Handmade Cards

SPECIAL & SIMPLE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS NO. 1

So I am now starting to incorporate more than just nutrition and food-focused blogs to Feed & Flourish, which I am super excited about because I believe that there is sooooo much more to our health and wellbeing besides what we eat! Not to mention how much I truly value creativity.

Hence this is my first blog post for the Simple & Special Christmas Gift Ideas, My Handmade Cards.

This year I am opting for a lower budget Christmas, partly because of financial reasons, but mainly because I feel there is so much more value in a gift that has been obviously made with love. It is important to emerge yourself in little projects and activities which really engaged your brain and satisfy your attention, this can be one of the easiest ways to avoid emotional eating!

So to get started you will need:

  • Watercolour pencils
  • Watercolour paper
  • Black Felt Tip Pen
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paint Brush & Water
  • Inspiration!!

feed and flourishI started by ruling out on my watercolour paper the card size I desired with the ruler and pencil, of which I then made sure I was drawing the image on the correct way to which I wanted the card to fold.

Tip: Use an old card’s shape to give you a good size.

After the basic card shape was ready, I then lightly drew the image desired onto the card, from which I then outlined and shaded in the writing with the felt tip pen for detail. (If you aren’t the best at doing this free-hand, print out an image or writing you like and trace over the image with good pressure from your pencil until the image’s indent appears the watercolour paper beneath).

Following this, I then drew out the botanical pattern I wanted with the watercolour pencils and went over the this lightly, with a small amount of water to even out the colouring.

Then just fold the card carefully and use some old envelopes to post them out, I also added a little gold confetti to give it another level of Christmas. So simple and so special for your loved one to receive in the mail!

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