"Hoppy To See You" do it yourself watercolor greeting card

by - September 20, 2017



I'm super excited to share with you all my new project: a step-by-step watercolor autumn greeting card! So hop right over and let's get started.
Supplies...

  • Ink pen
  • Watercolors (wet or dry)
  • A small paintbrush
  • Watercolor card and envelope
  • Water
  • Pencil (I prefer mechanical)



I started off by drawing a couple big pumpkins (a large circle-like sketch, with curvy lines in the middle and top, plus a nice stem) and then adding a few less-detailed baby pumpkins near by. I sketched the bunny's head peeping around the corner, starting with an oval, then adding long, slightly-pointed (mostly rounded) ears. I drew an eye, the chest, and a few maple leaves. Don't forget the whiskers and nose!

In cursive, write "Hoppy to see You".


Okay, now that I colored in the pumpkins, leaves, and bunny (with red, brown, orange, yellow) I'm going to take the ink pen and bring out details.

What I love about using ink with watercolor is that you define it, yet you don't overdo it. The simplicity of the watercolors remain; the character seems enhanced.



The envelope is the card's match, same colors, same characters. The back features a stack of 4 multi-colored pumpkins (2 small, 2 larger) and 3 red maple leaves. The front says "Hoppy to See You" with a very small pumpkin and bunny outline. Both are detailed with ink.


Hope you and your happy pen pal enjoy!

Let's talk: what are you looking forward to this fall?

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6 comments

  1. HEYYYY GIRL HAVEN'T COMMENTED ON HERE IN A WHILE. *insert monkey-hands-over-eyes emoji* How've you been?
    DARN you're a talented artist. That's only something that comes naturally, so kudos to you for using your gift!! ^_^
    Things I'm looking forward to this fall....um THE VOICE STARTS. Have you ever watched the show before? If not, you have missed out, you poor thing. *pats you on head* BUT SERIOUSLY WATCH IT SO THAT WE CAN SQUEE ABOUT IT. It's live on Mondays, but we watch it on Hulu on Wednesday. And it starts THIS MONDAY!!! *squeals and runs around forever* It's a singing show, and one of my sisters wants to audition on there, so that would be pretty epic. ^_^
    I hope you are enjoying your beautiful fall weather wherever you are! (here we're having a heat index of 100 degrees. Gross. =p)
    God bless!
    -Ariel

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    1. HEYYYYY XD
      I've been good (laughs) and you? Yeah it's a new blog so it's under reno...were gettin' there :D
      Aww thanks <3 I think I saw it when I saw younger (but the judges were a little immodest so I believe that's why we stopped). Since we're all musical over here -- I love to sing -- generally we catch some of American Idol, tho! But our fave reality/competition show is Survivor.
      Have you seen it?
      Ugh I'm so happy we've cooled down a little. You've got this...soon it'll be cool an' autunmy there too XD

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  2. This is such a beautiful tutorial! I LOVE the card, so cute!!!!! Also wanted to say thanks so much for following my blog! (Following yours rn!). Again, this is just amazing, keep it up!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Of course, your blog is so beautiful ;) love the template and style, btw! <3

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  3. This is super cute! and fun! Love everything about this tutorial!

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    1. Thank you! My bunny is my inspiration <3 he's the bestest :D

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