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Hello everyone, Kelly Klapstein here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog.
In this time of isolation, it is challenging to get together with loved ones. Sending a handmade card to your mother or mother figure is the perfect way to show your love and gratitude. Here is a simple watercolor tulip card you can make in minutes.

SUPPLIES: watercolor paper, Kelly Creates Aqua Brush pens or similar water-based brush pens, Black Fineliner or sentiment stamp, water, paintbrush or water brush, ribbon, cardstock.

  1. Brush the watercolor ink onto your card to form the tulip in 3 parts: centre, left, and right.
  2. Add as many tulips as you like. I did three.
  3. With a green Aqua Brush, lightly brush 3 stems in a downward motion.
  4. Add leaves with a similar motion and stroke except make them pointy at the tip and wider in the middle.
  5. Add a second color to the stems and leaves. I used Turquoise. This gives more interest and dimension to the finished piece.
  6. At this point you can stop and not add water to your tulips. Or you can continue.
  7. Use a paint brush or water brush and add a little clear water to the coloured areas. NOTE: You are lightly brushing randomly, not painting the paper. Let dry.
  8. Write your sentiment or use a stamp.
  9. Adhere to a folded card stock base and add ribbon.

Your flowers can be bright or light. You can also add details with coloured pens, markers and pencils.
You can also change the sentiment to another occasion, not just Mother’s Day.
These simple watercolor tulip cards will brighten anyone’s day!

Breathe. Write. Relax.

Kelly Klapstein
Kelly Klapstein

All of the supplies used in Kelly’s blog post are from her fabulous line of products by American Crafts – Kelly Creates. Visit Kelly’s website for all the product details. – CLICK HEREHold it, read it, love it and Subscribe now to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine


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