Simple Watercolor Valentine and Envelope

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Main

Today a new challenge begins over at the Pink & Main Challenge blog with a timely “love” theme…it’s the perfect excuse to make a Valentine’s Day project for someone special!

I made a quick and simple Valentine’s Day card and matching envelope using Savoy 100% Cotton Cardstock and the “True Love” and “Hugs Needed” stamp sets.  With a pre-cut card panel perfectly sized for an A7 envelope, this easy valentine is ideal for mass production or last-minute card-making.

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Watercoloring

Start by wetting your Savoy 100% Cotton A7 Flat Card with clean water in the rough shape of what you would like your final watercolor background to look like.  Then apply color from the Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paint Set to the wet area with a large brush in a dabbing motion, allowing the colors to mix slightly.  Here I’m using Dark Pink (No. 34), Purple (No. 139), and Pale Aqua (No. 50) to create my background.

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Stamping Card

Once dry, stamp the bold sentiments from “True Love” and “Hugs Needed” on top of the watercolor background using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Matting

Trim the card down to 4.75″ x 6.75″ to fit onto a 5″ x 7″ mat made of Basis Black Cardstock (this also allows you to adjust your focal point if your stamping is slightly off-center).

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Final Card

Embellish your card with sequins, rhinestones, or enamel dots.  Here I’m using the Sparkling Clear Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Watercolor

Create a second watercolor wash background using the same paint colors on another panel of Savoy 100% Cotton Cardstock.

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Die-Cutting

Die-cut the distressed heart shape (Simon Says Stamp) from an area of the wash where your colors overlap the best.  Cut the same heart shape from Basis Black Cardstock.

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Stamping Envelope

Stamp the sentiment (from “Hugs Needed“) with Versafine Onyx Black ink on your envelope flap slightly off-center to allow room for the die-cut heart.  Here I’m using a Curious Metallic A7 Envelope in Cryogen White (a smooth white envelope with a beautiful shimmer finish).

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Final Envelope

Adhere the watercolor heart to the Basis Black Cardstock heart with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Shift the top layer up and to the left slightly while gluing to reveal the black layer as a shadow.  Glue the heart to the center of your envelope flap.

Simple Watercolor Valentine Card and Envelope by Annie Williams - Set

I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple Valentine’s Day card and envelope set and thanks so much for stopping by today.  You can visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today and be sure to enter the new Pink & Main Challenge for a chance to win some great prizes!

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