Happy Birthday with Falling Flowers. Today is a very dear friend’s Birthday! She was brought up in Cornwall and remembers with great fondness the colours in the hedgerows. It is these that are now her favourite colours.
Now, there is nothing subtle about her or her personality, and I think once you see them and the way they combine, you will understand what I mean. She is a lovely person and you certainly know when she is around. Loud clothing and quite a loud personality. So, I had to make her a very special card.
To try to replicate the hedgrows, I grabbed the Falling Flowers, the ink pads that seemed closest to her favourite colours and the Happy Birthday Thinlit. I stamped some of the flowers and leaves to fill the background. To add some extra colour, I just used a Blender Pen to transfer some colour from the ink pads. I loved the large Melon Mambo flowers fading towards the edge, adding depth.
The original intention had been to add the Bermuda Bay Thinlit straight on top of the floral piece. This was going to be too ‘busy’, so I added a small mat and inked the edge in Bermuda Bay. The floral piece was adhered to a Bermuda Bay Mat (which I had cut the ‘Happy Birthday’ from). I added the die cut piece with Dimensionals and stuck the whole thing on a Melon Mambo Card Base.
You can’t see it in the photo, but the inside of the card also has ‘Happy Birthday’, but this time from Birthday Wishes for You. I stamped this in Gorgeous Grape to make it really ‘pop’. Possibly a step too far, and certainly one you can leave out, but I know my friend! It needs to be there.
So the colour scheme is:
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