meadow grasses birthday

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been asked for a selection of birthday cards by a friend who wants to have a stash of them ready, so this is the first of several quick & easy ones that will be coming over the next few days. I was inspired by a recent walk with a friend in a local area of open ground & woodland where there were lots of grasses and field flowers in bloom, so decided to go with Claritystamp’s ‘meadow grasses’ set.

I started by die cutting a hexagonal shape into a piece of Clarity’s resusable mask material, and then positioned that onto a 6×6 card blank. I blended ‘mermaid lagoon’ and ‘picked raspberry’ Distress Oxides into the space, then repositioned the mask and repeated that twice more to give me the three hexagons.

I then stamped a couple of the grasses/wild flowers from the set across the hexagons using black Archival ink, and added ‘happy birthday’ from Clarity’s ‘essential sentiments’ set.

I finished by stamping the little flying bird several times, which was part of Clarity’s April craft club stamp set. It’s such a useful stamp!

Nice and simple, just the way I like it! We’ve still got warm sunny weather here on the edge of London, and it looks like it’s going to last for a few days yet. These colours do make me think of summer days – I took them from Susie’s new challenge over at Color Throwdown and they’re right in my favourite palette. I’m also going to share this at another new-to-me challenge, AAA cards – their theme is a no layer card with an optional twist of hexagons.

10 thoughts on “meadow grasses birthday

  1. Beautifully inked hexagons. Awesome card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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