Introduction: Pixel Heart Card (Post Card Style)

About: I am visual artist that also happens to make YouTube videos and enjoys anything creative!

This fun post card style card is fun for any occasion! It is the perfect card for a gamer in your life. This adorable pixel heart is a great way to show how much you care and because it is a post card style card it looks great put up on your wall later on!

You can also adjust this to be a classic folded card.

What you need:

  • Graph paper (or this printable to turn into a stencil)
  • Printer paper or a heart stencil (if you are creating your own heart)
  • Card Stock
  • Scissors
  • Markers or whatever you would like to colour with - I used alcohol based markers and a colourless blender
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Step 1: ​Create the Pixelated Heart Stencil

  1. Create your pixelated heart using a heart stencil and graph paper or the printable here .
  2. To create the heart without a guide you can make your own using graph paper. Simply trace (or free hand draw) a heart with equal spacing on either side. Then use the graph squares to make the heart look like it is made up of pixels.
  3. Cut out the stencil you just drew.

Step 2: Create Final Pixel Heart Base

  1. Trace the stencil you just created on to some heavier paper (card stock works well).
  2. Cut out the heart you just traced. This is the base for your post card style card.
  3. If you would like to make it a folding card you can fold the paper before you trace the stencil on. When you are cutting it out, make sure you do not cut the entire side it is folded on, it needs to stay intact to be able to open and close. Otherwise you are left with two separate hearts instead of one folded card.

Step 3: Create Reflective Pieces

  1. To create the reflective parts on the heart use your stencil and some graph paper again.
  2. Trace the heart and draw in where you would like to put the reflective parts.
  3. Use the graph squares are a guide as you did with the heart.
  4. Once you are happy with them, cut them out to use as a stencil on some more card stock. Cut out the final reflective pieces.
  5. Lightly colour around the edges of the final reflective pieces with the lightest colour you have picked out ( I used pink).
  6. Set them aside.

Step 4: Colour the Heart

  1. Using a pencil, draw along the edge of the heart, following all the lines and edges to create a a gap or boarder on the inside of the heart about a centimeter.
  2. Colour the Heart using straight lines across (left to right and top to bottom) to create a pixelated effect, stopping at the pencil boarder. Use a red marker for this.
  3. Use a colourless blender (if you are using alcohol based markers) to clean up the edges of your boarder and create the halo effect around the edges of the coloured heart.
  4. Trace over your pencil boarder with a black marker.

Step 5: Glue on Reflective Pieces

  1. Take the final coloured reflective pieces you made and glue them on to the front part of the heart.

Step 6: Finish the Back of the Card

  1. Create another heart tracing the one you just made on cardstock
  2. Cut and glue it to the back of your coloured heart
  3. Decorate or add whatever sentiment you would like
  4. You're done!