Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birthday Card for Mom

My Mom's birthday is today. I made this tri-fold card for her, featuring her four rabbits.

On the left, Sam (a mini lop) and Poppy (a Netherland Dwarf/Rex mix, I think). On the right is Flopper (a Flemish Giant) and Minnie (a Rex).

As soon as I decided to make my Mom a card for her birthday, this is the idea that popped into my head. I decided to make this a tri-fold card, using a process I learned in my Decorative Illustration class last year. I drew a few thumbnails and cut them out of paper to see how they would look when folded.

Then I scanned it into Photoshop and painted on top of it. I printed out a small prototype to make sure that everything was lining up correctly.

Everything looked good, so I took it to OfficeMax and they printed it out on double-sided 11x17" cardstock. The sales assistant asked me why I didn't write "hoppy birthday" instead of "happy birthday."

*crickets chirping*

Then I cut the card out using an exacto knife.

Happy birthday, Mom! Oh, excuse me, I mean hoppy birthday.

*crickets chirping*


  1. omg, this is SO great! liz and i both agree that you should illustrate kids books AND create a line of greeting cards. :D

    1. Thank you! I would love to do both! I just wonder if getting into the professional greeting card industry would be too much work. I could possibly start an Etsy shop, though.

  2. Thank you for the amazing and very thoughtful card! I will treasure it always!!!

  3. How sweet! I know your Mom must be so very hoppy with your artistry~


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