You don't need to be an expert artist to make your own Christmas cards. What could be better than a greeting card that someone has created especially for you? Don't worry about making it perfect. If you're not very crafty, a great option is to buy a picture-frame greeting card. Card-making is very popular, so they're easy to find. You can also find pre-cut blank cards that you can draw directly onto. Small sized watercolor paper trimmed and folded also works well.
For a contemporary themed Christmas greeting, you could create a Manga Christmas Card
. While Shinaebi has chosen a traditional red-and-green Christmas color scheme, you can easily adapt this design to suit your own personal style.
Colored pencils are an excellent medium for drawing your own greeting cards. Candles are a popular traditional motif, so here's an article on how to Draw a Candle Flame
in colored pencil. For best results, use a good quality paper and don't be afraid to put down plenty of color.
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