Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day Watercolor Rose Card

Watercolor rose

It's been a while since I played around with my watercolors, but Mother's Day seemed like the perfect occasion to get them out again.  All I did was start with a blank card and a sheet of watercolor paper.  I painted a rose in several layers, did a little hand lettering, and then simply cut and paste the painting onto the card.
handmade cards
Watercolor rose

I like starting with a blank card instead of making my own because I always end up with crooked cards that just don't look right :)  I might end up adding a few more details like leaves around the edges in gold, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I'm certainly not experienced in watercolor, but I like how malleable it is- even if you goof up, you can undo most of it!

I'm excited for Mother's Day this year - we are having my family over and cooking some tasty food out on the grill (Mom's choice!).  What are you doing for Mother's Day?


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