Friday, February 22, 2019

Concord and 9th Stitched Turnabout

I love Concord and 9th's turnabout stamps.  I just think they are so cool and you get such a great look with minimal effort.  This Stitched Turnabout is one of their newer offerings and one of my favorites.

C9 has come out with some new aids to help with the positioning of these turnabouts.  Each turnabout now includes a guide, and you can also purchase a Turnabout Jig that you place your cardstock on as opposed to creating your own from cardboard.  

I used C9's new Turnabout Jig to create my panel.  Note that when you are placing your stamp on the stamp platform, be sure to have the jig out and in place and then line up alignment guide with the jig.  If you just line the guide up in the corner it will be off and you'll have to stamp your panel again (ask me why I know

I used Altenew inks for my card: Mountain Mist, Lagoon, Industrial Diamond, and Andromeda.  Because I did have to stamp my panel twice and because I apparently didn't do a fantastic job cleaning off the stamp, the Mountain Mist layer is a bit variegated as there was some Andromeda residue on it.  I actually love the look, but it might not be the greatest thing for your ink pads.

Once I was done stamping the background, I added the large heart from the set in the center of the card using Mountain Mist, and then stamped the sentiment, also from the set, with Andromeda.

To add a little more interest and texture, I used a Versamark pen and went over the Andromeda portions, embossing them with Ranger Frosted Crystal Antiquities embossing powder.  Similarly, I used the pen on the Mountain Mist portions and embossed those with Holographic embossing powder.

It's hard to see in the photo, but in real life it adds a bit of shine and texture, and I like the fact that there's a tactile element to the card too.  I've started using that Frosted Crystal embossing powder more after I noticed my youngest daughter totally engrossed in 'petting' a card I had created.  I do think it's fun that there's a 'feel' to a card.

I trimmed the panel down just a touch, so that the card base frames it.

Also, just a heads up that Ellen Hutson has a sale on this weekend for 25% off all Altenew products.  Altenew inks are my favorite and this is a great time to pick those up as well as anything else that might be on your list.  (I know mine is pretty long!)

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

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  1. Love how this card turned out...great colours.

  2. Miriam, this is stunning! What a gorgeous burst of color against the stark white. Such elegance!