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Watercolour Christmas Cards

November 18, 2014 / by Liz

Main - Watercolour Christmas Cards

Okay okay, I know this is early for a Christmas post – but I’m determined to have everything done / ready early this year!

SO, my friend Amy has been making her own Christmas cards recently, and they’re incredible. Seriously, check these out:

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So pretty! While I don’t think I’ll be able to make anything nearly that impressive, she has definitely inspired me to make some Christmas cards of my own! Since I’m on a little bit of a watercolour pencil kick lately, I decided to go that route for the cards, and I’ve been making a few, with inspiration from this photo and this photo.

To make these, I used watercolour pencils, paint brushes, and 6″ x 6″ card stock.

For the Christmas tree cards, start by drawing triangles (with rounded corners). I grouped the blue trees in one corner, the red-ish colours near the middle, and the greens near the bottom.

1 - Draw Triangles

Then, shade them in, and paint over them with a wet brush.

2 - Shade Triangles

3 - Paint Triangles

Finally, add little brown squiggles for the trunks, and use a brush to paint over those with water as well.

4 - Add Trunks

For the Christmas bulb cards, start by drawing circles of varying sizes. I used five colours, and drew about 20 circles on each card.

5 - Draw Circles

Then, paint over each circle with a brush dipped in water.

6 - Paint Circles

Draw a few strings and bulb tops, and paint over them with a fine brush and water. I only added five or so strings, so that it wouldn’t look too cluttered.

7 - Add Bulb Strings


That’s it! Fun to make, and easy too. I just love all things homemade for Christmas :)
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2 thoughts on “Watercolour Christmas Cards

  1. Amy says:

    These are so sweet! I was just in the execution! The Paperie came up with the design :)

  2. Aunt Pat says:

    I’m so glad you’re interested in painting

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