I wanted to design a bright and vibrant card. I started out with some circular brushes in Illustrator.
I used various sizes and stuck with a colorful palette. Abobe Kuler would also work well for a project like this.
From there I took the vector shapes into Photoshop to add and style the text.
I wanted to make sure the text popped on the design so I styled it with a couple different colored strokes and added a custom color shadow.
Voilà, a birthday card worthy of celebration!