Freebies, Memory Keeping

Free Watercolour Printable Journal Cards


Late last year I vowed that I would post a freebie a week this year. That was a bit ambitious really given the amount of time it takes to put freebies together. Creating the cards themselves isn’t the problem, it’s the preview files, the pdf’s, the zips etc that takes time.. or maybe it just seems to because it’s tedious.


Anyway. This week I decided to try and create some 3×4 Project Life style cards by splattering watercolours on some grid cards and adding some stamps. I liked the finished product so much, that I decided to try and do something similar in Photoshop. I splattered some paint around on plain paper, scanned it, and turned it into photoshop brushes. I have to pause here and say how much I love the brushes. They turned out so well that my husband had trouble telling that the cards in the photo above are printed digitals, not hand done. After creating the brushes, I made my own grid pattern, some banners, then went silly with splatters, custom shapes, and text. Very silly. I made around 53 cards.

Download them, be warned, the files are large.


Let me know what you think! As always comments, pinning, and sharing are appreciated. Enjoy!



  1. Rachel L

    March 4, 2014 at 9:05 am

    These are adorable Ren! It’s like a whole mini kit for free :)

    1. Renae

      March 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you like them!

  2. Karla

    March 4, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Great free printables, but I haven’t been able to download. Both browers I used (Safari and Firefox) have given me server not found errors.

    1. Renae

      March 4, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Hi Karla, Thank you for taking the time to comment. This appears to be affecting me too. I have found I can copy the link to a new tab and open it there as a temporary fix.
      Thank you for letting me know!

      1. Karla

        March 6, 2014 at 5:24 am

        Thanks for your quick reply. Just downloaded and they look beautiful printed out. I pinned them too :) Thanks for the great free printables!

  3. Bri

    March 4, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Renae, I love these cards but all the computers and ways of opening the files I can not open them. Could you please e-mail me the files to the e-mail address provided above ?

    1. Renae

      March 5, 2014 at 2:00 am

      Hi Bri,
      Thank you for letting me know – it appears I left .com off every single link (the downside of copying and pasting!) they should be fine now.
      Renae :)

  4. Bri

    March 5, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Thanks lovely … THEY ARE AMAZING and you must a) do more creating b) SELL THEM! If I could I would donate to you for these .. they are just amazing!

    1. Renae

      March 6, 2014 at 9:57 am

      Thank you Bri! This makes me smile :)

  5. Renee

    March 5, 2014 at 8:50 am

    These are amazing gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

  6. Reina

    March 5, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Hi there! Thank you so much for sharing these lovely cards. They are amazing and you are so talented. May I ask you a question? When I print them they don’t come out 3×4 so I wanted to know if I am doing something wrong, maybe in the print setting? They are printing 2.75x 3.75 for me. Strange… Can you please let me know if I may be doing something wrong when printing why they do not come out 3X4? I hope you can help me. Thank you again and I cannot wait to use these in my PL layouts. I love the colors and the designs!

  7. Shelley Orenstein

    March 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Thank you so much. You do beautiful work and give me inspiration to do something like this.

  8. Deneen

    March 5, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I just LOVE these! Thank you so very much.

  9. Alicia Cross

    March 5, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Oh my gosh, they are so cute! thanks for putting all the work into these and a huge thanks for sharing!!!
    I love messy ink!

  10. Amie

    March 6, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Ren! These are gorgeous!! I just love that you went to all the effort of making your own brushes! Very inspiring. x

  11. Cathy

    March 6, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Thank you so much for the beautiful cards!

  12. Ileana

    March 6, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Thank you so much! I love these.

  13. Pheeebzzz

    March 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your work. These are gorgeous !!!

  14. Ulrika

    March 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

    These are soo beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Vanessa R

    March 8, 2014 at 10:16 am

    LOVE them! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent

  16. Pam

    April 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Love these cards! Thank you so much.

  17. Debbie

    May 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing your talent

  18. LotusInFullBloom

    January 19, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Awesome freebie! ;)

  19. Cassie

    March 14, 2015 at 7:56 am

    these are fab. thankyou

    1. ren

      March 14, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Thank you! Glad they are useful.

  20. Bree

    April 28, 2015 at 7:32 am

    LOVE these! Thanks so much for offering them up as a freebie :)

    1. ren

      April 29, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      You are most welcome! Glad you like them :)

  21. Anthea Granville

    January 10, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you so much for your generosity – these are stunning x x Anthea in Botswana

    1. ren

      January 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      You’re most welcome Anthea :) I hope you are able to use them.

  22. Flat Bum Mum

    July 20, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks. Just downloaded these gorgeous cards.

    1. ren

      August 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      You are most welcome :)

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