Hi There! Today I’m sharing a birthday card for my loving mom who turned 80 this year. It was a wonderful birthday and my husband and I managed to surprise her. She didn’t know we were coming to visit as we kept it a secret. As she was walking towards the restaurant in the parking lot, my mom and dad looked up and saw me standing there. My parents were both so shocked to see me, as I live 7 – 9 hours away from home. I also managed to surprise her again when we went back to my brother’s place for desert. I had made her a birthday cake, which everyone loved. It was a very quick visit, only for a couple of days, but I wouldn’t have missed it! After all, 80 only comes around once in a lifetime. LOL!
For the card I chose the stamp by “Sherri Baldy – My-Besties Stamps“. I stamped the image using Memento Ink, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool to get a nice crisp image. The image was then coloured in with Copic Markers and edged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Rasberry around the image frame, balloon and also the card.
I printed the sentiment out on my printer and then used my Cuttlebug and the die from My Creative Time – Stitched Large Balloons. Tied on a little bit of twine to complete the balloon. My mom loved her card and I hope that you do too!
Stamp: Sherri Baldy – My-Besties Stamps
Hair: E50, E35, YR24, YR31
Eyes: B16, B14, B12, C1, Gelly Roll Sakura Pen #8
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20
Dress: Y08, Y06, Y11, Y02; Hem: BG78, BG49, BG13, BG11, BV30, BV31, Colourless Blender
Shoes: BG49, BG13, BG11, C8, C6, Wink of Stella – Clear
Jewellery \ Bows: RV19, RV13, RV09, RV06; Wink of Stella – Clear, Gelly Roll Sakura Pen #8
Cupcake on Dress: E57, E55, E53, RV91, RV93, RV06, Wink of Stella – Clear
Leaves: G09, G07; Little Flowers: Y08, Y02
Background: Spectrum Noir: LY1, LY2, LY3, Copic: C3, C2, C1
American Crafts – Tazzle Glitter Tape
Background Papers: Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad
Cutting Die: Spellbinders – Labels 17, My Creative Time – Stitched Large Balloons
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Rasberry, Memento – Tuxedo Black
Sentiment: Font: PS36, Cooper Black (Microsoft Word)
Embellishments: Ribbon, flowers
Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug