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Easy Diy Hand-lettering Birthday Card

Learn how to make a beautiful and easy DIY Lettering birthday card step-by-step. Plus, get access to a FREE block lettering birthday worksheet.

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Materials to Make This DIY Birthday Card

DIY HAND LETTERING BIRTHDAY CARD STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL

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STEP 1: Create a watercolor background with your water brush and markers

I unfolded the card to start drawing on it because it’s easier for me to work like that.

First, use your water brush. We’re going to squeeze it a little bit so we can get some of the water out. Then, we’re going to paint with the water. I’m doing a circle shape.

If you don’t have a water brush, simply use a brush and dip it in water.

Then, grab one of the water-based markers and dab it on the parts where you painted with water. This is how we will create the watercolor effect with the markers and the water brush.

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If you see that the color is not vibrant enough, grab your pen and review it again.

Use scrap paper to clean the water brush so it doesn’t get into the next watercolor background.

Optional: Use a heat gun to speed up the drying process. Another way to speed up the drying process is to grab a rag and dab it to remove the excess water.

Repeat the steps above with the markers you want for the watercolor background. I’m doing three different colors because I’ll doodle balloons over them in the next steps.

Step 2: Create the base for your lettering message

Draw rectangles using a black marker and color them inside. This is where our happy birthday lettering is going to be.

Make sure the rectangles are big enough for the lettering to fit in. And if you want to add a longer message, you can also draw more rectangles.

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Step 3: draw balloons over the watercolor background you created in the previous steps.

Now that the watercolor background is completely dry, I’m going to use the Pigeon Letters Mono-line pen 03 to draw some balloons.

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Step 4: Letter Happy Birthday or a message of your choosing.

Now it’s time to write Happy Birthday!

Using your best lettering, write Happy Birthday inside the black rectangles that we drew previously. I’m using this Craftsmart extra-fine oil paint marker, but you can use any white gel pen or marker that’ll stand out against the back rectangles.

If you like this style of block lettering. And want to practice it, I made a block lettering worksheet for you. Fill out the form at the end of this blog post to grab it for FREE!

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OPTIONAL: add embellishments to the card

You can leave the card as is or add some embellishments to make it pop!

I’m doing these stars and dots around the card.

I love how simple this car is to make and how beautiful it turns out. What do you think?

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Also, let me know what other DIY lettering, calligraphy, and card tutorials you’d like to see here.

Happy card-making!

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