A Fun Handmade Birthday Card Idea
This handmade birthday card idea was made for my future sister-in-law, Tricia. She has really great taste in style and I wanted to make her something that resonated with her personality - but I wanted it to be really simple.
I have had this leopard patterned paper in my craft arsenal for a long time and I thought it would look really cool on homemade birthday card.
The envelope that I was going to use was sort of small - 5" x 4". So I had to make the handmade birthday card relatively smaller.
The one problem I ran into when wanting to use this patterned leopard print paper was in finding a nice background color to "frame" it! I didn't have any metallic paper. I think silver or gold would have made a really cool background, but alas, I only had muted cardstock on hand and no time (or money) to make a run to the craft store.
So, make a note, try not to run out and buy a bunch of patterned paper without thinking through how you plan to use the paper. Although who could resist such a wild pattern of leopard print?
Okay - so obviously I settled on a very deep purple.
Reasons why I chose a deep purple:
Creative Card Sketches
Thank you for visiting my website, I hope you are able to find some great card making ideas. I also wanted to share with you an awesome resource that I've put together just for card makers: 101 Creative Card Sketches.
If you've been searching for a quick and easy way to find card layouts, then this is the perfect solution for you! This book includes 101 card sketches, over 25 card samples + instructions, tips and techniques for using card sketches, handy sketch summary sheets, and lots more, you'll never run out of card layout ideas again!
Thank you again for visiting my website and I hope you continue to find card making a joyful and inspiring hobby for many years to come!
This is a downloadable ebook that you can order from anywhere and have instant access to.
Find another handmade birthday card idea
All about Glues & Adhesives
Creative Card Ideas Homepage
Spark Your Creativity with Card Sketches
[?] Subscribe To This Site