How To Make A Heart Montage Valentine's Day Card

Do you love Valentine's Day and craft projects? If so, then try making your own heart themed cards. My goal is to make handmade cards and to encourage people to create their own cards and stationery. When you make something by hand it shows that you put your heart into it, which is a key component to a great Valentine's Day card or gift. Today Valentine's Day cards are easy to purchase at the store, and of course, not everyone is going to take the time to make a card by hand. However, what a way to stand out if you do make a Valentine card! Just saying. My favorite method for illustrating my cards is to draw directly on these, but this time around I used a heart template to create the fun heart montage pictured on the card below. This vibrant card would make the perfect Valentine's Day greeting, and no two cards will look exactly alike. Take a gander at the photos and the video below to see how I created this amazing card.

I used this heart template to create a montage image of hearts, which makes for a fun and bold Valentine's Day card.
I used this heart template to create a montage image of hearts, which makes for a fun and bold Valentine's Day card.

Step One: Find A Piece of Card Stock

Here I am making the Valentine out of a piece of card stock leftover from a previous project.
Here I am making the Valentine out of a piece of card stock leftover from a previous project.

Since I firmly believe in recycling I am using a piece of card stock left over from a previous project.  I used my paper cutter to chop it down to appropriate size.

Step Two: Fold The Card Stock In Half

Fold the piece of card stock in half to create the card.
Fold the piece of card stock in half to create the card.

Here I folded the piece of card stock in half to create the card that I am going to decorate for Valentine's Day.

Step Three: Trace Around The Heart Template

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Here I began tracing around the heart template.In this picture I have traced the first heart on the card.
Here I began tracing around the heart template.
Here I began tracing around the heart template.
In this picture I have traced the first heart on the card.
In this picture I have traced the first heart on the card.

I created a heart template by taking a small piece of card stock and folding it in half.  Next, I drew half and heart and then cut this shape out.  Once I unfolded the shape I had created symmetrical heart.template that I can use to decorate my Valentine's Day card.

Step Four: Trace Hearts All Around The Card

Here I have created the montage by tracing the heart shapes all around the the front of the card.
Here I have created the montage by tracing the heart shapes all around the the front of the card.

In this step I have begun to trace hearts all around the card to create the montage of heart shapes.

Step Five: Add The Pink Color In Between The Hearts

I decided to add pink color in between all of the heart shapes on the card.
I decided to add pink color in between all of the heart shapes on the card.

On my card I decided to add pink in between all of the heart shapes, which will give the background and uniformity.

Step Six: Add Red To One of The Side Hearts

Here I have begun to add red color to one of the side hearts.
Here I have begun to add red color to one of the side hearts.

For this Valentine I will color in the side hearts first, and I started by coloring in one of the partial hearts with a red colored pencils.  Markers would also be a fun way to experiment with color when creating your own card.

Step Seven: Color In The Purple Heart

Here I have added the color to the purple heart.
Here I have added the color to the purple heart.

Here I am coloring in the purple heart at the top of the card.  The hearts will be various Valentine themed colors such as orange, pink, red, and purple.

Step Eight: Color Another Red Heart

Here I am coloring in the red hearts.
Here I am coloring in the red hearts.

On the card I am coloring in the heart on the right hand side.

Step Nine: Color In The Pink Heart On The Bottom

Color in the pinkish colored heart on the bottom.
Color in the pinkish colored heart on the bottom.

I colored in the redish-pink heart shape on the very bottom of the card.  This montage looks like a group of heart all shuffled together, and the one of the bottom is only partially in view.

Step Ten: Color The Orange Heart

Here I colored in the orange heart at the bottom of the card.
Here I colored in the orange heart at the bottom of the card.

Here I have colored in the orange heart in the lower left hand corner.

Step Eleven: Color In The Purple Heart

In this picture I have colored in the purple heart at the top.
In this picture I have colored in the purple heart at the top.

Color in the purple heart down at the bottom.  Personally I love the deep purple colored I used on this heart, and it definitely add the vibrancy of the card.

Step Twelve: Color The Orange Heart

Color the orange heart on the lower right.
Color the orange heart on the lower right.

Here I am coloring in the heart that is toward the bottom of the page.

Step Thirteen: Color The Purple Heart In The Center

Here I am coloring the purple heart in the center.
Here I am coloring the purple heart in the center.

The focal heart is purple and vibrant, which will draw attention to the center of the card.

Step Fourteen: Color The Heart Light Purple

One of the hearts I have colored light purple.
One of the hearts I have colored light purple.

Color in another heart that is light purple, which is a nice compliment to the deep purple heart.

Step Fifteen: Color The Last Two Hearts Red

Here I have completed the card by coloring in the last two hearts with a pretty red color.
Here I have completed the card by coloring in the last two hearts with a pretty red color.

I have completed the Valentine's Day card by coloring in the last two hearts in the montage with a red colored pencil.  Now the lovely card is finished and ready to give to that special someone.  Check out the video below to see more of this nice card.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Great thought and advice. Thank you.


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Appreciate your comments Hello, hello :).


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

I love handmade gifts especially cards, that come from the heart. I have a collection of every card that was ever given to me and many of them are hand made.

What a great idea for a hub. Nice Job.

Sage


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Sage,

Thanks for your lovely comments. I also collect the cards that are given to me :).


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

That is a very nice project and one that looks easy enough to do. You are very creative to come up with that. Reminds me of the Valentine cards my kids used to give to me and they meant so much that they made it themselves. Thanks again.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

thanks for showing me step by step on how to make valentine's day card. It look beautiful. thanks


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

LadyJane,

I love to create cards and other crafts, so thank you for your kind words :).

prasetio30,

I am glad you enjoyed this project as well.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Good hub, good project, good results! Thanks, Sweetie.


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Appreciate your comments Paradise!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Very pretty handmade card. Wonderful craft hubs.


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Appreciate your comments KoffeeKlatch Gals!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

..I love these...I am always making cards and update my article on card making often. Now when I make cards for my family I have a new one to send them. Thank you for sharing this clever idea. Voted beautiful!! and useful.


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

pstraubie48,

I think it is great that you are making cards for people, too!

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