Birthday Colouring Cards

It is that time of the year again where a number of our family members have birthdays coming up which means cards.  My son recently decided that he likes drawing so he has been creating some rather interesting cards himself (the bottom one is a jungle)

Drawing Cards

but his big sister wanted to try out her new fine-tipped sharpies so she opted for a colouring card – she chose a stunning one from Activity Village – This is your Year to Sparkle

Colouring Card - This is Your Year to Sparkle from Activity Village

And I must admit I think it makes a gorgeous card, I am sure her cousin is going to love it.

This is Your Year to Sparkle Colouring Card from Activity Village. Perfect for Birthdays

While we were looking for colouring card options we spotted the Illuminated Letter cards and both my daughter and I thought they would make stunning Birthday cards (we went with the idea of selecting the starting letter for the Birthday person).  We started off with printing them on coloured card and using our new sharpies to colour them in.  Which worked really well.

Colouring Card from Activity Village. Illuminated Letters. All the letters of the alphabet are included in the pack of colouring cards

But then we also thought it might be fun to add some of our dimensional paint (yes we do love our dimensional paint here).  This time we selected the simple version of the letters and we only outlined the letter with the dimensional paint – we thought it would make the letter stand out more.

Outlinning the illuminated letters on the cards with dimensional paint

We left our dimensional paint to dry overnight (it does smudge if you do not let it dry properly) and then we completed the card with our watercolours.

The Simple Illuminated letter Card from Activity Village with the letter outlined in dimensional paint

And once we saw the outcome the kids decided to try the dimensional paint on a few more cards – we stuck with just outlining the focus point, leaving it to dry and the using our watercolour paints.  The one below is the elephant scene card.

Elephant Scene colouring card from Activity Village. Elephants outlined with dimensional paint

I must admit I think we have a new favourite way to make cards (I have a strong suspicion that a number of our Christmas cards are going to be made this way this year).

The dimensional paint that we use is this one – I Love To Create Tulip 3D Fabric Paint 4oz Slick (Black).

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Colouring Cards from Activity Village. Wide range. great way for the kids to get involved in making their own cards

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Home educating family based in the UK. We try to make learning fun
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2 Responses to Birthday Colouring Cards

  1. Camie says:

    I love the idea of making your own cards! These are fantastic!

    Like

  2. another mom says:

    Just love those elephants…..well done children….

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