While I was home with my parents, my mom asked me to make a few cards she could send out. Since I wasn’t near my craft room, we had to get a little creative. I didn’t feel like making my usual paper cut cards and had some inspiration to do a little water color. Since these were “sorry for your loss” cards, I wanted to use somber but loving colors and shade with a soft gray. Watercolor is pretty simple to use, so even without much experience I got the look I was going for.
While the cards were drying, I worked on the rest of the card. Mom wanted horses, and I am not one for drawing, so I asked dad to sketch one out. Instead of simply drawing a horse on the cards, he decided to make a template. We looked up images on Google, found one we both thought looked perfect for what we wanted, and printed it out.
Dad took the sheet downstairs to his woodshop and used an x-acto knife to cut out the bits we wanted to show, turning it into a template. Now that the cards were dry, it was time to use our template and bring the horses to life. I held the templates down with pencil tip while dad used black spray paint. They turned out so beautiful and wispy on the watercolors!
Now that the front was done, I found a saying that mom liked and wrote it inside. Simple cards like this can really mean a lot. They are made with love, but don’t take a lot of time or money. And it’s always nice to work on small projects with someone else every once in a while. I never would have thought to make a template, but my dad is a “work smarter not harder” kind of guy so now we have a horse template to use again!! As always, if you take any fun pictures or videos of any crafts, tag me on Instagram @SmileMakePeopleWonder and use the hashtag #DandelionSmiles. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the next exciting idea