Here's the card I made for my Mum's birthday.
Don't you just love easel cards - they're so easy to make and I think they always look a bit special.
I layered a couple of stamps to get this little scene and then used a craft knife to cut out a black frame. I wasn't sure that my mum would like the bold, black and white when I had finished, so I added lots of glitter, blooms and girly stuff to try and soften it.
The image took me an age to colour with my Copics and I'm still not happy with it (the tree is awful!), but it's the best I could do!
I hate making envelopes for these bulkier cards - I get in a real mess measuring all those triangles and angles - BUT, no more! I found this fab little tut by Maddy Hill, to make the easiest of boxes.
Stamp Something - Anything Goes and 3 Year Celebration Blog Hop
Moving Along With The Times - 2 B's (2, or more different B's on your project). My B's are Blooms / Bling / Box / Bunny
Bling It On - Photo Inspiration
Cupcake - In The Garden
Stamps - Country Companions, For Someone Special.
DP - Prima, Sweet Fairy. MUM - Making Memories Velvet Aphabet Stickers
Corner - Sizzix Architectural Accent Die Blooms/Ribbon/Pearls from stash.
Leaves - XCut Botanical Punch Birthday Sentiment/ Card candy - Craftwork Cards
Pearl Slider from Crafty Emma's Store
Swirl on Box - Sizzix Swirls #2 Die
Sentiment on Box - Papermania Mix & Match Scrolls & Sentiments Stamps