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DIY Watercolour Christmas Cards | A Step by Step Guide to making your own handmade Christmas Cards!

It is time to get FESTIVE!

It's been a pretty horrible year with COVID -19, more lockdowns, restrictions and our lives put on hold. There is now a light at the end of the tunnel and it's time to enjoy and celebrate the holiday period.

Following on from creating my Alcohol Ink Cards, I got a little addicted to card making!

I really like to keep the design simple and these fun little cards can be made by just about anyone. My 6-year-old daughter enjoyed following along and making her own set to give to her school friends too!

What you will need:

  • Cardstock and matching envelopes

  • Watercolour paper

  • Watercolour paints

  • Paintbrush

  • Water

  • Posca pens or Gel pens to decorate

  • Paper trimmer/ cutter

  • Gel Medium or glue

1. Paint

Paint a whole lot of circles on your piece of watercolour paper. Vary the sizes and colours to make it interesting.

2. Decorate

Draw little tops on each of the baubles with a posca or gel pen and then you can start decorating. Go wild with dots, lines, zig zags - anything you can think of to make your baubles super pretty!

You can add the details with posca pens, gel pens or even just the concentrated watercolour if you have a nice thin brush and a steady hand.

Your finished watercolour paper should look something like this!

3. Measure and Cut

Get ready to cut up your hard work! I use a rotary cutter for nice straight edges. You just need to measure the front of your cardstock and decide what size border you would like around the edge of the card once it's stuck down.

4. Glue

Glue the cut watercolour artworks to the front of the cards - I used Gel Medium for a nice firm hold, but I'm sure many other types of glue would do the trick!

And there you have it! A beautiful collection of cards made with love, ready to gift to the special people in your life.

Let me know below if you give it try and how you go!

Merry Christmas! xx

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