If you're any type of designer, or have just spent a lot of time in the paint aisle of Home Depot, you know Pantone is the authority on color. Each year Pantone announces a 'Color of the Year' that will dominate the design industry. Basically it's just a prediction that be it furniture, fashion or design, this color will be #trending errywhere. To all's surprise, the company announced the Color of 2016... was actually two colors. Rose quartz, a shade of baby pink, and Serenity, a periwinkle hue (2017 is 'Greenery!')
I personally love these girly shades, and when Alexis asked me to cultivate them for her baby shower placecards, I was super stoked - and impressed!
To make these watercolor placecards yourself, follow these simple steps:
1) Rip edges of watercolor paper (Staples, $10) off by repeatedly folding the edges back and forth, wetting with water or your tongue to soften. This will give the edges of your cards a parchment-like texture!
2) Paint each card with watercolors. To get Rose Quartz, I mixed white with a tiny bit of red. To get Serenity, I mixed purple with a little bit of blue. The more water you have on your brush the lighter the color will come out. Apply the colors onto the cards until you reach you're desired shade, making sure to keep brushing in one direction for a consistent look.
3) Let dry overnight. In the morning, fold your squares so they will stand on their own.
4) Next it's time to write! I used gold ink (Speedball Acrylic Ink, Michael's, $6) to make the cards look classy and feminine. B-e-a-utiful!