Today’ is Julie Koerber’s birthday. Some of the Flourishes Design team members and friends have decided to create a blog hop to celebrate her! She is such a wonderful woman and an amazing designer. I love everything she creates.

For my birthday card I thought I use the hat image from Feminine Charms. I stamped it twice in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. One image was cut and embossed with a Classic Circle Nestabilities die, from the other I cut out the hat. The main image and the hat were colored with Copic Markers (Hat Stand: E21, E23, E25   Hat: R00, R20, R21, R22   Ribbon: E41, E42   Flower: Y11, Y15, Y17). The circle was sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The circle was stitched to a slightly bigger Kraft cardstock circle, that had been sponged with Vintage Distress ink. The cut out hat was adhered to the main image with dimensionals and Stardust Stickles was added over the white strip under the ribbon. The layers were adhered over a paper doily.

I used the layout from last weeks CPS sketch.  A 3 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ piece of MME Lost & Found Market Street paper was adhered to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Kraft cardstock.

A 3 7/8″ piece of white cardstock was cut with MFT’s Faux Crochet Border Die-namic die and adhered under a 7/8″ wide strip of Market street paper. That strip along with another 7/8″ wide strip of the same paper were adhered to the layers before the edges were stitched.

A small piece of the same paper used for the strips was cut and embossed with a Blossom Tags & Accent die. The embossed edges were sanded before it was adhered to the upper left edge of the layers. A button was tied over it with Linen Thread. The image layers were adhered to the layers with dimensionals before those were adhered to the card base, Solar White cardstock that had been  cut and embossed  with a Grand Label 23 Nestabilities die.

Another piece of Solar White cardstock were cut and embossed with a Petite Scallop Oval Nestabilities die. A sentiment from Feminine Charm Was stamped in it’s center with Tuxedo Black Ink and the inner part was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The oval was adhered to the lower right of the hat image.

A piece of seam binding was colored with Copic Marker E23 before it was tied into a bow and topped with one yellow flower. The bow was adhered under the sentiment panel. Part of a Finesse Pearl Swirl on the top right finish off the card.

Please check out all the other birthday posts!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please hop on over to Julie to wish her a happy birthday with us!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

29 Responses to “Julie’s Birthday Blog Hop”

  1. WOW!! As always Beate, you have created a beautifully, elegant card!! Love the shape of this one, not to mention your stunning colouring!!! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful card! Love how you colored this image. The shading and shadowing is perfection!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous!!

  4. Oh my goodness, you never miss a detail…I love it! This is gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful card, Beate! Love that stamp set and the stitching, coloring and bow are awesome!

  6. This is beautiful Beate. I love the little button embellishment and the hat is colored perfectly. 🙂

  7. Hello!

    I love your card! The matching roses and ribbon on the card and hat are beautiful! I stopped by Julie’s blog to wish her a Happy Birthday and now – on to the blog hop!

    Wishing you a happy weekend!


    Barbara Diane

  8. Awwwww! Thank you Ms. Beate! I have a funny story for you. When I first started blogging forever ago, I remember you visited and left a comment and I thought I had been personally visited by a ROCK STAR!!! You even sent your trademark “hugs and smiles!” Who knew that years later, I’d be designing with this rock star and come to know her for the sweet and thoughtful lady she is. Thanks so much for the beautiful card and kind words — when I say.. “you rock!” I mean it more than you’d know!! 😉

  9. Beate, your cards are SO beautiful, and this one is no exception. Perfect coloring, perfect stitching (how do you do that!?).

  10. Another spectacular creation. You are such an inspiration!

  11. Just beautiful, Beate! Love the stitching, doily, and your fabulous coloring!

  12. This is so gorgeous and feminine, Beate!! Your coloring is fantastic, and I love the pearls and doily!!

  13. Beautiful feminine card, Beate. Created to perfection, as always!:)

  14. Gorgeous Beate! Love the image and your colouring is beyond perfect! Wonderful birthday card!

  15. I’m so loving that Grand 23 Die. I have to start on a collection of them soon. A very special B-day card Beate. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

    Traci Lord

  16. How beautiful and feminine Beate! This is so pretty! Love how perfect embellished it looks!

  17. so beautiful and elegant Beate! I am sure that Julie is going to absolutely “LOVE” getting this card for her B-day!

  18. this is so pretty and girly. beautiful details and colors. gorgeous card, Beate!

  19. I love your `stunningly beautiful` card TFI:) x

  20. Wow Miss Beate! This is just SO Beautiful! I know Miss Julie is going to love this! 😎


  21. Such a pretty card Beate! Great mix of die cuts and patterned paper!

  22. What a gorgeous card. Beautiful shape and colors.

  23. Totally gorgeous Beate! Hugs ~S~

  24. Beautiful card! I am amazed how well you coordinate all the embellishments.

  25. Beate this is wonderful! Love the colors, awesome dainty feeling with the lacey look. Just beautiful.

  26. This is beautiful Beate! I love the doily and the pretty flourish! Very feminine!

  27. What a pretty birthday card Beate! Your design and details are always fabulous!!

  28. What a beautiful card you are amazing

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