In this blog post, I’m going to share with you all of my greeting cards most suited as birthday cards for them.
The majority of my cards are gender neutral and suitable for any occasion.
With that little introduction out of the way let’s take a look at some of my greeting cards.
Birthday Cards for Them:
All of my greetings cards are environmentally friendly – they are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, and the inks used are all soy or vegetable-based.
All designs are created by me with either my photographs or original art on the front. Each greetings card is blank inside for your own message. They come with a white envelope. Size A6.
I drew the original in soft pastels and pastel pencils on pastel paper. I’m very happy with how this turned out. I especially love the beautiful spring colours in the background.
I painted the original during my first lesson at School Of Acrylic Painting, based in Gloucester. It also featured in my first ever group exhibition in Aldershot.
Despite coming from my imagination it was reminiscent of the Mallorca coastline. I love it and I’m glad that the original has gone to its forever home. Fear not, there is the option of buying this greeting card and framing it or purchasing it to bless someone else.
Here is what the customer said about the original painting, ‘I liked this painting as soon as Hannah posted a picture of it, so I’m thrilled to have the original hanging on my wall. It certainly lives up to its name – although the composition is simple, it gives me a real feeling of peace when I look at it.” M.W (Derby)
These cute cygnet siblings lived at a local lake. I followed the lives of these cygnets until they ‘flew the nest’. I visited them most days for a couple of years and have photographed them growing up.
The thing I love best about this photo is that I wonder what they are thinking about and saying to each other. It reminds me of sitting with my best friend, Patricia, and having a good old natter.
I painted the original on the front of this “Dancing to the Beat” greetings card as part of the course I attended called School Of Acrylic Painting.
I loved the background because it enhances the feeling of movement. The dancer is beautiful too.
The original dialogue painting is the 4th painting in my collection of faith-based discipleship abstracts.
Dialogue can be messy, bumpy, and beautiful. I used sap green, rose pink, orange and white because those colours communicate with each other on the colour wheel.
I’m creating these paintings in conjunction with a book that I’m writing on the complexities of discipleship.
I love animals and landscapes so this was a perfect lesson for me. I had great fun doing the background and the trees. The shape of the elephants was trickier, and getting the shading right was a challenge. I’ve always wanted to go on safari and see elephants in the wild. I love how the baby elephant is following its dad. It makes it quite spiritual for me because it reminds me that I’m Abba’s child and that I am following Him with my art and writing.
I love watching the sunset. I often watch at a lake in Hampshire that I’m fond of, but also love it wherever I am. I can only imagine how spectacular it would be to see the sunset while on safari! What an awesome thought. I hope I’ve captured its beauty without ever seeing it – it flowed out of my inmost being and my imagination.
This cute and happy little hedgehog was snapped at my first ever pet photo shoot. I don’t do too many pet photo shoots these days, but am open to more in the future.
I’ve always loved hedgehogs. I’ve never been fortunate enough to see them in the wild, so I felt so blessed to have the opportunity to take a photo of this pet hedgehog. I got several good photos but chose this one for the greeting card.
Have you ever seen a hedgehog?
Kingfishers are my favourite bird. I had it on my ‘bucket list’ to see a kingfisher in the wild. My dream came true in 2017 and I have since been blessed to see others too. This one posed for me for over 10 minutes and I took over 100 photos.
When choosing photos and artwork to go on greetings cards, I just had to include a photo of a kingfisher.
Do you like kingfishers? Have you ever seen one?
A few summer’s ago, we as a family, along with my aunt and cousins, visited West Midlands Safari Park. Part of the experience includes a drive-through safari. The animals that were most spectacular were the pack of lions and lionesses. They were really far away and up high on a large rock – reminiscent of ‘Pride Rock’ in Disney’s Lion King. So, I’m somewhat thrilled to have captured so many lovely photos of a lioness. The photo I chose to be printed on greeting cards stuck out as a favourite because she looks deep in thought.
Which one do you like best? Is there one of my other designs that you think should be in my Birthday Cards for Them list?
I hope you have enjoyed browsing my Birthday Cards for Them.
Yours Faithfully, Hannah Kirk