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Greeting Card Ideas Valentine's Day Crafts

Heart Silhouette Cards
for Valentine's Day

What you will make:

Make Valentine's Day cards that feature silhouettes of hearts. Your card can feature a single large heart or two to four small hearts that fill the card  front. The sample cards closely follow the instructions in the Leaf Silhouette Cards tutorial for making a sponged paper card.

The techniques for making silhouette cards and sponging are explained in the Leaf Silhouette Cards tutorial from Aunt Annie's Greeting Card Class. See this tutorial for detailed instructions, and if you are new to card making, review other Greeting Card Class tutorials for ideas and basic techniques.

Tip: Checkout more Valentine's Day crafting fun!

Here's what you need:
  • White card blank: 4¼″ by 5½″
  • Red or black cardstock or heavy paper
  • Glue stick
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Sponges, plastic lid, and paper towels
  • Optional: Paper trimmer, colored pencils, markers

This project is rated EASY to do.

How to Make Heart Silhouette Cards

Read through the instructions before starting.

Scroll down to see the materials and instructions for both card designs. Refer to the Leaf Silhouette Cards tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

#1: Sponged heart silhouette
Sponged heart silhouette card
Materials:
  • - White card blank: 4¼″ by 5½″
  • - Red acrylic paint
  • - Red paper or cardstock, 3¾″ by 5″
  • - Black fine line marker
Tools:
  • - Sponges
  • - Plastic lid or plate
  • - Paper towels

Prep work: Cut the red paper or cardstock to size, 3¾″ by 5″. Print out the heart templates on cardstock or heavy paper. Select one of the larger templates and cut it out. The sample card uses the template second from the right.

To make the card: Follow the instructions in the Leaf Silhouette Cards tutorial, steps 3 thru 7. In Step 4, sponge the card front with the red paint you selected. Step 5, sponging the red paper, is optional. After Step 7, draw a rectangle with a black marker to form a border on the card.

#2: Red and Black Heart Silhouettes
Card with red and black heart silhouettes
Materials:
  • - White card blank: 4¼″ by 5½″
  • - Red acrylic paint
  • - Red and black paper or cardstock, 3¾″ by 5″
  • - Black fine line marker
Tools:
  • - Sponges
  • - Plastic lid or plate
  • - Paper towels

Prep work: Cut the red and black paper or cardstock to size, 3¾″ by 5″. Print out the heart templates on cardstock or heavy paper. Select one of the larger templates and cut it out. The sample card uses the template second from the right.

To make the card: Follow the instructions in the Leaf Silhouette Cards tutorial, steps 3 thru 7. In Step 4, sponge the card front with the red paint you selected. Step 5, sponging the red and black paper, is optional. In Step 7, glue a red negative heart shape to the left side of the card and a black positive heart shape to the right side.  After Step 7, draw a rectangle with a black marker to form a border on the card.

That's it! Now you have the idea! Examples of heart silhouette cards

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Before you start:
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to make the card.
  • Think about the person getting the card and the card's sentiment.
  • Think about the card and imagine how it will look.

Are you ready?
Okay, get started!!!

Project Pattern

Tip: Cut heart shapes freehand or use this printable pattern with four styles of heart templates in three sizes to make Valentine's Day silhouette cards. Use the larger size for one heart on a card, medium for two hearts, and small templates for four hearts.

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Tip: Four small silhouette cuts also work nicely to fill a card  front. These leaf silhouettes were cut from 2 1/8" by 2 3/4" rectangles.

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Tip: Change up the card and paint color for another look.

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