Making a Pokemon Card
The Pokemon Card game is one of the most popular card-based battle game today. But because of the high cost of the original trading game card, some have returned to customizing and making their own Pokemon card online. Some even go as far as photocopying the cards and laminating them to minimize the cost – experiencing at least, the vicarious thrill of having the trading cards.
What I will be discussing here though, are the tips on making a wholly different kind of "Pokemon Card". Let's face it, if you are an avid player of the game, you would really find ways to collect for your own deck of original pokemon trading game cards! If you are, however, really interested on creating your own Pokemon game card, you should check the following sites, which offer card customization tools, giving you free rein to edit on your own:
Now, going back, what kind of Pokemon Card am I talking about?
Instead of inadvertently copying someone else's work, you can make your own pokemon-themed card, which you can send to your loved ones during special occasions! In that way, you can share your Pokemon enthusiasm to other people too – with your personal creative touch.
There are a lot of pocket monsters even since the first installment of the pokemon anime series. As the story progresses, more are added into the already voluminous roster of pokemons. So before you start making our Pokemon card, it is better to put your favorite pokemon in mind. Also you would need the following materials:
Oslo paper or paper board (just thick enough to be folded)
colored papers or construction papers
colored pencils, crayons, paint or any coloring material
accessory material of your choice (ribbons, buttons, etc.)
If you have chosen your pokemon, you can now start making the Card:
1. First, we will create a card based on the pokeball. Get your Oslo paper or paper board and fold it in half. Then, draw the center design of the pokeball on the center of your card. Color the upper portion in red and the lower portion in white. Do the same on the back portion of your card. Remember, the front portion of a pokeball has a white center, so that should distinguish the front part from the back part of your card too.
2. After coloring the outer portion of the card (if you are using paint or watercolor, make sure it has been properly applied), let us now proceed in designing the inner portion of the card. First, get a black paper, draw your favorite pokemon, and apply color afterwards. Then, cut out your drawing and paste it on one side of your card. If you are not good in drawing, you could just print a picture of your favorite pokemon, cut it out, and then glue it on one side of your card.
3. If you think your card is too bare, you can add accessory materials like ribbons, buttons, or you may also paint the inner part of the card.
4. Write your message on the blank side of the card, and you are done!
This is just an example of a simple Pokemon card. You can make your card in different shapes (a circle perhaps? Or a Magnemite shaped card?) Using different pokemons. Be creative in making your very own pokemon card and more importantly, enjoy doing it. Remember, it is your hand-made creation for your favorite persons.