Today I am going to teach a very fun DIY to paint your own Valentine’s Day Card. These hand-painted cards look amazing and are very easy to make!
You do not need to be an artist or have exceptional artistic talent to make these. I promise! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to show your friends and family that you care than with a heartfelt, hand-painted card?
Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards
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 made handmade watercolor pen and ink cards.
I am excited to teach you how to make these Valentine’s Day DIY cards. Once you see how I made these, you will see that you can do it too!
Let’s Send Homemade 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.
Do you remember, when we were in elementary school, we would spend hours pouring through the valentines we received?
Valentine’s warm your heart and make you feel good. Why? It’s always nice to know that someone is thinking about you.
Designing a unique card for each of my girlfriends is part of my gift to them. I used watercolor paper to paint the card and attached a seed packet with an organza ribbon to the back of the card. How much fun is it that they can propagate the seeds into a small flower garden?
If you have seen any of the free-motion embroidery pillow projects that I have made, this project is similar. With free-motion embroidery, I loosely paint a design onto fabric and then highlight the shape 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?
Can you guess what inspired me to make the cards? This photo gives you a clue. Doesn’t everyone make sure that their Valentine’s cards match their decor?
If you want to make the heart pillow that matches my heart cards, click the link to my blog post here that gives you all of the how-to details.
Paint Your Own Valentine’s Day Cards
I designed three different types of Valentine’s Day cards and put together a video showing how to make the cards with roses and hearts.
These cards are easy and I loved making them.
Here is a close-up view of the finished cards. (Except I will sign them. I forgot to do that!)
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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.
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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 crafts that look perfect. I believe that crafts look better when they aren’t perfectly, perfect. It’s true!
I outlined 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 water brushes with water and used them to apply the watercolor paint. One of my favorite color combinations is pink and orange. When it came time to choose colors for the flowers and hearts on the cards, I knew exactly what colors I wanted to use. You can choose any colors that you like.
Here are the three steps I followed to paint the hearts. After 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 them in the envelope.
Valentine’s Day Cards, and More
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Frequently Asked Questions
To use, simply unscrew the top and fill it 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 watercolor paper, 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.
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Create this fun Valentine’s Day Card cookie. It’s a cute card and a treat all in one.
This is a sweet message to give to anyone this Valentine’s Day.
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