How to craft cards for Valentine's day

Adults 

60 min

What you need:

Find the required material in the instructions for download

Valentine's day is just around the corner and you want to surprise your beloved ones with something special? Then our creative ideas are just about the right thing for you. Get creative by crafting individual cards.

Valentines Card "Love"

Required material
  • Blank card in dark grey, landscape format  
  • Drawing cardboard in white or natural colour
  • Pencil Grip 2001 (for preparatory drawing) 
  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Ruler 
  • Pitt Artist Pen Metallic 250 Gold 
  • Pitt Artist Pen Fineliner S 199 Black

Step-By-Step Tutorial 

1. Open the blank card and shorten one long side of the card at will. 

2. Measure and cut the drawing cardboard according to the template. Decorate with Pitt Artist Pen Metallic Gold. 

3. Glue the drawing cardboard to the blank card. 

4. Add the lettering “Love” with Pitt Artist Pen in Black and Gold

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Valentines card "Heart"

Required Material 

  • Embossed drawing cardboard in white 
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil Grip 2001 
  • Pitt Artist Pen 219 Deep Scarlet Red

Step-By-Step Tutorial 

1. Take the embossed drawing cardboard and fold a hinged square card. 

2. Cut a heart-shape out of the front side of the card. 

3. Colour the card with Pitt Artist Pen in Deep Scarlet Red as seen on the template.

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Valentines card "Hearts"

Required Material 

  • Drawing cardboard in white or natural colour 
  • Scissors 
  • Hole puncher 
  • Ribbon in red or white 
  • Rhinestones 
  • Angel pendant or pearl 
  • Pitt Artist Pen 219 Deep Scarlet Red 

Step-By-Step Tutorial 

1. Take the drawing cardboard, cut the large heart according to the template and decorate with Pitt Artist Pen in Deep Scarlet Red. 

2. If available, use a stamp to create patterns. Therefore apply the Pitt Artist Pen on the stamp and then stamp it onto the paper. 

3. Do the same with the smaller heart template. 

4. Attach the smaller heart to the larger one. Therefore use the hole puncher and the ribbon. Place the smaller heart above the big one and thread the angel pendant or pearl through the ribbon and decorate with rhinestones.

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Valentines card "Flowers"

Required Material
  • Blank card in dark red, portrait format 10,5cm x 21cm (opened 21cm x 21cm)
  • Water colour paper or drawing cardboard in white or natural colour
  • Pencil Grip 2001
  • Paint brush
  • Graphite paper
  • Eraser
  • Ruler (as possible made of metal)
  • Scissors
  • Glue and some glue strips
  • Ribbon
  • Art GRIP Aquarelle in the following colours:
  • 118 Scarlet Red
  • 121 Pale Geranium Lake
  • 134 Crimson
  • 230 Cold Grey I

Step-By-Step Tutorial

1. Print out the template at 100% printer scale. Lay down the template on the drawing cardboard and fix it with glue strips on one side. Place the graphite paper underneath the template. Trace the lines of the template. The lines should be quite pale, otherwise they will shine through when colouring the card later on. Reduce strong lines with an eraser.

2. Colour the flowers with Pale Geranium Lake and draw a small star-shape in the middle of the flower with Scarlet Red. Through layering the different colours you will achieve vivid colour mixtures. Colour the leaves with Cold Grey I. Hint: Try out the colour mixtures and the colour intensity on an extra sheet before working on the actual painting!

3. Use a wet brush to create water colour effects. Work on one petal at a time in order to prevent the colours from mixing.

4. As long as the colours of the flowers are still moist it is possible to apply more pigment and to intensify the colours. To do so, apply some water colour on an extra sheet of drawing cardboard and dissolve the colour with a paint brush. Dab the colour into the still moist picture. Intensify the center of the flower with Crimson.

5. Cut out the drawing. Cut a ribbon that is slightly wider than the coloured drawing board and glue it to the card. Glue the drawing over that. Then measure and cut the ribbon or cord before glueing it to the center of the drawing.

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