How to Create Your Own Oracle Cards

It's been over a year now that I've been creating my own cards and I want to share with you a bit about my process.


These are the tools that I use, which you can gather yourself, or pre-order my Oracle Card Kit here.

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Waterbrush or paintbrush with a dish of water

Intention setting

Before I meditate, I'll set the intention that I am open to receiving a message. If you have a particular situation you want to resolve, or something you know you need reminders about, your intention could involve asking to receive guidance on that subject. A couple of examples:

My intention for this session is to be open to the guidance from my Angels. This session will help me hear the message for my first card and visualize the card.

My intention is to be open to guidance from my Angels regarding _______. Through this meditation, I'll receive the messages I need to resolve this situation and the message for my first card.

Short meditation

Next, I'll meditate. Sometimes I'll do a guided meditation, and sometimes I'll just get quiet and calm and see what comes through. Many times now the messages will appear in day to day life, but when I first started, it was always with a meditation.

What message came thru the meditation. Use this asWhen the meditation is over, write down everything you heard, saw, felt, experienced through it. It doesn't have to have great grammar or make sense to anyone. Just get it all down on paper quickly. In the next step, you'll get to write a more coherent message. If you saw images, you can make quick sketches, or describe them. Include the colors, shapes and anything else that you remember about them.

Story writing

Now is the time to get clear on the message and create your card's story. Here are some questions that I ask myself when creating a card.

  • What message came through to me?
  • Why did that message appear now?
  • What am I meant to learn from this?
  • Is there a time when I experienced this before?
  • Did this appear in a dream?
  • What happened then?
  • What should I feel when I see this card?
  • What might be happening in my life when I pull this card in the future?

After I've answered some questions like these and journaled about it, I start writing a message. This is a message that would be great for me to hear anytime. Think of a guidebook you've looked at from other decks.

How to use the tools

If you're using the pencils I have, Derwent Inktense, then you'll start by drawing the image you came up with on your card. I use watercolor paper by Fabriano Artistico because it holds up to all the water.

You'll want to do all of the drawing work first before you introduce water. I generally go over with a few layers of pencil because I love color! When everything is drawn out, it's time for the water! I use an Aquaflow brush because it makes it super easy. I use the brush as I would with paint, following the lines, and use the water to create lines, and patterns if necessary. It's a pretty magical process once the water is added. Finally, I let it dry for a while before adding it to the rest of my deck for use.

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The 3 Reasons Why I Create My Own Angel Cards

If you've been following me and Studio429, you've probably seen my Angel Oracle card pictures on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I've been making them for a little over a year now and have really enjoyed the process. But I realized that I never really sat down to tell you why I love it. That is what I want to do today, share the story of why I create my own Angel Cards.

1. I love to create. I am an artist.

Simple, right? I make my own cards because I'm an artist and I love to create. I love to collect other decks because of the artwork as much as I like the messages.

Making my own cards means a trip to the art supply store, choosing the paper, cutting them to size, picking the pencils, creating the imagery. I get to see the process from start to finish and that feels so good. I get to spend time in my office creating these cards and that is time well spent. I love this process of receiving the message, envisioning the images, and then getting them out of my head and onto paper.

It's inspiring and makes me appreciate the artwork that goes into all the other decks out there even more.

2. Developing my intuition has been incredible

Using decks I've collected develops intuition of course. Getting grounded, asking your Guides questions, receiving the messages through the cards, of course, helps develop your senses. However, it's a whole different game when you make your cards from scratch. You must center yourself and connect deep enough to listen for the messages without any tools. Or at least no visual tools (your cards). I consider meditations, journaling, candles, crystals, and other such items tools to help you connect. I don't have a card with words or images telling me what my message is through. I must listen, get it out on paper and design my own imagery that goes with it. The listening takes practice

I create the images and then I write the message down in my own guidebook note in Evernote (highly recommended app for creatives with tons of ideas running through their heads). The process is beautiful and in doing it over and over, I've learned the ways my guides connect with me. I've learned to listen.

3. It's my own unique deck

This deck is 100% my own. My own messages specifically for me. Now, there are other decks that I've purchased that I LOVE, that I connect to, but there is just something different about my own. About knowing the specific stories behind each card that I've created. Each one came from a dream, or a difficult moment, or a reminder from the Universe. With each one, I recall the memories and emotions from that time. I can't say that about the decks I've purchased because they were created by someone else, from their perspectives, memories and channeled messages.

There you have it. The 3 reasons why I create my own Angel Cards. I love every minute of the process and that is why I love to share this process. I want you to experience these things too. I want you to experience the joys of creating, connecting to your guides and making something uniquely your own.

If you want to create your own Angel Cards too, check out my course on this topic!

Learn How to

Create Your Own Angel Cards

Connect to your Angels, create your own cards, and connect to your intuition so that you can gain confidence in decision making, and create the life you desire.

Join live November 20th @ 8:30pm cst. 

Through the creation, you’re learning who you truly are, and what you truly desire.

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