Birthday card ideas are easy to brainstorm, especially if you know the birthday girl or boy well. Although there are lots of universal and crafty ways to make that creative one-of-a-kind handmade birthday card. Collages are a great way to create special and unique homemade birthday cards. Collages are a collection of images and words on different media arranged randomly or even in an organized fashion.
Here are some birthday card ideas that take the concept of a collage and add a birthday twist!
* Super Color Collage
Does your birthday girl or guy have a favorite color? Use their favorite hue to make a very special (and colorful) homemade birthday card! Start collecting pictures in different shades of that particular color.
For instance, if their favorite color is yellow - start cutting out images sun, flowers, bananas, and anything yellow from your old magazines, calendars, wrapping paper, and other media. Collect all of your yellow images and glue them onto the front of a white, black, or colored card that contrasts with the color used in the collage. Now use a circular or square piece of colored cardstock and write "Have a Very Yellow Birthday!" This is a fun way to celebrate the individual and a unique way to show your own thoughtfulness and creativity.
* "It's just a Number!" Collage
If you know how old your birthday gal or guy is turning, then take it to the next level! Start cutting out their birthday number from magazines, newspapers, bus schedules, junk mail flyers, and start collecting! If you can't find a lot of numbers, start spelling out the number, for instance, s-i-x-t-e-e-n, from letters found in different media. The spelling of the birthday age will help to fill out the card collage. The letters for spelling out the age do not have to be the same font or color -- think of those infamous ransom notes and create your collage with that effect in mind.
* "It's all about you!" Collage
If you know the birthday person well then this will be easy! Start collecting images of their favorite things: television shows, favorite band or singers, foods, sports, movies, games, etc... Then put together a collage that celebrates them as a person! If you have a picture of the two of you, then make that the centerpiece of the card so she or he will always remember who made the very special birthday card! This will really show how much time you spend thinking about them and cooking up this homemade birthday card.
If you don't know too much about the person, but you know their birth date then you can still make a collage all about them! Consider birthday card ideas using their zodiac sign, precious stone for the month of their birthday, and if you know the year they were born you could also include their Chinese zodiac sign. If you still need some filler space, then find out some interesting facts related to their zodiac sign and print or write them on the front of the card. Everybody loves to read what they're all about and it could be a fun conversation piece so you can get to know the person better!Birthday Card Ideas - Collages of Creativity!
Crafting Tip: When brainstorming birthday card ideas using the collage technique with different media you may run into the problem of "filling out" the entire collage. To alleviate this issue, consider using patterned paper as the background of the collage to fill in any blank spaces ahead of time. Or use a repetitive signature piece of art of fill in the blanks, such as stars, colored buttons, hearts, happy faces, and other embellishments.