Make This: DIY Watercolor Postcard Messages

DIY // watercolor + resist postcards

I recently found blank watercolor postcards at a local art supply shop. I bought a few packs immediately, because I knew they would be fun to play around with, and have come up with a couple of ways to use them for notes to friends and family. I shared one of these ideas on Project Wedding recently: watercolor DIY save the dates.

But if you’re not getting married anytime soon, you can still use this exact same technique to create cool personalized postcards to send to blog buddies, etc. I’ve been using them a lot lately!

DIY // watercolor postcards and resist technique

watercolor postcard diy

watercolor and resist postcard DIY

The full tutorial can be found right here on Project Wedding. But before you head over there, I’m curious to know…

What color combo would you use if you were making your own set of postcards like this? I’m making a batch of ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ postcards soon and could use some color inspiration.

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How fun!! and pretty too!

Nicole Underwood

Thanks Nicole.


These are so cute!


Thanks Jenn! And speaking of cute…I checked out your blog and your dog is adorable! Just had to mention that.


this is a so nice diy, I love this idea!!


Gorgeous! I love this color combo. They’d be such fun party invitations too.

Kelly @ Studio DIY

These are lovely! What a cool technique! I’ve been really into aqua and golden yellows lately, so I’d probably try that combo! Hope you find some good color inspiration!



Love that color combo idea Becca.


love this! watercolor is one my fav mediums. simple and fun 🙂


love this idea! just summer feeling


These are gorgeous! and now I’m inspired to try my hand at it.


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I love this idea! Really love the colors too! I will have to do one myself but more like wintery shades! Thank you <3

klaudia majewska

This looks like so much fun!! They’re amazing as post cards, but it’s actually inspiring me to make one just to hang in my kitchen or living room!

xo, B


This is such a fun idea, and so simple! Lately, I’ve been loving red and turquoise together.


Thanks for the sweet compliments everyone (and the color combo suggestions).


I loved doing this project! I never would have thought to do these as save the dates. Beautiful colors 🙂

Rachel | 52 Weeks Project

This is so cool! I’m a little bit obsessed with making my own stationery, so this might need to be my next project. Thank you for sharing!



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Love this idea, it would be easy to create one and then take them to a printer and have more made. Nice job 🙂

Emilio Houston
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