On today’s post I will be sharing an easy Handmade Birthday card that you can make in no time. And as you are seeing on the banner this post is part of the Joy of Stamps – Fonts-amental Blog hop.
On this blog hop we will be sharing projects with sentiments or fonts that we love! I know you will love seeing all the participating blogs as you will get lots of inspiration for your card making projects.
So make sure you visit all the blogs participating in this hop!
How to make an Easy Handmade Birthday Card
For today’s card I wanted to go with an easy Birthday handmade card mainly because we usually need Birthday cards all the time, after all we all have birthdays right?
Anyway As you can see below my card is monochromatic, which made everything even simpler! and it also makes it easy to customize it with different colors..
For instance you can make this card using the favorite color of the recipient of your card, or perhaps you want to use the birthstone color to go with the card! or you could simple do the cards in the color of card stock you have the most in your stash! so you can see where the options are limitless. 😉
The sketch and other details
You can see on the left the sketch that I used as inspiration. This is honestly one of the things that I do the most and I strongly believe makes my card making super easy and very enjoyable.
I can come up with so many ideas for cards just by using simple sketches. So if you ever feel like you struggle with inspiration, give it a try. You will see how this helps you with ideas!
For the bottom side of the card I used a wide brush tip water painter and just painted the lines across that section of the paper. You can see these are not perfect and not straight, so do not over think it. I think this is actually one of the things that add a little flair to the card. Please note that this is regular whisper white card stock, not watercolor paper, in case you were wondering.
Once the strips dried, I added the lines with the alcohol marker. Again this was free hand, so they are are not straight. Please do not over think it, the faster you do them the better they look.. I promise you. 😉
If you want to see another example of making this stripy background technique, check this other card! This is another easy card, and you can see how mixing and matching with other colors make the stripes look even more interesting..
For the top of the card I added a stamped roses with Navy Blue and then added Wink of Stella to the flowers, this adds a shimmery look that we all love!! I added also the sentiment on the same color.
Finally I added rhinestones and the ribbon/bow that I had previously colored with the alcohol markers.. I love this trick as I can get embellishments in any color that I need. And if you use Stampin’ Up! blends (alcohol markers) then you will have all elements to color coordinate beautifully, as all their products color coordinate, making it even easier when it comes to color combinations, as you will have everything from ink, paper, embellishments in the same tones. Give it a try and let me know how you like it..
If you want to see all the products I used, you can click here to get the full supply list 😁
Blog Hop Line Up!
And as I mentioned at the beginning this post is part of the Joy of Stamps Blog Hop. So make sure you visit all the participating blogs on this blog hop as I know you will get lots of inspiration.
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