This is my entry for the Lili of the Valley challenge this week where they want to see cards using blue and silver. I used my new Leafy Swirl image by Clarity Stamps. I saw this stamp on Sarita's blog and just had to have it. I'm sure it's going to get lots of use.
I used a blue pearlescent base card and simply heat embossed the image with silver EP and then cut around the edge of the embossing. Next I cut a circular aperture on the front of the card using a small nestie. Then I cut a piece of blue mirri board to fit inside the card and cut an aperture in the same place. Before sticking the mirri board down, I held it in place and traced around the aperture with a pencil. Then I stamped BIRTHDAY WISHES by Personal Impressions in this space and embossed it, again with silver EP, and then stuck the mirri board down onto the inside if the card, with the sentiment showing through the aperture in the mirri board.
Lastly I added some ribbon (recycled from an old birthday card) which I tied in a knot, and a silver flower.
Need a bit more practise with this type of card as I didn't quite get the stamped sentiment centrally aligned in the aperture. However, I don't mind that it is not 100% perfect, it shows it is hand-made.
Enjoy your weekend and thank you for looking.