Happy Birthday Loye

A sweet friend at church has a birthday this week. Loye reminds me so much of my mother, although she is about ten years younger. I wanted to create a special birthday card for her, so I called her daughter and asked what her favorite colors were and used them to create this card for her.

I stamped the image with a light gray memento ink first, leaving the stamp in place in the MISTI, and colored it with Copic Markers. I love the way the light peach flowers turned out. I wasn’t sure I had the right colors for a pale peach, but they turned out lovely and beautiful contrast to the darker peach flower. Sage green is Loye’s favorite color and I tried to pick markers that wouldn’t be too dark for the flowers and still have that hue.

Once the coloring was complete I stamped it again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I always use this double stamping method with coloring with Copic Markers because the embossing powder can ruin your nibs. Once the embossing was cool I fussy cut the image with scissors.

I wanted to add some visual interest behind the flower bouquet and decided to emboss a background die. I pulled out Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirls and embossed a rectangle that had been sized with the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle, which cover the entire front of an A2 cardbase. I adhered it to a side folding cardbase with liquid glue.

Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the bouquet, the protective paper removed and then it was adhered to the card front.

For the sentiment I colored a scrap of white cardstock with the same green Copic Markers as the leaves and stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it gold. It was cut down using a Honey Bee Sentiment Banner, leaving the right side long enough that the flag could be cut off. Foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the lower right of the card.

The final embellishment was to scatter a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Metallic Sequins around the bouquet.


  • Gina K. Designs Delightful Blooms
  • My Favorite Things Balloon Bundle
  • Copic Markers: R22, R32, R02, R35, R14; R02, R01, R00; Y26, Y23, Y21; G24, G21, G20, YG01
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirls Background Die
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Memento Gray Flannel Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Banner
  • Pretty Pink Posh Gold Metallic Sequins

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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