It’s my boss’s birthday today and some of you know how long I’ve worked with him and how well we get along but for those who don’t, let me tell you….I’m really lucky to have him for my boss. He is an outstanding gentleman, well respected, an excellent surgeon and has a wonderful sense of humour – he’s a delight to work with! It is also his wife’s birthday today – how smart is he, marrying someone with the same birthday so he’ll never forget?! Now my boss doesn’t read my blog so I’m not worried he’ll see his card here before he gets it in person tomorrow. His wife however DOES read my blog so, Anna, you’ll just have to wait until you get yours in person tomorrow! :)
For this card I reached for one of my sketches (MFTWSC13) and it came together pretty quickly from there. I know I’ve said it before about sketches but they really have changed my life. I was always slightly scared of them but they make making a card so easy. I used Scenic Route “Grafton” paper, SU kiwi kiss, tangerine tango and of course, as it was a MFT sketch, I used “Worlds Best Doctor” – the perfect stamp for the perfect boss! I kept it pretty simple with no bling, no glitter, just a tiny bow on the button. I tried a bit of sewing again and it went sew-sew (sorry, couldn't resist!) but sheesh, is there a trick to keeping a straight line? Anyone? I was stamping with Karen last night (she in her stamp room in the US and me in my stamp room in Canada = Skype). The beauty of stamping with a friend is that you can say “what do you think about this colour? this paper? or this?” Karen gave me a great copic tip for the lab coat. I had used the YG93 and YG95 copic and it turned out much darker than I wanted. Karen said to remove some with the 0 copic and then go over the whole coat again with a brighter copic. I did that and went over it all with YG13 and it turned out pretty much the colour I had wanted. So, thanks Karen and remember even if you're stamping friends live in different countries you can still stamp with them…on skype!! Well, that’s it for the World’s Best Doctor’s birthday!