Making a Desert Inspired Birthday Card
Sand, twigs, and other bits from nature can be used to create a beautiful desert scene on a handmade card. This is a guide about making a desert inspired birthday card
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Get your inspiration from the desert when making this birthday card, suitable for a man. Use colored sand, a small twig, and small pieces of tree bark and turn these into a unique artwork, reminiscent of the beauty of a desert. Definitely the type of card that a nature lover will appreciate!
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: one card
- 8. x 5.42 inch pumpkin yellow cardstock
- colored sand in the following colors: black; orange; light yellow; light blue, and white
- 8mm wide self-adhesive black lace tape
- natural 2mm wide jute ribbon
- small dried twig
- small pieces of tree bark and small stones
- piece of brown packaging tape
- Artline 210 Fineliner black pen
- standard scissors
- clear-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
- Score the pumpkin yellow cardstock to create a card sized 5.4" x 4.1".
- With the fold at the left, cut an uneven piece from the packaging tape. Glue it to the front of the card with the self-adhesive side facing up.
- Dust the tape with the light yellow sand - this will be the desert floor - and shake off any excess sand.
- Draw the first dune with the pencil. Add glue to the dune, dust it with the orange sand and shake off any excess sand.
- Add the second dune and use the black sand to color it. Use the black pen to draw over the dunes' pencil lines.
- Add glue to the sky, and use a combination of blue and white sand to color it.
- Glue the twig to the card to add a dry tree to the desert scene.
- Add the small pieces of tree bark and the small stones.
- Add a strip of lace tape to the top and bottom of the card, and cut off any protruding edges.
- Make a small bow with the jute ribbon. Glue it to the bottom of the card, and add three birds to the skyline to finish it off.