Friday, 20 January 2012

A Special Birthday

Yeahhhh the Internet is sorted at last!!!!!
I seem finally to have sorted the problems that I have been having with Blogger. Or at least my lovely friend Joe has.
I now have a choice of 3 Internet browsers, so at least one of them should be OK, or at least I hope so.
Joe works with my Sin-in-law Jason, and another of the guys there has a very special birthday tomorrow.
He has reached that exclusive club to which many of us have now become members lol.
This card was made for him using a Hero Arts bamboo stamp that I am very fond of.
It's great for masculine cards.
I have stamped it onto glossy card stock using versamark ink and then sponged blue dye based ink all over the image. This is called a resist technique, and gives a lovely ghosted image.
Heat set the image and wipe over it with an anti static cloth before stamping and embossing the bamboo again using black versafine ink and clear embossing powder..
The '50th' has been taken from the Woodware stamp set that I bought with my prize money for winning the December Woodware Challenge. Although it is actually a Wedding set it will be very useful for some of the milestone birthday.
The main greeting comes from Hobby Art. It is actually a larger background stamp that I have cut up, using only 3 lines from it on this occasion.
I have stamped the bamboo onto the main card using versamark ink and then added some matte brads, dotted ribbon and peel-off dots from my stash.
I had better try and catch up with some commenting now. 
Marie, bless her, has been covering my numbers for me while I was having problems, but now that appears to be fixed I had better at least post a few comments don't you think!
Thank you so much Marie, and a very Happy Birthday Danny.
Welcome to the club xx.
hugs Kimx


  1. thats a gorjuss piece, think everyone is having internet probs lol xx

  2. that is a fab card! i love the technique you used and gorgeous rich blues.x

  3. Thanks Clare.
    It's certainly one of my favourite techniques.
    I seem to be going through a bit of a blue phase at the moment.
    hugs Kimx

  4. Hi Kim, glad your internet is all sorted now and it seems you have an abundance of browsers at your disposal. Fabulous card love those gorgeous blues and your perfect stamping.


  5. A lovely card Kim. I also love this technique there's a surprise!!! Siobhan x


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