How to Make a Painted Flower Mother’s Day Card
Make your mother feel special with this colourful blooming card for Mother’s Day. This is the sweetest cut-paper bouquet card kids will love making, with room to create a mess with paint before cutting it into a floral design.
- Begin painting a white cardstock sheet to make the painted background. Paint in a random and expressive way to create an abstract design, and wait until dry before you apply the next colour. You can make a cool pattern by slightly overlapping the colors, just make sure it is dried out.
- After all the paint is dried, using a black felt tip pen, draw several shapes of flower heads in different sizes over the background. The number of flowers you will need depends of how full you would like the bouquet.
- After you are happy with the number of flower heads, fuzzy cut these out, making sure to avoid cutting the black outline. Set the flower head aside.
- Cut thin strips of black paper to make the stems. The number of strips you need will match the number of flower heads you have made. Glue the “stems” in a way that overlap and meet at the bottom.
- Now add two layers of 3D foam pads to the biggest flowers, one layer to the middle sized ones and the smallest adhere with glue. This makes the flower heads easy to overlap and arrange, plus it gives the card an interesting, pop-up dimension.
- Add the flowers to the card front starting from the biggest around the middle, with the smallest. Continue filling in the top of the card spreading around for a full bouquet.
- For the finishing touch, add a double strand twine bow and a Mum sticker tag.
Top tip! You can always draw and cut more flower heads to add onto your bouquet in case you think it is not nice and full.