Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet? It’s that time of the year when you start receiving and sending out your holiday cards! Whether you wanna save a few bucks, or create unique cards, painting your own cards with the Kassa watercolor set can be really fun!
For my holiday cards, I like to use kraft cardstock to give them a vintage and homey feel to them. Kraft cardstock also pairs really well with the Kassa watercolor set because is opaque if you layer the paint and it has a really amazing texture that puffs off of the page! After you get your card folded and ready, take a pencil and draw a circle on the front of your card, this is where your wreath will be!
Now take the dark green color and paint leaves all the way around the circle. I like to do one leaf facing out to the edge of the card and one leaf facing into the middle of the circle. You want these to look like holly! Make sure you leave some space between each one to add the berries.
Go back in with red and make small dots in the spaces between the sets of leaves for the berries. You want to try to keep them all consistent in size! You can add as little or as many as you would like! I try to stick to 3-4, but if there’s an area that needs more to fill empty space I pop more in!
Now take your small Kassa water brush and add the lettering (see a last blog all about lettering with this brush for pointers). If you’re not comfortable with hand lettering, you can use some stamps or stickers from your local craft store! I like to do the lettering in white, because it really pops off of that brown paper and stands out next to the green and red. If you want your lettering to be more opaque, you can go over it again with a second coat!
Now you have your very own personalized Christmas cards! Send them out to your friends and spread some holiday cheer! In the video below, you can watch me make one. If you try it out tag us on Instagram with #kassamoment.