Fearless Friday, Thank You Cards

Making your own cards can be so much fun,

and it’s a way to turn doodling with a paint brush

into something you can use

I got motivated by this adorable card, below left

Sweet Emily sent it to me for my birthday

and I just had to draw it {below right}

Then I decided to paint thank you notes for my holiday gifts

I love to make abstract flowers with watercolor,

just a few swooshes and voila,

a flower is born!

I painted a few roses, leaves and daisies with watercolor

and then added line work with colored fine liner pens

in several shades of green

Then I wrote “thank you” in a simple font

Another one was painted with hearts and roses

The theme for this one is “from my heart to yours”

Just a few simple roses and hearts, leaves and a black and white check “path”

Snowflakes have infinite possibilities~

I chose to use cool blues and purples,

adding details with a black fine liner

Snowflakes can take on any shape, just start with a line or two and doodle!

I used watercolor for these,

but markers would be a good choice

and would give you more control

You can paint daisies with a minimum of loose strokes

I chose to add emphasis with a black outline and black and white checks

Hand painted cards are like a gift in themselves…

like this beautiful watercolor wreath from my artist friend Jeanie

The cards tell the receiver how much their kindness was appreciated!

I’ve been adding card designs to my Society 6 Shop too…

You can visit and shop here

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You can buy great quality watercolor and mixed media cards with envelopes in sets at art supply and craft stores and there is a great selection on Amazon here

You can also make your own, see a tutorial for Card Creations here

I hope you will try making cards…

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

  Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Friday with Friends

30 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Thank You Cards”
  1. Your cards are just wonderful. I love making cards as well.

  2. What wonderful cards! I love each and every one– they’re so happy. I realized when I saw this it is time to start making Valentines — we’re mid-month already!

    And a happy surprise to see my wreath card! Thanks for sharing it and I’m glad you liked!

  3. Martha says:

    You always amaze me Jenna. They are all gorgeous!

  4. Jenna, I love all of your cards, they are all fabulous. Enjoy your day of sunshine while you paint, tomorrow turns cold again!

  5. Cyndi Raines says:

    All your cards are so special and I really like the wreath also. I have a special place in my heart for Christmas wreaths, especially since my birthday is on December 24th. You are so talented!

  6. thefrenchhutch says:

    I’ve always admired your cards and I keep all of them. This is such a good idea Jenna. So glad you liked your card too……Happy weekend!

  7. These are the kinds of cards that get saved forever!

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    I love seeing your cards Jenna! I agree, homemade cards are the best! And so fun to make… I like to make mine with collage. I am loving the dot marker that you told me about! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  9. Rosie M. says:

    I love your cards!

  10. pattyanneart says:

    I just love making cards and yours are so beautiful!! ๐Ÿ˜
    So many wonderful ideas. Thanks, Jenna!

  11. Ricki Treleaven says:

    LOVE your cards! I have an artist friends who uses her paintings on her custom cards. She gets them printed somewhere in Crestline (like a box at a time).

  12. lulu says:

    I have been making some cards recently with threads and scraps which work better for me than painting. As always, I admire your skills.

  13. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your cards are so pretty! Iโ€™m always needing greeting cards. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Mary says:

    Jenna, I know your recipients love their hand designed thank you cards, Love the bathing beauty โ™ฅ

  15. Angie Runyan says:

    These cards are so sweet!

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