Valentine ombre specimen art

In case you missed our Valentine ombre specimen art tutorial at cute iCandy Handmade, take a peek:

To make your own, you’ll need just a few things… paint samples in Valentine hues, a  hole punch, a white piece of cardstock, a few craft tools you probably already have on hand and an 8×10 picture frame.
Directions:

1 Gather paint samples at your fav home improvement store {free! score!} in coordinating colors
2♥ Cut the samples up for easier punching
3♥ Lay your freshly punched hearts in rows to keep colors organized
4♥ Lay your hearts in rows of 8 by hue*
*Most ombre art is light to dark but we liked the way the paint sample was dark to light so we went with that instead… be creative!
5Fold each heart in half and add a dab of hot glue to hold in place
6♥ Admire your work!  This project took a whole nap time (1.5-2 hours) with the punching & folding but went quickly with my pal Hulu ;)
Warning: Don’t attempt before naptime if you want your hearts to be piled together or help painting from your 19 month old! Hee hee!

Easy as pie, right?

We  that you pin our projects but we would also LVE to know you were here- say hello & don’t be shy ;)  XOXO
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  1. 1


    The {Prince} Family

    Stopping by to say hi!!! ;)

    Love this project! I got my samples yesterday at Walmart and can't wait to start when we get back from DC. One day before Valentines day but that is okay right?!! ;)

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    Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}

    Super cute! I love how tiny the hearts are. Fab idea for an ombre project!

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    Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State

    This is so cute! Great spin on it. :)

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    Amanda Joy {Joy in the Jumble}

    So funny, I just posted one of these on my own blog. I like how you used smaller hearts and bent then so that they were 3D.

    http://www.joyinthejumble.com/2012/02/craft-valentine-ombre-heart-decor.html

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    Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies

    Super cute. Love the color progression. Great idea.

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    Katie

    So cute! I tell you what, those frames you all use are just adorable! The ombre hearts look precious, especially packed in that cute frame!

  7. 7


    Simply AJ

    Precious… love everything about it! I will be pinning this one :) AJ@queenofmynest

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    Kara @ Mine for the Making

    So so cute!

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    Christine

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! Very original! I have to do this too!!!

    Would you PLEASE link this up on my blog??
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-2.html

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    Miriam@BeBookBound

    Oh my gosh, I love this idea. It turned out so cute!! And with all the little girl rooms I have done, I am almost sure I have enough pink paint samples to do this… :) Thanks!

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    rebekahdawn

    This is absolutely adorable!

  12. 12


    Lyndsey

    This is totally cute-Of course:) Valentines day decorating is the best – who doesn't love hearts?!!!!!

  13. 13


    karaoke songs

    SO special art for the valentine.I really like this creations.It look different and extra ordinary work.Thanx to share with us different idea.

  14. 14


    Brittany

    I LOVE this! Definitely going to copy you and make one!