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Monthly Project: May
Make a Greeting Card
Our fifth Making Art Everyday Monthly Project combines illustration and lettering! Making your own greeting card is a really fun way to use your art in the real world. They also make excellent gifts! People love receiving something that’s personal, custom and handmade.
You can make single cards for a special occasion, or you can mass produce your cards and sell them online. Whatever you choose to do, creating art for greeting cards is a really satisfying experience!
Let’s Break it Down
What are you making a card for? Mother’s Day? A friends birthday? A Get Well Soon card? Once you know what kind of card you’re making, you can start thinking of ideas for what you want to draw and say with your card.
Another thing to consider is what size of greeting card you’d like to make.
If you’re not sure what kind of card you’d like to draw, we’ve created a Pinterest board full birthday, holiday and miscellaneous greeting cards for you to gather some ideas from.
We’ve created some Procreate canvas templates that are perfect for card making. You can download them here. We’ve also created a great resource for you that talks about printing your greeting card. It covers printing at home, as well as how to prep your files for professional printing.
It’s really fun to pick out an envelope color that compliments your greeting card. Check out our greeting card resource page for online affordable envelope stores.
MAE Monthly Project
Making Art Everyday is a series of daily, weekly, and monthly prompts and challenges to help you overcome creative fears and develop your art-making practice. Every month, we will feature a new theme that will allow you to hone a set of skills, practice drawing something specific, or complete a project.