Concord & 9th Turnabout stamps are great. A full background or focal point can be created with just four turns of the turnabout stamp. The tricky part of using a turnabout stamp is selecting the four colors of ink to create the look that you want.
I chose the Everyday Bouquet Turnaround stamp by Concord & 9th to create a Valentine’s Day card. I made the bouquet part of the focal point of the card. The colors I chose were in the red, pink, and gray shades. In fact, I chose a shade of gray ink and stamped it one turn and then double-stamped it on another turn so that it looks as those two different shades of gray were used.
You don’t have to use four different colors of ink, you could use the same colors for all four turns, or just use two or three inks. It all depends on the look you want.
I won’t go into how to use a turnabout stamp, you can go to the Concord & 9th turnabout page for information.
Supplies used to make this project:
- Stamps: Concord & 9th: Everyday Bouquet Turnaround; Simon Says Stamp: Simple Sentiments 2 (XO sentiment)
- Inks: Catherine Pooler Inks: Peppermint Scrub, Rose Petals, and Twilight; Versamark Ink (for embossing).
- Dies: Simon Says Stamp: Windows to My Heart wafer die (used one heart from this die set); Honey Bee Stamps: Sentiment Banners dies.
- Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110# for card front and card base; Papertrey Ink: Autumn Rose (die cut heart, and mat for card front). Note the card front was trimmed down from 4.25” by 5.5” to 4” by 5.5”.
- Other: Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Sterling.
Hope you like this project! Have a great day and XOXOXOXOXO!
This card was created from a gift stamp from Altenew. I received it for being a loyal customer. I just love it when stamp makers reward customers for being dedicated.
Thanks, Altenew for the gift and the great products you make!
By the way, this is not a paid advertisement for Altenew. The company’s products are amazing and extensive, but I receive no compensation from Altenew, other than a gift stamp for being a loyal customer.
Anyway, I decided to make a floral wreath with the gift stamp set (Billowing Blossoms) on a 4-inch square of white cardstock. The flowers were stamped in a plum-colored ink. The leaves from the same stamp set filled in the empty areas in the wreath. Note: The wonky stitching around the square was created using a die from an MFT die set.
The center of some of the flowers, sentiment and heart were stamped in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I then layered a 4.25-inch square of gold glitter cardstock followed by a 4.50-inch piece of plum-colored card stock behind that as matting for the card front. I liked the layers and the finish it gave to the front of the card. The entire front piece was mounted onto a 4.50-inch card base.
Supplies used in making this project:
- Stamps: Altenew: Billowing Blossoms (gift stamp set); Altenew: Floral Shadow stamp set (‘hello’ sentiment); Altenew: Charmed stamp set (heart image).
- Dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics: Wonky Stitched Square STAX.
- Inks: Altenew inks in Razzelberry (flowers) and Parrot (leaves); Versamark ink (for embossing).
- Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# (card front) and 110# (card base); Mirri Sparkle Glitter Cardstock in gold (for layering); Plum card stock (for layering) from my stash.
- Other: Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder in Gilded.
I hope you like this project!