I'm finally starting on some Valentine's Day crafts! Ha, and it's not even February yet. I don't think I've ever really decorated for Valentine's Day before. But I'm loving all of the cute hearts and glitter and pom poms hitting the web right now. So I sat down and painted up some handmade cards. I figure come February, I'll make the rounds and drop off these cards with some yummy treats to our neighbors and friends.
Want to make your own? Just grab a few blank cards, some sharpies, and some fun little craft paint and have at it!
You could probably use nothing but colored sharpies and just skip the paint. But I noticed that the paint gives a lot more of a brighter "pop." The sharpie faded into the card and got just a little bit dull. And you'll need to make sure that your card is heavy enough to take the paint - you don't want it seeping through.
I used the sharpie to draw my shapes and to give me lines to paint inside. Once I started painting, though, I didn't worry about going over the tops of the sharpie lines. All I had were these big foam brushes - hard to be very accurate with those things. And I didn't feel like going to the store to get some better craft paintbrushes. But that's the beauty of sharpies - once the paint dried, I just quickly traced back over the lines.
Before I started painting, I ran the cards through the printer to include some custom little Valentine messages inside. My favorites are "you make my heart go boom-boom" and "all you need is ♥." I almost always print on any cards/envelopes I have. I think it's so fun and adds the perfect personal touch.
And that's all there is to it! Some sharpies, some paint, and you've got some cute, very fun Valentine's Day cards to give to family and friends.
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