Inspired by….Jill (Flower gift set)

Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Challenges, Distress inks, Flowers, Gift sets, Happy Birthday Cards, Stamping, Thank you | 2 comments

Hi everyone,

It is such a beautiful autumn day here today…and I have another gift set to share with you.
It is my very good friend’s birthday today and she just loves my gift sets, so I made an extra special one for her….it has taken me hours, but I am happy with the result! It uses the Hero Arts Stencils Flower cling stamp and the HA Envelope Pattern Woodblock stamp.
I am entering it into Joy Taylor’s inspired by challenge over at her blog, Less is More, where we have to create a project inspired by someone in the crafting world. Well I took my inspiration from the very talented Jill Foster. She is THE master at taking plain white card and turning it into a colourful masterpiece! This is her lovely card where my inspiration came from.

And here are my versions….yes there are quite a few photos!!

And one of them all together (sorry about the photo)

And to top it off I found a snazzy little box from my local Newsagent that they fit into perfectly!!

Phew….that’s it! As you can see I even tried Jill’s water splattering technique that she uses so often on her cards.


Stamps: Hero Arts Stencil Flower cling stamp (CG194), Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Woodblock stamp (S5507)
Ink: Versafine Ink ā€“ Vintage Sepia, Tim Holtz Distress inks ā€“ Barn Door, Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Borken China, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick and Old Paper
Card: Regal Craft Card (white square textured single fold), X-Press-It Blending Card, White card
Other Supplies: Uniball white gel pen, foam dimensionals, Kaisercraft and TLC Quick Words rubons, Kaisercraft pearls ā€“ pearl, TH foam blending tool

Thanks for taking the time to look and ploughing through my mammoth post!



  1. WOW! Marion you have made a beautiful collection of cards…this has honoured Jill in a beautiful way…love them…thanks so much for playing in my first challenge..hugs!

  2. LOVE this set! Seeing this just made my day! Love your water splotches and your dots look incredible! The bold colors of your flowers really pop against your background, too! HUGS!

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