Thursday, 1 November 2012

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

Still on the ipad today - waiting to get an update from PC World. So just in case I don't get my laptop back or have problems getting on the web, I thought I'd schedule a post just in case.

Today I have another card made with Sam Poole's Urban Beats Stamp Set.

One of my fun backgrounds again - I do hope I'm encouraging you to have a go at these, they are so easy to do. So, I placed the Grid Mask on to some khaki card and spritzed with the Soft Moss Mister from the Winter Garden Set. I removed the mask and dried it with my heat tool. I then randomly stamped the cassette stamp using Old Paper Distress Ink (you can just about see it) and the Music text stamp using Forest moss Distress Ink. I inked all around the edges with Forest Moss Distress Ink using Cut n Dry Foam. I made sure all the ink was dry and then dusted it with an Anti-static bag. I stamped the shooting stars stamp using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder.

I spritzed some more Soft Moss mister on to some more khaki card, dried it, dusted it with my anti-static bag and stamped the ghetto blaster and the Happy Birthday text (from the Anything is possible stamp set) using Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I tore around each one and inked around the edges with Forest Moss. I swiped some Barn Door Distress ink onto my craft sheet and picked some colour up with a paint brush and a little water. I coloured the areas of the ghetto blaster as shown.

I assembled the card as shown adding some staples to the top left and bottom corners of my background before adding them to my black mat. I also added some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Black Pearl around the edges.

Cool, eh?

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia. These stamps are really great and love the backgrund as usual. You're definitely Queen of the backgrounds - they are always so unusual.

    Val in Spain xxx

  2. Hi Julia, I love your backgrounds, you have such great ideas, and good tips, especially about not over thinking them. This is a great guy card. Bx

  3. Morning Julia,
    Great mans card. Liking the background. Brilliant idea the staples. X

  4. Lovely card Julia loving these stamps and ive just been some new photographic ones of Sam Pooles which look great too xx

  5. Morning Julia, WOW this is brilliant, I love your backgrounds, they are always brilliant, my problem with backgrounds is that I never know which colours to use together ha ha !!!!, I absolutely adore the ghetto-blaster stamp, the next thing going on my Wish List together with the 'splat' stamp, I absolutely love that one.
    Poor laptop, get well soon.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. like the background -a great boy card.Laura O

  7. Morning Julia, a fab card love the background its my greatgrandsons
    birthday this month will definately be trying one of your
    cards with the backgrounds for him. Nancyd xx

  8. Hi Julia,
    Not my cup of tea these stamps but I do admire the way you have used them and the background sets of the stamp so well.
    Have a good day.

  9. Good morning Julia, A stunning male card, love the background and the stamps.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Hugs June xxx

  10. Julia,
    What a fun card. Those pesky computers, hope it is well soon.

  11. Morning Julia, another fab male card, but in diff colours can also be used for a teenager girl. Emma

  12. Morning Julia

    Fabulous card - I do like the staples in the corners great embellishment for male cards

    Hope the puter is ready for you today

    Sue xxx

  13. Hi julia this is a well cool card!! Love the background haven't had a chance to have a go at one of these yet.looking forward to your potd shows hope we can have a couple of sneaky peeks!!lol love lesley xx

  14. Hi Julia, great card as always and as Lesley said what a cool one! Love Christine H xx

  15. Hi Julia, great card - loving your backgrounds! Carole Z X


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