Drawing a Card for someone special

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
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A doodle card colored photo by iHanna of www.ihanna.nu

As you know I love to doodle, especially flowers. I fill pages in my notebook and I create doodled borders in a mindless and loose way. But recently I decided to doodle with a purpose on a bit thicker paper, watercolor paper in a pad. These doodles turned into little drawings, that turned out quite nice if I may say so myself. I had a lot of fun coloring them in using both markers and watercolors…

2015-05-27 12 photo by iHanna of www.ihanna.nu

I used my Promarkers again, and now I must say I liked them a lot more than at first. They work best on really thick paper, and when I decided to make my drawings into cards, to give to a few special people in my life, the backsides didn’t matter as much as it does when you draw in a notebook or journal.

Doodle cards x 2 - iphone photos by iHanna of www.ihanna.nu

Drawing a card is really fun, and gives more meaning to those random doodles. And lettering is super fun too, when it turns out well… I made a card for my mom, one for my friend Jana and then another one, for my brothers birthday.

Doodle version 2 - iphone photos by iHanna of www.ihanna.nu

I mostly used the Promarker pens for the background, filling it in once I had finished the coloring of the content.

Add glitter to this card - by iHanna of www.ihanna.nu

For one of the cards I used some white glitter, just a little hint for that special glam feel.

A doodle card close up - by iHanna of www.ihanna.nu

I glued it down on a piece of pink cardstock, and called it finished. Tack för din vänskap, as this cards says, means “Thank you for your friendship”.

A doodle card for Jana by iHanna of www.ihanna.nu

I think there are more cards like these in my (and my friend’s and close family’s) future. Now, I would really like to make more and plan better for sending cards out for birthdays and special occasions.

How do you keep on top of making and sending cards in a timely fashion, or do you? I would love your tips on how you do it.

8 Responses

    • Thank you Meg! Making my own doodle cards was fun, just looking at these photos I feel new ideas coming up. :-)

  1. These cards came out great. I love how you turned some doodles into something that can be shared.
    As for timely card making/sending — When I write birthdays in my new calendar at the start of the year, I usually make a notation 2 weeks prior to send a card out. That gives me enough time to make something personalized and get it in the mail on time.

    • Oh I love that idea Tammy, thanks for sharing. I totally need to add that both as a list in my current calendar and as a reminder in my digital calendar! And then, start making cards!

  2. These are awesome cards, Hanna! I haven’t done this as of yet with doodles – the only cards I’ve made are digital ones but one day I plan on it! [Note: Planning does not necessarily mean doing but I’d sure like to!!] : )

    • Haha, I totally know how a plan does not necessarily make something done! I have made many plans about making cards for everyone – but at least, this is a start. Hope you get started too Debi.

      Good luck!

  3. Pretty cards! I know mail art lifts everyone’s spirits. I am woefully bad at creating cards for people. Usually my most productive period for that is after I see these things on your site. Hee! Lovely.

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