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Paint Your Own Valentine’s Day Cards DIY

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!

Valentine's Day Card Ideas DIY

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!

Paint Your Own Valentine's Day Cards DIY

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.

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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. 

Valentine's Day Cards

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

Paint Valentine's Day Cards DIY

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!)

Paint Your Own Valentine's Day Cards
Valentine's Day Card

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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.

Valentine's Day Cards DIY

What You Need to Make This Craft

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Valentine’s Day Cards DIY

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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.

That’s it!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you use a waterbrush pen?

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.

What is the best watercolor paper?

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.

How long do flower seeds last in packets?

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.

Just kidding.

Paint Your Own Valentine's Day Cards

If you want to make the heart pillow that matches my heart cards, head to my blog post here.

Paint Valentine's Day Cards

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22 Responses

  1. Leslie they are lovely. There is no link for the DIY video for the Valentine cards.
    Warmest regards………..Kay

    1. Hi Kay, thank you for reaching out. On your computer/laptop, the video should appear as a pop up. Your setting may have pop ups blocked. If you look at it on your mobile device, the video is in the body of the post. Give it a try on your phone and let me know if that works for you!

  2. Such a thoughtful gift looks easy too. I’ll have to try it although I don’t have water color pens so I’ll just have to use my water color brushes. Thank you Leslie!

  3. These cards are wonderful! You should think about selling them, they’re that nice. I’ve tried watching your videos you have embedded and for some reason won’t play. Just wanted you to know. I’m watching on my cell phone so maybe it plays on computer (?)

    1. Oh my gosh Beth, you are so kind! I’m glad that you are able to access the videos on your phone. This one looks incredible but is soooo easy! Have fun making yours!

  4. I absolutely am obsessed with your ideas! With all the social distancing and lack of being able to take classes you have helped to fill the void! If I can get the supplies you have encouraged me to try something new. Thank you!

    1. Thank you Pam! I am so happy that you are going to try something new and that you enjoy the craft ideas that I share!

  5. My father is going through some serious health issues and our family has been very worried and feeling very down lately. I needed a little something to cheer up my day a bit and decided to come here on your blog. Just looking at these lovely cards and your Valentine cookies just lifted my spirits so much. Leslie you have no idea how your beautiful stories and pages on here mean so much to so many of us. They’re a little respite from some difficult times. Thank you so much, you are so appreciated.

    1. Oh Mary, I cannot begin to tell you how much your sweet comment means to me. I am so sorry that you are going through such a difficult time. It makes my heart so happy to know that what I share brought you happiness and lifted your spirits. I so very much appreciate that you reached out to me. I will be thinking about you and your family. 💗

  6. I would love to see the video for your watercolor cards, but don’t see a link for it. I’m not familiar with watercolor pens and am looking forward to seeing you use them! Thx

    1. Kris, it displays as a pop up on desktop/laptop. If you have those blocked, you can access it on your mobile phone!

  7. I was finally able to pull it up from a comment of someone else. I did notice that several were having the same issue. Thanks Leslie

  8. Thank you.
    I love your designs.
    I will try the card and perhaps the pillow. (my sewing skills are non existant)

    1. Sheryl, the link displays as a pop up so if you have those blocked on your desktop/laptop you may not see it. Give it a try on a mobile device! Happy Friday to you!

  9. I loved all fifteen of them! I did, however, absolutely love the pillows and cards. Just my style. Thank you for sharing ❤️

    1. Dahlia, thank you so much! I hope you give the pillows and cards a try! Let me know how yours turn out! ❤️💗❤️💗

  10. Hello,
    Just wanted to say thank you for the Valentine Cards. My 14 year old granddaughter and myself made them the other day. We had the best time. LOVED doing them!!!!
    Thanks,
    Teresa and Alexa

    1. Oh Teresa, that makes me so happy! I love that you made the cards with your granddaughter! Have a wonderful weekend!

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