Beautiful Homemade Mothers Day Card – Reader Tutorial

Beautiful Homemade Mothers Day Card - Reader Featured Project

Today’s reader featured project is a bonus!  Heather from My Artistic Adventures is sharing a full tutorial with us, teaching us how to make this beautiful Homemade Mothers Day Card…what a treat!!!  Heather also has an Etsy shop where you can buy her gorgeous creations…click HERE to go to her shop! Now, on with the instuctions to make her fabulous card…

Things You Will Need

5.0: by 6.5″ ivory card base

4.75″ square piece of pink card stock

My free digital collage sheet

3.5″ doily

Rangeer’s Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Foam Applicator for the ink

Glue Stick

Designer Dries Clear Glue and Fine Tip Applicator

2 vintage buttons

Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine

Pink Seam Binding

Tombow Foam Tabs (any dimensional foam tabs will work)

Bayou and Just Peachy glitters or a green mix and pink glitters

Mother's Day Collage Sheet

Click HERE for the Full Size Printable PDF

Step One

I used my paper trimmer to cut my 5″ by 6.5″ card base down to a 5″ by 5″ square card base

Cut out all of your collage sheet pieces.  I used a kraft knife to slightly distress the edges of my pieces. 

Step 2

Using my foam applicator, I inked all of the edges of my piece as well as all of the doily edges with Ranger’s Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Step Three

I used a glue stick to add glue to the back of my pink cardstok and then centered it on my card stock base. I did the same thinkg with the ledger paper image and doily. Please refer to the photo below for placement. I also added Tombow foam tabs to the corners of my card, now…if you want to add a hidden tag later, then you will want to use a smaller tab, or just half of a large one and keep it close to the edges of the piece.  I have applied 3 half pieces across the bottom. If adding a hidden tag, just do this smae thing to the sides as well…leaving the top open.

Step 4

I placed my focal image on my card base, slightly turned to the left. I have found two buttons and creted a bow in one button and a knot in the other with Candy Cane Baker’s twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also created a double bow with pink seam binding and my Bow It All Tool!

Step Five

I used my Designer dries clear glue and adhered my buttons and bow to my focal image. I also added a small foam tab to the back of my “Mother” text box, and glue to the other end. This way the piece will come in contact with the card base and the raised focal image. Please refer to the photo below for placement.  You will notice that the buttons and bow cover up our “Wishing you a Happy New Year” sentiment. Figured I would leave that on the image, because it would make a cute New Year’s card too.

Step Six

Next I used my fine tip applicator and designer dries clear glue to apply dots of glue in a circle around my focal image. (I just followed the line already there to keep things easy). I added Just Peachy Art Glitter. 

Step Seven

I applied more gluea in the same manner to the ledger paper background and added Bayou glitter.

Let everything dry and you have a beautiful Mother’s Day Card in under 10 minutes!

Thank you so much for sharing with us, Heather…you are amazing!!!

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  1. Where did the doily come from? It’s not part of the PDF.?.?.

  2. Steven Narbonne says:

    I very much advise creating and sending a card like this to your mothers. My own mother made the transition years ago and I no longer can. I am glad I was able to assist her in her final years but to this very day miss her terribly.
    Don’t wait. Do it and send it. Don’t wait for Mother’s Day either. Just tell her it is because you love her.

  3. Just stunning! Thank you for the tutorial and the pdf to print it out. It is amazing.

  4. Beautiful card! I love the graphic she chose to put on the front of it. My Mother has passed as well, but my Daughter is a great Mom and I think this would be a lovely card to send her. Thanks Karen and Heather for the gorgeous printable!

  5. This card just knocks my socks off! And to think I can make one just like it . . . WOWweeee!! I will proudly send this to my oldest sister on Mother’s Day (our Mom is gone, too), and I know she will be absolutely thrilled. Thanks so much!

  6. Obrigada por compartilhar. Está maravilhoso!!!!…<3…

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