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Watercolour Rainbow Easter Card

Want to create something bright and beautiful for Easter? This fantastic step-by-step Easter card project shows you how to get creative using watercolour inks, and includes a free template you can download and use right now!

  • Papercraft
  • 1-2 hours
  • Intermediate

You Will Need:

  • Easter downloadable template
  • 7x5inch white blank card base
  • Brea Reese Watercolour inks and brush pens
  • Salt (just normal table salt)
  • Extra pastel cardstock for layering
  • Extra white cardstock for printing, painting & layering
  • Selection of inks to blend – I used a lemon and pink ink
  • Plain white selection of pre-cut paper flowers
  • Enamel Accents
  • Double sided tape
  • 3D foam
  • Silicone Glue
  • Scissors


  1. Cut a layer of the pastel cardstock for the blank card base.

  2. Cut a smaller layer of plain white cardstock, and decide on your watercolour colours, then add a drop of each of the colours on to your workspace matt.

  3. Using a waterbrush, drag the colour diagonally across the white cardstock.

  4. Continue to alternate colours to build colour across the sheet of card.

  5. Once the cardstock is covered with colour, drop extra water onto it (not over filling it, but just with droplets)

  6. Next, sprinkle salt over the layer while the water droplets are still wet – this is going to be a background, and it does not have to be perfect as most of it will be covered, however the effect looks great on the edges!

  7. Leave overnight to dry naturally and then, using a dry paper towel, remove the salt.

  8. Download and print the Easter template onto white cardstock.

  9. Cut out the Easter sentiment and the eggs as strips.

  10. Using a mixture of the watercolour inks, colour in the eggs.

  11. Ink the edges of the egg strips.

  12. Add Enamel Accents to a couple of the eggs on the strips to highlight them, then leave to dry (overnight if possible). Do not worry if your cardstock curls a little as it dries.

  13. Once the eggs are dry, using flat tape, attach them to the coloured layer, leaving a small edge of the colour showing.

  14. Trim the edges of the egg strips.

  15. Attach the colour base with eggs to the card base.

  16. Next, add colour to the Easter sentiment. It is designed in such a way that you can use either lots of different colour, or all the same colour (the letters could be highlighted with different tones). Use the watercolour inks, and then blending ink for the edges.

  17. Pick out a couple of the letters in the word ‘Easter’ and then add Enamel Accents to them, and leave to dry.

  18. Once the Easter sentiment is dry, use 3D foam to attach it to the card front.

  19. Take the pre-made paper flower and, using a waterbrush, add a little water to the petal tips.

  20. Dot droplets of different colours from the Watercolour inks on to your work matt.

  21. Drip the paper flower into the droplets of ink, and squash down a little bit to get some colour to the inner petals.

  22. Repeat until you get the desired colour and look you want.

  23. Leave overnight to dry.

  24. Using silicone glue, attach the flowers to the card front.

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