The one scary question that comes to mind when making kids birthday cards is: “Will the child love it?”
The answer is actually simple but brilliant: in putting the birthday card together, use elements the kids actually love.
In other words, apply their favorite heroes, dolls, princes, princesses, cartoons, comics, and various other characters into the cards.
With this in mind, here are a few other things to consider:
In the past, you had to actually draw the characters for the card. This was a big concern especially if the drawing looked nothing like the actual character.
However, these days, there are simpler methods that save you time.
For instance, there is probably a rubber stamp for that character the child already loves.
Therefore, there’s no need to sketch anymore unless you just want to. All you have to do is color the stamped art afterwards.
Don’t want to color the art? Not to worry. There are even stickers, 3-D pieces, and other essentials available in the craft stores as well.
Is the color too bright or too dull that it throws the rest of the card off?
For instance, I made two artworks from the rubber stamps. One using colored pencils and the other with felt pen markers.
Then I compared them to the pink cardstock paper. So, I went with the felt pen marker art. Because the cardstock paper was a little brighter than the colored pencil art.
However, If the kid loves even brighter colors, there are other options. Examples are ultra-bright colors like neon cardstock papers, colored pencils, and felt pen markers.
A little glitter, “bling,” or other shinny stuffs here and there is always a great idea.
However don’t overdo it unless that’s what the kid wants.
For example, there isn’t any glitter on this card. However, the little shimmer from the silver ink letters is subtle and sufficient.
bland kids birthday cards are not always appealing. Instead, embellish cuts and decorative edges are cooler. And the child will love it.
For this card, there are decorative edges from the majestic-shape scissors. Plus, there are curved corners from corner trimmers.
Bottom line, feel free to
make the card as creative as you want.
At this point, hope you are ready to make wonderful kids birthday cards? So have some fun plus put a smile on the young celebrant’s face.