Now the holidays are over for another year it’s time for a watercolour thank you note to express your gratitude for gifts and kindnesses you received.

I made a quick and easy – and pretty – background for the Free as a Bird stamps with only a very little stamping!

Let’s see our project.

Beautiful and Easy Watercolour Thank You Notes to Make with Your Aqua Painters and Stamp Pads

I love the mix of colours on this soft yet vibrant card. What’s so great about it is the background does all the work! So you only need one colour of ink to stamp a larger image on top and you are done!

Well I guess I did step it up just a bit. Sorry couldn’t resist adding a few layers to create a double frame for this little painting! But wanna know a secret?

I used scraps from papers I had cut earlier with my Rectangle Stitched dies so I didn’t have to get my dies out at all! IMO these are a must-have set of dies in your paper crafting stash! So easy to use and you always get double the die-cutting!

What do I mean?

Jo’s TIPS for This Watercolour Thank You Note

When you are die cutting with any die that has an outside AND an inside stitching line, pay attention to where you place your die on your paper. For these dies, I make sure I am in the centre of my card stock so I can use the left over piece as a frame.

Even BIGGER tip? Make sure you keep your paper scraps from these runs through the die cutting machine somewhere they are easy to see. I have mine in a cello bag with the rest of my scraps.

And the ABSOLUTE BIGGEST TIMESAVING tip? Pull out those scraps when you are crafting!

Let’s take a closer look and see the colour blending up.

So Simple Watercolour Thank You Note

Can you guess what colours I used? How about…

Watercolour Thank You Note

What’s the Technique?

I used a drop of ink refill on an acrylic block then picked it up with my aqua painter to brush onto my wet card.

Then I spritzed the card so I got those wiggly little lines.

I LOVE this Watercolour Thank You Note with Free as a Bird Stamps and Stitched Rectangle Dies

While I used my markers on this card, you can see almost the same technique in this video.

Now It’s Your Turn!

Make up a batch of backgrounds with your watercolour paper and ink refills. Once they’re dry you can store them for just about EVER. And pull them out to make quick cards like this one when time is tight. Get any of the supplies I used by clicking on them here.

Watercolour Thank You Note

Why Say Thanks?

I know I always love receiving a thank you note. Especially a handmade one where someone is expressing how something I did or a little gift I made touched them. Now is THE perfect time of year to get out our supplies and craft up some appreciation.

And if you need another gentle push? Take a read through my 5 reasons to send thank you notes post!

See My Tips for this Watercolour Thank You Note made with Free as a Bird stamps from Stampin' Up!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on making – and receiving this kind of mail! Drop me a line anytime at [email protected] and let me know how a card like this watercolour thank you note might make YOU feel!

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