I did manage to work round the problem and make a suitable card, although very to different from the original design. The cardstock is 12" x 12" from the English paper company.it is across between pearlised & metallic with little shimmer flecks, so gorgeous, but the camera doesn't pick that up too well.
Thank you Dawn for the inspiration
The red of this card is the most stunning deep red, almost Burgundy the camera doesn't show it so well.
After that card taking nearly two hours, well one hour thirty was wondering how to overcome the ink situation and the other 30 minutes making up this card, I attempted to start the second card order, A High School musical card for an 8 year old. By this time the brain wasn't functioning too well & I couldn't remember how to make shadow letters with my George cartridge, every button I pushed the letters came out the same. So I am back off to the craft room in a minute to finish the HSM card for this evening.