50th Birthday Beauty

Hi there 🙂 I’ve been taking a bit of a break from blogging after the frantic Christmas rush!! I was asked by a friend to make a special 50th birthday card for her sister, who loves Day of the Dead images. I found this amazing image in the Paper Fun Etsy shop. I colored it up with my Copics, finding amazing details along the way!

I used a bit of a different card fold, don’t know what it’s called, or even if it has a name!! The 2 side pieces partially tuck behind the image panel, but when it’s popped out, it displays really nicely! I found a few pieces of houndstooth check paper for the side panels, and die cut a 50th sentiment to place beneath the image. To finish off, I arranged some flowers on the sides – amazed myself at how well they went!! A few turquoise enamel dots bring in the colors of the little skull bugs in the image. I’m happy to say that my friend, and her sister, were very pleased with this 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #539 ATG

Creative Inspirations – February ATG

Digi Choosday Challenge – Week 5 ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2305 ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #2 February ATG


  1. I am going to date myself but ‘your card and image blew my mind. That image and the way you have colored it are amazing! Very well done! Thanks for sharing over at Penny’s Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

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