Q Is For Making A Quarter-Fold Card

Quarter-fold card with an image of Hawaii that I drew on the front with pencil and colored pencil.

Today the letter Q is for making a quarter fold card. The card above is one I created with an image of a Hawaiian beach drawn on the front, and you can see the tutorial I created here.

Another quarter-fold card that I created had a picture of a Hawaiian sunset that I drew on the front.

 

I drew a Hawaiian sunset on this handmade quarter-fold card.

Quarter-fold cards are easy to create. Simply fold a sheet of paper in half, and then into a quarter to create the quarter fold card. I like drawing pictures on the front, and the video below illustrates how I created the Hawaiian sunset drawing on a quarter-fold card. Do you like drawing images on the front of cards?

P Is For The Puppy Card

A puppy card I made for my nephew’s birthday.

Today the letter P is making for a puppy card.


Grids are highly useful when you want to sketch something quickly and accurately. Take a look at the videos to see how I created this lovely puppy birthday card for my nephew.

Also, the great thing about coloring in the puppy is that it will cover up the grid lines, so no one will know you did not draw your illustration freehand! Also, I painted mod podge over the puppy card to give it a lustrous painting like effect.

O Is For Making Christmas Ornaments

Here I am using magnets to display the completed Christmas tree illustration.  I used a blue colored pencil to fill in the sky behind the Christmas tree.
This Christmas tree drawing I created was transformed into an ornament.

In the post for the letter C I discussed how I finished a Christmas tree drawing, so today I will show how I turned this illustration and a couple of others into Christmas ornaments.  So it may be almost another year until we have Christmas again, but it is good to know we can make crafts for the holiday season well in advance.

Paint a coat of glitter glue on the ornaments.  I created this by mixing glue with glitter and spreading it over each drawing with a paint brush.
Paint a coat of glitter glue on the ornaments. I created these ornaments by mixing glue with glitter and spreading it over each drawing with a paint brush.
Here is the small Christmas wreath drawing that I glued on cardboard, and then painted glitter glue over the surface.
Here is the small Christmas wreath drawing that I glued on cardboard, and then painted glitter glue over the surface.
Here is the slightly larger wreath drawing that I turned into an ornament.  I love the way the glitter makes it sparkle.
Here is the slightly larger wreath drawing that I turned into an ornament. I love the way the glitter makes it sparkle.
Here is the rectangular Christmas tree ornament.  I glued my drawing of a Christmas tree on cardboard, and then painted glitter glue over the surface to make it sparkle.
Here is the rectangular Christmas tree ornament. I glued my drawing of a Christmas tree on cardboard, and then painted glitter glue over the surface to make it sparkle.

This video shows how I created the Christmas ornaments from start to finish.