How to Make a Simple Valentine Card
Here Is What We Will Be Making:
Are you tired of Valentine's Day cards from the store? Anyone can buy a package of Valentine's Day cards to save money, but quite a few people want to buy a special card for their significant other. Most of the nice individual cards can be a little pricey unless you stick to the ninety-nine cent cards. Not to sound like a penny pincher, but do you really have so much extra chang to spend on a card right now? With a package of card stock, you can make a cute and simple Valentine cards with supplies from around your house, or you can even buy new markers, colored pencils, pencils, pens, or whatever type of supplies needed for making your card. Of course, there is also the option of designing a card on the computer and printing it out, but for this hub, I decided to make a simple Valentine's card that cost me absolutely nothing, except for the supplies I already had sitting around my house. So here are a few ideas on how to make a simple Valentine's Day card that will save you money this holiday season. Here are the suggested supplies for this project:
- A blank card.
- A drawing pencil.
- Watercolor pencils.
- Your imagination.
Step One: Start With A Blank Card
For this project you can either buy a package of blank cards or cut a piece of card stock down to size and fold it in half. I already had a package of blank cards and decided to use one for this Valentine's Day project.
Step Two: Draw A Heart
For this step I decided to draw a heart on the blank car. You can trace a heart shaped cookie cutter if you do not want to the draw the heart free hand.
Step Three: Color The Heart
For this step I decided to color in the heart shape with a pink colored pencil. Markers are also fun for using on card making projects.
Step Four: Continue Coloring The Heart
Using water colored pencils make blending very easy. Be careful not to apply too much pressure to water colored pencils because I notice these break more easily.
Step Five: Use The Blending Stump
Use the blending stump to further even out the shading inside the heart. Some people even like to take water and a paintbrush to actually "paint" their picture. However, card stock is not the best medium for painting, so it is good to use paper that is especially designed for water painting.
Step Six: Add A Small Accent Heart
To make this card more interesting and fun I decided to add a small accent heart. For the background I used a purplish colored pencil. Have fun experimenting with the different techniques when creating simple Valentine's Day cards.