Keep Calm Birthday Card designs for men and women. Plus free graphics for you to download and use in your own creations…
Lately I’ve had a phase of creating ‘KEEP CALM’ posters. You can view these here. It occurred to me the other day – why should I stop at posters? This type of design would also make very individual cards, suitable for both men and women.
Well, you know how it is, I was excited by the concept – and on a roll – so I ‘Kept Calm and Carried On!…:) Here are three ‘hot off the press’ birthday card designs, along with a few spare graphics I created along the way.
NOTE: Usual © terms for my designs, but I have not added watermarks to the free graphics, so please save and use them as you wish. All I ask is if you put them on the web it’d be lovely to get a mention.
1) Female 40th Birthday
This card is personalised for a 40th birthday. I used a textured harlequin design as the background, with a digital clock stamp and a vintage crown. The typography is a mixture of colours and has deep pink shadows which gives it a nice 3D effect.
As usual for privacy reasons I changed the recipients name to Lily.
The insert for this card has the same background – I just changed opacity. I created a rosette, and wrote a custom verse for the birthday girl.
2) Generic Birthday – Denim
On this card I decided not to add the usual logo to the top, it just looked better that way somehow. I created the background in a three step process. I used a denim texture, layered a Union Jack pattern over the top, and then added a frame around the edges which give the appearance of wooden boards. I created the typography using complementary colours in a gradient.
I was in a hurry to print this one, so I just did a simple white insert with text and a graphic.
3) Generic Birthday – Union Jack Flag
With this card, I ‘grunged’ up a regular Union Jack flag, added the same Union Jack pattern as the denim card, and created gold metal typography. The insert again was simple – just in white with a greeting and a graphic.
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I hope you like my designs,
Thanks for visiting, see you next time…