Making a Pokemon Card

The Pokemon Card game is one of the most popular card-based battle games today. But because of the high cost of the original trading game card, some have resorted 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 card game! If you are, however, really interested in 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:

pokemon card maker.og

pokemon.marriland.com

Now, going back, what kind of Pokemon Card am I talking about?

Instead of inadvertently copying somebody else’s work, you can make your very own pokemon-themed card, which you can send to your loved ones during special occasions! In that way, you can share your Pokemon enthusiasm with other people too – with your personal creative touch.

There are a lot of pocket monsters ever since the first installment of the Pokemon anime series. As the story progresses, more is added into the already voluminous roster of pokemon. 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 paperboard (just thick enough to be folded)

colored paper or construction paper

colored pencils, crayons, paint or any coloring material

accessory material of your choice (ribbons, buttons, etc.)

scissors

glue

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 paperboard 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 dried properly), let us now proceed in designing the inner portion of the card. First, get a black paper, draw your favorite pokemon, and apply color afterward. Then, cut out your drawing and paste it on one side of your card. If you are not good at 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 pokemon. 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.

 

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