We’re always lastminute . com in our house, so if you’ve also left it til the night before to make a homemade card for Valentines (or Galentines) Day, then I promise this is a super quick and easy make. Inspired by a book we’ve been sent to review from Thames & Hudson called Hirameki by Peng + Hu (this is just a teaser as a full post about this ace book will follow next week), these cards won’t take much longer than 15 mins, and all you need is some paper, a set of watercolours, a brush and a Sharpie.
Hirameki: ‘A flash of inspiration, a lightbulb moment, a stroke of genius…
Pleasure from the smallest things’
Hirameki is all about using your imagination to turn paint and ink blots into something amazing. While the kids were busy creating their own masterpieces earlier, I made a quick card for my other half with a few splotches of red watercolour which I turned into hearts complete with embellishments. I couldn’t resist adding the black polka dots with the end of a pencil eraser and an ink pad after seeing these wonderful handprinted Valentines posies from Katy.
This is also your final reminder that this month’s LOVE-themed #CreateMakeShare linky closes tomorrow at midnight, so please do add the URL links to your blog posts or Instagram posts so that we can pick our favourites to feature in Emma, Anthea and my round-up posts early next week.