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    A handmade birthday card, made for a one year old. Well, more for his parents, but I'm certain that he'll appreciate it one day.
My cousin had celebrated his first birthday in mid-2011, and I wanted to create something to make the ocassion. Disatisified with sticking to a regular store-bought card, I decided to illustrate and make one - something I hadn't attempted in years, and not at this level. To say that this card is long overdue is an understatement, but here it is: My cousin Jaden's first birthday card in all its glory.

Some parts could use improvement, but that's part of the learning process.
Jaden's First Birthday Card
A traditional-media illustrated, handmade greeting.
Process:  Original Drawings
Process: Double-checking sketch/page layout before the trip to the light box.
Process: Coloured, Pre-lettering Stage
Front Cover.
interiors: Pages 1 and 2.
Interiors: Pages 3 and 4.
Interiors: Pages 5 and 6.
Card's construction was derived from the X Book tutorial (page 32) in Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures, and Forms by Alisa Golden.