52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 13 December 2022

Visible Image 'Bring on the beers" Birthday Card

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.


  1. That looks so realistic,good enough to drink

  2. This is a really cool masculine card with the beer, and the Strobe stencil behind is just perfect with it Sam and using just the yellow tones for the beer and the background stencilling works brilliantly, and a lovely large bold sentiment to finish. x