Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Happy Birthday

Good afternoon all, I hope this blog post finds you well.

It has been another busy few days making samples for the Clarity shows coming up next week. They are safely in the post so fingers crossed that they arrive.

Today I thought I would share a card with you that I made for the Hochanda shows with Rossella last week,

It features the new ribbon stamp...the Happy Birthday ..

And here is how it came about .

I started with a piece of stencil card and stamped the this is such a large stamp I decided to use my stamp press. ( fantastic invention )

Next came the stencil, once in place I stamped the various word stamps using VersaMark ink, then used white embossing powder and heated it remember to use an antistatic pad.

I seem to be using white embossing powder so much these days

The words now are a out with the inks..


Starting in the middle with yellow..

Then bringing in the colour from the outside.

And finally the orange ink, so that it blends with the other inks...this is a great quick way to blend .

Some black ink around the edge to add some depth...see the difference that it makes.

Some water spritzing

I drew a border with a fine liner pen and added some colour to the letters.

To finish off , yes I am using glossy Accents again....

They just dry so well...such a great look and some added interest...

A great card for a male or a female...hope you like it...

I have just been sorting out my bags out ready for tomorrow's trip up to Kendal,,.it is my monthly class at the Paper Mill Direct shop....Grosvenor House . I do love this of my favourite places to I get time with my Mum and Dad...

Although I am going to miss one of our regular ladies...Maggie has gone back to Spain for a few months...we will miss you tomorrow , lovely lady...

And finally a photo to make you little man is doing really well, feeding, sleeping and yes he was awake whilst we drove through Blackpool illuminations...

I think he is starting to pose for the camera...

Enjoy your evening all.

Much love and hugs

Jo. Xxxx



  1. Great pose from Elliot Jo, and another gorgeous card, thanks for the tutorial xx

  2. Lovely card, thinking the ribbon words need to be my next stamps as I really like them. Great photo of Elliot. Xx