Making A Valentine Heart Birthday Card

I made a heart Valentine birthday card for my sister.
I used a red metallic colored pencil to draw a heart on a 4 by 6 inch of paper.
I used a metallic gold colored pencil to color in the background behind the heart. The gold colored pencil was also used to shade a frame on the quarter fold card  the drawing was glued to.

I used metallic colored pencils to draw and color the heart illustration for a lustrous shine. Mod podge was used to apply the drawing to the quarter fold card, and add a glittery sheen. Handmade cards are a thoughtful way to wish people a happy Valentine birthday.

The video illustrates how I made the heart card from start to finish.

I Still Sketch Things Out

How many people actually still sketch things out? I am sketching an image for a birthday card at the moment, and it feels rewarding to know I take the time to do that. Sketching on a handmade card is just more satisfying that using a computer program to print something out. By the way, I truly believe in card making, and your friends and family often enjoy receiving mail rather than email.

One thing I enjoy doing is making quarter fold cards as you know. I take a piece of used computer paper and fold it in half, and then I fold it into a quarter fold. Here I have drawn a picture of a beautiful tropical sunset, one of my favorite types of themes. My walls are even decorated with my own framed art and pictures

Making Cards Out of Recycled Paper

Making cards out of recycled printer paper just is a great way to help the environment. I wish that I had the budget to go to Hawaii and sit on the beach and draw. How can I scratch my itch for a Hawaiian trip without breaking the piggy bank? I often draw cards with Hawaiian themes to help me feel closer to the islands, and I really love to make these too!