Creations, Painting Hearts and Valentine Card Ideas

Did you see these fabulous holiday gift cards from Anthropologie?


A little paint in the shape of a tree, a twig glided with gold and wrapped with thin green cording


So brilliantly simple, and I couldn’t wait to try something like this


Let me show you some simple designs you can whip up yourself to use for your sweetheart  <3

cookie cutter

If you aren’t comfortable drawing hearts freehand, use a cookie cutter or other heart shape for a template


I like to use 2 colors for simple shapes because it gives them depth and interest


A little pink and a little red and some quick short brush strokes with a fairly dry brush

abstract heart

You can go back and erase the pencil line after the paint dries

painting hearts

Another version is to paint the outer edges with 2 quick brush strokes

easy heart

and then you can finish the ends by adding an X, you know for a little kiss 😘

abstract heart 1

A heart shape upside down is a spade


So you can do them upside down if that’s easier


Once you have the basic shape, turn it right side up and check the symmetry


Adjust the shape as you fill it in


They don’t have to be perfect

painted hearts 3

I used  gold and silver leafing pens to add some extra touches


and a simple leaf stem forms the arrow


The leaf stem is painted silver and I added a silver tip and silver feathers


Valentine heart card

Paint your hearts on white card stock and leave some space for a message

Valentine card 5

You can always print your message with your computer and then paint the heart

2 hearts

These hearts would make great cards for wedding gifts, friendship and thank you gifts too~


And Birthdays! Today is my SIL’s birthday, NG [Nicest Guy], and he is a real sweetheart!

Valentine card 1

Thanks for painting with me today!


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26 Responses to “Creations, Painting Hearts and Valentine Card Ideas”
  1. Carol says:

    Your creativeness never fails to amaze me xoxo

  2. mleewest says:

    This is brilliant, Jenna! An absolutely wonderful tutorial. It’s those 2 strokes that get me–I lack the confidence and my hand starts quivering. lol I never thought to use a cookie cutter! What kind of paint did you use–watercolors or acrylics?

  3. Lynn says:

    I like your whispy hearts:@)

  4. Mary says:

    Too creative and so simple Jenna! I love the leaf stem painted silver for your arrow ♥

  5. Anonymous says:

    I did shop at Anthro during the holidays and received the little trees. I thought they were so simple and enjoyed using them on my packages. Love your hearts, just as fabulous.

  6. Candy S says:

    You have reminded me of how much I used to love making crafty little things. I should get some of my craft paints out and see what kind of pretty hearts I can make for V Day too.

  7. beth b says:

    Really beautiful!!

  8. lindivs says:

    This is great!! These are the exact types of tutorials I need as someone who doesn’t have the first clue about painting! lol. Hopefully I can use these tips now. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Lindi @ Love Create Celebrate

  9. lindivs says:

    ps – found you at the posed perfection link party 🙂

  10. Kitty says:

    I love the heart tutorial, Jenna! I must try it. I received one of those twig Christmas cards from a DIL and I saved it to try to recreate it next year. It’s so simple and so beautiful.

  11. Kim says:

    I <3 these! I love the card idea, and I might even try this on some fabric. Thanks for sharing your painting techniques and awesomeness!

  12. plutrell says:

    Cute ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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