Friendship Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hello crafty friends,

Today marks a very special celebration.  Last April 21st, the members of the freshman class of So Suzy Session – How to be on a Design Team came together to have a blog hop. Our topic was “Mother’s Day”.  This year on the anniversary, we are celebrating the friendships and support we have built through the year. 
 for a chance to win a $35 certificate to the vendor of your choice please visit every stop on the hop and comment by April 30th.





I have been making lots of square cards lately - it was time for a little change from the usual card shape and size I make :) plus it's fun to mix in a variety of shapes and sizes.


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Concord & 9th has several "flavors" of turnabout stamps, which are among my favorite stamp products.  They are made to be used with a stamp positioning tool - my tool of choice is the MISTI.  You create the stamped image by turning your paper one quarter turn in which you can stamp up to 4 times in different colors.  The key to making it work is to use a temporary adhesive to hold your cardstock to a 6" x 6" template and turn the entire template one quarter turn before stamping again.

Since it's not the easiest thing to describe in words, here's a video link (not mine) from C&9 showing the basics since I did not have enough time to make a video on this specific card.  I have the products used in this card listed at the very end of this post (Note:  affiliate links are used for some of the products - If you choose to purchase using one or more of them I may make a small commission, which has no impact on your price - if you have questions about these links, please see my disclosures page for more details)

Top layer:

  • Start with a 4.25" x 4.25" piece of white 80 lb cardstock 
  • I stamped a different color (progressively lightest to darkest color from the ink set) on 3 turns and used the optional die instead of stamping the 4th time. 
  • I used an ink blending tool to apply the darkest color from this Altenew Tea Party ink set onto a separate piece of white cardstock to go underneath the stamped panel.  
  • I popped up the white stamped panel to give some more dimension for the "peekaboo" effect.

Middle layer

  • Cut down a pice of copper metallic cardstock in my stash to 4.5" x 4.5", 

Card Base

  • 4.5" x 4.5" square top fold card base made from 110 lb white cardstock.

Sentiment (die cut & stamped)

  • die cut the word "friends" from a Winnie & Walter die set out of the copper cardstock and black cardstock, adhered the copper die over the black one, slightly offsetting to create a shadow.
  • cut off the "s" to go better with the rest of sentiment.  
  • stamped "missing you" sentiment from this Winnie & Walter stamp set with Versamark ink onto a small piece of black cardstock.  
  • added white detail embossing powder on top of the wet ink and heat set.
  • trimmed down the black cardstock and cut a v shaped tail on one end.

Before adhering the  die cut and sentiment I coiled up a bit of copper colored thread.  I put a small piece of double sided tape onto the stamped panel, then glued down both the die cut word

BLOG HOP LIST:
Mary Kay Werry (start here for the full lineup)
Teresa > you are here
Felicita
Marcia
Victoria


PRIZE INFORMATION:  Visit and comment on each blog by April 30, 2018 for a chance to win a $35 gift certificate to the vendor of your choice.  Winner will be announced approximately May 1st on Mary Kay's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!




8 comments

  1. Very pretty! The turnabouts take a little practice (for me anyway!) but are so worth the effort!

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    1. I agree they do take some practice - thanks for stopping by Avra!

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  2. This is such a neat stamp. I like the variety of colors. I need to give these turnabout stamps a try.

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  3. Hi Friend!
    Love the color combination for the stamp! and yes square cards are sometimes more fun (more space to work)! hope you do enjoy making more and sharing!

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  4. What a wonderful bright and fun card, Teresa! Love the reds with the copper! Square cards are not my favorites and cost more to send so I tend to go with A2 or similar. Love the color combo and may scraplift your lovely card myself though!! ;)

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  5. I love the results with the turnabout stamp! I will have to try it out.

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  6. Beautiful card! Love this set and I love the colors you used with the copper thread. So pretty!

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  7. What a fantastic card !! Those turnabout stamps are really awesome !!
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