In The Meadow Square Card

by Joanne James17. March 2016 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a colour combination for you:


These colours immediately made me think of nature so I decided to use my new 'In The Meadow' stamp set for my card today:


I stamped my images in Archival Black ink and used my aquapainter and inks to colour them in before cutting out with my Circles Framelits. My Soft Suede card base is square and I layered this with a mat of Mossy Meadow and a piece of striped paper from the English Garden designer series paper pack that has a lovely watercoloured feel. I added a strip of Mossy Meadow and before I added a few twists of linen thread and a bow, decided to add a strip of wide Watermelon Wonder ribbon on something of a whim. The only other place I used this one of the challenge colours was on the butterflies next to my sentiment, so thought I would try a bold injection of colour; I liked it, so I kept it! This stamp set is not the type I am normally drawn to, but having seen some beautiful scenes created with it I decided I had to have it and I love the creative possibilities it offers.

Here's today's visual summary of the key products used to create today's card for easy reference:


Do visit the other Design Team members to see what they did with this week's colours; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

I have another busy day in store today (no rest for the wicked and all that!)

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Big Shot
  • Precision Base Plate
  • In The Meadow Clear-Mount Stamp Set
  • Watermelon Wonder 1" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Circles Collection Framelits Dies
  • Magnetic Platform
  • Linen Thread
  • English Garden Designer Series Paper
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Soft Suede A4 Cardstock
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Mossy Meadow A4 Cardstock
  • Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock
  • Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad

Comments (4) -

Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
3/18/2016 1:58:19 AM #

I love this card so much! The rustic soft suede looks beautiful with the stamped image and the satin ribbon. Gorgeous!


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
3/19/2016 2:38:25 PM #

This card is awesome! I love how you've bright in the watermelon wonder in in the form of butterflies. The bit of linen thread layered over the satin ribbon is such a nice touch too! Amazing job Joanne!


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
3/21/2016 2:27:33 AM #

This is so wonderful!  I love the outdoor themed card.  Very serene.  


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
3/22/2016 2:18:05 AM #

What a lovely scene in these colors!  I especially love the touch of Watermelon on the butterflies and with the ribbon!  


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