After last year’s amazing Tea Valentines, Bea decided that she wanted to have a very simple Valentine card to give to friends. So, I decided I would go out of my comfort zone by trying to sketch one of her favourite animals, a narwhal.
“Wait, a minute? What? You don’t draw?”
ARGH!!! No!! I make the kids sketch stuff all the time. And, of course, their papa has a degree in art. But, no, Valentine, I rarely sketch much of anything myself.
Anyway, after a few failed attempts, I came up with a sketch of a narwhal that I was at least a little comfortable with. I scanned the image. Then, with LunaPic‘s free “transparency” editing tool, I created a transparent background .png that I could tweak to my liking. With Bea at my side, we then used another online photo editor, ipiccy, to create cards with the colours and the words of her choice: “Be My Unicorn of the Sea.” We eded up creating both a darker version and softer pastel version.
Of course, we’re happy to share our finished Narwhal Valentines with you. Feel free to print the following images or the linked PDFs below each image to your liking! Just don’t take credit for our work or try to make a profit from it!
For fun on Valentine’s Day, we’ll be attaching some purple glow stick bracelets to the back of each card before Bea gives them to her friends at school. Now, cue that Narwhal Song the kids love so much!