Create a Handmade Birthday Card for your favorite person. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea. Happiest Wishes on your Birthday!
Do you like to make handmade birthday cards for all of your favorite people? In my opinion, there is something so special about receiving a handmade card so I try to give them whenever I can.
Cardmaking really is so much fun, and it lets you become the artist, and you can make whatever is pleasing to your eye, and you don’t have to follow any rules.
I made this card for a Birthday Card swap at my work. How it works, I make 10 of this card and will turn them into the organizer of the card swap. When I get them back I will have 10 different cards from the others who participated. Card swaps they are a great way to get lots of different cards without all of the work.
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn’t be found online.
- Big Shot
- Colored Cardstock
- Honeycomb Embossing Folder
- 6 different colored Ink Pads(I used 3 blue and 3 orange that went from dark to light)
- Water Brush
- Brackets Die
- 1 3/4 Square Punch
- Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set (Stampin’ Up)
How to Make a Handmade Birthday Card
For the card base, cut an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock in half so you have two pieces that measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/5. Fold that piece in half and you have your card base.
Then comes the fun part of decorating the card. I started with a white cardstock and ran it through the big shot using the honeycomb embossing folder.
For the Ombre look, choose 3 blue ink pads and 3 orange that go from light to dark.
The water brush is like a paintbrush, but it has a reservoir inside that holds water. So if you dip the brush in some ink and give the brush a light squeeze it lets you paint with the ink and gives you an easy way to watercolor.
To get the ink, slightly open the ink pads just to where you can squish the lid on the pad inside. When you open the pad you will see ink on the inside lid, and that is where you touch the brush to pick up the ink. Then paint.
After the paper is dry, trim to fit the front of the card. For my card, it was 4 x 5 1/4inches.
Choose a coordinating paper for the strips and cut them to these sizes.
For the yellow wider strip, use the square punch to cut out the end to give it a banner look.
Brackets are a lot of fun and a great way to make the eye focus on specific points of a card.
For the stamped greeting on the front of the card, use the darkest blue ink from the watercolor background and a birthday stamp on the same white card stock. My greeting was punched out using the 1 3/4 square punch.
Then I got to assemble my masterpiece. I love bringing all the pieces together and seeing the final product.
Do you like to make cards for other events besides birthdays? Share and leave a comment below!
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