See exactly how to colour a cute kid’s card with a tool you probably already own and a paintbrush! Plus get the insider tips on how to make this awesome bright and blended background for your card!

Colour is where it’s at, don’t you think?

Gorgeous, bold, bright colour!

Mixed and matched with complementary tones for a punch of POW so your friends and family GRIN when they see your card!

Like in today’s design. Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade on a background of Blueberry Bushels means you have a STAND OUT card to pop in the mail!

Then add it up one little notich higher by watercolouring some cute critters to decorate your design.

Let’s see it!

How cute is this? The Hey Chuck bundle and the Mini Alphabet Die are priceless together!

I’ve got all your measurements below and don’t miss the live replay video to see exactly how you can add these quick colouring techniques into your own repertoire.

Add Colour in Multiple Ways

You’ll love how quickly the colour lays down for the background of this card. Take a peek in the video for some tips and tricks.

Now let’s see a little closer look at this happy bundle.

This is an 11 piece cling rubber stamp set full of fun images and greetings. It’s geared to the guys, but I’m sure the gals will think it’s pretty funky too!

The 9 piece dies set are a combo of shapes to go around the stamped images and some unique detailed crops. Like the weather vane you see in the background of today’s design.

Colour a Cute Kid’s Card

I’ve showcased water colouring with various media before and one of the most popular was this handmade cards with watercolour pencils.

But today I wanted to show you another way you can use a tool you probably already own.

colour a cute kid's card
Get some tips for water colouring with your markers in the video!

Don’t you absolutely love the light and dark intensity of colour you can achieve with this simple technique?

Now let’s get to making this fun card! You know what to do with that triangle!

If you’d love to come join in our free card making presentations, we’re always happy to have new folks join us 11 am Mountain time every Tuesday morning. Here’s where you can find me on my Facebook page: Design with Jo!

Did you catch the tips for colouring?

I just can’t help myself! The biggest kick I get is sharing tricks to help you master these techniques. In today’s video you’ll find ones like…

  • how much pressure to apply when you’re using Blending Brushes
  • the cheapest watercolour alternative I know
  • how to fix colouring boo boo’s you didn’t mean to make
  • and more!

Want to Learn to Watercolour?

Watercolouring is one of my favourite techniques to add colour to our stamped images and our backgrounds.

To help new artists get the hang of it, I put all kinds of tips and tricks into my Watercolour for Rubber Stampers Masterclass. Take a peek to see if it’s for you!

Come be proficient in this versatile technique too!

Try One at Home!

When I made my sample for this card, I used totally different colours.

These ones are Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green with a pop of Flirty Flamingo. The pink came from the ears and nose of our little bunny friend (from the oh so cute Playing in the Rain stamp set (160542).

Here’s what you need to make a design like the two you see above at home!

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Blueberry Bushel cardstock – 4 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Basic White cardstock – 4 7/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Basic White Thick – 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 4″scraps
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4 pieces 1″ x 5 1/4″ (in your choice of colours), 1 piece 1″ x 5 1/4″
  • linen thread – about 8-10″

I’m so glad you popped in to see my post and video. I’d love to have you drop into a live video too to see what we have for you to get inspired and have some more fun in your craft space!

Now head on into your craft space to get your fingers inky making this colour a cute kid’s card!