inks: memento (tuxedo black), archival ink (rose madder), tim holtz distress ( tumbled glass & worn lipstick) & promarkers
cardstock: craftwork cards digi cardstock & 4x6 card blank
extras: scallop border punch from stampin up!, circle framelit die and big shot from sizzix, liquid pearls (white opal)
before things are too busy with Christmas, I decided to make this cute birthday card as I just couldn't resist using this stamp. I thought she would work well with the sketch as a basic design, creating a window into a watery world within the circle. I stamped the girl a second time and cut her out so she sat over the edge of the circle. by mounting her on foam pads this helped give the card some depth. the message was curved to follow the circle, by using a clear stamp and shaping it into an arc on the stamping block. I added liquid pearl bubbles for that extra pretty finish. I kept things simple, just using touches of colour on the edges to highlight those in the image. I don't know about you but I think she's so lovely she only needed a clean and simple card to show her off !!