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Mother's Day card

Simple DIY Mother’s Day Card

By: Sue Nguyen of @letteringwithsuzy

Hi Friends! Mother’s Day is right around the corner. What better way to show your appreciation for your mom than a handmade Mother’s Day card? Here is a fun and easy Mother’s Day card to show off your lettering and floral abilities. No need to worry if you have never drawn florals before. In this tutorial, I’ll give you some pointers and let you do the rest.  Let’s get started!

White stock paper and an assortment of Zebra Pen Brush Pens and markers

Materials Needed

Mother's Day card sketch

Step 1: Sketch the Lettering for the Card

Start off with the card base; you can create your own with cardstock or buy premade blank cards. I used white cardstock cut and folded to 5 x 7. Next, sketched out, “Happy Mother’s Day” on the card. I used my favorite Z-Grip Plus Mechanical Pencil to lightly sketch the quote. With the sketching and inking of this card, I love that the Z-Grip Plus Mechanical Pencil has a handy twistable eraser. I like using the slim eraser to remove any pencil lines after inking.

Once the sketch is finished and the placement of the quote is centered, we are ready to ink. Use the Zensations Brush Pen to letter the quote.

Brush pen flowers

Step 2: Add Floral Designs

For the florals, I used the Mildliner Brush Pens. This brush pen allows you to control the width of the stroke. My tip for drawing rose petals is to mimic the shape of eyebrows. Start with a thin stroke, add pressure to the brush for the arch, and then release the pressure.

Brush Pen flowers

For this card, I drew 2 sets of roses on diagonal sides of the quote. I recommend starting with the center rose for each set. Using the Mildliner Brush Pen, draw a small “c” and “u” shape for the center of the rose, then start drawing around the center using the eyebrow method until you reach the size of rose you like. Then, use another Mildliner Brush Pen color to create the roses on the left and right.

Flower designs

To draw the leaves, draw a thin stem, then press the brush on a slant, pulling slightly and releasing to create the leaf shape. Go back to the main stem and draw a leaf on the opposite side. You can add a few leaves around each the roses.

Tip: To make the roses look like they are bundled together, make the center of the rose a little closer to the main red rose. This way, the side roses will look tucked under the center rose. I recommend practicing your florals on a separate piece of paper before creating your card.

Mother's Day card

Step 3: Add Embellishments

Since the card has extra white space on opposite corners of the florals, I added small hearts with the Metallic Brush Pen in Pink. I also used the Metallic Brush Pen in Gold to create a drop shadow on the lettering. To do this, draw a parallel line to all the downstroke areas of the lettering and the loops. Feel free to move the placement of the roses anywhere you like on the card or add more leaves and florals.

Inside page of Mother's Day card

Step 4: Write A Message Inside the card

Now it’s time to craft a heartfelt message inside the card. First, I used the Mildliner Brush Pens to create more florals inside the card. Then I used the Metallic Brush Pen to letter an eye-catching message. I also used the Metallic Brush Pens to add more embellishments around the card. You can write a message on the left side as well.  

Mother's Day card

How easy was that? It doesn’t take much to create a heartwarming gift from the heart. For more homemade card inspiration, check out How to Create a DIY Father’s Day Card.

Homemade Mother's Day card

How to Create A Colorful Floral Mother’s Day Card

By: Christine Asciutto of @twinkleplansherday

Handmade cards are always cherished by Mom. Here is an easy card using just a handful of products including Mildliner Brush Pens and cardstock.

Materials Needed:

Step 1: Prep the Cardstock and Hand Letter the Card Greeting

Start by folding your cardstock in half lengthwise to create the base of the card. Next, hand letter the card greeting, “Home is Where Mom is” on the front of the card with one of the colors of the Mildliner Brush Pens. In the example above, I used the Gray color, but feel free to mix up the colors as I did in the examples below.

Handlettering a handmade card

Step 2: Add Details to the Calligraphy

To make the calligraphy pop, use the Zensations Calligraphy Pen to add accents to the words. To add even more interest, add dark lines to the left side of each stroke with the Mildliner Brush Pen for a shadow effect. 

Brush Pen dot design technique

Step 3: Create Floral and Teardrop Designs

It is time to bring out your creativity! Add a colorful touch by slowly incorporating various flower designs and teardrop shapes along the borders of the card using as many colors of the Mildliner Brush Pens as you’d like. To make the teardrop shapes along the corners, simply lay the Mildliner Brush Pen on its side, as shown in the photo above.

Handmade floral Mother's Day card

Step 5: Add the Finishing Touches

Continue using dots, lines, and swirls to create florals and greenery to the border edges of the card. To finish the card off, don’t forget to add a personal message inside of the card. Mom will not throw this card away!

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