Fearless Friday, Valentine Card Ideas

With January almost over {Yay!}

I thought it would be fun to think about Valentine card ideas

and use watercolor, markers and ink to create original cards

You can make cards that are romantic or whimsical

Let’s get started with watercolor

Make a stroke like a question mark,

then make a reverse question mark stroke to form a heart

I doesn’t have to be perfect,

you can make adjustments as you paint in the middle

I painted some abstract flowers around the heart

with simple strokes

You can see a tutorial for several ways to paint

abstract flowers here

For a final touch I deepened the pink around the top of the heart

When the paper and paint are dry you can add a sentiment

Here’s another idea,

paint 4-5 hearts in various sizes and colors

Then you can dress them up with some doodles

Draw a whimsical flower pot full of blooming hearts

Then fill it in with color and patterns

I made a printable of this to color if you don’t want to draw your own

click here for the free printable

Note: use card stock for the printables

if you want to use them for cards

You can also paint some “bleeding” hearts

Paint a path with clear water before painting your heart

Then paint your heart,

then tilt the paper to let the paint flow

down the water line

I painted the hearts pale,

then after they dried I went back

and deepened the color in the centers

There is a free printable of bleeding hearts here

You can add your own sentiment

One more fun and easy thing to draw is a gnome

There is a free printable of this Love Gnome here

I hope you take time for a little Valentine fun!

In case you missed it, yesterday I shared

an easy Pretty Posy Floral Frame

which can be used for Valentine cards or displays

And coming next week is a Valentine Tablescape Blog Hop

Tis’ the season for hearts!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Centerpiece Wednesday / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Friday with Friends / Share the Wealth

Comments
24 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Valentine Card Ideas”
  1. Jenna, what beautiful ideas for cards. I will use the question mark to see if I can improve my inability to draw a heart! I love a hand-made card. EM and EK make them for me almost weekly. Happy cold Friday!

  2. Rita C. says:

    Love your valentines, Jenna. The bleeding heart is impactful!

  3. lghiggins says:

    Valentine’s Day was a lot more fun when I was in the classroom. 😉 Kids love it so much! Your cards, however, bring out a lovely side of Valentine’s Day, and I am looking forward to your tablescapes. Have a great day!

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, the Valentine cards you shared are so pretty! Thanks so much for teaching us how to make these. Hand-made cards are so much more special. I treasure the ones that my children have made for me throughout the years. Enjoy your day, and have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Sarah says:

    Jenna, this is such a timely and wonderful share. You are so generous with your talents. Makes me want to buy watercolors and paper and try these pretty valentines. I think handmade valentines are special. I’ve kept everyone I’ve ever received!

  6. Ricki Treleaven says:

    These are so cute!!! The little gnome is too, too cute. I love your whimsical designs!

  7. What a fun post! I did my valentines a few days ago and it felt so good to paint again! I get very rusty and it was a good break-in project. These are darling and wonderful ideas!

  8. Julie says:

    You do such beautiful watercolor paintings Jenna. The hearts are just perfect for Valentine’s Day. I hope you have a nice weekend.

  9. Nancy says:

    So beautiful and love your ease…

  10. Thanks for all the cute ideas! ❤

  11. Mary says:

    Hearts and flowers, a perfect pairing and they make for pretty Valentine cards Jenna! ♥

  12. Pam says:

    Those are absolutely beautiful, Jenna! I’ll be featuring them tomorrow at the TFT party. 🙂

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