Saturday 2 June 2018

Blog Exclusive: Jo Firth Young

We hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!
 In the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine, Jo Firth Young shares a fabulous project featuring a truly 'Gorjuss' Ruby!
Jo also created the stunning tag that complements the main project, and today we're sharing the full step by step tutorial!

Swinging into Summer
By Jo Firth-Young

Happy Tag


Stamps Jo used...
Santoro Gorjuss: Ruby gor907251
PaperArtsy: JOFY61; JOFY59; JM62; JM58

Other materials...
PaperArtsy stencil: PS081
Faber Castell Polychromos colouring pencils
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint: Granny Smith; Blue Oyster; Magic Moss; Mud Splat; French Roast
Ranger Archival ink: Black; Leaf Green
Prima Julie Nutting Tag
Wplus9 die: Happy


1 Apply a wash of Blue Oyster paint around the edges of the tag, leaving the centre clear. Add Bundled Sage
Distress Oxide to the bottom edge.

2 Stencil leaves in Granny Smith, hanging from top edge of tag, repeat if necessary to fill the space.

3 Paint an 8cm x 3cm piece of Heavy Smoothy card in Blue Oyster. Die cut ‘happy’ from white card and attach
to the blue panel.

4 Stamp, colour and cut out leaves and flowers, ready to assemble on tag.

5 Stamp Ruby and colour as required. Cut out, then cutting her in half at chest height.

6 Assemble all pieces as shown in photo. Create dimension by using different amounts of adhesive, for
example, 3D foam and glue.

We love the tag, thanks Jo for sharing the tutorial!
Don't forget, if you hop on over to the Craft Stamper website, there is a chance to win one of the Gorjuss Ruby stamps (along with many more giveaways!)


  1. Beautiful! And lovely to see a Gorjuss girl again, Jo x

  2. Lovely design, I like the 3d look given by the popped up elements!

  3. Gorjuss Jo! Love how you created your background and the depth you achieved with your tag!
    Jackie xo

  4. Thanks everyone for the comments! I really enjoyed creating these projects - and these larger sized Gorjuss girls are so fab!! Jo x

  5. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!