Bold and Colorful Thank You Cards

Colorful thank you cards

Another set of thank you cards! These were quick and easy (my favorite kind of thank you card) and required a minimal amount of supplies.

 

Colorful thank you cards

I started by painting simple watercolor washes over several 3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″ panels of watercolor paper. Once each panel was dry, I cut them down slightly smaller and then added a big bold sentiment on each using the Mama Elephant Merci stamp set. I stamped the sentiments using VersaFine Onyx black ink. Lastly, I mounted each panel onto a 4bar-sized card base. No frills, but these cards still pack a punch!

Colorful thank you cards

Thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend (I’m hoping the snow that’s headed this way doesn’t pile up too much – fingers crossed)!

kimberly

3 thoughts on “Bold and Colorful Thank You Cards

  1. These cards are so simple, yet so eye-catching. I really enjoy all your cards. Your backgrounds are always amazing. What kind of watercolors and paper did you use for these? I think I need some good watercolor supplies to get more vibrant colors. Thanks in advance.

    • Thanks so much, Robin! I use Canson cold press water color paper and I used distress inks for this particular project. Distress inks are a lot of fun because of their water reactive properties and because they are really vibrant. I also love Gansai Tambi watercolors which are nice and bright and creamy!

      • Thanks for sharing. I’m surprised that these are distressed inks, mine never come out this vibrant. Maybe I’m adding too much water? I will continue to experiment and I’ll give the Gansai Tambi watercolors a try too. I would love to see a video of your process, because your backgrounds are the best. Thanks again!

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