Making A Heart Inspired Sunset Card For Valentine's Day
Do you enjoy designing cards for Valentine's Day? Personally, I am not into using manufactured scrap book supplies to decorate a card because these cost extra money, so I prefer to draw my own images directly on the front of quarter-fold cards. So how do I make a quarter-fold card? What I do is a fold a blank sheet of paper in half, and then in a quarter, and viola, I have my quarter-fold card. Many people probably do not see the point of drawing an image directly on a blank card when they could used stamps and stickers from scrap booking supplies, and you should do that if it is what you really enjoy doing. However, if you like to draw pictures on your own, then please try drawing an image directly on the blank card. Even if you do not like drawing an image directly on the blank card, you can always print out your image on cards. The drawing I created for this Valentine's Day card is a heart inspired sunset, with the sitting sun turning into a heart for my card. The photos below illustrate how I created this handmade Valentine's Day card.
The photo above shows what the completed sunset inspired heart card looked like after I had finished coloring and drawing my original image. This image was inspired by the vibrant Southern California sunsets I see on a daily basis. As many people who follow my photography hubs know, Southern California is known for its magnificent sunsets.
The video below shows what the completed heart inspired sunset Valentine's Card looked like after I finished coloring my drawing in.
Part 1: Draw The Heart For the Sunset card
I drew the heart sitting behind the hills and the trees, which takes the place of the setting sun.
Step 2: Start Coloring In The Heart
I used a red colored pencil to begin coloring in the heart I drew for my card.
Part Three: Continue Coloring In The Heart
I continue coloring in the heart with the red colored pencil. My technique for coloring in the heart is shading in from the inside towards the center.
Part 4: Finish Coloring In The Heart
I used a white colored pencil to highlight the inside portion of the heart.
Part 5: Coloring In The Rest of The Heart Inspired Sunset
I used an orchid colored pencil to shade in the sky around the heart, and a violet-blue colored pencil to color in the silhouettes of the trees and the hills.
Part 6: Finishing The Heart Inspired Sunset Card
In this final phase of the drawing I finished filling in the silhouette of the hills and the trees with the violet-blue colored pencil. Now the illustration for my Valentine card is complete and I am ready to give it to someone. Happy Valentine's Day, and feel inspired to drawing something inspiring on a handmade card.
Colored Pencils For Card Making
I find I can never have too many different shades of colored pencils when it come to drawing pictures for my handmade cards.