My two older children and I are on a big watercolor kick right now. Each day after school when she’s finished with her homework, my daughter will sit and paint pictures for hours for all of the important people in her life and I’ve received countless paintings of our family from my son. I treasure these art-filled moments; so much so that I thought we could create these easy watercolor art cards for Mother’s Day Card for their grandmothers.
- Core’dinations 5 x 7 White Blank Cards & Envelopes
- Core’dinations Smooth White Card Stock
- Kids Watercolors Set
- DCWV Matte Stack – Jewel Tones
- Cricut or Scissors
- Glue Runner
Step Two. While the paintings are drying, use the Cricut or scissors to cut a fancy frame from the jewel card stock. I like to use my Cricut because I can get a much more intricate cut, but scissors will also get the job done.
Step Three. Trim the dried watercolor picture down to fit within the frame. I like to make sure that my painting has enough overlap on the edges so that I can adequately adhere the painting to the frame.
Step Four. Use the tape runner to stick the painting to the frame. Press firmly to make sure its stuck good and tight. Repeat this step to stick the painting to the front of one of the blank cards.
My kids can’t wait to see the looks on their grandmas’ faces on Mother’s Day when they open their hand made cards with their easy watercolor art creations. Not only do we have a great gift for our Mothers, but our children are that much more connected to their grandparents, and isn’t that what it’s all about?
Check out this tutorial on how to use the Spectrum Watercolor Aqua Markers to create beautiful watercolor DIY note cards.
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Katie is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio, a blog dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY/home tutorials, and anything else that promotes a happy home. She is so blessed to be a wife to her high school sweetheart and mother to their three sweet, crazy kids. In her past life she was an elementary school teacher, but now is a stay-at-home-momma by trade and absolutely adores it. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other with her camera hanging around her neck.