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How to Create a Stunning Handmade Black and Pink Watercolour Valentine's Day A2 Card

Thank you so much for joining me for this How to Make a Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Card: Step-By-Step Tutorial, Let's jump right in.

I like to start by cutting down my cardstock, I used an A2-sized base then cut the black matte down to be 1/8th of an inch smaller and my watercolour paper panel down to be 1/4 of an inch smaller than the base. Next, I stamped and clear-embossed the heart-to-heart background stamp on the watercolour panel.

I used 5 colours of Karin Brush Marker Pros's to colour in the hearts, I used Lipstick red, Magenta, Cerise, Red Lilac and Burgandy. Working between the colour and clean water until I got the look I wanted for my background. In the few areas there were no colour I used a black copic marker and filled them in. I also splattered on some perfect perals powder for added shimmer and shine.

For the sentiment I cut out the word Love with my Upper stretch alphanumeric dies four time, once from black glitter cardstock that would be the top layer and three times from the black cardstock used for the matte. I layered them up to give the sentiment some dimension and used a vellum heart to help seperate the sentiment from the background. I also trimmed down the word you and added that on the bottom of the word love to finish up my sentiment. Once everything was adhered I added a couple of Black gems across the card panel for extra bling. I love how this card came together and I cannot wait to hear what you think of it!!

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my Creating a How to Make a Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Card: Step-By-Step Tutorial. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!

In side news, I opened my Etsy shop!! I have a discount code if anyone wants to order some of my Chunky Floral Alphabet stickers or anything else fun in my shop!! The Code is THANKYOU10 I hope you will give my shop a look and let me know what you think of the stickers!!


White 110lb Cardstock (Base)

Black Cardstock

Strathmore cold press watercolour paper

Simon Says Stamp Black Glitter Cardstock

Bazzill 40lb Heavy Weight Velum

Simon Says Stamp Heart-to-Heart background stamp

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric stretch upper dies

Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies

Karin Brush Marker Pros 63 set

Karin Brush Marker Pros 375 Cerise

Karin Brush Marker Pros 181 Lipstick Red

Karin Brush Marker Pros 359 Magenta

Karin Brush Marker Pros 358 Red Lilac

Karin Brush Marker Pros 075 Burgundy

Black Copic Marker 100

8 Round Zen watercolour brush

6 Round Zen watercolour brush

Versafine Onyx Black ink

Anti-static Powder Bag

Embossing heat tool

Coffee Filters

Brutus Monroe Icicle Embossing Powder

Art Glitter glue

Fine Glue Tip

Nuvo Deluxe Glue

Tim Holtz mini Snips

Tim Holtz Shears

Acrylic Block

Mini Mister

Perfect Pearls Powder

Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Reverse Tweezers

PinkFresh Gold Embellishment Wand

Pink Fresh Star Gazer Gems


Waffle Flower Mat

Sizzix Switch Die cutting machine

Sizzix Standard Multi-purpose Base

Magic mat

Sizzix Chrome Precision Plate

Sizzix Glitter Cutting Plates

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

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