I wanted the card to be more useful for him so I decided to make the main panel detachable and can be used as a bookmark!
Since the image would be coloured using Copic Markers, I first die cut the main panel with Simon Says Stamp's stitched rectangle die (the 3rd counting from the outside) on a piece of Copic friendly card stock. Also, to cover the mess on the back of the copic friendly card stock after colouring, I die cut another piece of white card stock using the same die.
I then masked out the circle area of the main panel with a circle die from SSS. Applied Memento inks (listed below) on the masked panel using sponge dauber. Then removed the mask and stamped the image on the white space. I then decided to mask out the image and stamped the white space with a circle stamp from the same set that has stripes on it to make the space behind the main image a little more interesting.
The image was then coloured with Copics and adhered to the other die cut card stock to cover the back. The party hat is from Mama Elephant's Lunar Animals stamp set. I stamped the party hat on a piece of scrap paper first, then coloured it with Copics, then cut it out and adhere it on the image! I also used glossy accent on the image.
The sentiments are from two stamp sets and they are listed below as well. The "you're pawsome" sentiment was stamped using versafine onyx black, while "happy birthday" was stamped using Stazon orange.
I also decorated the card base a bit using SSS's circle stamp set. The detachable panel was then adhered to the card base using a removable/reposition-able adhesive!
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