May 08, 2015


DIY Watercolor Card for Mother's Day

This Mother's Day card is really two gifts in one! Write a sweet message on vellum and place it on top of a watercolor print that your mom can frame and keep. This card is really the perfect last minute DIY that will have your mom thinking you were prepared well in advance:)

What you need:

  • watercolors
  • paint brushes
  • glass of water
  • cardstock cut down to 4" x 6"
  • vellum cut down to 4" x 6"
  • A4 envelopes
  • gold and/or white paint pens
  • script template


Start by watercoloring one side of the paper cards. We used sorbet colors and multiple size paint brushes to achieve different looks on each card. Set them aside to dry.

Pick out the phrase you want to write or create your own and tape the vellum on top of the template.

Trace over all of the letters with your paint pen and allow it to dry for a few minutes before pulling the vellum off of the paper.

Use the back of the cards to write a sweet note. 

Place the vellum on top of the watercolor and slide them both into an envelope.