Today we have a card from Renee showing an idea for some cute handmade birthday cards for kids. When she saw this set, she immediately thought of her young nephew who loves boats and came up with this fun project. Let’s make one, too!
First color a card front sized panel using your favorite blending too with some sand and sky – here Color Fuse Caramel Brown and Sierra Blue – to create the background. Cut that panel and another white panel the same size using our Frame With Curves – Pierced die. Pop out the wave pieces from both panels.
Now stamp the pieces you want to use from our Sea clear stamp set, color them in and then cut them out with our coordinating dies.
Next, stamp your greeting on one of the inked panels. PRO TIP: Use your Misti or stamp positioning tool to make sure you get this right so you don’t mess up your beautiful ink blending!
Assembly time! Adhere the plain white frame to the card base and adhere the inked sections inside the frame – you will see how they fit so perfectly back into the spaces leaving you with that crisp white border around all the elements. Now arrange your stamped and die cut elements and when you have them how you like them, add them with varying thicknesses of foam tape. Using dimensional adhesive gives you lovely little shadows and depth and makes any card design instantly more interesting as you can see in this image.
People don’t always think about handmade birthday cards for kids but we know many people who have saved all the cards their little ones have received for them to peruse in the future. A special card like this will be SURE to be a keepsake!