I am whispering this so she doesn't hear - but we have a very special gathering planned shortly that she doesn't know about!
I wanted to make a special card for mum.... here is the finished design:
To start the card I embossed grunge paste through a doily stencil. Once this was dry I lightly added distress ink to keep the design subtle.
Next, I added scraps of tissue paper and papers.
I distressed a cheap plastic frame using inks and Treasure gold then added a picture of Mum to it. This was the focus of the card. I then added loads of embellishments and bling until I was happy, trying to keep teh colours subtle. I even managed to add a number!
Once I finished the card I realised that it was too dimensional to put in an envelope. So I decided to make a box envelope for it....
Sorry for the rubbish photo!
The envelope is1 inch deep and made using A3 Crafters Companion card.
I embellished the envelope with flowers, feathers, pearls and beads.
I was really pleased with the envelope as I didn't follow any instruction and actually used my head to calculate the measurements! lol!
Hopefully mum loves this.... and loves her 'bigger surprise' even more (which is a secret I will share later!).
Thanks for looking......