Easy Watercolor Card for any Celebration

watercolorcircles2019thumbI know I’ve been doing a lot of watercoloring lately. I can’t help it. It’s such a fun way to make a card. This time, I added details with a silver gel pen to create some highlights. I think it makes the circles look like balloons. You could try a white gel pen instead. The little lines I added around the circles give the whole thing some movement, which makes the circles look like they are floating around and bumping into each other. It shouts celebration!

I matted the card with some silver pearl paper by Cricut and then adhered that to the cardbase. I used Neenah Solar White 110lb carstock for the cardbase. There are lots of variations you can do with this card. You can change up the color scheme to fit your occasion, use a die cut greeting instead of hand lettering, overlap the circles to create a bokeh effect. As always, your imagination is the only limit.

Give this card a try. I’m sure you’ll find it fun to do. It is easy enough for kids to do, but anyone will enjoy making it. If you’d like to see a video, click on the YoutTube video below.

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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors:  https://amzn.to/2VFJcPE

Canson Mix Media paper 98lb:  https://amzn.to/2JS8847

For the brush pens:  there are so many on the market to choose from. I really like the Zig memory System I have, but they are expensive.  I have the big set which I will link for you below, but I also link the newer brushables which come in a smaller quantity, and cost less.

Zig Memory System Scroll and Brush Markers:  https://amzn.to/2M8eeA2

Zig Brushables:  https://amzn.to/2YBtPd1

Kelly Creates Black Brush Pen Set:  https://amzn.to/2WmtsWf

If you’d like to learn brush lettering, this is the workbook I used. (I am not an affiliate with Kelly Creates, I just like her products):

Kelly Creates Learn Brush Lettering Workbook:  https://amzn.to/2Yzh2rw

Cricut Pearl Paper:  https://amzn.to/2QunfC1

He is Risen!

This is our hope:  He is Risen! Because He lives, all fear is gone. Death, where is your victory? Where is your sting? (1 Corinthians 15:55-56) What hope we have in Jesus.

To celebrate Easter, I have a beautiful card for you. The cross is a stamp set called, “Layered Cross” by maymaymadeit.com. I used distress oxide inks in the colors of the sunset to create a background for the cross. Then, I used versafine ink to stamp the layers of the cross, which are made of leaves and flowers. To make it stand out even more, I used Moonlight gel pens to color the flowers and leaves. Finally, a mat of black cardstock and a fuchsia card base really sets the card off right. Don’t forget, the cross was not the end of the story, because Jesus rose from the dead!

Enjoy the video:

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Maymay Made It Stamp Set Banner Blessings:  https://www.maymaymadeit.com/products/banner-blessings-stamp-set-retail-12-99

Maymay Made It Stamp Set https://www.maymaymadeit.com/products/layered-cross-4×6-clear-stamp-set-retail-12-99

Plus Corporation Double Sided Adhesive:  https://amzn.to/2UhR659

VersaFine Onyx Black Ink:  https://amzn.to/2ILTwCT

Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight Pen Set:  https://amzn.to/2DnLYCS

Distress Oxide Ink Pads:  https://amzn.to/2XmoYMa

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb Cardstock:  https://amzn.to/2Dod7ps

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press  https://amzn.to/2DodnEB

Quick and Easy Easter Card

 

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I’m so glad you found me today! Welcome to my blog. I made these cards with just a few simple supplies:  paper, cardstock, stickers, border punch and adhesive. There was only 1 optional thing, a greeting stamp for the inside greeting. I trimmed the pattern paper to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and the solid paper about 3.75″. You can totally eyeball the solid paper! Then I adhered them to my card base with double sided adhesive. Finally, I placed some puffy stickers on the front and I was good to go. You can watch the process on the YouTube video below. The products I used are listed here. The links are free and I get a small percentage of the sale for any products you purchase because I am an Amazon.com and Scrapbook.com affiliate ;0)