Blue Floral Green Dots Card
Create birthday card – Making birthday cards can be fun and easy. Fun because you can play around with happy, colorful patterned paper. Easy when you have a “guide” to follow along, and the handmade birthday card just “falls into place” nicely.
In my instance, my “guide” comes in the form of an ebook, “101 Creative Card Sketches“. I’ve been using sketches from this ebook for a number of my homemade birthday cards.
I used card sketch #12 from the ebook when creating this card design and I’ve followed the sketch closely. This sketch will help to create a simple, balance look which I believe can be used for different handmade cards over and over again.
Some of you might enjoy sourcing for patterned paper and mix-matching them. I prefer to buy a pretty patterned paper pack and choose paper from the paper pack. It takes the guesswork out for me and the end result usually looks good.
For this card, I chose a blue floral paper for the base as the prints are bigger and heavier so it would look better at the bottom of the card. Then I chose a lighter green polka dot paper for the top half of the card. A yellow strip across the middle helps to bring unity and balance to the card. All these three paper came from the same paper pack.
So making your own birthday cards can come together smoothly using a card sketch and a paper pack. Then with a matching ribbon and two cute blue pearlized buttons as embellishments, the card now has added dimension and interest to it.
For this card making project, I’ve used one of my Happy Birthday Printable WordArt for the birthday sentiment. Just print it out, cut it out and paste it on to complete the look for this birthday card design.
For more examples of my birthday cards using card sketches and printables, do click on the below images:
- Green polka dot, yellow, and blue floral patterned paper from Breathe collection, Prima Marketing.
- Red cardstock, green satin ribbon, and blue pearlized buttons from stash.
- Birthday sentiment from my Happy Birthday Printable WordArt.
- Double-sided tape.
- Glue gun (optional) for adding the buttons and ribbon.
- 101 Creative Card Sketches #12