Today I am going to teach a very fun paint your own Valentine’s Day Card DIY. These hand-painted cards look amazing and are very easy to make!
For Valentine’s Day this year, I decided that I would send my girlfriends a handmade Valentine’s card. I love to paint so I decided to make some handmade watercolor pen and ink cards.
Plus, I am going to teach you how to make my Valentine’s Day DIY cards. Once you see how I made these, you will see that you can do it!
Valentine’s Day Themed DIY Series
Today is the last day in a four part Valentine’s Day series.
Check out all of my posts.
Let’s Send Valentine’s Day Cards This Year!
Valentine’s Day is a great time to reach out to let your friends know that you care about them and are thinking of them.
It’s kind of like when we were all younger in grade school and we would spend hours pouring through the valentines we received.
Valentine’s lift you up. They make you feel good. Why? Because it’s always nice to know that someone is thinking about you.
I want my girlfriends to feel loved so I designed a card that would also be a small gift. I used watercolor paper to paint the card and attached a seed packet with organza ribbon to the back of the card. I am excited they can propagate the seeds into a small flower garden.
If you have seen any of my free motion embroidery pillow projects, you know that I love to paint a design loosely on fabric and then highlight it with embroidery stitching.
My Valentine’s Day Card DIY is even easier. I painted watercolor paper with watercolor paint and outlined the details with an ink pen. That was it.
How simple is that?
Paint Your Own Valentine’s Day Cards
I designed three different types of Valentine’s Day cards. I put together a video showing how to make the cards with roses and hearts.
I loved making these. And they really are easy.
Here is a close up view of the finished cards. (Except I will sign them. I forgot to do that!)
If you are enjoying my blog, you can sign up to receive my blog updates here. .
Here is a close up view of the three cards I designed.
Please do not be intimidated by this project, at all. All levels beginner through advanced can successfully make this project.
What You Need to Make This Craft
- Watercolor paint set
- Waterbrush Pens (I have this set) but this one works great too.
- Watercolor paper
- Premium Drawing Pens
- Organza ribbon
- Seed Packets
Valentine’s Day Cards DIY
The DIY Video
Steps to Make the Painted Cards
Be sure to watch the video as it shows every step you will need to follow to make these cards.
I have said it before and I am going to say it again. Do not try to make my crafts perfectly. I try to create crafts that look better when they aren’t perfect. It’s true!
I drew an outline of the size of my card with a pencil on the watercolor paper. I used a standard card size as my template.
Next, I filled the waterbrushes with water and used them to apply the water color paint. I love to use bright pins and oranges in my flowers so it wasn’t hard to choose the colors for my cards.
Here are the three steps I followed to paint the hearts. Once they are painted and the paint is dry, use a fine point black pen to loosely draw in the detail lines.
Cut the cards and erase the pencil lines. Attach the seed packets with a ribbon and place in the envelope.
Frequently Asked Questions
To use, simply unscrew their top and fill with water. Watercolor brush pens have moist tips that resemble a paintbrush. They offer you the effect of watercolor painting with the ease and control that you’d typically find in a marker or pen.
If you are looking for the best paper for watercolor, you should probably get one that is pure cotton. Cotton paper is easy to paint on, and its absorption is high.
Most flower and vegetable seeds will last for at least a few years if they’re stored at a low enough humidity and temperature. The ideal room is where the temperature and relative humidity add up to less than 100.
I took this photo because I wanted to make sure you knew that you might want to make sure your Valentine’s cards match your decor.
If you want to make the heart pillow that matches my heart cards, head to my blog post here.
Links to the Items Shown in This Post
I teamed up with some of my blogger friends and look at these adorable cookie packaging ideas! Just tap on the link to find out more.
These Fun Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards are made with personalized air dry clay messages for your Valentine.
Happy Happy Nester
Create this fun Valentine’s Day Card cookie. It’s a cute card and a treat all in one.
A sweet message to give to anyone this Valentine’s Day.
Pin the image below to your decor boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!