From Sketch to Card: He’s Two! Birthday Card for Nephew Aaron

Beginning Sketch

I don’t always make a sketch, but this time I had an idea while I was watching tv so I grabbed one of the many notebooks I have.

Papers Chosen

When I had time to make the card, I grabbed some papers I thought would be a fun color palette for a 2-year-old. Plus, I knew we were going to “Jumpin Up” for the party: a bright primary colored place with lots of jumpy structures.

In Progress - trying different papers/colors

I played with the colors a little. I originally thought I’d use the light blue circle on the right side. But when I tried the green, it really made the yellow stand out.

The silver is washi tape from S.E.I. and the papers are from a pad I’ve had for ages. I traced the number from a chipboard number I got with a set from JoAnne’s long ago.

Finished Card for Aaron

Here’s the final product. And a blurry picture of the birthday boy at play

Aaron's day

He’s 2. I shouldn’t expect him to be able to stand still on his birthday, should I?

Author: Tricia

Craft addict, flickr lover, Librarian and Legend in her own room.

  • sazzy

    i love the design and colors of the card! it’s funny how they almost match the colors of the room where you took his photo.