Time to Make
90 minutes plus drying time for glue & paint
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- Cut an apricot piece of board card, 30cm x 15cm. Mark the centre and score. Fold in half.
- Draw a circle 8.5cm in diameter on the pink pearlised card, (Use a circular object such as a small lid if it helps). Cut with a craft knife.
- On tracing paper, draw the climbing foliage ensuring it is as long as the card and then transfer it onto green pearlised card.
- Also, on the tracing paper draw a small flower with several petals. See image of card.
- Take a piece of apricot board, big enough to fit 4 flowers and colourwash an ombre effect with watercolour paint in shades of yellow ochre, burnt sienna, peach orange & gamboge hue. Allow to dry.
- Transfer the flower onto the painted card giving you 4 flowers, ensuring you get the ombre effect throughout each flower. Cut the flowers using either a craft knife or precision scissors.
- Using the gold metallic acrylic paint, lightly brush onto the tips of the petals, just enough to give a shimmer. Allow to dry then stick a mini pearl in the centre.
- Take the pink circle, cut previously, and position just off centre towards the left side of the front of the card and stick down.
- Using super tacky glue, stick down the foliage on the left side of the card. The base of the stem should line up with the bottom of the card.
- Position painted & jewel flowers on the card front & arrange until you are happy with the layout. Stick down.
- To create the sentiment topper cut an apricot piece of card 8cm x 4.5cm & a pink pearlised piece 7cm x 3.5cm. Apply double sided self-adhesive to the back of both pieces then stick the pearlised card onto the apricot card leaving an even boarder all around.
- Using the MUM template cut out the letters from the green pearlised card.
- Write the “birthday wishes” sentiment using a felt pen. Allow to dry to avoid smudging. Stick the MUM lettering centrally underneath. Allow to dry.
- Turn over the topper & place self-adhesive dots to each corner. Stick centrally onto card.
Cutting with a craft knife gives clean, precise lines but if scissors work best for you, a small precision pair will work best for intricate cutting.