I needed a couple last-minute cards for my niece’s and nephew’s Confirmation celebrations and could not find anything at Meijer. Since I procrastinated myself into a corner, I painted my way out.
I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest to paint the scenes, then added some appropriate bible verses (I really need to work on making my writing more consistent - my handwriting is a weird mix of cursive and print). They are 5" x 8". All materials were from stash, too!
Honestly, with card prices what they are these days, I might make a habit of attaching my watercolor practice pieces to cardstock and adding quotes/sentiments/verses to them. There are so many card-giving events every year and so many people in our extended family. Kill two birds with one stone - practice a craft and stash a greeting card.
These are gorgeous, and I think your handwriting looks great too!!
I agree with you, I almost never buy cards anymore. I hardly ever throw small paintings away - if they’re ones I’m really not happy with for a gift or for a card, I add more paint or drawing and cut them up into collage bits too.