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Sunburst Stamping with new Meadow stamps

Hello, today I am going to share how I made one of the stamped cards from the launch of the Hedgerow and Meadow collections. I so wanted to set these stamps off in a different way, and also, I set myself a personal challenge of using my little Versamagic chalk inks, which are Julie’s go-to inks (whereas mine are Tim Holtz distress inks). And the results were fun, with a few requests to show how I did it.

So here it is:

This was the original from the launch show

Firstly I cut myself a piece of Craftwork Cards Stamping card which is deliciously smooth 250gsm card, and my preferred card. This measures 13.5×13.5cm. I found the middle of the card and drew round one of my smaller circle dies to give me a guide for stamping and making my sunburst:

Today I decided to recreate it in a slightly different colour palette, yellow, peach, orange and green. I used my blending  eggs (from a large cheap fashion shop Primarily found in town centres). Starting with the one colour, I blended out, spreading wider as I came towards the edge of the card.

I added more colour in the same way until my square was full. Then I went round and deepened a few patches.

Top tip – don’t divide it into 12 – it looks too even! Try for 13 or more segments, then the design is much more relaxed.


After this I started stamping from the centre point with the Meadow stamps. 

Bear in mind that some stamps are longer than others, but remember that whatever happens in the middle will be covered up!

Once the design was complete, it looked like this:

I die-cut a circle of white card and blended a bit of colour into it, then stamped a sentiment.


Before I mounted the topper onto a CWC square card blank, I quickly smudged around the edges with two of the sponges, just to take the white away, like this:

Once mounted onto black card, and with a few dragonflies, and the obligatory Stickles glitter glue as a finishing touch, the card was complete!

I hope this tutorial was helpful, any questions you have about stamping, please ask them in the comments, or if there are any techniques you’d like us to share, we’ll always do that for you!

Go to the Craftwork Cards website to see their huge range of stamps, they are all so beautiful, and these Hedgerow and Meadow stamps are absolutely gorgeous, either on their own or with the papers.


Happy Stamping and Crafting,

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  1. Jane Compton

    4th April 2017 - 10:50 am

    Stunning…. just love it !!!
    Thank you for the step by step instructions X

    • Nicky Gilburt

      5th April 2017 - 10:21 pm

      You’re very welcome Jane x

  2. Heather

    4th April 2017 - 5:07 pm

    A stunning card and a neat trick with the stamps which I will be stealing! Haha! Gorgeous colour ways on both cards too xx

    • Nicky Gilburt

      5th April 2017 - 10:22 pm

      Ooh I look forward to seeing what you make Heather! x

  3. Sheila Bubb

    4th April 2017 - 6:41 pm

    Thank you Nicky great tutorial, I love the card. My stamps have been dispatched today, so excited to get them xx

    • Nicky Gilburt

      5th April 2017 - 10:23 pm

      Thanks Sheila, you’re very kind! Happy stamping, don’t forget all the stamped cards are on Pinterest too if you want to see what we all did x

  4. Heather steen

    6th April 2017 - 11:08 pm

    Love all your paper pads and can do saw the latest collection on create and craft wow wow wow fantastic will he ticking off my wish list one by one keep doing what you’re doing

  5. Heather steen

    6th April 2017 - 11:10 pm

    Should say candi not can do haha

  6. Lynn Cook

    9th April 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Lovely card, love the idea in a circle something different, please can you tell what the word stamps are that you have used, thanks x

    • Nicky Gilburt

      15th April 2017 - 11:25 pm

      Hi Lynn, thank you! The stamps I used in the circle were from the Fabulous Fashionista collection. Sorry for the delay in replying, I have only just seen this comment! x

  7. Lisa Smith

    15th April 2017 - 12:55 pm

    I don’t have this stamp set but I do have something similar that you have inspired me to try! Thanks for sharing the details on how to make the lovely cards x

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