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DIY Watercolor Greeting Cards

Corinne Enright

by Cora Enright

Handmade cards can be some of the cutest things in the world to give and receive, but they also can seem intimidating when it comes to making them on your own. This colorful DIY is easy-as-can-be and results in a soft and simple card that's great for any type of message you want to send. 

What you will need:

Watercolor Paper

Watercolors & Water (these can be as cheap or expensive as you want, mine were the cheapest ones I could find at the craft store)

A paintbrush

A ruler

Scissors

A pencil

Step 1: I started by creating my blank card first. I used a ruler and a pencil to map out my dimensions and trace the outline. I then used my scissors carefully for a clean cut of my outline. After cutting it, I folded the paper in half and used my ruler to flatten the crease. 

Step 2: Now onto the fun part, the painting! You might want to set a surface by putting some scrap paper or paper towels down before you paint onto the card. I started out by taking my paint brush and some water and painting over the front surface of the card. This is going to allow for the gradient watercolor affect when you are painting. After that, I took my choice of color and set the paint onto the desired area of my card. I used different tilting methods to create various affects so that all of my cards were unique. 

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Step 3: After you let your card dry completely, write a message on the inside and pair with an envelope for the perfect way to send a note to a loved one!

If you make these yourself, make sure to show us on social media by tagging @marketcolors! Happy crafting!