Hello there, welcome back!
This week I have a card I created for the As You See It Challenge blog.
This week at As You See It its theme week and our theme for the week is Swirls !
Swirls they wanted, so swirls I gave them - a lot of them!
I decided to use Blackberry Bliss, White and Silver for this card design.
I started off by using my We R Memory Keepers Trim & Score Board to trim down some
Blackberry Bliss cardstock to make my card base, making an A2 top folding card.
Next using a background die from Poppy Stamps I took the die Scrolling Background and die cut it out using more Blackberry Bliss cardstock, it’s a very busy background so I wanted to tone it down a bit by having that same colour blend from the card base while still been able to see the beautiful swirls.

To make a focal area and to help draw the eye away from all those swirls I added a stitched circle using the Lil’ Inker Designs Stitched Mat Circles, I die cut my stitched circle out of my favourite white cardstock, Trophee Board White Linen 240 GMS cardstock.
I then used a retired Artisan Label Stampin’ Up! punch to punch out a label in Blackberry Bliss cardstock, this label is what my sentiment will sit up on, to give my sentiment more depth I added some swirls made by lopping some Silver Metallic Thread to go behind the banner.
The banner for my sentiment was made using a die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 23,
I decided to add a thin strip of Silver Glimmer Paper to go behind the banner just to give it a tiny touch of sparkle and also to help it stand out from the background.
For the sentiment I used a stamp set from Lil’ Inker Designs called Sketched Floral, I took the “Happy Birthday” stamp and stamped my banner with Versamark ink, I then heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder.

As a finishing touch to the card and to add a bit more detail, I added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels to some of the swirls, I think this glammed the card up a bit more and also helped show off the swirls on the background.
I actually had a lot of fun with this card as it’s something I wouldn’t usually make,
I hope you liked what I did with this week’s theme at the As You See It Challenge blog.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,
Simon Says Stamp
EK Success - Powder Tool Applicator
Poppy Stamp Dies - Scrolling Background
We R Memory Keepers - Trim & Score Board
Ranger - Embossing Powder Super Fine Silver
Best Creation - Large Square 3D Foam Tape Dots
Stitched Mats - Circles
Sketched Floral - Clear Stamp Set
Die-Namics Blueprints 23
Trophee Board - White Linen 240 GSM Paper


  1. So beautiful, with it's open and graceful swirls and touches of silver and bling. I really wished I'd bought this embossing folder when I saw it and none more so than when I was making something for this challenge. It's perfect for it. Love the colour choices too. Thanks so much for joining us at As You See It this week.

  2. Thank you so much Jan for your lovely comment, its actually a die not an embossing folder but with the die cut the same color as the card base it sort of gives it that look of been embossed. =)