I found this wonderful idea on Pinterest – Greeting cards for all occasions for those special LOTR fans.
What you need:
- Cardstock – Different colors
- Fine Sharpie – Assorted colors
- Colored pencils
- Scissors and Pencil
- A working printer
- Matte mod podge
What you do:
- Mordor – The first card I made was a ‘Mordor‘ valentine card. I used some brown cardstock and drew ‘Mount Doom’ with black and grey pencil and colored in some flames and fire with orange and yellow. I drew a silhouette of Barad-Dur with pencil (Image 1) and filled it in with black sharpie (Image 2).Finally, I wrote the words Barad-Dur and Mordor (Image 3). Behind, I put it in the words ‘I’d walk to Mordor for you’ and drew a heart in red.
2. Eye of Sauron – I made one because I couldn’t resist the greeting that came with it. I drew a rough image of the top section of the tower and the eye with some wavy lines for flames and colored everything in with red, orange and yellow for the flames and grey / black for the tower (image 1). Finally, on top I wrote ‘i’ve got my eye on you‘ and at the bottom ‘My Precious‘ (image 2).
Hobbit: The Quest – Save the Date Card
I loved the way this turned out. I got the idea from an image search for the Hobbit’s Quest on google. I printed a silhouette of all of them heading on the quest, colored it brown to match my paper and stuck it on the cardstock. I used brown sharpie to draw an image of a dragon on the top of the paper. I drew in some faint mountains in the background (Image 1). On the back, I wrote ‘We are going on a quest for a ring‘ and added a ‘Join us on: Date …’ section below (Image 2).
White Tree of Gondor – Display Card
I just wanted to include Gondor in some form and settled on this. The Gondor White Tree and Tolkien’s famous quote on the back makes for a nice keepsake display card. Cut out a square piece of card and draw a rough outline of Gondor using a pencil (Image 1). Print and cut out a silhouette of the tree and stick it over the drawing (Image 2). Write ‘Gondor’ with black sharpie (Image 3) and on the back write ‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us – J.R.R. Tolkien‘.
‘My Precious’ – Birthday Card
I used some yellow cardstock and red sharpie to do this. I drew a ring at the bottom and wrote ‘My Precious‘ above it. On the back side, I wrote ‘Happy Birthday‘ with two hearts.