Y’all know that I just LOVE sharing my drawings and hand lettering, so when my favorite company Tombow USA reached out and asked me to teach a Holiday Card Class for Artist and Craftsman Supply art stores I was excited and thrilled! Today I had the opportunity to teach how to watercolor Four Hand-Drawn Holiday Cards. I am sharing the files I created in the class right HERE for y’all to enjoy this holiday season!
Four Hand-Drawn Holiday Cards FREE Printable to Color
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Here’s what you need to Watercolor Christmas Cards:
- Tombow Watercolor Set – includes five Dual Brush Pens, Mono Drawing Pencil 4H, MONO Twin Permanent Marker, MONO Eraser, Blending Palette, and Water Brush
- MONO Drawing Pens from Tombow – 3 Pack (01, 03, 05 weights)
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pencils
- MONO Dust Catch Eraser from Tombow
- Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
- Strathmore Watercolor paper pad
- Kraft Paper A2 Card Blanks and Envelopes
- Paper Trimmer
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Four Holiday Cards FREE Printable File – download below ⇓
Here’s how to create the Most Festive Cards for the Holidays:
Gather all of your supplies. Download and print the most festive Hand-Drawn Holiday Cards FREE Printable files below ⇓ I love to use the Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad with my paper trimmer and cut card blanks to 4″ by 5.25″. The Tombow Watercolor Set includes five Dual Brush Pens (526, 757, 885, 993, and 249), Mono Drawing Pencil 4H, MONO Twin Permanent Marker, MONO Eraser, Blending Palette, and Water Brush. It is the perfect starter set!
I have a detailed blog post outlining all the information you will need to know about the Tombow Watercolor Set and a Free Printable Color Blending Chart. This set is so versatile!
HOLIDAY CARD POINSETTIA
Sketching hand-drawn images with the MONO Drawing Pencil 4H which is a hard lead and provides a very light line that is easy to erase. I LOVE my Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker to ink in all of the images on the cards. It has a larger bullet tip and a thin fine tip which is like two pens in one! The poinsettias are one of my favorite flowers to draw for the holidays, and are perfect to use all Winter long! Keep scrolling for the Hand-Drawn Holiday Cards FREE Printable files below ⇓
HOLIDAY CARD HOLLY
Add color from the Tombow Dual Brush Pens in the Watercolor Set directly to the cards printed on watercolor paper. Blend colors with the Water Brush, applying light pressure with your finger and thumb at the barrel of the brush. This is the direct blending method. Did you know that Tombow has FREE Hand Lettering practice sheets on their website? YES! One set that is sized to the larger Dual Brush Pens as well as the smaller Fudenosuke brush tip pens. Practice your hand lettering and develop your own personal style!
HOLIDAY CARD DREIDELS
Add more water to create a lighter washed color or add less water to create a deeper color. Use the Blending Palette from the Watercolor Set by mixing colors and then adding to the watercolor paper cards. This is the indirect blending method that I use on the Love and Light card to create multiple shades of blue on the Dreidels. Hand-Drawn Holiday Cards FREE Printable files below ⇓
HOLIDAY CARD MITTENS
I love how the Dual Brush Pens 757 and 526 blend together perfectly to create a gorgeous range of purples. These mittens remind me of the hand-knitted ones my Mom used to make for me when I was a kiddo. Add a message with the Dual Brush Pens using the brush tip for the script lettering. Use the bullet tip of the Dual Brush Pens for fun printing with serifs. Download the four Hand-Drawn Holiday Cards FREE Printable files below ⇓
Download FREE Printable Files to Water Color
Click the link below to download the Four Hand-Drawn Holiday Card files. There are two ways to use them. First, print directly on watercolor paper with a laser printer (dry toner-based). The lines will not bleed when water coloring the images. An inkjet printer has water-based ink that will bleed when color is added. Second, print on regular paper with an inkjet printer and trace cards onto watercolor paper with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker.
Holiday Cards to Print and Color
I hope you have enjoyed these Four Hand-Drawn Holiday Cards that I have shared today. Be inspired to get out your Tombow supplies and watercolor! My only requirement is that you have FUN! No expectations, just do something out of the box and have a good time! As soon as the video of my Tombow Class with Artist & Craftsman is available, I’ll be sharing the link here!
Get the kiddos involved and have a family coloring night. Just be creative and have a good time making family memories and having FUN! Put some last-minute Holiday Cards together to surprise your neighbors, teachers, and co-workers! Snail mail and happy mail is so fun to receive at any time of the year.
If you enjoyed my Four Hand-Drawn Holiday Cards to Print and Color blog post then check out these other fabulous Christmas projects! To match the cards I also created Twelve FREE Printable Holiday Tags to Color that are perfect for gift-giving OR an Easy Christmas Truck Snow Globe a 15 Minute DIY click through to see what I used for the “snow”! OR Free Hand-Drawn Christmas Coloring Pages of a Poinsettia Wreath and a Gingerbread House Snow Globe. Can you tell I love to draw and color!?!
Thanks for stopping by!