One of the nicer things about creating your own birthday cards or cards for any occasion is that you can incorporate imagery that’s specifically meaningful to those that are going to be receiving the cards. In the card below, I’ve added in the embossed imagery of flowers that were taken in my Mothers garden. This makes the card more meaningful, in that it uses something that is important to my mother. She was the person I was making the card for in this case.
Cards can be designed in infinite ways. One can take a base photograph like what I did and incorporate it, or they can come up with their own unique designs, such as the background imagery from the card above. What was one design for one thing can easily become a background design for something else. It’s for that very reason I encourage folks to save their art and designs, even if they don’t like what they had created or if it was simply something that they didn’t need at the time. One never knows when those old dusty pieces won’t find a new life in something else.