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Pumpkin Painted Notecards #pinterestchallenge

 This month a group of friends will exchange handmade fall cards.  We have been doing this for over 20 years, skipping some years in between.  Covid-19 had us looking at restarting this event as many of us had time on our hands for the first time in years.

This simple card was inspired by the cards made by The Crazy Craft Lady.  You can see her work on her site, here.  She has a lovely, delicate touch that I greatly admire.  None of my cards were delicate, but I enjoy trying!

Another thing I decided to do was to do a pen outline.  This allows me to be a lot more forgiving when it comes to the actual watercolors.  They can be messy and not in line, but that adds to the charm!

All you need for this easy card are:

  • notecards
  • watercolors
  • a round brush
  • thin Sharpie marker
I always do my greeting first.  It helps me "site" the other pieces I am going to do.  Then I add the splashes of color and let them dry thoroughly.  Next, I add the drawings. I use simple lines to get the "idea" of the pumpkin.  It is a very simple, but very pretty card at the end!

For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month's Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓

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My PinterventuresCookies Coffee and Crafts
Farm Girl ReformedSlices of LifeSew Crafty Crochet
Decorate and More with TipPurple Hues and Me
Life Beyond Kitchen Mom Home Guide
Our Good Life Create with CynthiaSum of their Stories

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  1. These are so pretty and personable! You are an awesome artist!

  2. These are gorgeous and elegant. What a beautiful notecard, I would love to get one of these in the mail.

  3. I need to make some of these cute cards. Seems like I spend a lot on cards to send to family and friends, this would be budget friendly and more personal. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This card is really pretty. The pumpkins are adorable!

  5. These turned out great! I love the colors and I'm sure your recipient will love getting such a beautiful card.

  6. What a lovely tradition of exchanging cards. Since most are still limiting time outside, it will be so nice to receive a handmade card from friends.

  7. Those are so pretty and what a fun tradition you have going! Pinned.

  8. What a cute card! Your watercolors turned out beautiful!

  9. I love your hand drawn and painted cards! I did something similar for some friends over the summer where I sent letters and hand decorated the envelopes. Your cards are beautiful!

  10. This is so pretty, what a lovely technique.


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