Home made birthday cards were always on the agenda growing up, and even today I just couldn't bring myself to buy a card when I could make one! So I'm happy to report that my three little ones are carrying on the tradition and are always ready and willing to spend some time making a home made birthday card for someone they love. Last week, a little bleary eyed from our trip back across the atlantic and then some, we had to whip up a birthday for my six year old, so I decided to give my 7 and 8 year olds a little hand in the card making department, and I just love the results.
I started by drawing a simple silhouettes with a thick black marker such that the edge of the design landed on the fold of a folded piece of cardstock, and then the kids cut out the shapes and colored them with the pastels. Ahhhhhh, pastels, so refreshing after seeing markers all the time! I tried to spray fixative on these little works but the whole spray nozzle broke and the can started spewing out fixative all over my patio floor. Well, so much for that, at least there's one less item in my studio waiting to be used up. Despite my mishap with the can that had been sitting around for at least nine years, I do recommend using fixative for your kid's pastel cards so that the colors don't smear and the recipient doesn't get pastel all over their hands!
Oh and by the way, I know many of you may think of a tiered cake as a wedding cake, but I love them so much that I use them as a visual for birthday's too, after all, in this case you can have your cake and eat it too?