Making A Happy New Year Card

I created a Happy New Year Card with a drawing of Mount Baldy and a palm tree, so this card had a Southern California theme. To make the New Year card I folded a sheet of paper into a quarter-fold card, and I drew a picture of Mount Baldy with a palm tree on the front. The photos and videos below illustrate how I created my card from start to finish. Anyone can create a festive, and regionally relevant, New Year Card on a budget, which is why I drew a picture of Southern California scene on a card I made out of a blanket sheet of paper. The only cost for this card making project was the blank piece of paper since I already had the drawing pencils and colored pencils in my art supplies.

Making The New Year Card

First, I drew the picture for my New Year card, which is a landscape with Mount Baldy.

Making The New Year Card

Next, I finish adding the text to the front of my card, and then sketch a palm tree in the foreground. This New Year card has a very Southern California theme.

Make A New Year Card

In this phase of the drawing I colored in the sky with a deco aqua Prismacolor pencil, and I am quite sad I am at the end of this colored pencil.  Yes, I have vowed to use up the end of my economy colored pencils before buying any more Prismacolor pencils, of which I still have a few.

Make A New Year Card

Here I am beginning to color in the peaks of Mount Baldy, which I am shading in with a violet-blue Prismacolor pencil.

Make A New Year Card

I continued shading in the peaks of Mount Baldy, and around the hand drawn text of “Happy New Year”.

Make A Happy New Year Card

In this photo I have finished coloring in Mount Baldy and around the text.

Make A Happy New Year Card

Here I am beginning to color in the palm tree in the foreground next to the “Happy New Year” text>

Make A Happy New Year Card

Now the palm tree is completely shaded in.

Make A Happy New Year Card

A maroon colored crayon was used to color in the “Happy New Year” text of the card. I hope you enjoy the beginning of 2013, and have fun crafting!

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