DIY VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS

As I’ve mentioned in a couple of my recent posts, I’m trying to learn some new skills this year. One of them being drawing/painting. I got myself some watercolour paints last year and am really loving them right now so I thought I’d make some Valentine’s Day cards!


WE’RE A MATCH
I saw this on Pinterest and knew I had to make my own! It’s super adorable and it’s a pun and my husband LOVES puns! It was super easy to make. Fold some card stock into the shape of a match book, staple some matches in (you can do what I did and make one shorter to represent your heights) and then glue it on to your card. Then write “We’re a Match” on the inside and decorate the front however you want. I just drew a heart on it in red marker.

BOTANICAL HEART
One of my favourite things to draw are leaves and other botanical doodles. Last year I bought Peggy Dean’s Book, Botanical Line Drawing because I wanted to learn how to draw things like that. It has been super helpful and really recommend it if you’re looking to learn how to draw botanical. This card is really fun and easy to make. I drew a heart in pencil and then went around the outside in washi tape so all the pen would stay inside the heart and keep it the right shape. I used a Sakura Pigma Micron to draw with because they are waterproof so you can easily paint over the pen. This one looks good with and without the watercolour so you can do it either way.

WATERCOLOUR HEART
This one was really fun to make! All you have to do is draw a heart in pencil really light and fill in the heart with a little bit of water and then start filling it in with paint. Let the colours bleed into each other. I used different shades of red and pink and added a few dots of white in. When I was finished and it was dry I cut it out and stuck it on my card. This one is super simple and fast to make but its one of my favourites!
TO THE MOON AND BACK
This last one is my favourite of all four! I’ve really loved painting moons lately and I really love this quote, so I thought they’d go great together on a Valentine’s Day card. I love that I only used grey, black and white for this card. If you want to see how to paint a moon, Jenny Journals has a great video where she shows how she does it. I love how moons looks so you will probably be seeing more in my future posts.

I hope these were helpful to any of you who like to make cards for holidays. I really enjoy making cards and might do more posts like this in the future. I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day!

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03/02/2018

14 Comments

  1. Reply

    Keziah

    12/02/2018

    You are so creative and these are so well made they look store bought!

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      12/02/2018

      Thank you so much!

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    Sian

    12/02/2018

    These are amazing Kayla!! You should open an Etsy shop 😀

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      12/02/2018

      Thank you! x

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    KRIS

    10/02/2018

    These came out so amazing!!! I love the match one!!

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      12/02/2018

      Thank you! The match one was fun to make!

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    Sonam

    09/02/2018

    This looks so professional Kayla you are honestly so creative and talented especially for someone that is learning a new skill! xx

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      09/02/2018

      Thank you so so much! x

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    Hebah

    09/02/2018

    These are such adorable ideas Kayla! I’m in love !! x

    https://www.hebahpervaiz.co.uk

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      09/02/2018

      Thank you!! x

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    Shahnaz

    08/02/2018

    Such good ideas and being creative is the way forward xxx

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      08/02/2018

      Thank you, love!

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    Lena Dee

    08/02/2018

    OMG These are simply gorgeous just like you! I really love all the cute designs and detail. If I had a partner I’d def make one of these…then again I should make one for myself thanks for sharing!

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      08/02/2018

      Thank you so much!!

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