Learn how to make a beautiful and super easy Mother’s Day DIY Card using your lettering! This post also includes access to a FREE Mother’s Day Calligraphy Practice worksheet.
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BEAUTIFUL AND SUPER EASY MOTHER’S DAY
See exactly how to make this easy Mother’s Day DIY Card in my tutorial video (or keep scrolling if you prefer a printable step-by-step photo tutorial):
A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a Mother’s Day Calligraphy Tutorial with a FREE Calligraphy Practice Worksheet. If you haven’t seen it or gotten the worksheet, make sure you get access to my Resource Library here or by filling out the form at the end of this blog post. Since I created the worksheet, I wanted to give you some time to practice! Now I’m going to show you 2 different and easy ways to make a DIY Mother’s Day Card.
- Kraft Cardstock Paper. You can get regular craft paper and cut it the size you want or this card and envelope set. I got the card and envelope set (A7 – 5 x 7in) just because you can save them for any time you’d like to make a DIY card
- White pen. I’m obsessed with the Posca Paint Markers – Extra Fine.
- Optional: Pentel Sparkle Pop Metallic Gel Pen
- Pencil and Eraser
- Heart (or any other shape) stencil
MOTHER’S DAY DIY CARD STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL
STYLE 1: KRAFT PAPER AND WHITE PEN
STEP 1: CUT YOUR PAPER TO DESIRED CARD SIZE
Cut your craft card stock to your desired size. If you have the full cardstock. I’m using an A7 (5×7 inch) card and envelope set.
STEP 2: DRAW DESIRED SHAPE IN THE CENTER OF THE CARD
With your pencil, use the stencil to draw a shape in the center of your card. I used a heart stencil I made with my Cricut machine. I think it’s easier to have a stencil so you can make several cards at once and it saves you a little time.
You can also freehand this part. Other shapes you can make with this type of floral doodle wreath are a rectangle and an oval.
STEP 3: DRAW FLORAL DOODLES AROUND THE SHAPE
Draw a floral wreath around the shape you chose on step #2. I decided to go with a heart. This floral doodle might seem complicated, but it’s effortless. It’s a combination of five floral doodles and one doodle leaves.
You’ll draw the same type of floral doodles around the shape. The key is to make sure they are evenly spread around the form.
If you’ve never drawn floral doodles before, practice before diving into making the DIY card. But don’t give too much thought to make these floral doodles. They are not supposed to be perfect and will look beautiful together when you complete the floral wreath.
STEP 4: LETTER THE SENTIMENT INSIDE THE DOODLE SHAPE
Letter “Happy Mother’s Day” on the center of the heart (or the shape you chose on step #2). For this part, you can use my FREE “Mother’s Day Calligraphy Practice Worksheet.” I lettered the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment doing Faux Calligraphy and using a Posca Paint Marker Extra Fine.
Is this your first time doing calligraphy? If so, check my Faux Calligraphy Tutorials to make sure you start learning the right way:
- Faux Calligraphy Tutorials: Lowercase letters, Uppercase letters, and numbers. These tutorials include videos and Free Practice worksheets to help you get started.
Get access to all my FREE worksheets and printables from my Resource Library by filling the form at the end of this blog post.
STEP 5: WRITE A BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT INSIDE THE CARD!
You’re almost done! The only thing left is to write a beautiful sentiment on the inside of the card and give it to that unique human that has the best title in the world: Mother!
OPTIONAL: ADD SHADOWS TO YOUR LETTERING
You can add shadows to your lettering using a Tombow Mono Drawing Pen #03. Adding a shadow will make your letter pop a little bit more.
STYLE 2: CRAFT PAPER AND SPARKLE POP METALLIC GEL PENS
Repeat the same steps of Style 1, but this time using the Sparkle Pop Metallic Gel Pens.
STEP 1: CUT YOUR PAPER TO YOUR DESIRED CARD SIZE
Cut your kraft card stock to your desired size or used an A7 Craft Card.
STEP 2: DRAW A SHAPE INSIDE THE CARD
With your pencil, use the stencil to draw a shape in the center of your card.
STEP 3: DRAW FLORAL DOODLES AROUND THE SHAPE
Draw a floral wreath around the shape you chose on step #2.
This is the same floral doodle wreath I draw above using my white Posca Paint Marker (Extra Fine).
STEP 4: LETTERING THE SENTIMENT INSIDE THE DOODLE SHAPE
Letter “Happy Mother’s Day” on the center of the shape you draw on the center of your card. You can practice your lettering using my Mother’s Day Calligraphy Practice Worksheet I shared on this blog post. It’s so hard to capture in a picture all the fantastic sparkle of these pens. I promise you, seeing the card shine when you see it in person, it’s the coolest thing!
STEP 5: WRITE A BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT IN THE INSIDE THE CARD
Write a beautiful sentiment on the inside of the card and gift it to that special MOM in your life.
If floral doodles aren’t your thing, you can try a simpler Mother’s Day Card option like this one:
There is nothing more beautiful and thoughtful than a handmade card for a loved one. I hope you find this Mother’s Day DIY tutorial helpful and get some inspiration to create a card today!
I’d love to see your Mother’s Day DIY Cards! Use any of these hashtags #vialdesigns #vialdesigns_blog and tag me on @VialDesigns (on Instagram) so I can see your work.
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