(an affinity for cutesy rhyming phrases is one of the side effects of having majored in k-12 education lol)
This is one of my favourite ways to make journaling cards & it's super easy. You just need painter's tape & paper. I used "mixed media" paper for this batch- but I've used card stock & drawing paper before.
My handwriting tends to be pretty small, so I cut my strips of tape into fourths to make more narrow lines.
On some of them I used a white prismacolor to draw little hearts & swirls in the spaces between the lines.
I painted the backgrounds with my watercolours. I like the look of watercolours better but you can also use acrylics.
Once they're dry, I just peel off the tape & ink the edges (I ink the edges of almost everything I make lol. I just think they look more "finished" that way)
I like these cards because I can use any of my pens- including ones which wouldn't usually write over painted backgrounds :)