What a great idea for a card for Mom on Mother’s Day.Fold a piece of construction paper (or card stock that you can decoupage on or color/paint a design on) and block outline the word MOM on one folded half. Make sure the top of MOM touches the top fold. This does not have to look perfect by any means – letters can be rounded out or have some waves in them. Be creative and have lots of fun. Decorate the front with stickers, glitter, colored glue, paint, etc. When done trim once again to give the edges a clean look. You can do this same design using the words DAD for Father’s Day or BABY for a baby shower or how about the name of the recipient?
This was actually done on a wooden plaque that you can get at your local craft store for about $1.50. You could do this on a card stock sheet of paper for a great Mother’s Day card as well. Use watercolors (on paper) and acrylic (on wooden plaque) and brush back and forth in long strokes going off the sides with each stroke. Use a variation of your Mother’s favorite colors. When done use water based poster paint (used the color white here) and make an impression of hand and feet then finish it off with an ‘L’ and an ‘E’. Something more than just a store bought card that Mom or a Grandma would love to cherish for years to come. I think the same design with blue’s in the background would also work for a card for Father’s Day – I know I would be happy to receive it.
~ Wooden heart plaque
~ 4″ paper doily
~ foam glitter sticker hearts
~ pom poms – pink
~ acrylic paint, Engine Red
~ Ribbon of choice
~ Craft glue
~ Glue stick
~ Paper towels
~ Paper plate
step 1 – Paint plaque red and let dry.
step 2 – Glue doily to center of plaque.
step 3 – Remove backing from sticker heart and place in center of doily.
step 4 – Glue pink pom poms around outer edge of doily as shown.
step 5 – Add loop of ribbon for hanger. Secure to backside of piaque with glue. Let dry.