Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Handprint Cards

HANDPRINT CARDS for Mother's Day
Isn't there something extra special about a hand made card? Since these cards are tracings, rather than paint prints, they keep your art surfaces neat and are easy to make. Happy Creating! (I want to keep one framed. Click, here, for the male version)

Mother's Day Handprint Card with Mother's Day text greeting.


HOW TO:Choose paper that you would like for handprint head. Carefully trace hand, then clip out. Paint finger area desired hair color to symbolize hair. Add face --- paint, draw or glue facial features on. See samples above and below. Apply glue to the backside of the handprint and place centered ribbon beneath finger. Glue handprint to the center of the card. Tie ribbon into bow. Add finishing details: Mother's Day Greeting or a Mother's Day message around the artwork, as first example.

Draw or paint faces. See "how-to" for googly eye version.


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and Father's Day Hand Print Cards (PDF Template)




18 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post! These are precious...I'm going to start working on them for Father's Day. On the top sample, how did you get the beautiful font to surround the fingers?

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    1. I agree - there are meant to be a pair! To answer your question: I dabble with calligraphy; however, they don't have to be written in such an elegant hand. I think adding the writing in and of itself, around the hand print, adds an extra element. It looks great to add a message in a neat, regular, print, as well! Best of luck and thank you for sharing.

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  2. These are just darling! How would you make it look though if it were from a boy? Just curious.

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    1. Thanks for coming by. I will be posting a Father's Day version in June.... if I manage to work ahead of schedule, I promise to post early!

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    2. The faces represent the mother, not the child. So they are appropriate for a boy or a girl to give.

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  3. But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin. Love Sms Love Text

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  4. wanted to ask what kind of paper is the top print backed on? Looks like a recycled paper?? And thanks for posting, definately making these!

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    1. Yes, good observation. It is a special recycled natural paper but, I am so sorry to say that I no longer have the source for this exact paper. If you are in Stockholm, "Matton" has a similar paper in stock, right now that they are selling out.

      When I visit the US, I like to pick up paper at the Paper Source but I don't know if they have a similar recycled paper. Back when I was working (in design) in the US, I also loved papers from the "French Paper Co." I hope this helps.

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  5. What a cute card! Love it! I featured this here: http://www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/05/tgif-linky-party-30.html - thanks for linking up at TGIF! I look forward to seeing what you link up today =)
    Beth

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    1. Beth, this makes my day. Thank you! (and for teaching me what a linkie was!)
      The male counterpart is coming!

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  6. This is a very sweet idea and wish I had seen it before Mother's Day. Will consider it for next year. BTW, I adore Stockholm! It has become one of my favorite places to visit.

    Peggy S.

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    1. Thank you and thank you again! Have you experienced the midnight sun and archipelago? Magic, isn't it?

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  7. Hi there. I wanted you to know I loved this idea so much I included it (and linked to you) in an article on Parent Society called "6 Adorable Mother's Day Cards." It's here:
    http://www.parentsociety.com/fun-and-games/holidays/6-adorable-mothers-day-cards

    Thanks!
    Amanda

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  8. Hi there. I wanted you to know I loved this so much I included it (and linked to you) in an article on Parent Society called "6 Adorable Mother's Day Cards." It's here:
    http://www.parentsociety.com/fun-and-games/holidays/6-adorable-mothers-day-cards

    Thanks!
    Amanda

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  9. i love this idea...it looks so cute!
    i think i'll try to do some of these handprints with my elemetary painting course.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that you've come by.

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  10. Hi there! I stumbled upon your site while browsing the web for Mother's Day craft ideas. I loved this project and have included it in my 25 Kid Friendly Mother's Day Crafts post. I've pinned this to my pinterest boards and am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by and check out your post... Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with the world. Happy Mother's Day! http://www.artistic31mama.com/2013/05/25-kid-friendly-mothers-day-crafts.html

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