Make your own Birthday Cards.
Hey guys, back this week with another super exciting project – making your own birthday cards with watercolors. Sounds exciting? It does to me because I have been making handmade cards for the past 3 years and sending them out to friends and relatives. The happiness that you see when they receive those pretty little handmade mails is totally in-explainable! So next time for any special occasion be it birthdays, or festivals, new year, etc, be sure to try these floral birthday cards and brighten up someone’s special day. Nature, in common sense, refers to essences unchanged by man; space, the air, the river, the leaf. Art is applied to the mixture of his will with the same things, as in a house, a canal, a statue, a picture. But his operations taken together are so insignificant, a little chipping, baking, patching, and washing, that in an impression so grand as that of the world on the human mind, they do not vary the result.
Material required for making your own Floral Birthday Cards:
Watercolors & brushes
Fineliner/gelpens in black
Cardstock in matching shade
Dip pen and ink for calligraphy
How to make your own handmade birthday cards
Handmade birthday cards have one thing in common which is that whatever or however you make it, it will still be special because of the amount of love that went into actually making it. But, despite that, we always try to put in our best to bring out a pretty-looking card right? Today I am sharing two easy types of cards that you can make and also tips to take your cards one level up if you are making cards for the first time.
So let’s start with the florals first. You can make flowers of your choice, simple and easy ones, in shapes that have always been your favorite. When you arrange the florals, you can go in two ways. One where the florals are painted at the center of the card and the other where the florals are placed around the border of the card like a wreath or border.
Before starting with the individual card styles, let me share a few tricks of cardmaking that is universally applicable, not just for these styles but for any style of cards.
One trick that I usually employ is to never use single-layer cards. They might look good when you buy from Archies but honestly, if you are making them, single layers might not be a good idea. The card will look flat, with no dimension, and most importantly there will not be those tiny things that catch your attention. I believe that the number of layers you have in your card, the more prettier and professional it looks.
So every time you make a card, choose a card base that is in contrast color to your card/layer on which your painting/picture is there. Like if your florals are blue on white background, choose blue cardstock, and also trim the edges of the paint to make it a bit smaller. That way, your painting will stand out with edges or borders of the pretty background shade.
The next tip is to use double-sided foam tape to stick each and every layer. This way, each layer stands a bit higher than the base layer and creates a slight 3D effect which looks awesome.