Monday, 19 October 2020

Scenic cards using My Meadow stamp set from Stampin' Up!



Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I thought I would share one of my past classes using the versatile My Meadow stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I teach cardmaking in my studio fortnightly on Mondays and Thursdays and charge $25 per class, which includes all materials except for adhesives.

Here are the cards and instructions to make them:

Card 1 - Landscape with Bridge


Thick Whisper White card base: A5 (14.8cm x 21cm) scored and folded to 14.8cm x 10.5cm
Crumb Cake: 14.3cm x 10cm
Whisper White: 13.8cm x 9.5cm


  1. I used second generation stamping for the green landscape, water and the clouds so as not to be too dark. Start by stamping the stream blobby image in Balmy blue, just off centre of the Whisper White panel. Stamp a couple of times to create a ripple effect.
  2. Stamp one or two of the other bloggy shapes in Balmy Blue to create the widening of the stream towards the bottom of the panel.
  3. Create the green landscape by first making a horizon with the straighter of the blobby shapes, then fill in the landscape to the edge of the stream. Use Garden Green ink, stamped off each time. Overlap the shapes to fill in the gaps.
  4. Stamp the little rock shapes in Gray Granite along the edge of the stream where there are white gaps. Use first and second generation stamping.
  5. Stamp the bridge in Crumb Cake ink so that it is over the stream on the horizon.
  6. Stamp the trees in Soft Suede ink on both sides of the stream. Stamp the leaf clusters in Garden Green and Shaded Spruce ink on the trees.
  7. Stamp the birds in Basic Gray ink in the sky. Stamp the clouds in second generation in Balmy Blue ink.
  8. Sponge the edge of the panel in Crumb Cake ink using a dauber. Adhere to the Crumb Cake panel and to the card front.

Card 2 - Gazebo scene


Crumb Cake card base: 14.3cm x 21cm scored and folded to 14.3cm x 10.5cm
Balmy Blue: 5-1/4" x 3-3/4"
Watercolour Paper: 5" x 3-1/2"


  1. Stamp the gazebo in Gray Granite ink on the watercolour paper about one third up from the bottom. Stamp the tall tree in Soft Suede ink to the left of the gazebo. Stamp the group of shorter trees in Soft Suede ink to the right of the gazebo.
  2. Stamp the small straight blob image in Garden Green ink on either side of the gazebo to create a horizon. Stamp several times around the gazebo. Use a wet Water Painter to carefully smooth out the grassy area on either side of the gazebo, carefully avoiding the tree trunks. When dry, stamp the little cluster of grass a few times in the grassy area to give a bit more texture.
  3. Stamp the flowing water blobby image in Balmy Blue ink underneath the green grass several times. Use a wet Water Painter to smooth the lines a little.
  4. Stamp the little rocks in Gray Granite along the edge of the grass to represent a rocky shore. Stamp a few times with Crumb Cake ink for colour variation.
  5. Stamp the leaf clusters in Shaded Spruce ink in the trees Use first and second generation stamping. Dab a Water Painter brush on the leaves to make them look more "painted".
  6. Stamp the cloud image several times in Seaside Spray ink in the sky area. Swipe a clear block on the Seaside Spray stamp pad to pick up some ink. Wet the sky area on the art panel with your Water Painter. Then water down the ink on the block with the brush and lightly wash over the sky area. Let dry.
  7. Put the art panel in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and run it through a die cutting machine. This gives the look of canvas.
  8. Adhere the art panel to the Balmy Blue mat. Use foam tape to adhere the matted panel to the card front.

Card 3 - Wheelbarrow


Thick Whisper White card base: A5 (14.8cm x 21cm) scored and folded to 14.8cm x 10.5cm
Sahara Sand: 14.3cm x 10cm
Seaside Spray: 10cm x 7cm
Whisper White: 10cm x 7cm


  1. Die cut an oval from Whisper White cardstock and a slightly larger scalloped oval from Seaside Spray cardstock.
  2. Emboss the Sahara Sand panel with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder in a die cutting machine. Lightly swipe the Sahara sand ink pad over the embossed panel to apply ink to some of the raised areas.
  3. Stamp the grass in Garden Green ink on the white oval. Stamp the single tree trunk in Soft Suede to the left of the oval. Stamp the wheelbarrow frame in Soft Suede ink on the grass area. Stamp the wheelbarrow tub in Sahara Sand ink on the frame. Stamp the flowers in Daffodil Delight ink on top of the wheelbarrow. Stamp the corresponding leaves in Shaded Spruce ink.
  4. Stamp the leaf cluster a few times on the tree trunk in Garden Green ink and a few times in Shaded Spruce ink to give colour variation. Stamp the birds in Basic Gray ink and the clouds in Seaside Spray, second generation.
  5. Adhere the brick embossed panel to the card front. Adhere the stamped oval to the scalloped mat. Use foam Dimensionals to adhere to the card front.

Here are the supplies needed to make these cards. If you would like to place an order, just click on any of the images to go to my online shop. If you use the current host code I will send you a hand made card and a small gift as a thank you for your order.


Product List

Happy stamping,


Tuesday, 6 October 2020

12 Weeks of Christmas Craft Ideas starts tomorrow!


It starts tomorrow, Wednesday 7th October!

It's that time of year again where I send a weekly email containing a Christmas card, gift, bag, tag or wrap idea for 12 weeks.
I will send you photos, instructions and videos of the projects you can create to brighten someone's festive season.
The only way to get these exclusive ideas is to be on my email list. Join by 1 pm Wednesday 7th October Adelaide time to get the full set of 12 ideas!
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See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Join us for World Cardmaking Day!


Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog today.

This Saturday 3rd October is World Cardmaking Day and I'm celebrating it by joining with a group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators who will be sharing card ideas on our Facebook Page.


 Click on the banner to go to our Facebook Page on Saturday from 1pm Melbourne time.

We will have 5 video tutorials for you and you can watch them live on the day or later as a replay.

Photos of the finished projects will also be posted together with lists of supplies used.

I hope you will join us on Saturday, please like and share our page and event.

Here is a link to the event:

Happy stamping,