Homemade Potato-Stamped Valentine Cards

My girl and I spent the night making homemade potato-stamped Valentine cards for her classmates. It was great fun, so I thought I’d share a tutorial.

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Supplies:

  • Avery postcards (available from WalMart, Amazon.com, etc.)
  • Large Russet potato
  • Acrylic paint
  • Markers for decorating
  • Ball-point pen
  • Serrated knife
  • Paint brush
  • Plate
  • Paper towels

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Directions:

  1. Slice the potato in half
  2. Draw heart into potato face with pen
  3. Carefully cut down into the potato on the heart tracing, then from the side cut horizontally about a 1/4″ down to remove the excess flesh
  4. Press stamp into a paper towel until the potato face is dry
  5. Brush on paint until the stamp is saturated
  6. Press the stamp firmly onto the post card and give gentle left / right and top / bottom pressure
  7. Lift stamp straight up
  8. After the card is dry, decorate as desired

We love that each heart and card is different!

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