Having a birthday at this time of year is rubbish. I should know, I have my birthday sandwiched between Christmas and New Year.
For my friends who have a birthday in December, I try to ensure I have made a card in advance. There is nothing worse than receiving what is clearly an "after thought card", usually purchased from a garage or an "open all hours" type shop. Birthdays are special and need to be kept that way, regardless of age.
So here is a card I have made for a male friend ,who actually shares the same birthday as myself. I've used Visible Image products for this card.
I used an "Ink on 3" Fade out ink pad to stamp the beer glass, which is part of the Visible Image "Bring on the beers" stamp set. Colouring the image with Derwent Inktense Water Colour Pencils and a 2B pencil. I then stamped the glass of beer on to a post it note, cut around the shape and then popped it over the top of the coloured image, to use as a mask.
I used three shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Antique Linen, Weathered Wood and Scattered Straw) with a blending brush through the Visible Image "Strobes" stencil.
Finally, I stamped the "Cheers' sentiment, also part of the "Bring on the beers" stamp set in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.