Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Saturated Canary Birthday Card for a Special Little Girl

Happy Hump Day, lovely people!

I'm back today as promised with a sweet card for the special little girl in your lives. This design can be adapted to any age just by changing the number and image. Saturated Canary has wonderful images that are perfect for this purpose. I have thought about doing an entire series of these cards starting with the first birthday and going through the teen years and maybe even beyond strictly using Krista's adorable illustrations.

As you can see, this one is designed for a 4 year old girl and uses the image called "Ava" which was a freebie (can you believe it?) on Krista's site a few weeks ago. I'm not sure if she is still available but even if she isn't, there are many others characters in her shop that would work as well.

Ava only has one balloon but I added a second one which I drew on vellum paper and colored with Copics and cut out to layer onto the card.  If you decide to do this yourselves, you'll need to use double-sided vellum tape to attach the balloon so the adhesive doesn't show through the nearly transparent paper.  You could also use colored vellum if you have it because coloring on vellum is a bit tricky to keep the markers from streaking.

I made another card similar to this one for a friend to give to her granddaughter for her 2nd birthday that I will post at some point.  I didn't want to publish it until after she had given it to her granddaughter which won't be for another couple of weeks. On that card, I used a different image and I made an entire bouquet of balloons of regular cardstock and vellum.  I just like the transparent quality of the vellum.  It's perfect for balloon making! Haha!

I used a template to lightly draw an oval shape around the image leaving part of the original balloon outside the oval.  I did this to give it the appearance of being a separate piece. Then, using scissors, I cut the shape out, carefully fussy cutting around the balloon.

I hope you like it my little birthday card.  I truly enjoy giving my handmade cards to friends and family.  They mean so much more, in my opinion, than store bought cards.  It also makes me feel really good when I receive special orders for my cards and other types of projects.  Last year, I made a custom mini album for the child for whom I made the 2nd birthday card mentioned above and I was ecstatic when her grandmother asked me if I would be open to making her birthday card every year!  Of course I said YES!

Well, I think that's it for today.  If I get it finished in time, I'll have another new project to show you tomorrow.  I have about run out of all the stuff I had made during my recent card-making frenzy so now I need to make some more!  I also have a couple of off the page projects that I'll be working on in the next week or two so they'll be coming soon!

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Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bright Colors

Have a beautiful remainder of your day and thank you so very much for visiting my blog today.  Until next time...

Happy crafting!


  1. Anniebee,
    What a cute 4th birthday card, love the image and the colors. great work.
    Be well.


  2. So beautiful Annie Bee, gorgeous colouring

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. A gorgeous card Annie, love the image & your beautiful colouring.

    Donna x

  4. What a beautiful card, she is sure to appreciate it and love it!

  5. This is lovely, Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz CS DT

  6. This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty

  7. Beautiful card lovely and bright colours....

    And thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, big hugs Jo xxx


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