Hi crafty friends! It’s Dani from @popfizzpaper sharing an easy rainbow birthday card tutorial to celebrate Tombow’s birthday! This card is perfect if you don’t have a lot of time to create or want to keep things simple. It’s also a perfect craft for kids! Make sure to watch the process video at the end of this post to see just how easy this card is to create. Let’s get started.
- Watercolor or mixed media paper
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil
- Tombow MONO Eraser
- Tombow MONO Drawing Pens
- Tombow Rainbow TwinTone Markers
- Glitter brush pen (optional)
I’m creating a postcard for today’s card tutorial, so I cut my watercolor paper to 4″x6″. If you want a traditional card, cut your paper to 6″x8″, then fold in half so your final card is 4″x6″. Next, use the Tombow MONO Drawing Pencil to pencil in 8 sections along the bottom edge of your card. Between each section, draw and color in a candle shape with the Tombow Rainbow TwinTone Markers. You will need 8 candles, but this set of markers comes with 12 markers, so choose your 8 favorites. It’s ok if your candles aren’t perfect – this is going to be a doodle style so have fun!
To complete the candle drawings, color a yellow flame above each candle with the broad tip of the yellow Rainbow TwinTone. Next, add some detail with the fine tip of the orange Rainbow TwinTone. Set aside to fully dry for a moment.
Let’s complete our candles! With an 01 Tombow MONO Drawing Pen, outline each candle and flame, making sure to add a wick. Next, use the 05 MONO Drawing Pen to add letters to the flames to spell out “birthday.”
Last step! Use the Tombow MONO Drawing Pen in 05 to write in a loopy “happy” above your candles. (TIP: Lightly draw a guideline with a MONO Drawing Pencil and a ruler to help you letter straight across the card.) Add some sparkle to the flames with a glitter brush pen, then erase any pencil marks with the Tombow MONO Eraser. Done!
See how easy that was? Thank you so much for following along with my rainbow birthday card tutorial today! For more handmade card tips and tricks, check out this Simple Cardmaking Tips post by Jennie and my Best Adhesives for Cardmaking post. Don’t forget to watch my process video above and I will see you next time!