This page is a work in progress (my cards are VERY new!). I hope this helps you make a start, but check back in a week or so and I’ll have more to share!

Make these colouring cards your own!

The most precious gift we can give is our time.
Show how much you care by putting a bit of yourself and your personality into your greeting card.

Before you begin

Pick your art supplies.

What do you have on hand?

  • Pencils
  • Watercolours
  • Acrylics
  • Felt Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Pastels
  • You can use anything!

Pick your colour palette.

Go crazy or make a plan.

  • Black and white
  • Shades of one colour
  • Rainbow Colours
  • Fluoro Colours
  • Pastel Colours
  • Limited Colours
  • Lots of options

Finish with at least two extras.

This makes all the difference!

  • Add a border
  • Add a background
  • Add a shadow
  • Add highlights
  • Add collage
  • Add their name
  • Add some patterns
  • Add some sparkle!

It’s time efficient to colour a few cards at a time!

Here I’ve used acrylics, with a #10 flat brush. On the first one I’ve added a table colour, on the second I’ve added words and on the third I’ve added a shadow.

Stay loose! If you can still see the white card through the gaps, that’s ok!

The most important thing is that the card is painted with love and given on time. So if you don’t have much time, push your fast forward button and do it! If you’ve got heaps of time, enjoy yourself!

You can paint your flaming heart cards in lots of ways

Ideas for your greeting inside.

Remember your handwriting is unique to you. It’s precious! Just be you!

Think of what they like.

Write from your heart.

Choose a lyric, a poem, a headline if you like.

Remember a favourite joke or memory.

Sign it with all the love you feel.

Envelopes can be fun too!

Add some colour.

Write BIG. Write small (but be legible).

Add some collage.

Add some bling.

Wiggle your lines.

Add a smiley face, an angel or a flower.

Add a love heart. It’s simple.

Remember to give or post it!

It’s simple, but I’ve forgotten to send the card I’ve written a few times… so I thought I’d mention it.

Birthday message ideas

  • Have a fantastic birthday – let’s light the candles, fill our glasses to the max, and celebrate this special day of your life! All my love xxx
  • Happy birthday to the only person I would rescue in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
  • Here’s to 50 years of an incredible you…and an incredible 50 more!

Send any ideas you’d like to share to hello@shinyhappyart.com

 

Love message ideas

  • You don’t cross my mind. You live in it.
  • Each time I look at you, I just smile to myself and think, I certainly could not have done better. You are perfect the way you are. I love you honey.
  • You’re irreplaceable, non-returnable, and priceless to me. Never change.

Send any ideas you’d like to share to hello@shinyhappyart.com

Sympathy message ideas

  • What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. I feel so lucky that I got to know him.
  • There is no good card for this. I am just so sorry.
  • I’m really sorry I haven’t been in touch. I didn’t know what to say.

Send any ideas you’d like to share to hello@shinyhappyart.com