Mother’s Day ended up being in the middle of my school finals this year, so I never got a chance to make my mom a card! Well, better late than never.
My mom paints amazing hydrangeas and I thought using those flowers would be a nice tribute to her talent.
The paper supplies were super cheap or free. The card and handmade paper layer came from a going out of business sale at a local stationary store. I ended up with a plastic bag full of all kinds of cards, paper and envelopes for only $20! The hydrangea petals are made from paint chips I found at Walmart. Here are all the supplies you need:
- Card and coordinating paper
- Petal punch
- Glue Stick
- Small handled paint brush
- Hot glue gun
- Paint chips
- White Sharpie paint marker
When I saw this great Martha Stewart petal punch, I knew I would have many uses for it…it helped that it was also on sale!! After hand ripping the edges of the light green paper, I used a glue stick to attach it to the card. I then punched out as many petals as I could from each of the paint chips. I had picked up a few sets of colors to work with, but ended up choosing the gray purple group.
Using a hot glue gun, I added the darkest petals first. You can use any glue that you have on hand but I am a big fan of the glue gun. I like that the glue dries fast and also that it gives a layer of dimension to the paper that I am gluing down.
Continuing from darkest to lightest, I glued the rest of the petals onto the card.
To give the flowers another layer of dimension, I used a small paint brush handle to slightly curve up the edges on many of the petals. You can do as many or as few as you like. Leaving all of the petals flat is also very pretty.
The final touch was to add a center dot with a white Sharpie paint marker. Just a dot of regular acrylic paint would work as well. I love making cards and this one was very simple to do. You can use whatever paper and cards you have on hand to make a lovely version for someone special in your life! Check out my butterfly card here for another example using Martha Stewart punches.
Happy Mother’s Day, Ma!! Did you make a special card for your mom this year?
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