Special Birthday

When it’s your bestie’s birthday, you need a special card…..and when she is an amazing card maker….well….pressure’s on! LOL My bff’s fave color is purple, and she definitely has a bit of a dark side to her as well. I went on a search for a great image for her card….not that I don’t have THOUSANDS already…..and found this one, which is perfect at Jade Dragonne on Deviant Art. I colored her up with my Copics, and added some sparkle to the lace then fussy cut her out.

I had seen this style of card on Pinterest, and managed to find a post with a tutorial, so decided to give it a go. Did I actually pin the tutorial? NO…..oops….but it’s there….really!! I could’t figure out how to do this myself, lol. If I find links in my web wanderings, I will update this post with the link 🙂 ***found!!! http://jenniferds.blogspot.com/2019/05/la-la-land-crafts-3d-corner-pop-up-card.html?m=1 ***

I’m not great at math, and have little patience for precise measurement….but I hunkered down and got all the pieces cut for this card. I had some beautiful printed paper that were perfect, both in style and in color, that I distressed the edges of all the pieces, then used sparkle embossing powder to add a pretty touch to the edges. After I had the main part of the card all assembled, I made an easel for the image to pop up on. A die cut banner with a stamped and embossed sentiment provided the stopper for the easel. I dug around and found some flowers in my stash to embellish the card with….coincidentally, they are lovely Petal Lu flowers that I received from my bestie for MY birthday last year!! I added a couple little red daisies and some die cut leaves….but….it still needed…..SKULLS!! Of course I didn’t have any tiny skulls in my craft hoard, but I have Fimo….so I made some to tuck in to the flower clusters 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Classic DT Open Challenge – #11 ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #11 ATG

Brown Sugar Challenges – #295 ATG

Coloring in Scrapland – November – Work With Forms (anything but square) or ATG

Addicted to Stamps Challenge – #179 ATG


  1. I love your fantastic coloring, Susan, and purple is also my favorite color! Putting on a DT hat – Thank you so much for playing along in our “Anything Goes” challenge at Brown Sugar this month. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

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