Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Happy Birthday Shery!


Today some of the STAMPlorations DT are getting together to celebrate the birthday of our dear Shery. Happy Birthday Shery!! I hope you have a wonderful day and that your family will spoil you today. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and leader of our STAMPteam! And there is a linky if you want to join us in wishing Shery the happiest of birthdays.

But before we get to the card, I have to confess something. This is soooo embarrassing.... I sent this card off to Shery without writing anything on it!! I took it to work yesterday morning, addressed the envelope and put a stamp on, and left the card next to the envelope to wait for my lunch break to write something on it. Then the day just got away with me, and a bit later I just saw the card there and popped it in the envelope and gave to a colleague who took it to the mailbox. It was only when I was driving home that I realised I never wrote anything on the card. Duuuuuh!!! So Shery, when you get a card without any text on it, just imagine it's wishing you happy birthday and all wonderful things for the year to come. I'm an idiot...

For my card I used some STAMPlorations stamps (of course!). I started by arranging the stamps - Marigold Large, a sentiment from Blossom Overture and Sketchy Alphabet and stamped them in black ink and heat embossed using clear powder. Then I used a watercolour brush to spread water onto the flower and the sentiment. Next, I picked yellow and orange Brushos as I know Shery likes yellow and orange, and sprinkled them all over the card so they could mix and just do their thing. I love the easy watercolour effect this creates. Shery I hope you like your card, unfortunately it won't make it's way to you on time but it's on it's way.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Just Add Ink - Just Add S (S for Shery of course!)
Just Us Girls - Summer
Muse - I was inspired by the floral theme and the yellow/orange colour scheme


Card: 300 gms waterocolour card
Ink and Colouring: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Brushos (Lime, Yellow, Orange, Vermillion, Gamboge, Leaf Green)
Other: Ranger Clear Fine embossing powder


12 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Love!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous - love that you spelled out Shery's name with those pretty letters!

Suchi said...

Shery will understand :) your card is really really gorgeous! ! Thanks for joining in! :)

Nancy said...

You have no idea how much better I feel knowing that someone else has sent out a card with out finishing the inside, I have done it more than once! Lol. Shery is going to love it with the personalized front! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

Ardyth said...

So glad I'm not the only one who does things like that! Well, the card is personalized so Shery will definitely know it's for her! lol! Love the loose look of your watercolouring! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

What a sweet card and perfect for the occasion and the challenge as well!

Jan said...

This is so pretty and I'm sure Shery will love that you have personalised this for her too. I love the way you've allowed the colours to blend and the vibrant and summery feel you've created. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

KimB said...

Personalising your card is such a special idea - I'm sure Shery will love it even if you did forget to write in it (a great story she will never let you forget!). Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Such a beautiful card....I am sure Sherry will love it! btw I've done that before LOL

Greta said...

Would you believe I did the exact same thing for my cousin's BD?! So embarrassing! However, Shery will understand & love this incredibly beautiful & special card!

Neets B said...

I love your style of colouring here. So eyecatching yet beautifully CAS. Shery will love it I'm sure.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Mac Mable said...

What a lovely and personal card for Shery. Gorgeous colours and fabulous colouring x Fun story x