Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Special Birthday For A Very Special Person - My Mum!

Today is a very special day - it is my mum's birthday!  It is a big one too.... 

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......


  1. I am guessing this is a scheduled post. Hope your mum loves her card- it is gorgeous.

    1. yes... scheduled post - obviously the gathering wasn't the surprise party that we had planned :(

  2. Great card ... shhussshhhhh Happy 60th birthday to your mum, I'm sure she'll love them, I really love that box, it's gorgeous and what a keepsake. Hope you all have a lovely day xxx

  3. a lovely make Miriam xx