Valentine’s Day Cards Mixed Media


“Valentine’s Day Cards – Mixed Media”
Created by Sophia Vida


I was inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest so I started this project with a watercolor wash on a 9″ x 12″ piece of 140 lb, cold press watercolor paper. Once that was dry, I added more color by distressing different areas with Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. Next, I used a stencil with Walnut Distress Ink. I also stamped several Valentine’s images with Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink.


I let everything dry well and traced a few different sized hearts onto my paper with a Dark Brown Sharpie Marker. I wanted the hearts to be semi-transparent so I painted them with FolkArt Metallic White Pearl Paint mixed with FolkArt Floating Medium. I used this same technique with the leaves in my journal that I blogged about here: Mixed Media Art Journal – Take 4. Then I added highlights and trimmed off the top edge from the spiral pad and cut the remaining paper into 4 equal parts.


For the next step, I created tags on the computer that I punched and distressed. I had bought these small 1.75″ red satin hearts on clearance last year and was thrilled to put them to good use.


I adhered my watercolor backgrounds to 4 cards measuring 4.5″ x 6.25″. The last step was to glue the tags and hearts to the fronts of the cards and  Voila! I had 4 unique Valentine’s Day Cards!


Supplies Use:

  • Strathmore 9″ x 12″ Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, Cold Press
  • Assorted Watercolor Paints: Fuchsia, Yellow, Red, Orange
  • Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink
  • FolkArt Metallic White Pearl Paint
  • FolkArt Floating Medium
  • Dark Brown Sharpie Fine Point Marker
  • Assorted Valentine’s Day Rubber Stamps
  • Stencil of your choice
  • Tag Punch
  • 4 Red Satin Hearts – 1.75″
  • 4 Pre-made Cards with envelopes: 4.5″ x 6.25″
  • Dry Adhesive
  • Watercolor brush

Valentine’s Day Charm Card


Valentine’s Day Charm Card
(created by Sophia Vida)

I love bright fun colors but I decided to give myself a challenge and make a few Valentine’s Day cards with the brown cardstock. After making two cards, it is starting to grow on me.

This is such a fun card your special someone is sure to love. It has a removable 2″ heart charm which can be used for a necklace, key chain, bookmark or anything else you can think of. There are lots of possibilities!!!

For this Card you will need:

– Great Impressions Happy Valentine’s Day Stamp #D364
– Bead Letters
– Martha Stewart Lace Heart Edge Punch #MS867304
– Premade Brown 5×7 Card and Envelope
– Cardstock: Red Garnet, Pink
– 3/4″ Glitter Foam Heart Stickers
– Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
– 4″ Chiffon Ribbon
– Ribbon Punch
– 2″ Heart Charm
– Versa Fina Onyx Black Ink
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Glue Stick

  1. Distress the edges of the front of your card with the Tea Dye ink.
  2. Cut a 3″ x 3.5″ rectangle from the red cardstock and distress the edges.
  3. Cut a 2.5″ x 3″ rectangle from the pink cardstock and distress the edges. Check your placement of the charm and mark the hole of the charm with a pencil. Use the ribbon punch over the hole mark. Thread your ribbon through the back of the cardstock.
  4. Glue the pink cardstock on to the red cardstock. Then glue them to the top half of your card. Attach your heart charm to the ribbon and finish it off by tying a bow. Trim the ends of the ribbon as desired.
  5. Cut a 1.5″ x 5″ rectangle from the red cardstock. Cut another 1.5″ x 5″ rectangle from the pink cardstock. Use the heart edge punch on the pink cardstock.
  6. Distress the bottom edge of the red cardstock with the Tea Dye ink. Next distress the edges and around the top of the hearts on the pink cardstock. Glue the pink cardstock on to the red cardstock by aligning the top straight edge. Glue your border towards the bottom of the card. Stick the foam hearts to the center of the border.
  7. Using Aleene’s Tacky glue adhere your bead letters in between the charm and border to spell “Love You.”
  8. Stamp “Happy Valentine’s Day” inside of the card with the Versa Fine Ink. Voila! You have a fun handmade Valentine’s Day Card with a Charm.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Valentine’s Day Charm card!

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Valentine’s Day Card


Valentine’s Day Card
(created by Sophia Vida)

This is a pretty quick and easy card to make. There is lots of texture which makes it lots of fun! Your recipient will surely love this handmade card. Enjoy!!!

For this Card you will need:

– Great Impressions Happy Valentine’s Day Stamp #D364
– Inkadinkado “You Make My Heart Flutter” Stamp #97573
– Studio G Heart Stamp #2011-10-25 or any other 1-1/2″ Heart Stamp
– Fimo Soft Red Clay
– Clay Machine
– Exacto knife
– Perfect Pearls Kit – Metalics (White)
– Premade Brown 5×7 Card and Envelope
– Cardstock: Bazzill Mudpie, Any Red Garnet 
– Small piece of Brown Burlap
– Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
– 4″ Natural Raffia Ribbon
– CuttleBug D’Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
– Versa Fina Onyx Black Ink
– Three 3/4″ Red Glass Discs
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Glue Stick
– Wax coated paper plate
– Spray bottle with water
– Water for cleaning brush
– Parchment Paper

  1. Condition your Fimo clay by rolling and kneading it. Then run it through the clay machine on a setting of 1.
  2. Place the thin sheet of clay on your parchment paper. Spray your stamp with water (this will kep the clay from sticking to the stamp). Stamp your image directly on the clay (If you’re not happy with the results, simply repeat steps 1 and 2).
  3. Using your exacto knife and very light pressure, gently cut along the outside edge of the heart (If you prefer, place a cutting mat underneath just in case). Once it is fully cut, set the excess clay aside.
  4. Press your heart into the embossing folder and gently peel off.
  5. Dip your brush into water, just enough to dampen it. Dip your brush into the white  Perfect Pearls and begin brushing it on the embossed swirls on your heart.
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 and make the second heart.
  7. Place your hearts on a clean piece of parchment paper and bake in the oven on a cookie sheet according to the manufacturers directions.
  8. While the hearts are baking, distress the edges of the card with the Tea Dye ink.
  9. Cut 2 squares from the Brown Mudpie cardstock measuring 2.75″ x 2.75.” Cut 2 squares from the Red Garnet cardstock measuring 2.5″ x 2.5.” Cut 2 squares from the burlap measuring 2″ x 2.”
  10. Layer your squares. Using the glue stick adhere the red square on top of the brown square. Then using  Aleene’s Tacky glue adhere the burlap on top of the red layered square. Repeat this step for the second set. (Tip: if your burlap has creases and isn’t laying flat just wet it with a little water and iron it flat. Make sure it is completely dry before gluing onto the cardstock)
  11. Glue the first layered square to the top left of your card. Glue the second layered square to the bottom right of your card.
  12. Tie a bow with the raffia around one of the red glass discs. Glue the three red discs on the top right of your card above the layered square.
  13. Using the Versa Fine Ink stamp “You Make My Heart Flutter” on the bottom left of the card below the square.
  14. Stamp “Happy Valentine’s Day” inside of the card with the Versa Fine Ink.
  15. Once your hearts have finished baking and have cooled, use the Aleene’s Tacky Glue to adhere them on top of the burlap on each square.Voila! You have a gorgeous handmade Valentine’s Day Card.

Thanks for looking and have lots of fun making this Valentine’s Day card!

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Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine’s Day Card (measures 6″ x 6″)
Created by Sophia Vida

– Cardstock Colors: White, Fuchsia
– Ribbons and laces in various widths
– Stickles – Stardust
– Great Impressions Happy Valentine’s Day Stamp

– Color Box Pink Pigment Ink
– Clear Embossing Powder
– Heat Gun
– Glue Dots
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Xyron 1/2″ Tape Runner
– 1/8″ thick foam squares

“Simply Handmade Magazine” had a great Valentine’s issue “be mine.” In it was a project that inspired me similar to the one I made here. This is a quick and easy card to make that is absolutely gorgeous when finished.

  1. Cut a 12″ x 6″ piece of white cardstock. Fold it in half. Set aside.
  2. Cut a heart 4-1/2″ wide by 4-3/4″ high from white cardstock.
  3. Cut pieces of lace and ribbon so you completely cover the heart from Step 2. The edges should hang off of the heart.
  4. Using Aleene’s Tacky glue adhere the pieces of ribbon and lace to the heart. Slightly overlap some of the pieces. Let dry.
  5. Turn the heart over. Using sharp scissors trim the lace and ribbon around the edges of the heart. If any of your lace or ribbon begin to fray, dab a small amount of Aleene’s tacky glue to the edges and let dry.
  6. Cut a 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of fuchsia cardstock and glue it to the front of the white base card you made in Step 1.
  7. Using the Xyron tape runner glue the heart on to the fuchsia cardstock on the front of the card.
  8. Stamp your Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment on white cardstock with the pink pigment ink. Sprinkle with embossing powder. Remove any excess powder. Use your heat gun to set.
  9. Tear the edges of the stamped sentiment. You will end up with a 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ rectangle when done.
  10. Using the foam squares adhere the Valentine’s Day sentiment at an angle to the bottom left corner of the card. It should overlap the heart.
  11. Fill in the two hearts on the sentiment with the Stardust Stickles. Let dry.
  12. Using the glue dots adhere a silk flower to the top left and bottom right corners of the card. Voila! You have a beautiful one of a kind Valentine’s Day Card!!!


Don’t forget Monday the 13th is the last day to enter for a chance to win the Flourishes Stamp Set.  Please read my 2/4/12 Blog Candy Post for details.

Good Luck!!!

Have fun making this Valentine’s Day Card!

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Cricut Valentine Card

Cricut Valentine Card (measures 5.5″ x 5.5″)
Created by Sophia Vida

– Cartridge Used: Wild Card
– Cardstock Colors: White, Pearl White, Bubble Gum Pink, Garnet Red, Pink/White Multi
– Stickles – Christmas Red
– White Thin Yarn
– 1 Red Heart Rhinestone
– Glue Stick

This is such a great card! All cuts are made from the same Cricut Cartridge.

  1. Cut a 4-3/4″ <Liner><Shift><Heart-s> on Pearl White cardstock. This makes the inside liner for the envelope.
  2. Cut a 4-3/4″ <Shift><Heart-s> on White cardstock. This will make the outside of the envelope.
  3. Cut a 5″ <Blackout><Heart> on White cardstock. This will make the inside liner for your card.
  4. Cut a 5-3/4″ <Phrase><Heart> on White cardstock. This will be the underlying layer for your “Be my Valentine” sentiment.
  5. Cut a 5″ <Heart> on Red Garnet cardstock. This will be the outside layer for your card.
  6. Cut a 5-3/4″ <Phrase> <Heart> on Red Garnet cardstock. This will be the top layer for your Valentine sentiment you cut in Step 4.
  7. Cut a 2″ <Icon><Shift><Heart-s> on Red Garnet. This will be one of the envelope decorations.
  8. Repeat Step 7 for the second decoration. Note: Keep both of the largest heart cut outs from these Icon cuts for the envelope decoration.
  9. Cut a 5″ <Frame><Heart> on the Multi Colored Pink/White cardstock.
  10. Cut a 5″ <Frame><Heart> on Bubble Gum Pink cardstock.
  11. Glue the Multi Colored Heart frame from Step 9 to the top of the Red Heart card from Step 5. Make sure to line up the holes on the frame and card.
  12. Starting at the bottom hole on the point of the heart, thread the thin white yarn, in and out of the holes. Once you’ve gone through all the holes, cut the ends and glue them to the back of the red card.
  13. Take the inside pink heart from the frame you cut in Step 10 and glue it inside the Multi Colored frame on the front of the card.
  14. Glue the Red card directly on top of the White card from Step 3. Fold in half where indicated.
  15. Glue the white “Be my Valentine” sentiment to the center of the pink heart on your card. Next, glue the red “Be my Valentine” sentiment on top of the white sentiment. Slightly offset it so you see a little of the white underneath.
  16. Glue the red heart rhinestone underneath the Valentine sentiment.
  17. Assemble your envelope. Glue the inside liner to the inside of the envelope. Once dry fold the top flap down where indicated.
    Next fold the right, left and bottom sides of the envelope where indicated by the fold marks. Glue all seams.
  18. Turn the envelope over so the front is on top and the flap is open. With the Christmas Red Stickles follow the cut outlines on the flap of the envelope. Let dry.
  19. Next glue the two small heart clusters to the top right and left corners on the front of the envelope. Use both of the largest heart cut outs and glue them to the bottom left and right corners. When finished, the front of your envelope and back flap will look like this:
  20. Voila! You have a beautiful one of a kind Valentine’s Day Card with matching envelope, made with lots of love!!!

Have fun making this Cricut Valentine Card!

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