Cute 5 Minute Watercolor Cards

These are cute, right? What if I said you can make them yourself, in five minutes (or less)?

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Alright, let’s get on with it, shall we?
This is what you’ll need:

  • White or cream colored cardstock
  • Relatively small paintbrush, but not tiny
  • Watercolors, nothing fancy is needed, use whatever you have
  • Scissors or, even better, a cutting board
  • 1. Cut your paper into 4×81/2″ rectangles. Simply fold them in half, hamburger style. I didn’t even use a bone folder or scorer, I simply used my nail to crease as best as I could.

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    2. Set your water colors out, open the windows, and be ready to get creative!

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    3. You know how water colors work, so get as much paint as you want, just make sure it’s not too watery, otherwise it will run. Take your brush and start making your letter/s. with every down stroke you make, use the thicker part of the brush and with every up (or side) stroke you make use the very tip of your brush. This gives it more style and dimension and is super easy. Continue till your word/s are finished!

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    Oh, and please ignore my hideous half painted thumb nail.

    Now, adventure out on your own! There are so many different styles and ways you can paint these cards, you just have to try.

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    Au revoir!
    Anne

    "If a book is well written I always find it too short."

    -Jane Austen

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