This year I learned how to create handmade cards using watercolors. I painted the cover of each card by hand. Have a look at the results.
These cards were unquestionably difficult. One challenge is that watercolors were new to me, so this required a lot of learning, practice, and experimentation. There were many early failures. Another challenge was figuring out the card construction. I needed to figure out how to glue the watercolor paper to the silver cardstock paper and how to get a regular piece of paper on the inside for me to write in. And there was the usual challenge of writing a personal note in each one. All of these combined took up a lot of time. I should have started working on this in October. Instead I started after Thanksgiving, and since Thanksgiving came late this year, I had very little time to do complete this.
Next year I'm going back to printed 3D cards.
Here are some more pictures:
Although this was a lot of work, I have no regrets. I'm going to use watercolors in my other work. Getting a crash course in how to paint with watercolors will pay off over the long term.