Hi Friends! It’s Wendy Sue here today, sharing a kind of non-traditional Mother’s Day gift. My mom loves flowers just as much as anyone…but she loves words even more. All my life, I remember her displaying her favorite quotes around our home. Sometimes just jotted down on a paper and stuck to the fridge with a magnet. Sometimes they were stitched into fabric and sewn on a pillow. Other times they were framed and displayed prominently on an end table. So now, any time I hear her talk about one of her “new” favorites, I make a mental note. When I saw the nautical themed papers included in the “Everyday” collection, I knew it was perfect for her newest favorite quote – and just in time to create for Mother’s Day!
Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for this project! Start with the layered frames set and spray the unfinished edges with the gold mist. Allow the edges to dry completely.
Cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the front of the base.
Cut the “anchors” tear strip off one of the papers and attach it to the bottom portion of background.
Print parts of the quote directly onto vellum. The font I used here is called “Janda Stylish Script.” I chose vellum so I could add an additional patterned paper behind the quote (as you will see in a moment), but you could also print directly onto regular paper or cardstock.
I added these gorgeous thickers for the key words in the quote.
Next, I trimmed an additional patterned paper to go directly behind the quote in the frame.
I attached these two papers directly to the background.
Now trim the striped and foiled paper to cover the front of the smaller frame in the pack.
Layer it over the quote.
And now add some of the “dots” from the letter thicker to sheet to the corners to replicate “rivets” on the front of the frame.
That’s it! You could add additional embellishments if desired – perhaps wrap with rope or jute, or even create a paper sailboat to add to the corner!
So, instead of flowers, consider giving your mother the gift of words this year!
Everyday “Anchored” Patterned Paper
Everyday “World View” Patterned Paper
Everyday “Scripted Thoughts” Patterned Paper
Everyday “Dotted Chevron” Patterned Paper
Ella Gold Foiled Foam Thickers
DIY Home Layered Frames
Gold Color Shine Spray