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DIY Spring Greeting Cards

Spring is almost over, but that doesn't mean you can't make someone's day with these floral watercolor illustrations. Paint these two keepsake cards with a few easy steps.

What you'll need: 

  • 2 blank pieces of paper, folded in half twice 
  • 1 small paint brush 
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 watercolor palette 

Directions:

The Rose Card

STEP 1 

Coat your paint brush with a little water, then write out your greeting at the top of the card. 

Create light outline of your words first. If you are satisfied with the way it looks, begin to deepen the color.

STEP 2

Paint two oval-shaped petals angled away from each other.

STEP 3

Create a small, upside down triangle in-between the petals. 

STEP 4

Add two smaller petals with a line curving down in-between.

If you make a mistake or have too much water on your drawing, it's okay. Just take a small paper towel and dab lightly on the affected spot. 

STEP 5

Add as many lines around the rose as you want. When you're finished, begin to blend the petals together with a little water.

STEP 6

Paint another small triangle with a different color. Then create your stem and a leaf if you'd like. 

STEP 7

Optional: For your background, use a lighter color to dot all over the card.

The Lavender Card

STEP 1

Repeat steps 1-2 from the previous card.

STEP 2

Paint another pair of petals on top. Repeat the process, gradually creating smaller petals as you go. 

STEP 3

Once you're finished, create one petal facing upward.

STEP 4

Using a lighter color, draw the stem, starting from the bottom and ending at the last petal.

Let your cards dry for five minutes or so. Now your cards are ready for a heartfelt message or quick note. Enjoy!