How to Make An Easy Watercolor Card

Impress your loved ones with an easy watercolor card that is handmade! This easy-to-follow guide will show you how to create a beautiful card in just a few steps.

I’m making this Easy Watercolor Card today for Mother’s day, but you can customize it for any occasion you need. Watercoloring is such a beautiful technique to create something handmade to gift to your loved ones. Make sure to check out these 8 Handmade Mothers Day Cards Ideas


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What you will need:


How to make Easy Watercolor Cards

How do you fold watercolor paper for cards?

For best results you will want to use Watercolor Paper or Premade Watercolor cards. Here I’m using a sheet of Canson XL Watercolor Paper that measures 9 by 12 inches.

  1. Trim your watercolor paper in half widthwise. One sheet of paper will make 2 cards that measures 4.5 by 6 inches
  2. Fold each half sheet in the middle
  3. Press down and score the fold line using your finger or a bone folder
  4. Your watercolor card base is ready!
How to make an easy watercolor card

How do you Paint easy watercolor cards?

DIY Mother's day card

Step by step tutorial showing you how to make an easy watercolor card for your loved ones

Total Time: 20 minutes

1. Write your Sentiment


Start your Easy watercolor card by writing the sentiment using an Oil-based pen. Since we are planning to watercolor on top of this, it is important that your black pen won’t bleed with water- read more in this How to use Watercolor and Pen together Post.

2. Tape down your card


Next, tape down your card using a low tack masking tape. I like how tape creates a thin white border around the edge of the card. This also helps your watercolor card dry flat and prevents the paper from buckling or warping too much.

3. Paint your flowers


I’m using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens here to paint Easy Watercolor Pen Flowers, I applied the color where the center of the flower would be. Then I dipped my paintbrush in water and dragged the marker color to form petals.
Have fun and paint your messy, loose florals now! Repeat this process with different colors, so you can fill up the entire card. Peel off the masking tape when done.

Easy watercolor card YouTube

Enjoy this tutorial that shows you step by step how to paint an Easy Watercolor Card

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Hi I’m Smitha! I live in Minnesota with my husband and two daughters. You’ll always find me painting florals in my sketchbook. And I love the sheer joy of making something with just my hands! But my bigger love is capturing it all on camera Read more.

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  1. Is there a video of this I can view, please? The IG video link isn’t working. Is there a youtube video of this project? I could not find it on youtube. thank you.

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