Saturday, 20 February 2016

Happy Birthday, Courtney!


Today is my sister's birthday. This is the sister that lives in Virginia, and is an equine surgeon. Yes, this is an otter and not a horse. The motto for her year at the University of Guelph was an otter so I knew that this little Lawnfawn set would be perfect for her birthday.

I started by masking a circle an then cutting the Paper Smooches 'waves' in masking tape. I masked the bottom half of the circle and stamped the otter. Before I lifted the tape, I fitted the top half of the masking tape back into the bottom half, so that my water would be perfectly masked. I sponged Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire below the water line and some Tumbled Glass just at the top. I then coloured the otter with Copics and cut out 3 little presents and coloured them as well (#thedailymarker30day). Finally I used some Stickles on the water and presents. The sentiment (Have an otterly great birthday) is stamped inside.

19 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Ardyth - love it!
Blessings
Maxine

Jenni's Jems said...

This is so cute and love the puny sentiment inside :)x

Jenni's Jems said...

This is so cute and love the puny sentiment inside :)x

Marybeth said...

Happy Birthday to your sister she is going to LOVE this card! I know, I do!

pmroche said...

This is sooo cute! You are amazing!

Cindy H. said...

Ardyth, this is just adorable! Love the water shading and sparkle and that otter is so cute.

SonjaK said...

Such a great card - and so perfectly masked! I'd never have tought the otter and the water were on the same layer. And that stickeled water just looks fabulous. I bet your sister will squeak on taking this out of its envelope.

Tracey McNeely said...

A sweet card for your sister. I love to read about how you put it all together. You are the master of Stickles!

Happy Dance said...

Happy birthday to your sister! And I'm sure she'll love this sweet little otter card! Love the shimmer and sparkle of the water and those sweet presents. This is "otterly" cute! (sorry) Really a fun card. Have a great weekend! Bev

Rose said...

Such a cute card & beautifuly done. I'm sure your sister will love it.

Pam said...

Great card! Love the sparkle. Your sister will love this!

Lindsey said...

This is incredibly cute! Your masking, colouring and stickling are perfect.

TK said...

Adorable, and I'm sure she'll get the reference right away. So great of you to use the idea!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Totally adorable birthday card for sister Coutney! ❤️

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh, this is so cute - and that sparkly water - LOVE!

Anita in France said...

Completely adorable, Ardyth ... such a sweet little sparkly scene ... Courtney will have loved it, I'm certain! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Lynn said...

So cute. I love all the shimmer.

Geri said...

WOW!!! A PERFECT mix of masking & inking! The colors of the 'ocean' are so pretty! Love the sweet little otter and the bits of sparkle :)

Sherrie M. said...

What an adorable little otter! I'm not into animal stamps really but this one is TOO cute with his little sparkly gifts!