Here’s a fun fact about me, my husbands birthday is 11 days before our wedding anniversary. I am so glad that we buy a joint wedding anniversary gift together because then I can focus on his birthday gift. This birthday card was made for my husband’s birthday this past year. It’s hard for me to create something for him because I live with the man. Lol. So I needed to make a simple and quick card. Here’s how I made this birthday card.
Birthday Card Supplies and Tools:
- Neenah Solar White 110lbs Cardstock- for the stamped images and card base.
- Blue Cardstock- for the sky
- Green Cardstock- for the grass
- Copic Sketch Markers
- Fox- Y21,Y19,YR24
- Plane- YG25,YG17,YG67 and Y18,Y19
- Hero Arts Intense Black Ink- for the stamped images
- Hero Arts Hero Hues Black Dye Ink- stamping sentiment
- Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
- Lawn Fawn Upon a Star Stamp set and coordinating die set
- Lawn Fawn Plane and Simple Stamp set and coordinating die set
- Grass Border die
- Die-cutting machine
- Paper cutter
- Precision Scissors
- Scoring Board
- Foam Tape
Birthday Card Directions:
Creating the background.
Cut a 4”x5.25” sky blue cardstock.
Creating the Fox, Bunny, and Plane
I used the Lawn Fawn Upon a Star and Plane and Simple stamp and die sets. I had previously stamped and colored these images for my on-the-go coloring kit. All I had to do was cut it out, using the coordinating die and a die cutting machine. If you don’t have a coordinating die set, just use a precision scissors to cut the image out.
Coloring the Fox, I used Y21,Y19,YR24 Copic Sketch markers. The best way, for me to color these images is starting with Y21, the lightest color and color the whole image. This saturates the paper and allows me to blend better. Then I go with YR24, the darkest color and color anywhere that I believe a shadow should be. Then I use YR19, the medium color and blend it next to YR24 and then back with Y21 to blend it with YR19.
Coloring the bunny, I used N0,N2,N4 copic sketch markers. Follow the steps above when coloring the bunny.
Coloring the Plane, I used YG25,YG17,YG67 & Y18,Y19. Follow the steps above when coloring the main parts of the plane. When you color the accents of the plane you will follow the same process but only using two colors.
Cutting the Grass
Cut a 4”x5.25” green cardstock placed the grass border die at an angle, so it would create a right triangle. Then place the border die on the other end of the paper and created a right triangle. Use the cut out images to decide how tall you want the grass.
Cutting the Clouds
I used the clouds the Plane and Simple die set. There is a coordinating stamp for them but I wanted white clouds. I cut all three clouds on white cardstock and used my die cutting machine.
Stamping and Cutting the Banner and Banner Sentiment
I used the banner and banner sentiment stamp and coordinating dies from the Plane and Simple set. Using my stamp platform, I placed a piece of white cardstock in it and stamped the banner using Hero Arts black dye ink. Then I stamped the sentiment inside the banner. Using the stamp platform made it easy for me to center the sentiment in the banner. Then I used the banner die to cut out the banner.
Putting the Card together
Glue the grass onto the blue cardstock. Since the grass was cut with a right angle, I just lined up the straight side to the bottom and side of the blue cardstock. This will make an illusion of grassy hills.
Place the clouds, plane, banner, fox, and bunny in desired location. Once you got all the images in place start glueing it to the background. For this card I glued all the clouds flat onto the background. Then I used foam tape to attach the plane, banner, fox, and bunny.
Cut a 4.25”x11” white cardstock and scored it at 5.5” using my scoring board. This makes a vertical card base, where it opens from the bottom. Then glue the background to the card base.
I hope this was inspirational for you to go out and make a bunch of birthday cards. Check out my other card making inspiration posts, Anniversary card, Graduation card, and Mother’s Day cards. I would love to see what you all make, post your pictures on my Facebook page.