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Vibrant Watercolor Greeting Cards

teacher avatar Femvisionary, Watercolor Artist and Instructor

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Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (1h 19m)
    • 1. Welcome !

    • 2. All the Materials Required

    • 3. Practice Watercolor Florals and Leaves

    • 4. Project 1 - Simple Layered Card

    • 5. Project 2 - Easy Pop-Up Card

    • 6. Project 3 - Standing Pop-up Card

    • 7. Project 4 - Banner card

    • 8. Thank you!

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About This Class

Imagine the faces of your lovely friends and family as they receive adorable cards with your hand-painted art, the smile on their faces is definitely worth the love. Keeping in mind mother's day, the holidays coming soon and all the birthday celebrations, This fun class tackles pop-up cards.

Materials Required - as mentioned in the material video

1. Watercolor Paper CP 180gsm 90lbs

2. Card stock paper 300 gsm

3. Printer paper - colored

4. Ruler / Scale

5. Scissors/ Paper cutter

6. Blue stick/ White Glue

7. Pencil Eraser

8. Watercolor Round Brush size 4 ( Silver Black Velvet size 6 - 3000s )

9. Watercolor Paints ( Prima Watercolors - Current Set )

10. Metallic Paints


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Watercolor Artist and Instructor


Hi there! I am Madhumika Sankar and I go by the name Femvisionary on Instagram. I am originally from India and have lived my entire life in the Middle East. I am an avid traveler and really enjoy dreaming up new places.


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1. Welcome !: Hi everyone. Welcome to my latest Skillshare class, watercolors with greeting cards. It's such a fun class. Basically what you're going to be doing is first we're going to learn some very fun, easy, quick, and super cute water color techniques. We're going to be exploring some leaves as you guys know and loved leaves as well as florals. And then we're going to use these in four different type of greeting cards. And all of these are pop-ups because I wanted to make them a little bit more unique than what she just generally. And I'm sure all of you love creating cards. Thirds for celebrations, for both these, for the festivals that are coming up. These cards can easily just create a very fun gift for your loved ones. I'm so excited about this class because it's the first one that I'm doing that is all about converting your watercolor paintings, that beautiful paintings that you have, any small bits of paintings that you have into something that you can gift other people in your life. And I am so excited. Let's get started. 2. All the Materials Required: Hi. So let's start with materials for this really cool workshop, tutorial class, whatever you wanna call it. Okay, so one of the main things is to get a little bit clear on the sizes and measurements. So I have an a for sheet here. And basically our cod is going to be half of an A4 sheets. So basically, and E5 when folded becomes an E6. I know this can be a little bit tricky, so don't worry, I'm gonna give you the actual measurements. So you want to measure it out. You can do that. Otherwise you can just take your info sheet and then divide it by half and then folded to get your greeting cards. These are going to be really cute size greeting cards. I didn't wanna make them really, really big. But you can again play around with it and create something that you prefer. So the measurements are as follows. You'd be using an A5 sheet which will be folded. So it is 5.8 inches by eight inches, which folded becomes 40 inches. Or if you want to use centimeters, that would be 14.8 centimeters into your length, which is 20 0.8, which when folded would become 10.4. I hope that clears up. Easiest way to do this is to take an A4 sheet and work on that so much more faster. Now, let's talk about the different type of papers that we're gonna be using in the cots. I used three different types of papers. And the first one being watercolor people, which is cool Press. It is one ATG as them, or about 90 LBS, 90 pounds, if that's the measurement you use. This is mainly used for anywhere that I use watercolors. So you can see in this God, that would be the watercolor paper. So the next paper that we're going to be using is called cod stock papers. These are generally about 200, 250, 300 years and so they're quite thick. If you're in scrapbooking, you would know what I'm talking about. You aren't basically we're just using thicker sheets for your cards. Generally your card when you fold it, you don't want to have print a paper like something that's really thin. It's just to make sure you have good quality paper. Just take something that's a little bit more Tyco. And you should be able to find those either at home or just actually in any stationary shop there just a little bit more thicker people not gonna go into all the details but scrapbook closed, you would know acid free is really good compared to your normal people. So apart from that, we are going to be using a third type of paper, which is basically your printer sheets. If you're normal. Color book papers. So they're just normal sheets with where you print right there generally law, LB a low pounds, Lord Jesus, and it's just really thin paper. So you can see in each cloud I use a variety of the sheets and place them to create my cards. Now, you don't have to have all the three different types of papers. Obviously the watercolor is a must, but you do not need to have the printer paper, the card stock you can make do based on what you need. So let's do a quick summary. So we have the cod stock, the thicker paper for the mean greeting card, especially when you're folding. The thinner sheets, which are your printer papers, much more thin. And then finally your watercolor paper, which is super important because we are going to be doing all our watercolors on this sheet. So the next thing you would need is a scale or a ruler, how you want to call it to take your measurements. It doesn't have to be centimeters or inches. It's okay. You can use I though. The next thing that you would need is scissors and a cutter cut. Oh, super important for certain areas when you're using it. So it's good to have both. The next thing that you would need is either white glue or glue stick. I'm using white clue, but you can use either. The other one is double-sided sponge deep. This is super-duper important. I use it a lot in the cart process. And you can see it's basically like a sponge to you, which is double-sided so you can stick it both sides. Super helpful to get elevation in your card. In terms of watercolors, I'm going to be using a round brush, size six actually, but I would suggest a size 4 for you just because silver brush has a little bit of a different sizing pattern. So I'm using a silver brush. This is the 3000 as CVs. It is a round brush, a really, really nice brush we're going to use. All are everything that we do today would be based on using this brush. The other thing is a black pen. So this is from art line at called an illustration Ben. The one thing that is super important to note is it is waterproof or water resistance, which is really great, especially since we are doing watercolors. So it's not going to smudge while you're painting with your watercolors. The next thing is pencil and eraser. To erase out any of the things that you are trying. Pretty standard. Next, the watercolor paints I'm actually using Primo are odd philosophy. This is their current debt. I love the colors in there because if you see all the colors that I'm using, a blues, so this is a perfect set to use for that. Because as a variety of blue colors, some of my bills are missing, but to worry about it, but you can see the colors that I'll be using. It's basically light blues, deep blues endeavours. All of that in the sheet of blues is what I'm going to be using for the projects. I'll also be using metallic watercolors. I love adding metallic watercolors because it gives us shine to your work. And especially since we're doing cards and stuff, They're just looking really like a card. That little bit of a metallic shine can look really interesting and make your card looks really interesting. So a bad form. This, you would, um, I need to also have water for your watercolors as well as some paper towels to tap out any excess water. And that's about it. Let's be int 3. Practice Watercolor Florals and Leaves: Okay, So are you guys ready for some practice exercises? These are going to be super fun. I love them. Okay, So one, I love this brush so makes it easier. But can you see what I just did there? What I did is I drew one, I painted one line and then another line. Now you can see from the side, so you can see how my brush is actually pressing down the people. And I drag it along and just swap it to create that curve. Another one just to close up so you can see exactly how my brushes moving. And notice how I'm changing the colors so that they blend. Okay, that just covering it. Okay. So this is going to be the leaves that we use in most of our painting. Okay, So this is our first practice. Practice it multiple times. You get a drill, you whether you're going to use those all over our cots. Now the next one we're going to do is leaves that are just normal pointed leaves. To look at the way I did this, starting with a thin line pressing down and then lifting up. I'm doing a close up again. So you can see from the side how my brush actually is on the paper and then it lifts up. Really nice release mode. And then the tip, you can just thin it out. Another one. You can do this multiple times. Such a fun exercise to love doing this. I'm going to show you another one of those against the same actual speed. You can zoom in to see this and just see how IP and For the thin lines, you can use the script liner that I had given the material to. You can use a thinner brush or basically just use your brush, but it takes a little bit of practice to get really nice thin, crisp lines. So just over here you can see we're doing in case I don't get the shape or the puffiness off though. Leaf. I just go over it twice. So you get that. Look at that. So when I do a jewel, the leaf becomes basically like more wide. So that's a good trick for you to use when you want to do different shapes of leaves. So you have the first one that is more long and thin, and then the second one which is more rounded and Big-O and width. Now let's go ahead and practice some flowers. I'm going to make the process super simple. It's the same excited that you've done with your brush before. So what I like to do is actually start with a small circle and then a bigger circle to know the size of the size of the flower. And then I can do the petals. And now I also know based on the design, where the circle is and how big the floor actually is. Look at that. How many is that? And this way you're controlling it. So for those of you who have been kind of struggling with painting flowers, this is such a good way. So I do this intuitively and you can, as you practice, get it intuitively so you know exactly the shape of the flower. You don't really need to draw the circles. But initially it's great to actually know. And before it dries up, I'm just going to do the center. And because it's still drying a little bit of the lines. And so it can blur. So let's do another one. Again following the outer circle. And then the inner one. And here I'm just going to paint a little bit quickly because I want to see, I want to show you how the center can really bleed through and look really nice. Look at that, look at how it's coming through. And then the center. Look at how it's bleeding. You can control that if you don't have damage. So you can read for a bit and then do this. But basically from this angle you can actually see how wet it is. And based on that, you can decide. And there you go. These are our practice exercises. Now let's start with our projects. 4. Project 1 - Simple Layered Card: So let's start with our first project. And this is going to be a fairly simple one. Should system boycott. But I wanted to give you just some tips on how you can make it more interesting. So we're starting off at t king, basically is 6 sheet and I've taped down the edges so it is slightly smaller because we're going to cut it and then place it on an A5 card. Basically, what's an A5 if I would be half of an A4. And I've explained this in the materials. So now let's move on to the painting and you can see what I'm doing here. I am basically painting the leaves that we did in our practice exercise. Now one thing to note is how I'm varying the colors. I keep changing between the colors, so I get a variety within them, and this makes it look so much more interesting. The other thing that I'm doing is also making sure that some of the leaves touch others basically in a small way. And because of that, the color bleeds into the other leaves. This is such a fun thing to do because it creates, again, the watercolor effect that you want. You can see what I'm doing there with the cream. Just making it slightly touch the blue and saw the cream is just merging into the blue. And that creates a very interesting blended effect. And I keep winning the colors, just making sure I do two leaves of a different color than two of another and then two of another. And just creating that variety with each beef. You can make the leaves smaller as we did in the practice exercises, or you can make them bigger like the ones we're doing here. Just really have fun with playing around with the size of the leaves and play around with the kind of colors that you want to use as well. What I like to do is have different angles of leaves and structures, having them all street, I like covering some of the stems. This again creates variety. Also creates a very interesting aspect of blending. So it will be here you can see I've blended the two leaves because of the shape of the stem being curved. This side has more blending happening and it just gives so much of dimension and movement to watch your painting. So we're filling up the entire sheet with leaves. Look at how that's coming through. Really interesting, playing around with the colors as always, so fun with this. So it's coming together. We just have some empty places left on the edges. What I like to do for the ones that are empty, just at the edges, I like to do kind of half stems. So in a way they are halfway through the sheet, half the outside it. Which again creates really interesting movement into the art. Leaves are one of my favorite things to paint. And it can be so fun to just clean paint around with leaves and have fun with that and just spend the whole day doing that. So you can see how the sheet is basically filled up. I'm just going to see if there's any small areas after stepping back that needs to be filled. Because I like making sure that there's not too many white spaces in between. What I'm going to go in and do now is just add in some smaller leaves to any of the empty places that I see. This gives variety. So we have big leaves that we've done and then you have these smaller ones that are smaller in size. What happens is when someone is looking at it, it becomes vey interesting. There's an interesting effect that's created because of the different sizes of the leaves. And that makes the artwork more interesting. Now has the painting has dried. I like going in with another deeper color, like an indigo to brighten it up even more. If you've noticed any of my previous classes, you would know this happens with watercolors, is it tends to fade out as it dries, it becomes slightly dialogue. And one of the best ways to light up the artwork or just bring it, make it more vibrant is to create darker sheets and that just lifts up the lighter colors and everything looks a lot more brighter and more vibrant. So I love doing this. Everything has dried and just going in and adding those indigo details. And I'm going to just tap through some metallic bronze colors just to give it a metallic shine. And I love doing this with watercolors because it lifts the artwork. And especially when you're doing cards and things like that, having metallics is always such an interesting look than just having the beans because at metallic gives that added Xin. Now along with this, I'm going to just paint some flowers. This is following our practice exercise. Really simple flowers, really, really easy to do. Playing around with the same color combination. I don't want my floss to be too big. So I made it about, let's say, an ancient or half. So not that big. And you just want to have a little bit of that in-between space in the center. As you being to your flowers. We're going to do two of these for our card. So following that, a smaller flower, as I said, I'm keeping a little bit of gap between them because I'm going to cut it out. So just making sure there's a small gap between the two floors. This is just with an added bonus sheet that I had lying around. Just doing this super cute and cutting it out. So now you can see the pieces. I have cod stock, which is the light blue. I have the painting that we did first, the cute flowers that we have. And all of it just looking really, really nice. So I love using the steep and I mentioned this in the materials. So it's basically like a sponge tape. And this when you stick actually gives a height to your art, to your painting. Now I also wanted to add a cute little banner to add your birthday wish or your mother's Day wish or whatever you wanna see. It's just a cute tag. And you can see how I draw this out just by doing a straight line and creating the Rubin like fold. Doing this again with black pen. And this we can cut up and use for our COD creates. So now let's go back to our front pH. So I've stuck on the four edges of our main sheet, the flyers. Just pressing it down. Now we can just remove out that tip the other side. Okay. It's this took me some time to remove it, so it is cut out that video. So basically we are at an IEP five card. So it's smaller than an FIR. Watercolor bit is basically an E6. And then I am just typing out my flowers. You can see how it's lifted and doing another one that is going to be I could do it on the side. That looks nice as well. It really depends on you. You can do it on the other side. What I decided to do is just do it on top of the previous flowers. So that gives a dimension which I think is super cute. And now with that other piece that we have, the banner, we can take that and just tape it to. I'm not going to use a team for that. I'm just going to use glue and just stick it down. So there you go. A super-simple card. The next one we're going to do is a really cute pop-up card. So let's get on with that. 5. Project 2 - Easy Pop-Up Card: So are you ready for the next greeting card? And this is a cute one because I love the way it looks at the pop-up card and it just looks fun. So what I'm starting off with is drawing some potted plants. And basically what I'm want to make sure it is the size of the plant or what I'm drawing is less than the size of the greeting card as it can all be have taken an A5 sheet that is folded for our grading cards. So basically the greeting card is about E6 sites. And that is again mentioned in the materials with the proportions in inches or centimeters, whichever one you prefer. So we wanna make sure that our planned is smaller than that in height. Now, after measuring that out, Let's start with our actual plant. What I'm doing is starting with a very light shade of the leaves, the leaves that we did in our practice session. So keeping them very, very light colored, so they are not very braid their water down because I just want to have it as kind of a background. I like playing around with the colors, as you can see to give it more depth. Also, since these are still wet when I pleased another leaf on top of the previous one, what's going to happen is they are going to blend. Really nice. Look at how that looks. Let's do another one that's smaller in size, smaller and height. Shorter in height. I think it makes up my words. Anyways, shorter in height, following the same thing that we did for the previous one. Now that we've done the sled speed are potted plant. I'm just doing a very simple ports. And then we can always add some details with them circled or lines or doodle work after a while, it's still drying. I like to go in with a darker color and just do the edge. This creates effects within the port, so it's not just one column. There is a dimension towards it. Raid and then adding the circle or the doodles or whatever you want to. So what happens is one side of the plant looks deeper in color. Now let's do another potted plant. This one is going to be a little bit shorter than the previous one that we did. But I'm just making it a single plant and so having it as a duel. And there you go. We've got two of them. Let's let them try and move onto another layer. And this is going to be a deeper layer, which means not. The beans is more activated and there's not that much of water compared to the previous. This creates this interesting effect, as well as translucently translucency. So you can see the beam before layer clearly. Just notice how I keep alternating between the colors. And then finally going in with indigo for some of the leaves to brighten up all of them. If I didn't do the indigo, the beam, the plant would look really dull. So in case you're using whatever it is, maybe you're doing it in pink, just make sure you hold final layer is maybe a maroon, so a deeper color, a darker color, and that's just going to lift up your painting. So I love the way this is looking where you have this background that is so transparent and then you have this beautiful layer that's coming on top. And while we're doing this, we can just do our part as well. Just make it a little bit more deeper in color. Add more detailed if needed. Great. Now let's do this for the other one as well. But here what I'm going to do since my background was just one, I'm gonna make sure that my eye due to leave sets. So that way there's a little bit of interests. It's not just one. If I was doing what I would do it in the same spot rate. So there wouldn't be any difference between them. But since I'm doing two, they come either side of the background. Which is really nice. So great, we have these two potted plants. I'm going to use a black pen and then just add details as required just to make the plant a little bit more obvious. And there you go, That looks really nice. Now what I wanna do is cut them into two different basically kind of stickers, right? So what I'm trying to not keep them all the way to the edge and leave a little bit of white space. You can get it all the way to the edge really depends on what you like. I like keeping a little bit of dark space in case you are using some of your old paintings that you have and you're kind of doing this again, you can really just take out small elements or you can take the whole painting. There's just so much I'm showing you like one of the easy ways to create a greeting card. But there's just so much you can create layers and just have fun with it. So now what I'm doing is I'm just looking at my card. So I have my E5 that has been folded and I have a smaller sheet. Truly doesn't matter. You don't have to take a smaller sheet. And what I'm doing is I'm just checking if when I keep my plant, it is staying or leaving a little bit of a gap from the end and seeing how much it's sticking out. So you can see in this case the plant actually sticking out too much. So I'm just going to cut the pot a little bit more. And here you can see, now, it's perfect, right? And you want to have that little bit of gap from the Foldit base. So now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to mark it with a pencil. So I know exactly to how much I can actually paste the stucco without having any issues. I like kind of creating a little bit of a sticky so you have one of them That's a little bit closer, one that's a little bit further away. Now I'm just going to create a box that goes all the way to the fooled. It doesn't matter how big the line is. It really doesn't matter because it depends on what you painted. So you wanna make it small, just don't make it too small like Dominique it like a centimeter, it might be too small, at least like a centimeter plus hope that helps. So I'm just cutting it. Notice how I didn't cut the entire square edges, cut the lines that beat up to the arm. Fold. Now what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to call it properly. So let's just make sure that they've got probably now just follow those bits. Now comes the fun part. So open the card and then folded the other way round. So you create these kind of steps. So basically these steps are where you're going to stick your butt. Look at the way that looks. So you can just take glue and we're not sticky it all the way through both the sides, just to one side. Keep that in mind. It's just on one side. And then you stick it. So when it closes and opens, which can actually close and it's not just stuck all the way through. And look at what I meant by having one that's a little bit longer. Immediately you can see that the vases become a little bit more forward because of that. Right? Let's just make sure it is completely stuck. So now let's do the car, the front portion of this reading card that we're working on. So following the same idea of the leaves, but I'm making it really, really big insight compared to the smaller one that we did for the vase. By the way, vars bees. I'm not sure how you guys pronounce it. I just Save As if you want to stay below, that is completely fine. I think there's one that is UK and American and I don't know. So please don't judge me on that. Going back to our leaves and you can see how it's looking really, really nice. Just make them really big because I wanted to create that difference in size. Just making them really, really big. Continuing on to just get the colors, creating that variety. And what I like to do is the leaves at a smaller size. So you can see the bottom is bigger and then it goes higher in size. Try it and then automatically creates intrigue and interest. So now I can just go in with some metallic beans and add some splatters to just brighten up. Not brighten up actually, this is to just give a nice shine to the card and make it look really pretty. So there you go. We've got a really nice card. Front. Looks really cute. You can have some lettering, seeing anything cued your choice. So now I'm just going to keep that inside portion, just glue it down. You can use a stick to law the one that I had at home. So I'm just using it. But just keep in mind if you're using this to smooth out the glue. Because if you're gonna just keep it as it is, what's going to happen is it just creates lumps than actually sticking smoothly. So just do that or uses sticky glue way, way, way better. But I also feel like the sticks better. So I don't know. Up to you, You guys know better what is available in your home for you to use. So now that I've got this, I'm stickier all the way to the fault, making sure there's no gaps and just keeping it all the way to the fault, making that equidistant spacing around and just taking it down. Same thing on the other side. So then the whole sheet is completely stuck. So this is our completed Green Card. And they go as the open edX looking through early, really cute. 6. Project 3 - Standing Pop-up Card: Okay, So this is my favorite card. Oh, I meant out of the four cards that are teaching combi to do it because there's too many out there. But I love this one. And I am showing you like a quick way and a very simplified version. You can draw early, take this up and just do so much like I've seen people get super-duper creative with it. And it's so fun. And the funny part is, I don't really know who actually came up with these ideas because it's saw, it's kinda like knowledge now. So there's really norm credit. I don't know, Hold it actually credit, but whoever came up with it, genius. So what I've done is I've taped down my people and the middle portion of the paper, right? And what I'm doing is painting these leaves. So I'm going to basically have two portions of filled up printouts. Filled up prints. Okay. You can not understand it has a keep painting, but basically I've taped down the edges and the center portion. Now we go into our painting. Love making sure that the leaves touch each other. And this again, lets the colors spread through. Really cool, really cute, looks super interesting. And then we can go on with our lighter color creed, that color variation again, and have fun with this. So one thing is to, if you're kinda struggling with it and you're not getting the effect that you want. It could be because of the people that you're using trade. So in case that you are trying to create these beautiful mixes with these colors coming through. And what's happening is they're drying up super quickly. So every time you try to bring two leaves together, they dry up is because your paper is, let's just say on a lower is, it absorbs faster. So for example, if you take a hot press paper, absorbs faster. A paper that is lesser and GSM. So something that is like your printer paper that's like 60 GSM, absorbs faster. So when you try to do this, it doesn't really create the effect that you want. So couple of things to note is to have a higher GSM paper. So something that is 180, 200, 250 GSM, 300 GSM. If you wanted to really kind of tickets time a little bit more and to use cold pressed or rough. So those take a little bit longer to dry and so they're perfect for these kind of loose, watery effects. The other thing is in case you are in a hot country, so it could be like it's humid or it could be that the heater is on in your place because it's a cold weather. So just having that humidity or that heat going on can also affect how quickly your water gets absorbed. So just be super-duper careful about that as well. And I mentioned this over and over again, but I still get the question of all why do my paints dry or I'm not getting the same effect? Or I see people's artwork and I'm like, okay, it's because of this. And because it's a repeated thing, I keep mentioning this in literally every video. So filling up those empty spaces. So anytime there's a small space, I just make sure I fill it up. We've done one side. Now let's go on and do the other side. Again, following the exact same idea of what we had planned. You can do this much more smaller inside. You can really play around with it. Maybe it's an old artwork you want to use for the other side. So instead of having two that you are drawing a bientot new, you can use some of your old artwork and that is the whole point of the class as well, is to use some of your own artwork has just been staying, creating cute cards and gifting IT people or selling it if you want, just making it more than just art. So looking at how that's coming together, if you are devoting pretty now we can add something else if you want. So I'm just gonna go in with cream and I'll just add some splatters. So one tip I want to give is I like doing this while the painting is still drying, so it's not completely dried yet. What'll happen is these splatters will mix with the ones that are trying until you get these blurry spots, which looks super interesting as well. So I don't let the whole thing dry. Just doing the droplets as it's drying. Finally going in with some indigo after the artwork has completely dried and just making the colors a little bit more depot with just some indigo in some places. Now that I've done this, let it dry completely. I am going to remove the tape. So we get these two separate print in two different rectangles. So once I have that, what I'm gonna do is I'm going to cut them so that I get two separate pieces. So now let's take a smaller piece and I'm just going to add white people. This is going to be for any message that you want to write. So I'm just using the tape and just taking it down. Same thing using this team for the back of the paper as well. This has to be that thicker papers like they have to be the Dickey sponge tips, dual sided. You have to use Ediacaran uses normal TPP because of what happens next. So it has to be the double sided sponge, deep and k. So don't forget that. Now, going into the next sheet, what I wanna do is I just want to add just a really cute leaf stem to that because it's looking a little bit dull, just looks like a print. So I just wanted to add an added detail. Doing a very, very quick. Leaf. With the colors, the dual colors are looking really, really nice. You can start with smaller size, too big or bigger to smaller. Write something really, really simple. And as this dries, what I'm gonna do is I'll cut it into a separate piece. Now let's take that paper. We've got this cut-up leave. And using the debilitated deep, the spawn shape, I'm just going to stick it on the sheet. Towards the side. You can use a different color if you want. You could do like metallics where the leaves, That's a good option instead of using the same color scheme. So now we have these two papers with two different things. Now let's take our card stock. And this is an A5 sheet that I have folded for the greeting card. So what I'm doing is for the front cover, I'm folding it again by half so it touches the center of the greeting card. See how that is. Great. So what we wanna do is steep that BCE to the front and only half of it. So look at how I'm doing it. I'm not wasting the whole thing just to the front half. Stick it down. So what's going to happen is when I open it, it folds by half, like that. Okay, so now let's take the other piece and opening the card. I'm going to stick this to the bottom, right at the bottom. But I've stuck it. What's going to happen as you can? And you can actually keep it like that. So that's why I said it's important that you use this orange. And now you can actually write a message that you want, as well as the person can open the pod and have something written. Display properly. It's going to be something that they can actually display. So how cute is that? 7. Project 4 - Banner card: Okay, so now let's go into this one. This is our third card, and it's a little bit of a calculation. But what we wanna do is we are taking that if five, which is half of an A4 sheet and I'm just drawing some lines. How am I drawing lines? So I'm first dividing the paper into two and drawing two lines on either side that are Parlow at five centimeters. Now, dividing the main line into two again, as well as four centimeters. From the bottom. To worry, I'm going to show the measurements, you understand it more. But basically, I am creating this effect with three Padlet lines. And there you go. That's how it looks. So basically three centimeters on either side. The bottom is five centimeters on either side. The distance where the three centimeters is from the center, from the edge, sorry, is four centimeters each. So there you go. Five centimeters, four centimeters, three centimeters. It's okay. You don't have to use the exact same measurements, but as you progress, you will see how the card looks and I'll give you a better idea. And you can change the measurements based on what you need. All right, so these are just the basic measurements, what we're going to use for this card. Now that we've got this, what we're gonna do is paint around the entire card. And how we're painting is we will be painting in such way that the center portion will not be painted. The web we had divided the people equally, will not be painted and we'll paint all around. Don't worry, you're going to see how I exactly do that. Now, following the same leaves that we did before, I'm just bringing together the colors through the projects. I've done so many type of leaves that honestly you can pick any. Like I've done so many, BUT IT of leaves. I think the watercolor, easy and simple florals also has different type of leaves and florals as well. Super fun to do. So anyways, you can see how I created this so beautiful, so much of dimension because of that color shift between the light blue and the deeper blue. Now going in and drawing some other stems that are more curved gently during this process. I'm just going to show you this whole thing in real time so you can see how I just move from one leaf to another is truly bringing it together, playing around with the colors. And the king's a chip purify artwork. And take your time with this. It's such a beautiful meditative process and that's why I enjoy art. And I'm sure you're sitting with your opinions with this paper in front of you and chest painting. Okay. What I'd like to do is I'll start the new stem by painting it attached to the previous one that I had just done. And all of this is still wet when I'm painting, so it's going really well and I'm able to blend the colors too well because of that. A loving, all these colors to gently come together. Here's something I want to show you in case your stem ends up being big like your painting and then the stem ends up being big. I'm going to show you what you can do when that happens. You can see what I did that I just drew out the line and a deeper color. There you go. Now let's continue painting. You can see the center. I'm leaving it through and I'm just going to paint all around this. You can use anything that you want. If you want, you can go to my previous classes. The negative painting would look amazing weathers if you want to try, even though simple and easy florals, social good thing to use. Yeah, there's just so many of the previous classes that you can use in this exercise. A few kind of a board of leaves. So just have fun with it and allow yourself to just enjoy being too. And then creating it into cute cards. Because we've got so many of these. I don't want to show you the whole process, but let's move on to adding some leaves. And I'm doing a smaller size to the previous one. So I feel like if it was the same size as the previous things, you wouldn't get lost. I'm doing it smaller. So now that we've done this, Let's try this completely. And now I'm going to go into the actual card, which is going to be a really cute pop up. So one of the first lines that I had drawn, I basically use a score, so I just have this band that I use. You can just use a ball pen that doesn't have any ink. What we are trying to do is create fold. And so when you fold the paper, it falls easily. But basically we're just folding it. So truly, if you want to get more technical, you can use a scorer. More accurate. You can use a scorer advice. Just use just folder paper so you can see how I've done it on either side, I folded it, right, kind of like a window. Now what I'm gonna do is I am going to cut the two lines that we had done in the middle. Okay? And all of this is going to fit into an E5 folded card, which is an A6 size. Okay, So I've kept that tray. Now let's move on to this piece of paper. And what I'm gonna do is I'm going to use my CTO and I'm going to cut that middle portion. Remember it was three centimeters and four centimeters away from the edge so that I'm going to cut right now. You can see that on either side. Now, again, using the score because you are, is a little bit tricky because if you try to fold, It's going to be difficult. Suggest doing that. And folders. Leaving the middle portion as is. Look at the back. That's how it should look. Now that center portion, again folding it. But you're folding it the other way round. There you go. And they'll tell the backward look. And you should be able to flatten it completely. Now, you can see there's an excess on the side. We're just going to cut out the excess because we don't need it. This could happen if your measurements are wrong, but it's okay, it is completely fixable story about it. And now in the center I'm just going to dry it whatever I wanted, right. So I'm writing happy birthday if you want to see anything specific, Go ahead. This is the b is two, right? So there you go. The folder paper. Now let's take our car that we had kept. And this is just the Beast God, I'm gonna do one on top of it as well. But anyways, see how it is. Hiv pleased it just towards the edge. And that's how we're going to stick it. So we're going to use some glue and just stick this design that we created to the edge of the card. So making sure it's completely flattened and stuck on both sides. Now, I'm going to add another card. So this is a little bit card paper and then I'm going to, sorry, a little bit of a thicker paper. And then I'm gonna do the center with some black. I've got some cute banners. I'm going to add that you can do anything for the front. Tried to something cute or like I had done before. When you do though, stickers, that it goes but the pieces with your watercolors, you can do that as well. Isn't this? So the next one we're gonna do, and that's the final one. My favorite is going to be the one at how amazing that is. 8. Thank you! : Hi everyone. Thank you for watching this class and I hope you really enjoyed what I covered in this. This is something that I'm doing for the first die and I want to hear your interviews. I'd love to know what you thought about it. And if you'd like more classes on topics like this where B, take your watercolors and we can work them into crafts, into things that you can give to other people or things that you can keep displayed in your own home. I love doing this because then you're painting just becomes more than just a painting. It is something that is an object, it's something that is a memory, right? And I love that. So please let me know your reviews. If you do the projects, please share them with me. I'd love to hear your thoughts and also follow me on Skillshare. So every time I launch a new class, you will get updated to your emails about the new class launch and so you can watch it immediately and not miss out any ways. Have a lovely summer time and TK gaze, Happy painting.