Welcome to birthday season! It's spring break now so everyone who had their birthdays in February after President's Day or have them in March is now having their parties and that means it's card season for me.
I chose a really feminine and pretty pale pink color because Spring is coming soon and it's such a fitting color for my cute and feminine friend. It is important to use a thicker paper because not only does it look and feels better, it is better to use watercolors on. If I had not used watercolor paper, the dampness from the watercolors would distort the paper. As always, I scored the card for a more professional look. The best way to do this is line a ruler up with the center line and lightly drag the blade of your scissors across.
In order to write in cursive as I have done on the card, use a round or pointed brush that is thin, I used the Pentel Aquash brush. In order to get a good amount of pigmentation, add a relatively small amount of water into the watercolor and mix thoroughly. It's important to make sure that there is color on the entire brush part of the paintbrush. On downstrokes, press down slightly harder and make light upstrokes. The cursive alone was a bit too simple so I decided to use a thin black Sharpie to go over some of the edges of her name. Choose whichever sides look right to you to mark, but if you can't decide imagine a light source making shadows in one spot around the lettering and add a mark wherever there would be a shadow.