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Take Flight 20 – Day 3, PB & J is back again!

February 6, 2013
Take Flight Twenty Penny Black
What do you get when you combine 40-205 Blissful, 30-164 Edge to Edge (new stamps from our TAKE FLIGHT catalog), some gesso, and some Distress Inks with the super-talented brain and hands of Jill Foster?  A new Penny Black & Jill (PB&J) video for day 3 of Take Flight 20 . . . and some jaw-droppingly gorgeous cards created with the gesso resist technique. Want to see how these cards were made? Check out this week’s video class!

jill resist technique gesso penny black

Remember as part of Take Flight TWENTY, one lucky stamper will receive TWENTY new stamps from the new catalog!  To be eligible, just leave a comment on any Take Flight Twenty Post, either here on the blog OR on our Facebook page.  Each comment is an entry for the random giveaway, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

310 Comments leave one →
  1. February 6, 2013 12:03 am

    Wow…. that’s so beautiful… love the colors..

  2. karenladd permalink
    February 6, 2013 12:16 am

    Oh, I am going to definitely have to get some gesso and give this a try! What a beautiful look!

  3. February 6, 2013 12:26 am

    Wow! Love how the combination of gesso and distressing gives such a beautiful look! I am going to give it a try. Thanks Jillian for the great tutorial!

  4. Mateja permalink
    February 6, 2013 12:30 am

    So easy and beautiful! Great job! 🙂

  5. Clelie permalink
    February 6, 2013 12:34 am

    What a great inspiration…loved the innovations.

  6. February 6, 2013 12:41 am

    What a great effect with this technique! Love it!

  7. February 6, 2013 1:00 am

    Loving the technique and the cards and video!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week!! =)

  8. February 6, 2013 1:06 am

    I love Jill’s creative hands! 🙂 These are so pretty.

  9. February 6, 2013 1:39 am

    Brilliant technique and super work. Would love to win the stamps

  10. Debbie Evans permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:09 am

    Love these stamps and what you have done with them.

  11. Diane Wilding UK permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:16 am

    These are very pretty cards and the colours could easily be varied to suit the recipient – lovely! Very well done 🙂 x

  12. Christine permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:23 am

    I can’t wait for the new stamps to arrive on my doorstep

  13. February 6, 2013 2:26 am

    wow brillant technique and lovely cards!

  14. Barbara permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:05 am

    Fantastic tutorial! I’ll definitely try this technique. I love working with gesso.

  15. Carla mcGuire permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:06 am

    I check in everyday to see what’s new. I am never disappointed.

  16. February 6, 2013 3:12 am

    You never disappoint–there’s always something fun, fresh and inspirational. Thank you!

  17. Teresa Igo permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:20 am

    love this technique, I will have to try this

  18. Moira permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:29 am

    What a lovely card !! Great to see Jill back with the PB&J videos. Love them

  19. February 6, 2013 3:33 am

    Gorgeous cards. Yay!!!PBnJ is back…missed it!!TFS

  20. Ashley permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:37 am

    I love these beautiful cards! So pretty.

  21. February 6, 2013 3:38 am

    yay!!! I am so happy PB n J is back!!!! I always learn so much, and these cards are no exception! Thanks so much!

  22. Saila Saari permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:43 am

    Hope I find your stamps in Finland! Love them!

  23. Dianne C permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:45 am

    What a marvelous technique, so pretty. Love the colour combination Jill has used. Love the new stamps.

  24. Carolyn permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:00 am

    Wow would love to try this…gotta get some gesso

  25. Donna Jones permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:02 am

    Great demos using the Gesso, I must get some and have a play 🙂
    Love the colour combos used.

  26. glowest permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:10 am

    very nice, have not tried this. beautiful

  27. Michel Espey permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:12 am

    Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds. Thanks for the tutorial.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  28. February 6, 2013 4:13 am

    Thanks for this Jill – good to see another of your videos; I learnt much with this one as I’ve never used Gesso before……looks like I need to find myself a tub plus those foam brushes.
    Love the way you use those Distress Inks for the colouring & your explanation of how to avoid mud – mud is what I make when I’m using the Distress Stains but I WILL get there.
    Paula (PEP)

  29. February 6, 2013 4:25 am

    Fabulous tutorials and techniques and I love those beautiful stamps
    Lindsay xx

  30. February 6, 2013 4:29 am

    Lovely cards – good to see Jill back doing her great videos

  31. Goosie permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:30 am

    A new technique to try! Stunning beyond belief…..and a full tutorial! I am in heaven! TX FOR a chance to win a slice of heaven!

  32. fairydust permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:33 am

    Simply gorgeous with full tutorial! Thanks for all you do to help me bring out my inner artist! Thank you for a chance to win.

  33. fairy permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:34 am

    The gifts of others

  34. Susie permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:36 am

    The gift of other’s talents right to my doorstep..Oh lucky me! Simply marvelous! Among penny black stamps would be a dream come true. Thank you.

  35. February 6, 2013 4:38 am

    Fabulous cards, Jill! Great video, too! Thanks for sharing this technique.

  36. Michele Check permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:44 am

    Love, Love and am completely enthralled with the gesso technique. . . . gotta run out and get some fresh gesso! Thanks Jill for sharing your talents with us!

  37. Denise Trottier permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:45 am

    I love these cards…gorgeous colors and background and I also love Jill…will definitely try this as I have just bought some Gesso…thank you for sharing…
    Denise Trottier

  38. Judy O. Hall permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:51 am

    Can’t wait to get that Gesso! The combination of stamps, Gesso, and distress inks is outstanding!

  39. Connie permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:52 am

    Gorgeous cards! I love these!

  40. February 6, 2013 4:52 am

    These are beautiful! Great tutorial.

  41. Suzanne Sonnel permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:55 am

    Beautiful, makes me think of spring and I do hope it arrives early this year!!!!

  42. Sue D permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:01 am

    Love this–will definitely be trying. thanks for sharing.

  43. ninewood permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:06 am

    These cards a beautiful…love the stamps!

  44. Shelley permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:16 am

    Jill all ways does such a wonderful job!!!

  45. Ruby permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:20 am

    Lovely detailed tutorial, Jill’s fab creations are truly amazing! Ruby x

  46. mary r permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:24 am

    Ill have to put my gesso to work. Great job! Beautiful card.

  47. Kailash permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:33 am

    Love this technique by Jillian, she is amazingly talented. Thanks for the tutorial on making these beautiful cards!!

  48. February 6, 2013 5:34 am

    I have never heard of this technique and love it. I love Penny Black stamps and all the wonderful ideas you share with us. Your cards are gorgeous.

  49. LindaCC permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:36 am

    Beautiful cards! But what is gesso?

  50. Michelle Johnson permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:42 am

    I love this technique. I can’t wait to try this out. It has such a beautiful finished look. Thank you so much for sharing this idea. Does gesso clean off of the stamps easily?

  51. Jen Treadway permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:47 am

    Oooh! Gesso came home with me from the craft store this weekend, what a coincidence! Can’t wait to try.

  52. February 6, 2013 5:47 am

    gorgeous – I hope i have a stamp at home that i can try this technique with. thanks for sharing.

  53. February 6, 2013 5:52 am

    I have never seen anything equal to these cards. Just stunning!

  54. February 6, 2013 5:53 am

    I didn’t know you could do the resist technique with gesso. I am going to have to try this one. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks so much for the video.

  55. February 6, 2013 5:54 am

    Jill’s creations and tutos are always fantastic !
    Love so much the new background stamp !

  56. Cathy permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:56 am

    Love this technique, it’s beautiful, nice job.

  57. February 6, 2013 5:59 am

    Gorgeous cards and an interesting technique with the gesso!

  58. Terri (blindstamper) permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:01 am

    Yay! I have missed Jill’s videos. I love seeing how she creates her beautiful work.

  59. Linda W permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:09 am

    love the videos-I am so visual. Thanks for all you share with us.

  60. February 6, 2013 6:13 am

    Thanks for sharing, fabulous backgrounds;-))m

  61. February 6, 2013 6:14 am

    Gorgeous cards! I have never used Gesso, but after watching this I feel like I can give it a try.

  62. Judi permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:29 am

    I really LOVE the background stamp. Wish I would have had it 18 months ago when I was working on my daughers wedding and hydrangeas were her flower. 😉 Beautiful card! I have never worked with gesso, but will be making a trip to the local craft store to pick some up and try it. The effect is just beautiful!

  63. Lisa Haff permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:30 am

    I’m amazed at all the different designs and styles , the Penny Black Team produces!. With these new stamps your cards are guaranteed to be gorgeous!

  64. Pat Mellinger permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:35 am

    I just bought one of these stamps yesterday and am going to try this technique as soon as I get through my emails. It will be the perfect birthday card for one of my papercrafting buddies.

  65. February 6, 2013 6:42 am

    Wow, wow, wow. Thanks for this fantastic video with the gesso. I love gesso and now I have one more way to use it.

  66. swldebbie permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:42 am

    Simply beautiful!

  67. Carol Jones permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:57 am

    Wow, this is awesome! I’m definitely going to try it — also will try using Matte Medium and see how that affects the technique.

  68. Paula Meuschke permalink
    February 6, 2013 7:03 am

    I’ve never used Gesso before & always thought it was more of a paste form. This is really pretty. I’m eager to try it out myself!

  69. Diana F permalink
    February 6, 2013 7:07 am

    Beautiful cards. Love your coloring technique using gesso. Definitely something I will have to try. Thanks for sharing.

  70. February 6, 2013 7:09 am

    I love Jill’s work and these cards are just gorgeous 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  71. Vicky permalink
    February 6, 2013 7:13 am

    PB&J is one of my favorite video series. I enjoy the Penny Black stamps
    and Jill Foster is a delight. Thank you…:)

  72. February 6, 2013 7:32 am

    So happy to have a new video today, with a marvelous technique. Love this look, and I wonder what you use to clean the stamp. And do you clean it immediately after stamping before you start the coloring process? This is a beautiful card. TFS

    • February 6, 2013 11:29 am

      Thanks SOOO much for your comment, Mary! I cleaned the stamp immediately after stamping while I was waiting for the Gesso to dry on my project. I removed the bulk of the gesso from my stamp with a baby wipe and then quickly ran the stamp under water and scrubbed with a tooth brush. I immediately dried the stamp and it is good to go for the next round. Thanks again!

  73. February 6, 2013 7:35 am

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! I think I’ll have to pull out my gesso and play!

  74. april foss permalink
    February 6, 2013 7:49 am

    Oh my gosh this is beautiful~!

  75. Silke Shimazu permalink
    February 6, 2013 7:58 am

    These are gorgeous!

  76. February 6, 2013 8:00 am

    I love Jill’s creations! She’s a gem!

  77. February 6, 2013 8:11 am

    Love this ides, I have a whole jar of gesso, can’t wait to try this!

  78. Emily H permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:14 am

    This is amazing! I need to get some more distress inks. 🙂

  79. February 6, 2013 8:17 am

    Mooie kaarten!
    Steeds weer nieuwe inspiratie voor mij!

  80. Chris permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:27 am

    What a great technique….I will definitely have to try this one.

  81. Denise Bryant permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:30 am

    Gorgeous cards! I love Jill’s videos!

  82. Amarti permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:32 am

    Very artistic. Hopefully I can do the same!

  83. Deb Lorence permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:35 am

    Pretty card Jill! Love the technique that you used with the gesso.

  84. NinaN permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:44 am

    Love this! I have to try it!

  85. cheri permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:54 am

    Very nice…

  86. February 6, 2013 9:02 am

    Beatiful card and will definitely have to schedule a trip to my local craft store! Tks for the inspiration.

  87. Dorothy C. permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:03 am

    Great technique and video! Love the cards.

  88. Maeghan permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:19 am

    This is so, so lovely! Hope to try this technique soon!

  89. Jayne K permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:24 am

    Soooo pretty. This is such a great technique and one I so seldom use. Love the cards…and the stamp.

  90. Miriam Prantner permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:25 am

    I LOVE this technique! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for that great video!

  91. February 6, 2013 9:25 am

    This is sooooo beautiful! Love it!

  92. Kristin permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:35 am

    very pretty

  93. Jan permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:40 am

    Really beautiful! These are my favorite so foar…jan

  94. diana permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:40 am

    Lovely cards! Thanks for this great technique video. 😉

  95. Jan permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:41 am

    I’m sorry about the typo in the last post; hit send button prior to proofreading.

  96. February 6, 2013 9:44 am

    Beautiful stamps, I love them all! Wonderful technique and I will be giving this a try.

  97. mildredmildew permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:53 am

    I really like the effect you get by using gesso…I have never used it so must give it a try!

  98. February 6, 2013 9:54 am

    WOW…when I first saw the post, I thought oh, new papers – LOL! Beautifully done and a technique I want to try…thank you for the ‘How To’.
    Paper Hugs,

  99. Joy Keep permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:57 am

    Thank you for your great ideas. I am anxious to use some of your new stamps

  100. Leap Year Baby permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:58 am

    I love the stamps but even more I love the gesso technique. Can’t wait to try it!

  101. Cindy Daversa permalink
    February 6, 2013 10:13 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! Jill is one of my favorite artists! This technique is on my to do list!

  102. Marilyn Drange permalink
    February 6, 2013 10:17 am

    A fabulous technique with gesso, so subtle and eloquent. Beautiful!

  103. Lynn (toomanycrayons) permalink
    February 6, 2013 10:20 am

    Wow, so detailed it looks like fabric. Pretty work.

  104. February 6, 2013 10:21 am

    I am a big fan of gesso, used it with stamps but never covered a large background stamp with it. But this is a great technique and your results are fabulous! Thanks for sharing and hope you will be making more videos! Love them.

  105. NancyW permalink
    February 6, 2013 10:23 am

    Thanks for the great demo of this technique.

  106. Tess permalink
    February 6, 2013 10:50 am

    me like!!

  107. February 6, 2013 11:00 am

    Another super easy, beautiful look. You are amazing! I learn so much from your videos. Keep them up! Thank you for your efforts.

  108. Anne from France permalink
    February 6, 2013 11:07 am

    Beautiful cards and super technique! TFS!

  109. Kathy Browns permalink
    February 6, 2013 11:22 am

    I am going to try this tonight – Jill always shows me something new and fun to do!

  110. Deborah permalink
    February 6, 2013 11:34 am

    Thanks for chance to win !Love all your videos!

  111. February 6, 2013 11:37 am

    This is beautiful! What other markers can I use because we have very limited availability of markers in South Africa?

  112. February 6, 2013 11:38 am

    gorgeous! i’m going to have to bookmark this!!

  113. Tish Rowe permalink
    February 6, 2013 11:39 am

    Beautiful, beautiful.. Better each day.

  114. February 6, 2013 11:47 am

    Wow is this a wonderful collection. Never have tried gesso with stamps..a must do. Nadine

  115. Rene permalink
    February 6, 2013 11:48 am

    Great video, thanks for all the inspiration.
    Rene from OZ xo

  116. February 6, 2013 12:00 pm

    Thank you for inspiration!

  117. February 6, 2013 12:02 pm

    Wow, I never realized what a beautiful resist gesso could create! This was such a great video and I can’t wait to try it out with the new Penny Black stamps I am going to win (power of positive thinking!). Seriously, Jill has the most amazing skills with coloring, sponging, etc. . . And her cards are always amazing. She shows the PB stamps off to their best advantage.

  118. Julie Hulver permalink
    February 6, 2013 12:16 pm

    Great technique…thanks for sharing! I wondering if the gesso is hard to clean off the stamp.

  119. mary d permalink
    February 6, 2013 12:25 pm

    thanks so much for the video tutorial…I learn so much better and retain it longer this way, please do more!

  120. February 6, 2013 12:26 pm

    is beautiful work! Thanks

  121. February 6, 2013 12:38 pm

    Such pretty cards! Jill always creates such original cards!

  122. Evelyn A J permalink
    February 6, 2013 12:39 pm

    Greaat creations, Thanks for the chance to win some new items, videos are well done!

  123. LaRue Martinez permalink
    February 6, 2013 12:58 pm

    This is the first time I have left any comments. I recently had a stroke and am trying to bring myself back by pushing myself to learn new techniques. I have never used gesso and plan on getting some so I can try making one of these cards. Also for a chance to win some new stamps. lol

  124. February 6, 2013 12:59 pm

    Love this. Looking forward to trying it. One question – how do you clean the gesso from the stamp?

    • February 6, 2013 10:47 pm

      I would also like to know how to clean gesso off the stamp . . .

      • February 7, 2013 5:06 pm

        Thanks SOOO much for your comments!I cleaned the stamp immediately after stamping while I was waiting for the gesso to dry on my project. I removed the bulk of the gesso from my stamp with a baby wipe and then quickly ran the stamp under water and scrubbed with a tooth brush. I immediately dried the stamp and it is good to go for the next round. Thanks again!

  125. Stephanie permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:01 pm

    Love all your cards Jill, I can’t wait to try this……

  126. Carole H permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:09 pm

    Beautiful stamps. Wonderful cards.

  127. February 6, 2013 1:32 pm

    Wow! Those cards are amazing!

  128. Shannon permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:45 pm

    Great card and video on using Gesso as a resist technique. Love how you blend everything.

  129. Barbara Phillips permalink
    February 6, 2013 1:58 pm

    Fabulous cards and a great video. Have gesso but havent used it yet, now I am inspired to try this technique, Jill is a brilliant teacher, just love how she shades and blends the colours.

  130. Cheryl Shaw permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:01 pm

    Oh, I just knew the Gesso I just purchased would come in handy. What an unexpected way to get such beautiful results. Much thanks to Jill! Now, how I would LOVE to be the receipent of the new stamps from Penny Black.

  131. February 6, 2013 2:08 pm

    LOVE your stamps. Would love to win.

  132. frogquilter permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:08 pm

    Another great video. Love visual learning. Thanks for the great products and lessons too!

  133. Judith van Stam permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:09 pm

    I love the stamp and I love the technique!

  134. Carol B permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:23 pm

    What an interesting resist with the Gesso. Love the look and color of the leaves and flowers very soft.

  135. Katie B. permalink
    February 6, 2013 2:40 pm

    Great cards! I love the stamps you used, how did I miss blissful in the catalog?!! Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  136. Pam H permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:05 pm

    this is so awesome. A new technique to try out. I also want to say that I am so in love with the PB and J videos. She does such a wonderful job.

  137. Melanie Franklin permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:21 pm

    Something different to try! Beautiful results!

  138. Lura permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:31 pm

    Wowza Jill!
    I’ve been reading about Gesso for about as long as I’ve been in stamping (long time) and now that I’ve seen it in action I’m gonna have to get me some. You are such an inspiration, girl!

  139. Diane L. permalink
    February 6, 2013 3:57 pm

    WoW ! I never thought using Gesso this way. It is a great resist technique. Thank you Jill. Both cards are beautiful.

  140. February 6, 2013 3:59 pm

    So cool! I’m going to try this technique! Love a bunch of the new PB stamps!

  141. Dale Talley permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:21 pm

    Jill, you are such a talented gal! Love all your things.

  142. February 6, 2013 4:27 pm

    These cards are beautiful. I wonder if I have time to watch the video before my DH gets home for dinner? Gotta run!

  143. Pat long permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:36 pm

    Today’s flower cards are lovely! They seem to promise that Spring is coming.

  144. February 6, 2013 4:48 pm

    Wow this technique made a watercolour look! Amazing cards you’ve made out of it 🙂

  145. Chris R. permalink
    February 6, 2013 4:58 pm

    Wow! I love this technique. I can’t wait to try it!
    Chris R.

  146. February 6, 2013 5:07 pm

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for the tutorial – I’m definitely going to have to try that technique!

  147. February 6, 2013 5:12 pm

    Jill, I’ve never seen a video you’ve made before. You have such a quiet confidence about your demonstrations. It’s as if I was sitting down with a friend who was teaching me a new technique!

    I live in a retirement community. I’m thinking of creating a small group of stampers who will learn new skills as well as make strong friendships! It’s so important no matter what age we are to keep learining and browning!

    Thank you for your inspiration!

    • February 6, 2013 5:14 pm

      It should have said, learning and growing! Sometimes autotype makes me laugh!

  148. Carol Davis permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:21 pm

    Simple yet stunning. Jill you are the best. Always look forward to your creativity.

  149. kazumi Edwards permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:37 pm

    Wow Jilll, Stunning. I love that you used gesso to stamp. The new stamp line from Penny Black is just gorgeous.

  150. Janet Sisk permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:38 pm

    Love your cards! Your video was so helpful in seeing the process you used to make these lovely cards. 😀

  151. Pierrette permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:40 pm

    Love all your videos,Gesso is added to my supply list,fun technique and beautiful results…thank you so much

  152. Cynthia permalink
    February 6, 2013 5:48 pm

    These background stamps are way cool with Gesso and Distress inks. Thanks Jill for the inspiration.

  153. February 6, 2013 5:57 pm

    Beautiful backgrounds! I loved this video, because I will have to admit that I’ve never seen Gesso or even knew what it was! So, I sure did learn something new from this….thanks! I have some distress inks, although different colors than you showed here…but I bet I could still give something like this a try! Now, I’ll have to find out where to pick up the Gesso. Thanks!

  154. Emily permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:00 pm

    I love the new penny black stamps

  155. Diane permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:02 pm

    So glad to see the PB&J tutorial. Nobody does it better!

  156. Donna Sue permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:03 pm

    So creative! Love the stamps too.

  157. barbara lassiter permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:50 pm

    Yeah! The PB&J videos are back. I always learn so much and this is a great technique. The cards are lovely and I definitely have to buy some gesso!

  158. TheresaMP permalink
    February 6, 2013 6:50 pm

    Great technique with gesso. Liked the video. thanks as always for sharing.

  159. February 6, 2013 7:08 pm

    Love Jill’s cards and her videos! This background stamp is so pretty!

  160. February 6, 2013 7:35 pm

    Jill does such a great job with these PB&J videos. Love this technique and the beautiful cards she created with them. Thanks for sharing!

  161. Anita B in Oregon permalink
    February 6, 2013 7:38 pm

    Who knew using gesso could be so much fun! Thanks for the great video
    showing a lovely way to use Edge to Edge stamps.

  162. February 6, 2013 7:45 pm

    gorgeous card samples. Love all the new stamps.

  163. KarenNZ permalink
    February 6, 2013 7:58 pm

    Again awesome cards. Love them thanks for sharing these ideas.

  164. Debi permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:00 pm

    Jill, what a stunning card! LOVE the new gesso trick!

  165. Linda Tupper permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:12 pm

    Love the effect this gives. Lovely cards.

  166. February 6, 2013 8:17 pm

    What a great technique. This looks fantastic.

  167. Yvonne permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:36 pm


    I love the technique and the coloring is really cool. Thanks for sharing.

  168. February 6, 2013 8:42 pm

    Thanks for teaching us this awesome technique and such beautiful cards!!!

  169. Karenajo permalink
    February 6, 2013 8:53 pm

    Great technique & beautiful cards – thanks for sharing !

  170. Sandra ltb permalink
    February 6, 2013 9:17 pm

    beautiful! Jill is amazing!
    Sandra ltb

  171. February 6, 2013 9:42 pm

    I almost bought some Gesso last time I was at Michael’s. Now I’m wishing I had as these are some of the neatest backgrounds I’ve ever seen! Love your work, Jill!

  172. avril permalink
    February 6, 2013 11:19 pm

    Love what you have done with the Gesso. I will have to add some to my stash.

  173. Tanja S. permalink
    February 6, 2013 11:35 pm

    Gorgeous cards – great colours!

  174. Gail Weitzel permalink
    February 6, 2013 11:42 pm

    This is an amazing look. I can hardly wait to dig out my gesso and try it! Well done.

  175. February 7, 2013 12:22 am

    Gesso seems is my favour materials in these recents months. Thanks for sharing and will try it at once.

  176. Rachel permalink
    February 7, 2013 12:36 am

    I love the ‘Edge to Edge’ & ‘Blissful’, the colours are an inspiration but the stamps could be used for so many different occasions. for me today, they gave me a sense of ‘Spring’ in the air! Renewed energy for crafting x

  177. February 7, 2013 12:59 am

    Gorgeous cards and technique! One of my fav’s!

  178. Karin Karlsson permalink
    February 7, 2013 1:28 am

    So cute!

  179. February 7, 2013 1:55 am

    IT looks great! Still going to watch the video!

  180. Margaret permalink
    February 7, 2013 3:13 am

    Can’t believe this wonderful result you get with Gesso – love this technique and that stamp is just gorgeous. TFS

  181. Susan permalink
    February 7, 2013 3:33 am

    Fantastic. I love the stamps. The gessoed underlay is a great resist. I didn’t know about this. Have to try it. Thanks. I missed the pb&j videos. Glad they’re back.

  182. Linda Page permalink
    February 7, 2013 4:18 am

    This is a technique I am going to try. The look is great! I love learning something new.

  183. February 7, 2013 4:52 am

    I really love this technique and appreciate the video

  184. February 7, 2013 5:01 am

    thank you so much for a great video on the gesso cards. I can’t wait til I get to a store, get some gesso and DO SOMETHING WITH IT!!! True inspiration.

  185. February 7, 2013 5:17 am

    You’ve come up with another great technique – Thanks – it’s beautiful

  186. February 7, 2013 5:23 am

    Gorgeous cards Jill! Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for the chance to win PB!

  187. February 7, 2013 6:20 am

    wow wee totally gorgeous… Jill is amazing..

  188. Diane permalink
    February 7, 2013 6:24 am

    Wow these cards are amazing. Will definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  189. Anna permalink
    February 7, 2013 6:32 am

    I love this! I can’t wait to try it.

  190. February 7, 2013 6:46 am

    A fantastic teaching video. I would never think of this on my own. Now, all I need is the pretty background stamp!

  191. skrappergirl permalink
    February 7, 2013 7:15 am

    Absolutely perfection. Jill your talents astound me! 🙂

  192. February 7, 2013 7:39 am

    Wow!! What gorgeous backgrounds on the cards. Love the colors and flowers!

  193. February 7, 2013 8:02 am

    These are so beautiful, with it’s yummy colors and debth. They remind me of summer chair cushion fabrics, which we all love, right? Thanks Jill for your lovely inspirations.

  194. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) permalink
    February 7, 2013 8:24 am

    Beautiful cards. I am loving the tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with us. I learn something new every day.

  195. Lori Schwaderer permalink
    February 7, 2013 9:32 am

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. Love distressed inks. Thank you

  196. Diane permalink
    February 7, 2013 9:34 am

    This is such a cool technique, and I love the beautiful results! Must try this!

  197. Cheryl permalink
    February 7, 2013 9:40 am

    love the resist technique – will definitely try this. love your stamps!

  198. Charo Munoz permalink
    February 7, 2013 9:53 am

    I have to try this, thanks Jill!

  199. ChrisM permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:01 am

    Love this stamp! This is definitely going on my Wish List!!!

  200. February 7, 2013 10:19 am

    Jill never disappoints!!…her projects are always beautiful!!…and I love the stamp!!

  201. Rupa permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:21 am

    Being the slight type A or OCD that I am, my first thought was “oh, what about the stamp cleaning”? I see that you answered that to Mary above. I LOVE THIS TECHNIQUE! I have gesso I bought for some other art, I can’t wait to try this. I love the orange/red card a lot. Your cards are always so lush and colorful, just my type of tropical look with flowers/birds/bright colors. You make it look so easy every time 🙂

  202. julie permalink
    February 7, 2013 10:51 am

    Great video class, as always.

  203. Mary-Anne V. permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:05 am

    Wow what a interesting technique….love the final product. the cards are stunning.

  204. Kelly permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:24 am

    I was excited to see a tutorial about gesso. It’s a medium I haven’t worked with yet and wasn’t really sure how to go about using it. Thanks so much for the easy to follow video!

  205. Linda Seaman permalink
    February 7, 2013 11:58 am

    Wow someone is going to be lucky 20 NEW STAMPS! Love this tutorial and all you have done in the past, always look forward to them. Thanks!

  206. February 7, 2013 12:05 pm

    Wow, I love these two cards, so stunning!!!
    Another one to have a go at; although gesso and I have not seen eye to eye in the past.

  207. Sharon Rogers permalink
    February 7, 2013 12:52 pm

    Guess I’m gunna have to go get me some gesso now just so I can have a go at making these awesome cards. Great tutorial.

  208. February 7, 2013 1:42 pm

    Your videos are always so inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge!

  209. Barbara Thomassen permalink
    February 7, 2013 1:42 pm

    This is new for me! Looks like fun and it is beautiful as usual. Thanks!

  210. Dorothy Turk permalink
    February 7, 2013 2:42 pm

    great technique.. gorgeous stamp!!!! thanks for the inspiration.

  211. dixiecochran permalink
    February 7, 2013 2:42 pm

    Jill, you are brilliant!! This technique is new to me. Love it!

  212. February 7, 2013 3:10 pm

    I definitely have to get some gesso and give this a try! So beautiful!

  213. February 7, 2013 4:26 pm

    Wow. I have never used gesso, but apparently I need to get some!

  214. Mary, Wausau WI permalink
    February 7, 2013 4:27 pm

    Jill – your talent never ceases to amaze what you can do with great products!

  215. February 7, 2013 5:21 pm

    These are so awesome!! Great job on the tutorial and the beautiful cards!!
    Thanks for the amazing give-away!!

  216. Josee permalink
    February 7, 2013 5:40 pm

    Wow! so nice! I need more time!!!!! ;o)

  217. February 7, 2013 5:56 pm

    WOW – fabulous cards and a great tutorial – thanks so much!!

  218. February 7, 2013 6:31 pm

    Awesome cards!! Jill is wonderful.

  219. niconick permalink
    February 7, 2013 6:41 pm

    Jill–I love your tutorials and your amazing cards!! TFS!!

  220. Chris M permalink
    February 7, 2013 7:20 pm

    I will need to buy some gesso! So pretty, Jill!

  221. February 7, 2013 10:53 pm

    FABULOUS! I can’t wait to try this technique! I even have the gesso already!

  222. Shirley permalink
    February 8, 2013 1:29 am

    Lovely card, great technique, easy to follow ’cause of video!

  223. February 8, 2013 2:14 am

    thank you for another wonderful resist technique. love how you make magic happen with inks, Jill!! gorgeous cards. love love them and thanks for the video! =)

  224. kim k permalink
    February 8, 2013 2:33 am

    What a great fun new technique to try! Thank you so much for the awesome videos.

  225. February 8, 2013 3:46 am

    Fab technique, thanks for the tutorial. The cards are gorgeous too! xx

  226. Jennyfer permalink
    February 8, 2013 4:36 am

    I love it! I love it! Thank you for the great video!

  227. Geralyn permalink
    February 8, 2013 5:13 am

    Jill thanks for sharing this technique, the video is so helpful to see all the details of you design.

  228. Pai permalink
    February 8, 2013 5:58 am

    beautiful cards!

  229. Andrea permalink
    February 8, 2013 6:00 am

    Beautiful cards, Jill!! Just the inspiration I needs on a snowy winter’s day!

  230. TracyB permalink
    February 8, 2013 8:24 am

    Can’t wait to try this technique! Thanks for sharing!

  231. February 8, 2013 9:11 am

    Might have to dig out some Gesso and try this with my stamps. Can’t get new ones right now as not working so needs to be some from my stash. Thanks for sharing.

  232. February 8, 2013 9:20 am

    What a beautiful card..Thanks for sharing this technique..

  233. February 8, 2013 10:57 am

    I LOVE your video tutorials…I think I have watched every single one and have be inspired by all of them. Fabulous technique and gorgeous cards!

  234. Susan permalink
    February 8, 2013 11:22 am

    I just love Jill’s videos and those cards are beautiful!

  235. Michelle Moore permalink
    February 8, 2013 11:33 am

    These are gorgeous!

  236. Teresa Godines #6857 permalink
    February 8, 2013 12:24 pm

    Awesome technique. Thanks for the video.

  237. Barbara Thomassen permalink
    February 8, 2013 2:31 pm

    All the samples are just beautiful. What a treat to look and learn. I never win a thing, but I would give anything to win these stamps. I thank all of the designers for sharing their talent. I am especially in love with the video from Jill.

  238. February 8, 2013 5:49 pm

    Such a lovely effect!

  239. February 8, 2013 6:10 pm

    These cards are beautiful!!

  240. Mubeena permalink
    February 8, 2013 6:26 pm

    Great technique, I’ve never used Gesso.

  241. Sonia W. permalink
    February 8, 2013 7:10 pm

    Great technique !!. I ‘ll try this technique 🙂

  242. Jennifer (stamplover2011) permalink
    February 8, 2013 7:36 pm

    Beautiful! What a fun technique!

  243. February 9, 2013 3:58 am

    OK I have to get this product and try this out. I love the look It so beautiful. thanks for the video. tfs Tami

  244. CherylQuilts permalink
    February 9, 2013 8:31 am

    I LOVE this technique and need to get some gesso! Wow! What an eye-catching card and yet relatively simple! Thanks again for inspiring us!

  245. judka permalink
    February 9, 2013 9:05 am

    Another awesome video by Jill. Always lots of great instruction and helpful hints. Incredibly gorgeous results!!

  246. Shauna M. permalink
    February 9, 2013 10:43 am

    Oh so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us! And thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!!

  247. Debbie Peysen permalink
    February 10, 2013 2:57 am

    I love the gesso look. This is a must do. Thanks.

  248. helen permalink
    February 10, 2013 3:52 am

    awesome technique and brilliant result!! love this!!

  249. February 10, 2013 7:11 am


    I love Jill’s tutorials – always such fun to watch! Beautiful colors and I love the stamps! Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  250. Caroline R. permalink
    February 10, 2013 8:45 am

    Wow, Jill you are so talented. Beautiful colors, amazing

  251. Carole RB permalink
    February 10, 2013 2:11 pm

    Thanks a bunch for the tutorial.

  252. February 10, 2013 8:20 pm

    Thanks for all you share with us, your admirers!

  253. wenmc permalink
    February 11, 2013 8:52 am

    Absolutely gorgeous – love this technique!

  254. Terry Krushel permalink
    February 11, 2013 10:14 am

    I love your stamps and your cards that you create with them!!!

  255. Terri G permalink
    February 11, 2013 11:15 am

    Beautiful cards! Guess I need to add Gesso to my next shopping list! Love them!

  256. Suzie permalink
    February 11, 2013 1:00 pm

    Love Jill Foster videos.

  257. February 12, 2013 10:43 am

    I do love her tutorials! This is really pretty.

  258. February 12, 2013 3:26 pm

    Wow! Stunning cards – so fresh and bright.
    Thanks for the great video tut, too

  259. Paula Fuller permalink
    February 12, 2013 5:16 pm

    I just love the gesso technique. I can’t wait to try it. WOW!

  260. Paula Fuller permalink
    February 12, 2013 5:43 pm

    Oh Jill, that tutorial on watercolor pencils and big brush pens was awesome. You made it look so easy. I have the pencils, but will be investing in the big brush pens pronto. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

  261. Helen F permalink
    February 12, 2013 5:45 pm

    Thank you once again for a great tutorial giving so many tips for shading with pencils. You always make it look so easy!.

  262. February 13, 2013 2:52 am

    Beautiful cards ! Great tutorial !

  263. Kathy P permalink
    February 13, 2013 9:28 am

    Guess the gesso technique video was taken down….gonna look for it on the site! Loved the watercolor pencil technique, though!

  264. sharon c permalink
    February 13, 2013 4:31 pm

    Love the techniques. I must have Giggles. I love bostons. I too had one as a child

  265. pam h in oregon permalink
    February 13, 2013 4:34 pm

    Great technique to try out. Beautiful cards.

  266. Penny Reed permalink
    February 14, 2013 7:09 am

    Fantastic video – how easy she makes it look! Thanks so much!

  267. Lisa J permalink
    February 14, 2013 7:28 am

    I definitely have to break out the Gesso!!

  268. calamityjane permalink
    February 14, 2013 8:44 am

    Thanks for the great video!! I’ll be trying this now!

  269. Deb permalink
    February 14, 2013 9:47 am

    I like the Blissful stamp!

  270. February 15, 2013 2:32 am

    Wow, this is a very beautiful technique ! I’m gonna try it right away !! Greetings Enny

  271. February 15, 2013 10:56 am

    I am not familar with this techniqur so the video was wonderful. It makes a beautiful card.

  272. Natalie Papp permalink
    February 16, 2013 4:59 am

    I love how you’ve done this.I need to try it!

  273. Patti permalink
    February 16, 2013 8:33 am

    So pretty!

  274. February 16, 2013 8:55 am

    Love these – one of my favouritee stamping techniques!
    Helen x

  275. February 16, 2013 12:55 pm

    Wonderful. Wouldn’t have thought to use gesso all over the stamp like that – I assume you have to clean it immediately so as to not damage the stamp? The end effect is so soft and dreamy.

  276. kara permalink
    February 17, 2013 10:10 am

    I love doing this technique!

  277. February 17, 2013 12:17 pm

    I can not wait to try this! The wiping away of the excess ink leaves such an amazing effect~ I always learn so much from your videos! TFS

  278. February 17, 2013 3:18 pm

    Gorgeous cards 🙂

  279. Aundria B. permalink
    February 17, 2013 10:44 pm

    What a beautiful technique – these cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this!

  280. Sonia W. permalink
    February 18, 2013 4:53 am

    Awesome the combination of gesso and distressing !! I am going to give it a try.

  281. February 19, 2013 12:11 am

    I love this, will be giving it a go soon.


  282. Ingrid permalink
    February 19, 2013 12:50 am

    I am just planning a Card Making Session for Beginners…. they will be blown away by the possibilities of this technique! Thank you so much!

  283. Pat permalink
    February 19, 2013 3:16 am

    Love this…gotta try it today…… 😀

  284. Coreen Oei permalink
    February 19, 2013 5:39 am

    Awesome technique – will be trying it.

  285. Tammy Renken permalink
    February 19, 2013 8:04 am

    Love this look – I’m going to make a card today with this look – Thanks

  286. Yvonne W permalink
    February 19, 2013 8:12 am

    I love this gesso technique! Thank you fro sharing!

  287. Michelle Allen permalink
    February 19, 2013 2:52 pm

    I’ve had gesso on my list for so long, but I think that this is what is going to get me to buy it. Thanks for sharing.

  288. February 19, 2013 3:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. I never would of thought to use gesso this way. Thanks.

  289. Katie K permalink
    February 19, 2013 4:35 pm

    I love this technique!! And the stamp is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing!!

  290. Lori Morton permalink
    February 19, 2013 6:28 pm

    How coooool this technique is!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing this 🙂

  291. Vidette Benn permalink
    February 19, 2013 7:37 pm

    The gesso technique with the flowers and inks turned out so lovely.

  292. Joan H. permalink
    February 19, 2013 9:42 pm

    Beautiful technique!

  293. Deb R permalink
    February 20, 2013 5:27 am

    love this video, have not seen the technique using gesso, will give this one a try, great stamp she sued for this

  294. Jusa permalink
    February 20, 2013 7:51 am

    Beautiful effect. Thanks for the terrific video.

  295. February 20, 2013 8:01 am

    These cards are stunning! I have to start a list of all the things I want to try. This one might be on top! Gorgeous! Thank you for the video!

  296. February 20, 2013 11:13 pm

    Great technique! Will have to try…

  297. Pam permalink
    February 22, 2013 5:20 am

    Jill Foster’s talent makes me want every stamp she uses. PB&J and a cup of coffee equals a really good morning.

  298. Peggy Wood permalink
    February 23, 2013 6:21 am

    I love the PB&J videos. Your cards are beautiful.

  299. Gill permalink
    February 23, 2013 8:13 am

    Wish I’d bought this stamp

  300. Joanne permalink
    February 23, 2013 3:08 pm

    Gesso is such amazing and versatile stuff – I love it! Thx, Jill, for sharing some more of your great tips.

  301. Susan permalink
    February 23, 2013 5:19 pm

    A great use for background stamps. I need some gesso!

  302. Ellen permalink
    February 27, 2013 5:11 am

    Great effect, I think I need some gesso. Thanks for the video tutorial

  303. March 3, 2013 5:10 am

    I tried this technique and my results weren’t as good as yours. Are you using a special paper? I love what you did and I really want to get it right!

  304. April 26, 2013 6:20 pm

    Such a beautiful card and cool tecnique.

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