Sometimes you want to do something creative that’s just simple and fun, and making little watercolor flower cards fit the bill this afternoon!
These are really easy to do, and as for supplies, you’ll only need watercolor paints; one watercolor round brush (I used a #4); 4″ x 6″ watercolor paper (or any size of your choosing); and a black pen. I ended up making nine cards because I was enjoying it, but you can make just one if you need a card for a special occasion.
The cards are intended to be very loose, and as such I didn’t sketch in pencil the way I typically would do. Instead, just paint some blobs of whatever colors you’d like for your flowers, and paint a simple stem and leaves.
And they don’t have to be realistic flowers based on technically copying a petal shape, color combination, leaf shape, etc. – just make them like you want to see them!
After the paint dries, use the black pen to add detail to your watercolored flowers, stems and leaves – and add some words to the card. I rounded the corners on each card, and that’s all it takes – you’re finished!
The cards are blank on the back, so you can write a note there and place the cards in envelopes – or you could affix them to the front of a (larger) blank greeting card.
As a standalone, the key is you have the card-back to write whatever you’d like – and the recipient will be pleased you spent time creating something unique just for them!
Here are some individual photos of “before” the pen detailing and “after” for the other eight cards in addition to the “You Are Amazing” one shown above.
It’s a low-stress, mind-wandering kind of creative activity, and at the end you’ll have some handcrafted greeting cards, journal inserts, gift tags, or whatever else you’d like to do with them. Enjoy!
What are some simple yet fun creative projects you like to do? Be sure to comment below!