Scrap'N Stamp, Turn About Blog Hop

If by chance you did not start at the beginning of the blog hop, do not worry.  I have added every one of the talented ladies’ links below.  Please be sure to leave some love on everyone’s blog to be entered into our giveaway. 
Nancy Frustaci—You are here
Deb—Next stop
Now on to my cards.  I created 16 in total, lol. 
My kids just turned 4 last weekend and had a party at Science World.  Well with all of that comes the thank you cards you need to send out to all that showed up and showered your kids with gifts.  I decided the Turn About set would be a good way to create a lot of cards in a good amount of time. 

For my cards, I am using the Stitched Turn About set from Concord and 9th stamp set.  I started by creating a jig; which by the way they now sell and I do intend to buy one to save on cardstock.  I cut down a 6x6 piece of heavyweight cardstock and drew an X on it,  this is what you need to help line up the transparency that now comes with the stamp set.   I lined that up and then placed the stamp on top of it (I used my Misti for this but you can use a Tim Holtz platform or any other stamping tool you have) and pressed the lid down to place the stamp.

I created several backgrounds with the stamp set.  First playing with the open portion of the stamp, using my distress oxide inks.  I inked numerous colours, all of which are linked below.  Then using only the inner portion of the stamp set, I also stamped a few panels using both portions to see what I liked better.  I personally like the center portion on its own.  For me, it was far to busy put together. 


I created about 8 large backgrounds.  Four using squeezed lemonade, lucky clover, abandon coral and peacock feather. They measure 5x5.  I also created 8 smaller cards 4 of which used the same colours mentioned and measured 4x4. 


Here you can see the other two sets of cards I stamped out using warm lipstick, shaded lilac, wilted violet and once again peacock feather.  

For these adorable 4x4 cards I kept it really simple, these are rare for me let me tell you.  Lol!  It’s also really rare for me to create a one layer card which these are also.  I stamped the inner portion of the stamp straight on to the tiny card bases.  I die cut 8 black scalloped frames out using My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop frame, and the Thanks sentiment from the Concord and 9th  Fancy Phrase die.  I used heavyweight cardstock as it would hold up better before die-cutting everything out.  I added stick-it adhesive sheets behind the cardstock. Oh, how I love this stuff.  Once everything adhered down I added some Tonic Aqua shimmer to the frame and sentiment, in the light it looks very cool.  The final touches on these cute cards were to add sequins. 

For the 5x5 card’s I did just a little bit extra.  I layered each of the backgrounds on some coordinating cardstock, for the purple and pink I used peacock feather cardstock from Lawn Fawn and for the more earthy toned backgrounds, I used a reddish cardstock from Bazzil. I cut down the coloured cardstock to measure just 5¼ x 5¼.  Using the cardstock I just trimmed down I die cut the scalloped reveres window.  I then used a stitched circle that measured the same as the window and placed it over the window to die cut out and create this little frame.  I glued the coloured cardstock flat to the base of the card which is just a little over 5¼ x 5¼ and then popped up the stamped panel with some foam tape. 

 To give it just a little more dimension I decided to die cut some white circles from Neenah solar white cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment, which was from the Many Thanks set from Mama Elephant, onto them using Versa Clair nocturn, which has become my favorite ink.  It's just so nice and crisp.  I did go back in with the same distress oxid inks and added in that little flourish on each of the cards.

These cards were nice and simple and great for creating in bulk.  I am going to do this with my other Turn About stamps as well. 

I hope you were inspired to try the Turn About stamps. 

Head over to Scrap’n Stamp to check out their selection.  Don’t forget there is the code CCD15  to save 15%. 

Have a wonderful Crafty weekend. 



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