Inspiration: Since I used ice skates for winter, I decided to stay on the theme of shoes to cover the four seasons this year. What says spring more than rain and galoshes!
How I Made Them: So I often start by sketching out a concept card. Here is a photo of that concept card. Even came up with the inside saying before actually making my cards. Here is a photo of the inside of the card. I did cut out the boot shape from my concept card to act as a template for the boot. Then I work on cutting out the boots, trying to get as many on a sheet of paper as possible. After getting the boots cut out, I glued them together and added the stickers. I went to Education Avenue to get the sticker (teacher or educational supply stores are a great source for stickers). As you can see in the photo, I used a gel pen to add the lines for the sole of the boot and to separate the toe area. Then I glued the boots to the card, used a Martha Stewart Glitter Marker to write Happy Spring! on the front. On the inside, I wrote my little poem:
Laughter reigns while
puddle jumping and raindrop dodging.
Little snowdrops and green
bulb plant stems dot the ground.
Loving Mother Nature blankets
us in a rainbow of hope.
- I thought about putting mud on the boots. (Not real mud, just drawn/colored on mud).
- I also thought about using muddy boot prints instead.
- Bunny slippers might have also been fun as a spring-themed shoe.