Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Free Mother's Day Art Card

Download and print this free Mother's Day Art Card!
by @SchulmanArt, Miriam Schulman

Peacock Art by Miriam Schulman
(First I want to thank fantastic and saavy artist Melody Lamb for coming up with this great idea. You can find her free art card here.)

 I am offering this lovely Mother's Day greeting card for you to download, print and use free! Below are the instructions you'll need to get your free art card.

Step one:
Click on the image above to open the large version (this is to avoid a very slow page load here on my blog)

Step two:
Right click the image and save to your desktop.

Crop image
Step three:
Cut in half a standard size sheet of card stock rated to use in your printer, (Melody uses Epson Premium Presentation Paper). You will want to cut this so that you have two sheets of 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch pieces. I like Staples A7 Scored Cards and matching envelopes which are already cut to the perfect size.

User defined print size
Step four:
Depending on the program you use, ( Melody recommends Google's Picasa) be sure to orient the free art layout so that it fits your half sheet completely. You may want to do a test run on regular printer paper. I like to use my photo printing wizard. When you select "printing preferences" button choose "user defined" for the size. Then enter "700" by "1000" this will give you the 5x7" layout for the pre-cut paper. you may also choose to have the image cropped to fill print area.

Step five:

Print, fold and enjoy!!

More Peacock Art to give and get for Mother's Day!
mentioned in this blog post @MelodyLeaLamb, @staples, @epson_store
also featured: @BlueJacaranda, @KBShimmer, @NaturesLook, @CastAwayShop, @pocketofPosies

What do you think makes a great Mother's Day card?