 26, 2012 4:45 am

    Wow! Gorgeous cards. Love the design and the way Jill completely changed the look with those fabulous stamps and her talent! Awesome inspiration. Thanks.

  32. November 26, 2012 5:07 am

    Loved this card! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Is a pity not to have the materials to do same! For now! 😉

  33. Christina permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:10 am

    Love the colour!!Great job!

  34. Mary W P permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:17 am

    I Love that stamp! Now I’m regretting not purchasing it for my cards this year! Love all the color combos too!

  35. Maura Temple permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:23 am

    Beautiful colors! Wow can’t wait to try this.

  36. November 26, 2012 5:23 am

    Two beautiful cards – thanks for the video too!!

  37. Sue D permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:24 am

    Great cards and I like all the color combos on the video and the tip about using the white pen.

  38. VickiR in OH permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:26 am

    I Love the CUTE Mimi and Reindeer card with the snowflakes, and also enjoyed Jill’s instructional video using the distress inks.
    Looking forward to a Fun week of inspiration on the PB blog this week 🙂

  39. Evelyn J permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:27 am

    Great cards and techniques, can’t wait to try them.

  40. Diane permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:29 am

    Love your card and the three different color combinations used. Thanks for the inspiration.

  41. Pat D permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:41 am

    Both cards are beautiful. I cannot wait to try the technique.

  42. Kailash permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:46 am

    Wow, both cards are visually striking and so beautifully colored. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  43. November 26, 2012 5:51 am

    Jill’s cards are just beautiful. I love all of the distress inks used together and that faber castsel marker. Thanks for a chance to win this gorgeous stamp. Happy Holidays!!

  44. Terri Colognesi permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:52 am

    I will go home tonight and try this technique – love both cards!

  45. November 26, 2012 5:59 am

    I love this! Great tips and love the samples!

  46. Rosemary D permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:09 am

    both cards are fantastic! love the snowy tree on the second one!

  47. Paula Meuschke permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:09 am

    You make this card look sooo easy! Have to have this stamp. It’s all in one! And I love how elegant it looks! TFS

  48. janet Wilson permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:13 am

    Great sketch! Fabulous cards, with incredible colouring 🙂

  49. Caroline Thornton permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:26 am

    Lovely cards! And always enjoy a new technique, especially one that I will use!

  50. DianeD permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:30 am

    Amazing card! Love the technique, a definite must try 🙂

  51. November 26, 2012 6:32 am

    Love these stamps! Adorable and so pretty! TFS! and TF the chance to win!

  52. November 26, 2012 6:33 am

    Happy Monday… Cute or Elegant both are so lovely… and a new tech on top of that what to as more… I’m already a winner with the sketch and the tut… and a chance to win… Wow that a nice week beginin ! Thank you so much

  53. November 26, 2012 6:36 am

    love these Christmas themed card…what a fabulous colour combo!

  54. Jane permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:41 am

    I love all these color combinations with the tree stamp…I might have to get that one! Thanks!

  55. Judy permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:42 am

    I love the sketch and both of these beautiful cards!! It is fun to see the same sketch done in two different styles.

  56. Sigrid permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:45 am

    Oh, I love these cards especially the winter tree. Now I’m wondering where I can get one of those white Faber Castell markers.

  57. Agnes permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:56 am

    Both cards are beautiful. This makes me want both stamps.

  58. November 26, 2012 6:57 am

    lovely sketch and fabulous card,-))m

  59. Deb Lorence permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:00 am

    You make it look so easy Jill! Thanks for sharing!

  60. Linda permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:04 am

    This is so cute-love your videos. You do such a nice job showing us the “how to”. Thanks so much.

  61. November 26, 2012 7:04 am

    Wonderful cards and I LOVE Jill’s tutorial!

  62. Barbara Chmura permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:20 am

    I loved the great way you used distress inks. This technique makes it easy to make a set of cards to use for the holiday. I love Mimi, too. Thanks for the opportunity to get lots of holiday ideas.

  63. Jan McDaniel permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:27 am

    Elegant for sure and I can’t wait to make it!

  64. November 26, 2012 7:30 am

    Both cards are gorgeous ! The stamps and the colors are beautiful !
    Love Jil’s tutos.

  65. Line permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:31 am

    Beautiful cards!

  66. November 26, 2012 7:36 am

    Great tutorial, Jill and love the card! The color combination you showed are gorgeous!

  67. November 26, 2012 7:38 am

    Fabulous cards and gorgeous colors! 🙂

  68. terriavidreader permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:39 am

    You make it look easy! Thanks for the chance to win too!

  69. November 26, 2012 7:40 am

    I’m going to try the beautiful elegant card!

  70. Roma Templet permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:43 am

    Beautiful cards. Love this stamp!

  71. Victoria Reeve permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:44 am

    Love both cards Jill, and really LOVE that color scheme so different!

  72. Dawna permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:47 am

    I was first drawn to PB by the elegant florals. That stamp is gorgeous!!

  73. Debbie (swldebbie) permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:53 am

    OMG! I love them both (ESPECIALLY Mimi!) That is a wonderful color palette. What are the color numbers used?

  74. Amy R permalink
    November 26, 2012 8:11 am

    These are great ideas. I am inspired!

  75. November 26, 2012 8:19 am

    I just love Mimi! Very nice designs!

  76. Adelle Priess permalink
    November 26, 2012 8:20 am

    Thanks for the tutorial video. You make elegant look so easy. Love the cute card too though, it’s more like my style.

  77. Mildred Mildew permalink
    November 26, 2012 8:24 am

    These cards are quick and simple ..and oh so elegant. Love the quick tip format of the video.

  78. November 26, 2012 8:38 am

    Oh, love the video. What a cute card and sketch. Thanks for sharing.

  79. Sue permalink
    November 26, 2012 8:48 am

    This was worth the wait. Love the colors and design. Thanks for the inspiration.

  80. Jayne K permalink
    November 26, 2012 8:57 am

    I’m really not much into cute, but the elegant card is gorgeous and I’m going to enjoy the contrast between the two styles. Thanks for sharing.

  81. suemcrae permalink
    November 26, 2012 8:59 am

    Love these untraditional colours for holiday cards!

  82. November 26, 2012 9:00 am

    Very cute and very elegant. 🙂 I will probably play with the sketch this week. 🙂

  83. tish rowe permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:03 am

    How exciting that you are doing these cards. Just what we need to get us into the spirit of making our own cards. I would love to win.
    Tish

  84. Jennifer H. permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:07 am

    Love the card!! That is one of the stamp’s on my wish list. (Santa, are you listening..lol)

  85. Amy Jones#8546 permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:13 am

    This is a fun card. I love the colors and the white tree’s are so pretty. It’s Beautiful.

  86. barbara lassiter permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:20 am

    As always, I learn so much from your videos! You are a whiz with coloring! I like the cute card, but I love the elegant card! That is a great stamp and I love all the variations in color you demonstrated! Thanks for sharing your great tips and ideas!

  87. November 26, 2012 9:39 am

    Such beautiful results Jill!!! You make it look so easy! Wish I could spend a day with you making cards, you could show me where I’m screwing up!!!!! Thanks for the video 🙂

  88. LBirt permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:40 am

    what beautiful coloring…always love your style and techniques…thanks for exposing me to the Penny Black world of stamps…Love em!

  89. November 26, 2012 9:55 am

    Very cute and verf elegant.. Love it!

  90. Nyanaj permalink
    November 26, 2012 10:00 am

    Thanks for the wonderful tips and techniques. Can’t wait to try them!

  91. Lou Ann Ewing permalink
    November 26, 2012 10:04 am

    Fun Fun Fun! Everyday is a wonderful new day filled with wonderful challenges! Thanks for sharing! Christmas is early this year. I Love This Time of Year! My friends and family can’t wait to see their Christmas cards from me.

  92. November 26, 2012 10:05 am

    Thanks so much for the video. The cards are wonderful. Can’t wait to try the technique.

  93. Patricia Swagler permalink
    November 26, 2012 10:12 am

    Love the all the different color combinations, thank you for the tip. Can’t wait to see what you will be doing tomorrow.

  94. Linda Diamond permalink
    November 26, 2012 10:15 am

    I absolutely Loved the video. You made it look sooo easy. Now if only I could do as good ! Thank You , Thank You !

  95. judi permalink
    November 26, 2012 10:19 am

    Such fun color combos in the video, Jill! Great transition from cute to elegant! Love these ideas, and thanks for the opportunity to win the stamp:)

  96. November 26, 2012 10:24 am

    Wow, both cards are beautiful ! I can’t choose !! I must try to find that stamp !!

  97. November 26, 2012 10:50 am

    Thanks for showing the extra color combo’s in the video. Jill makes it look so easy to do that you just want to sit down and stamp stamp and stamp. Thanks for the inspiration!

  98. November 26, 2012 10:58 am

    I love the “cute to elegant” poss!! Mimi is so loveable!! I always love Jill’s videos. And the colors!! Oh, my!

  99. Lieselotte Paul permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:01 am

    Great cards! I love the collage stamp, and all the color variations. Thank you for the inspiring video!

  100. Diane Gibbons permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:07 am

    wonderful!! I love using the distressed inks and now I want to get started! – thank you

  101. November 26, 2012 11:07 am

    I love your stamps, and the inspiration and ideas!

  102. Joan Reed permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:24 am

    Loved todays video on your blogspot. NICE TO SEE MORE THAN ONE COLOR SCHEME TO USE THE SAME STAMP. Joan

  103. Judith van Stam permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:30 am

    Both cards are gorgeous. I loved watching Jill’s video. Thanks.

  104. Kelley permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:37 am

    Love both cards, it’s fun to see two very different looks.

  105. Sharla Laursen permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:44 am

    Awesome cards, love the colors and the fun sketch!

  106. November 26, 2012 11:47 am

    Can’t wait to try that technique. Wonder what would work if you don’t have the Faber Castell big white pen?? I’m at least 1 1/2 hours from a stamping/scrapbook store! to answer the question…..I like a simple look to my cards (not necessarily easy techniques) and whimsical more than overly fancy/elegant!

    • November 26, 2012 5:17 pm

      Thanks for your comment and for visiting today! I think a plain white gel pen might work if you blended it right away. Or perhaps some white acrylic paint that has been watered down? Hope this helps. Hugs and Happy Stamping!

  107. Jinglesmom permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:51 am

    Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to see what comes tomorrow!

  108. Brenda permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:57 am

    As usual your creative ideas are impressive, yet doable by us peons out in the trenches. Especially as I have not started my Christmas cards yet, this video has given me the impetus to decide on a sketch and get it into action.

    Thanks

  109. November 26, 2012 11:58 am

    Lovely and inspirational! Simple but sooo useable. I love the technique.

  110. Joy permalink
    November 26, 2012 12:03 pm

    A whole week of this? It’s a wonderful thing!

  111. Denise Trottier permalink
    November 26, 2012 12:19 pm

    Gorgeous vibrant color combinations…quick and easy…love the stamp, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed…thank you for sharing and the chance to win…
    Denise Trottier

  112. November 26, 2012 12:37 pm

    What a great way to re-do a card! I love how versatile the sketch is!

  113. Barbara Thomassen permalink
    November 26, 2012 12:54 pm

    Truly beautiful! Cannot decide which one I love the most. I guess I will just have to try all the combinations. Thank you so very much…..

  114. Johanne Bazinet permalink
    November 26, 2012 1:01 pm

    What a great way to make many cards with this unique technic. I love it. Johanne B.

  115. Mitzi permalink
    November 26, 2012 1:05 pm

    Adorable designs! They are the cutest I have ever seen! Thank you for the beautiful designs that we will enjoy for years to come! Happy Holidays!

  116. Alicia Mcculloch permalink
    November 26, 2012 1:16 pm

    It’s the wee hours here in Australia and all I can think about is getting the supply’s to make the elegant card! Beautiful colors,and very adaptable. Love it.

  117. November 26, 2012 1:20 pm

    Such stunning creations! Love the choice of colors, love the mimi stamps, but that tree stamp is absolutely amazing!! Thank you for sharing these cards, and for a chance to win!

  118. Anne Richards permalink
    November 26, 2012 1:29 pm

    Love the use of the circle with the stamps and the orange and pink background is very neo christmas. thanks

  119. November 26, 2012 1:33 pm

    Awesome cards! Especially the elegant one, colours are amazing! Thank you for this event 🙂

  120. Anneli Erson permalink
    November 26, 2012 1:47 pm

    I really liked the video today – i just have to try the technic! It gave me inspiration to use my distress paint a lot more than i do today.
    Thanks! I think even my kids will like this!

  121. Maria Villasenor permalink
    November 26, 2012 2:20 pm

    Amazing!!! Love all the combinations. Jill is so talented and she makes look soooo easy, like I can do it!!!

  122. Maureen Chandler permalink
    November 26, 2012 2:37 pm

    I love what you can do with stamps and ink! The variations of this card are just wonderful and I couldn’t even pick a favorite one! Thanks so much Jill!!!

  123. Trudy Pieterick permalink
    November 26, 2012 2:56 pm

    You make it look so easy! Love the ideas and the Faber Castell white ink pen!

  124. Pai permalink
    November 26, 2012 2:57 pm

    how fun is this! can’t wait to see the other transformations!

  125. julie m permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:11 pm

    like this stamp and the card. the color combo is so great.

  126. Jan Westcott permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:12 pm

    Love the stamps, great techniques. Thanks for the chance to win.

  127. November 26, 2012 3:13 pm

    wow these are great I LOVE the cute to elegant!!!! And thanks so much for the video, LOVE videos where I can learn new ideas!

  128. Rene permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:13 pm

    I am going to have a go, you make it look so easy.
    RENE FROM OZ xo

  129. November 26, 2012 3:26 pm

    Both are beautiful cards? Love the elegant version!

  130. November 26, 2012 3:35 pm

    I just puchased my first batch of PB stamps and I’m in love. I actually purchased 4 sets at once. Now I want more and Jill Foster is the one who fed my addiction. So glad she did.

  131. Deborah permalink
    November 26, 2012 3:57 pm

    I am really excited about trying the techniques in the elegant version. So pretty!

  132. Kathy permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:06 pm

    I have been buying Penny Black stamps for years and now have several more on my wish list. Thanks for the videos on how to do the techniques.

  133. Djanelle permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:09 pm

    I love the tree stamp. What a beautiful card!

  134. November 26, 2012 4:09 pm

    A stunning stamp that will ma,e an elegant card! So happy you hare sharing all the tips and hints! THANK YOU!!

  135. Jan Castle permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:11 pm

    My goodness…those were really quick cards to make – love the idea and the look!!! TFS!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  136. Mary-Anne V. permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:19 pm

    What great cards..love the non traditional colours.

  137. November 26, 2012 4:26 pm

    Gorgeous color combos. The card is adorable!

  138. November 26, 2012 4:31 pm

    thanks for the chance to win!

  139. Diana F permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:47 pm

    Loved the cards and really enjoyed the quick tip video. The color combinations were all beautiful, though I must admit I don’t believe I would have tried them together. Something else for me to try.

  140. Susan permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:51 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this week to begin ever since the first email went out about it. It was worth the wait! I love the elegant card and the different color combo. Lovely.

  141. Kathy Harrison permalink
    November 26, 2012 4:57 pm

    Looks beautiful. Hard to believe it is so simple to achieve this fantastic look

  142. November 26, 2012 5:01 pm

    2 great cards, but the elegant is what I really love–fabulous colors & use of the images! Thanks for the sketch & a chance at that lovely stamp.

  143. Christina Davey permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:29 pm

    That is so neat! I’ve got to try this. Thanks for the ideas!

  144. Silke Shimazu permalink
    November 26, 2012 5:48 pm

    Beautiful cards and great sketch! Thanks for the tutorial Jill.

  145. Denise Bryant permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:22 pm

    Fabulous cards! Love the Crystal Drops stamp…. gorgeous! Thanks for the video and great ideas to inspire us!
    DeniseB

  146. November 26, 2012 6:58 pm

    Love the colors – I am new to using alcohol ink markers and love learning about new techniques

  147. cherylwright56 permalink
    November 26, 2012 6:59 pm

    WOW, love both these cards. Adore the Crystal Drops stamp – so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  148. diana permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:02 pm

    Lovely cards and colours! Thanks for the video tips. 😉

  149. sherry sinard permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:06 pm

    Amazing cards and thanks for the video so we can learn this technique!

  150. November 26, 2012 7:22 pm

    Jill certainly knows how to bring a Christmas tree to life!

  151. Karen permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:25 pm

    Love pine tree stamps. This tip reminds me of the northern lights the way the colors changed in each one.

  152. Barbara Chase permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:40 pm

    Beautiful cards…thanks for the inspiration!

  153. Joyce Preusser permalink
    November 26, 2012 7:56 pm

    I so enjoyed the video and this stamp is a definitely on my wish list! Great tutorial! Thank you.

  154. Lisa Smith permalink
    November 26, 2012 8:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I love the cards. Can’t wait to try this technique.

  155. November 26, 2012 8:30 pm

    Love the card idea with the trees and using my distress inks to do the coloring for me!!!

  156. November 26, 2012 8:38 pm

    LOVED the FUN card ideas and the video!! Such AMAZING color combos!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  157. craftLYN permalink
    November 26, 2012 8:47 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win!! Inspirational!

  158. Carole permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:10 pm

    You work magic with embossed images and distress ink. What wonderful inspiration.

  159. Sheila permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:13 pm

    Great tree technique. Can’t wait to try it.

  160. November 26, 2012 9:16 pm

    I love this idea of cute to elegant! Penny Black has so many great styles of stamps for every preference. Looking forward to seeing what else will be revealed this week!

  161. November 26, 2012 9:17 pm

    Thanks for the video tips . Wonderful cards !

  162. teepee permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:20 pm

    Wow, those various color combinations were great. Thanks for the video, you make it look SO-O-O easy.

  163. November 26, 2012 9:26 pm

    I am loving the cute to elegant theme and all the color combos that Jill taught us in the video. I always learn so much from watching Jill and today was no exception!

  164. calamityjane permalink
    November 26, 2012 9:32 pm

    What a change from the cute!! The colors knocked this card out of the park! I’dlove to win this stamp, for sure!!!!

  165. November 26, 2012 11:36 pm

    beautiful design and coloring as always, Jill! wow! love them both!

  166. Carmen permalink
    November 26, 2012 11:38 pm

    Bbeautiful color selection, the stamp has the perfect Christmas scenery

  167. November 27, 2012 12:16 am

    Beautiful cards both gorgeous and different, and such lovely colours and details.

  168. KarenNZ permalink
    November 27, 2012 12:31 am

    Ohhhh love the backgrounds just great colours thanks for sharing

  169. Katarina permalink
    November 27, 2012 3:10 am

    Winter trees are always so romantic and this one is NO exception! Love it!
    Katarina

  170. Kate Bell permalink
    November 27, 2012 3:19 am

    Wonderful cards with lots of inspiration. Thank you!

  171. Julia permalink
    November 27, 2012 3:56 am

    Love the great card ideas!!!

  172. RitaR permalink
    November 27, 2012 4:47 am

    Love the beautiful backgrounds Jill created. I really look forward to her videos and the addition of the Christmas music makes me happy. Thank you for the opportunity to win the Crystal Drops Stamp.

  173. November 27, 2012 4:55 am

    Love these cards! I am working with distress inks more now and this is a great tutorial!

  174. November 27, 2012 5:17 am

    Love the color combos! Thanks for the tutorial! I have to get me this stamp 🙂

  175. November 27, 2012 5:27 am

    I love Mimi and her reindeer. How darling. And the tree card is awesome. Thanks for the video.

  176. Kathy permalink
    November 27, 2012 6:19 am

    Love these!

  177. November 27, 2012 7:07 am

    Love the colors!

  178. Rita permalink
    November 27, 2012 7:32 am

    Both cards were very cheerful and colourful. Love the cute and elegant designs.

  179. julie permalink
    November 27, 2012 9:26 am

    I’ve been using the embossed distress technique on my cards as well. Love the idea of varying color combinations.

  180. November 27, 2012 9:36 am

    Great cards, love the elegant tree.

  181. November 27, 2012 10:17 am

    Ooooo I liked both the cards the cute and elegant..and beautiful colors..

  182. Maxine permalink
    November 27, 2012 10:29 am

    OMG…love the stamp and the color choices….thanx!

  183. Karenajo permalink
    November 27, 2012 10:37 am

    Thanks for the video – great to see all the different color combos to use for backgrounds ! Love these cards – thanks for sharing !

  184. November 27, 2012 11:26 am

    Fabulous cards! Jill’s colouring is superb, as always, and I love that stamp – I can see all kinds of possibilities with that little beauty!

  185. November 27, 2012 11:34 am

    Okay, I’m going to have to get one of those “Stampers’ Big White Pen” things. Beautiful distress blending, and the extra “hit” of white really made the trees pop. THANKS!

  186. Darlene D. permalink
    November 27, 2012 12:27 pm

    As always Jill does her magic …. Absolutely love that stamp and is a “must have”.

  187. NancyS ( momsnack) permalink
    November 27, 2012 12:35 pm

    Great color combos!!

  188. November 27, 2012 12:41 pm

    Watched the tutorial on YouTube, and I hope to try this soon! Thanks for sharing your expertise with us!

  189. sunflower sue permalink
    November 27, 2012 1:38 pm

    Love, love, love these cards! I especially like the non-traditional use of color. Really enjoyed the video, too. 🙂

  190. Chris permalink
    November 27, 2012 2:32 pm

    Love the ink technnique. There is always something new to learn and try.

  191. November 27, 2012 2:50 pm

    It’s a good thing I don’t have to choose a favorite because all three samples were gorgeous! Thanks for the video – I always enjoy your work 🙂

  192. November 27, 2012 3:59 pm

    I am loving all your Christmas stamps!!!

  193. SherylH permalink
    November 27, 2012 4:53 pm

    All colour variations are so pretty — really like the use of the white Stampers’ big pen to highlight the trees!

  194. November 27, 2012 5:21 pm

    I absolutely love this technique and the stamp is gorgeous. I need one of them pens now.

  195. November 27, 2012 5:23 pm

    LOVE the pink/orange color combo. You wouldn’t normally think it would work for Christmas, but it really does!

  196. November 27, 2012 5:34 pm

    Thanks so much for the great video!

  197. Charmayne permalink
    November 27, 2012 10:05 pm

    Can’t wait to try out all these colors, they look absolutely stunning, especially seedless preserves & fired brick!

  198. Maria permalink
    November 27, 2012 10:47 pm

    What a great idea for using crystal drops and I love the colours,lovely cards.

  199. Carmen permalink
    November 27, 2012 11:33 pm

    Love your video!!
    I am curious about the fabercastell marker you are using? can you give me more details about it? Thanks

  200. Kelley permalink
    November 28, 2012 1:08 am

    I love how easily Distress Inks blend.

  201. November 28, 2012 1:32 am

    Ooh wow! These are amazing samples and beautiful images – thank you so much for the inspiration x

  202. November 28, 2012 1:34 am

    Love your colour combo on these two cards.

  203. Carrie C permalink
    November 28, 2012 3:12 am

    Oh my, gorgeous cards. Love the colors used and the different coloring options.

  204. November 28, 2012 5:41 am

    I love the colors on the tree card – so non traditional but OH SO BEAUTIFUL – another tree stamp I would love to have in my collection

    Barb Housner

  205. November 28, 2012 5:48 am

    You make that distress inking and blending look so easy! I’m super impressed and inspired to try this out~~~ thanks for the inspiration!

  206. Sandy D permalink
    November 28, 2012 8:27 am

    A great stamp. I like the different looks with different color combos. Great video!

  207. November 28, 2012 8:33 am

    Love the color combos today. Super cute!!!

  208. November 28, 2012 9:01 am

    Thanks for the lovely video!..lovely project!

  209. NancyW permalink
    November 28, 2012 9:18 am

    Great video, thanks for sharing with everyone.

  210. November 28, 2012 10:39 am

    Gotta give this a try! Thank for sharing!

  211. November 28, 2012 10:50 am

    Love the crystal drops stamp, and I love the colour scheme. Thanks for the inspiration, and the chance to win.

  212. MCgal permalink
    November 28, 2012 4:15 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love the colors on the cute holiday cards.

  213. November 28, 2012 6:01 pm

    Both cards are beautiful and I love that stamp!

  214. Pat R permalink
    November 28, 2012 7:23 pm

    Awesome colors and designs!!!

  215. Yvonne W permalink
    November 28, 2012 10:15 pm

    Love the way you blended the colors together. Love the stamp too!!

  216. glowest permalink
    November 29, 2012 4:35 am

    love these cards, what beautiful colors

  217. Ruby permalink
    November 29, 2012 12:39 pm

    Oh wow, love this cute one with wintry background and the elegant one is amazing too! Ruby x

  218. Carol B permalink
    November 29, 2012 5:19 pm

    Wow! I love the non-traditional color scheme.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

  219. November 29, 2012 11:55 pm

    That elegant card is stunning. Love that background all swirled and gorgeous.

  220. December 5, 2012 9:29 am

    What a wonderful technique

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