This is such a simple and fun card that is very nearly foolproof. It’s a great project to do with kids too!
I haven’t ever been much of a painter but I’ve always liked the idea of using paint techniques to add texture and dimension to mixed media projects. This card is a simple way of having fun and experimenting with paint without any risk of failure or any pressure of perfection.
Not only are these easy to do in a pinch, the painting part turns out to be quite calming and therapeutic. Hope you enjoy!
DIY Painted Valentine’s Day Cards
Materials and Supplies
- Cricut Explore or Exact-o Knife and Cutting Mat
- Colored paper and matching 5 1/2″ square envelopes
- White watercolor paper, 5″ square
- Card templates
- Watercolor paints
- Paint brushes (I used a combo of fan, round, and flat)
The following templates make 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ foldover cards.
- Cutout the heart layer
- Score and fold in half, set aside
- With the watercolor paper, paint simple strokes with multiple colors or experiment with other techniques, allow to dry
- Align and adhere the watercolor layer to the inside of the heart layer