Easy Watercolor Card Idea

Easy Watercolor Card Idea

watercolor butterflies card

Hello! Manasa here with you today! 

For my project this month, I wanted to share an easy handmade card idea using warm spring colors.


To begin, I cut my card to size. I intended to create a mini slimline card, so I cut my cardstock to 6 ½ x 6 ¼ inches. Score the card and fold in half on the 6 ½ inch side.

Pull out your favorite watercolors and our Neenah Grana Grossa paper. This cardstock is thick, and holds ink, making it perfect for our next technique. Without overthinking, create a few watercolor blobs on your paper.

easy handmade card idea with watercolor butterflies

Once the watercolor is dry, use your favorite die/cutfile to cut out butterflies as shown below. I also cutout a few butterflies from vellum for layering.

easy handmade card idea

For some more added interest, I used texture paste and a polka dot stencil to create some texture on my card base. This is an easy way to dress up plain cardstock. Just lay the stencil over the cardstock and smear the texture paste onto it. Lift the stencil off the paper and let dry. 

easy watercolor butterflies card

Assemble your card as shown in the picture. To finish off the card, I used some white plaint splatters. I also used the Autumn Cardstock from AC Cardstock to create an envelope for my card.

If you recreate this card, please share it with us on Instagram or Facebook! We love to see customer creations. 


design team member manasa vavilapalli


  • Manasa

    Hi Carolee
    The stencil is a generic polka dot stencil I picked up from Tuesday Morning a long time ago. The paste is Tim Holtz Texture paste.


  • Carolee Rounsaville

    Hi Manasa,
    Where do you find the dot stencil and the paste? Love the butterfly card. I’m fairly new to card making but learning many techniques. Thanks for any information you can send my way. I love the AC paper you carry.

  • Susan

    Awesome card. Thanks so much for sharing.

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