On the cutting board today is my new Mother’s day card. Of course, it could also be used as a birthday card for Mom or an anytime card for Mom as well. A special thanks goes out to all the Mom’s that left me such great comments yesterday, I tried to capture your sentiments in the rock layers! Did you notice I asked you what you thought was the “bedrock” of motherhood? Haha! This “Mountain of Motherhood” is composed of: Strength, Patience, Humor, Kindness, Courage, Fortitude, Compassion, and Acceptance with Love in the center of it all.
I wanted to do something unique for a Mother’s Day card, something not typically seen at the store. The words “Moms Rock” kept ringing in my ears so I went with my gut. For the illustration that would capture this motif, I was inspired by a Strata wall exhibit I designed last year. It is not built yet, and I don’t own the design so I can’t legally share it with you but here is an antique Strata map I can share. I love these old engineering drawings, so I chose to use an old font on the card to capture the spirit of them.
It may seem strange to design a Mother’s Day card inspired by a science exhibit and old engineering maps, but why not. Mom’s are engineers and scientists too! And just look at how majestic rock strata is. How inspiring is that?!
I hope you enjoy the card. It looks even better in person! It will be available starting tomorrow on Etsy at Mrs. Pea’s Papers.