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In the Meadow Happy Birthday || Angela Simpson

In the Meadow Happy Birthday || Angela Simpson

Hi friends, and Happy New Year! I hope your 2022 is off to a wonderful start so far. Over the holidays I was working on replenishing my stash of birthday cards, which is the type I find myself needing most often. The project I have for you today is one of those creations, and it features the In the Meadow Washi Tape from the December 2021 Pinkfresh release.

In the Meadow Happy Birthday Card

Upon starting, I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted this card to look like, but I knew there needed to be some washi flowers involved. I rolled out a few pieces of the In the Meadow washi tape on 100lb cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating die, then started playing with potential arrangements.

In the Meadow Happy Birthday Card

I decided that the flowers would be the main pops of color on the card, but needed to create a textured background to layer them on top of. For this, I reached for the Curvy Leaves die set, cutting several from white cardstock, and adhering them to a white background panel. I also used one of the plain solid rectangle dies from the Folk Edge Rectangles die set to cut a simple white frame, which I layered on top with foam tape.

Back to the focal point of the card, I used one of the frame dies from the Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle to create a bordered white circle, on top of which, I layered a gold 'happy birthday' made with the Perfect Sentiments hot foil plate. My cardstock choice for this foiling was Plum from Hero Arts, a color that tied in nicely with the deep pinks and purples on the washi.

In the Meadow Happy Birthday Card

After playing around with the arrangement of the sentiment and flowers for a while, I settled on their position and mounted them in the top right third of my card, then attached the whole thing to an A2 card base.

To finish, I added a few metallic gold pearls which coordinate really nicely with the gold foil sentiment. Pinkfresh's washi tape designs are all so pretty, and I love how they allow you to make cards quite quickly with beautiful florals that look like they took much longer to create. If you haven't explored these tapes yet, I highly recommend checking them out!

In the Meadow Happy Birthday Card

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending time with me today. Wishing you a happy, healthy and crafty 2022!

- Angela

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