What Can You Do With an Index Card?

  1. Announce your word-of-the-year
  2. Sketch whimsical faerie faces
  3. Make a collage
  4. Practice packing tape transfers
  5. Design a quilt block
  6. Draw on a blanket at the beach
  7. Write a top-ten list
  8. Take notes at university
  9. Draw a repeating linear pattern
  10. Create textures with acrylic paints
  11. Stamp with alphabet stamps
  12. Write a haiku
  13. Attach it to your journal page with washi tape
  14. Test your inks or markers
  15. Do a blind contour drawing of your face
  16. Make a map of an imaginary island
  17. Add as a tip-in to your art journal
  18. Draw a mandala
  19. Draw patterns from curtains or wallpaper
  20. Cut into a stencil or mask
  21. Draw teeny tiny designs
  22. Paint a rainbow
  23. Stitch or embroider around the edges of the card
  24. Write a word on the front and the definition and part of speech on the back. Expand your vocabulary.
  25. Design a word search or mini-crossword puzzle
  26. Create a monogram or a logo
  27. Sketch a building facade
  28. Practice hand-lettering skills by writing quotes
  29. Stamp with bubble wrap
  30. Write a story
  31. Plan a tea party
  32. Paint with watercolor over a wax resist
  33. Write the alphabet in block letters
  34. Cut up two cards and weave back together
  35. Fold into an origami crane
  36. Add a teeny tiny glassine envelope or pocket and tuck something inside
  37. Practice embroidery stitches
  38. Document the highlights of your vacation
  39. Write the recipe for olive & rosemary mushroom quiche
  40. Marble paint
  41. Practice drawing faces
  42. Motivate yourself
  43. Invent fonts
  44. Create your company or blog logo
  45. Write a monogram
  46. Use it as a bookmark
  47. Recycle into an art journal page
  48. Do a mind map or brainstorm

Plus 100+ more ideas for index card artwork in my ebook companion to ICAD!