70th Birthday Bow

Hi there đŸ™‚ My sister turned 70 yesterday, and I had to make an extra special card for her. It’s been a long time since I’ve made a bow card, and this seemed like the perfect occasion to make one of these again. Since her (and mine) favorite flower are pansies, I went through my stash of images, and found this lovely one from Angie Blom. I colored it up with my Copics, then fussy cut it out. I found some scraps of purple and yellow paper to cut out the number 70, and layered the 2 pieces before attaching the number and the image to a pretty oval die cut. I cut out all the pieces, as well as the card base, from a pretty mauve card stock (her fave color is purple). I edged the bow pieces with some narrow lace that I had, but it needed a bit more color to tie everything together. I searched through my bins and bins of ribbon, and could not find a shade that complimented the rest of the card!! You never realize how many shades of purple there are (and how gross some of them look together), until you are looking for something specific!! White ribbon and Copics to the rescue!! After I colored all the ribbon and attached it to the edges, I assembled the card. Usually, the cards I have to mail are very flat, but for this special occasion, I broke that rule. I’m happy to say my sis loved her card đŸ™‚

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Knockouts – #524-Fun Fold

Crafty Gals Corner – Challenge #256 ~ Anything Goes w/twist – Fancy Fold

The Paper Funday Challenge –  Challenge #66 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Fancy Folds

Passion for Markers – Week 745 – add a number

Classic Design Challenge – Challenge #06-2024 Jun/Jul – Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Fancy Folds


  1. Wow! Wow! WOW! This is stunning! I love the lacy edges and perfect execution. A gift in itself. Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Markers!

  2. Definitely a special card for a special occasion Susan; I bet your sister was over the moon pleased with it. The flowers are so pretty and your colouring is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

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