I grew up on a small farm in Iowa.  I have left the farm but the farm hasn’t left me.  I have a deep love and respect for nature.  That’s why I got excited when I saw the theme over at the Global Design Project Challenge!  The theme this week is Nature, and I’m all over it.

I decided to use the In the Meadow stamp set and create a panorama using a Z Fold for my card.  Here is my card:

And here’s the GDP Banner
I love the serene scene this card created.  I was actually serene while creating it too! 
My base is Mossy Meadow.  The panel is Shimmery White cardstock.  I started by watercolor washing the lower half of the panel in Pear Pizzazz and the top half in Soft Sky and let it dry.  I colored directly on the stamps for the rest of this project.  
On the first panel, I used Always Artichoke on the grasses.  I used Pear Pizzazz for the flower stems, and Calypso Coral and So Saffron for the flowers.
On the second panel, I repeated the same color for the grasses but stamped off for some of the clumps.  The tree trunks are Chocolate Chip.  I used the Thumping Technique with Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.
On the third panel,  I repeated the grass clumps.  The deer are stamped with Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke.  The Mountain is colored with Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant and a bit of Pear Pizzazz.
The sentiment is from the Wetlands stamp set and is stamped in Chocolate Chip.
Here are the dimensions for the panel:
The Mossy Meadow card base directions are almost the same.  Instead of removing the end at 10 inches, cut at 10 1/8 inches.  Instead of making your pencil mark at 5 1/2 inches, make it at 5 5/8 inches.  The rest does not change.
I hope you liked my card and tutorial today!  Please let me know what you think in the comments below.  If you like what you see, please subscribe to get my blog through your email.
Happy stamping!
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