Hand Lettered Easter Place Cards with Watercolors

Friends, we have so much to celebrate on Easter! If you happen to be hosting for the holiday, these elegant hand lettered watercolor place cards will add a special touch to your table. Take a look at how easily you can create your own.

Hand Lettered Easter Place Cards with Watercolor

You’ll need:

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Watercolor paper
Paper Cutter {or scissors and ruler}
Tombow Dual Brush Pens in your choice of colors or watercolors
Water Pen {mine is the Pentel Aquash}
Black Brush pen {mine is a Tombow Fudenosuke Soft Tip}
Gold Paint Pen {mine is Elmers Painters}

Step 1: Cut your paper into 5 1/4″ x 4″ pieces.

You can make these larger or smaller if you like.

Step 2: Use your paper cutter or scissors to make a notch 1/2″ from the bottom of the card.

This will be your guide for where to tear the paper. I like to make a notch on each side of my card to make sure I stay relatively straight when ripping.

Step 3: Gently tear off the bottom 1/2″ of paper, pulling toward yourself.

Step 4: Use any combination of markers you like to draw lines or squiggles on the bottom third of the paper.

Step 5: Fill your water pen with clean water and gently rub the brush tip over your lines.

The water will cause the marker colors to blend together, creating a beautiful watercolor effect.

Play around with different color combinations to see what kind of unique blends you can create!

Part of the fun is that no two place cards will look exactly alike! Here are four different color combinations I tried. It’s fun to mix different shades of the same color, as well as totally different colors to see what results you get.

Step 6: Create a gilded edge by using a gold paint pen to color the ripped edge.

Step 7: Use the gold pen to draw a small cross on top of your watercolor line.

You can place it anywhere you like. If you want to make this style of place card for a different event, like a wedding, shower, or other holiday, you can omit this step, but for Easter, it’s all about the cross, right?

Step 8: Hand letter each name onto a card.

I used the Tombow Fudenosuke and a basic brush script. If you’re just learning, you can use faux calligraphy instead, or any other style of writing you like best. Want to know how to create this style of writing? Check out my beginner’s guide here, as well as my book, Hand Lettering for Relaxation!

And in case you’re wondering, yes, “Sherl” is spelled correctly. It’s my mom’s name and she’s one of the poor souls who has never ever been able to find a personalized keychain or mug or anything else they sell with names on it! Just one more way she’s extra-special!

Hand Lettered Easter Place Cards with Watercolor

That’s all there is to it! Just a few simple steps and your place cards are ready to make your guests feel welcome at your table.

What do you think? Would these be the perfect addition to your holiday table? If you give this tutorial a try, I would love to see how your turn out! You can share them {along with anything else you have created} with me in the Amy Latta & Friends group on Facebook.

Wishing you all a blessed, happy Easter!

Don’t forget; if you like it, then you shoulda put a pin on it!

Hand Lettered Easter Place Cards with Watercolor

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  1. Love these! I’m just starting in “real” watercolors, so I’m going to do a version using paint instead of pens, but I like all the details – the ripped edge and the gilded part are super!

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