Mother’s Day snuck up on me this year, so much so that I didn’t start printing Mother’s Day cards for the special mothers in my life until only one week ago. I am, however, quite pleased with how they turned out and I hope their recipients feel the same.
The first Mother’s Day card I printed (below) was made with 12 pt. Parsons lead type and a magnesium cut. I hand-inked the cut with yellow and green in order to print both colours at the same time.
On the card below, I printed the pink first with assorted wood type and then layered a definition of “mother” over top in black ink with a mix of 12 pt. Parsons and 12 pt. Bodoni lead type:
Although it’s now a little late for Mother’s Day, if you’re looking to show your mom you love her “just because” or want to get an early start on next year, these cards are available to purchase from my Etsy shop.
I also decided to make the special mothers in my life some origami flowers because they are everlasting, just like a mother’s love.
It’s unfortunate that mothers only have one day each year on which they are celebrated for their dedication, hard work, and love. On behalf of children everywhere, I say thank you. I wish all mothers, and especially my own, a very happy Mother’s Day.