Hey there friends! Last week I shared a card that featured the new Concord & 9th Flower Shaker Shapes stamp and die set, and today it’s time to take a look at a few more goodies in the July release. Do you like big focal sentiments? Are you new to turnabout stamps? If so, we’ve got both of those things in common and I think you’re going to like these projects!
Concord & 9th are known for their turnabout stamps, which are great for creating all sorts of fun backgrounds by turning your paper four times. Each Concord & 9th turnabout stamp now comes with an alignment aid, which is used with a turnabout jig (sold separately). Until this release, I’d never actually used a turnabout stamp, but there are some great videos and a tutorial here that shows step by step how this is done. I used these when creating with the new Flower Garden turnabout stamp, and am pleased to report it was super easy!
The four turns of the turnabout process allow for stamping in 4 different colors, but in the case of my first card, I kept things simple and went with just one color of ink, Peacock, on Oceanside cardstock. Once I’d completed the 4 turns, I took my stamped panel, as well as 2 additional pieces of cardstock in Ballet Slipper and Peacock, and ran them through my die cutting machine with the Modern Mosaic cover die.
With three sets of mosaic pieces cut out (one from each cardstock color), I began to piece them together like a puzzle and adhered them to a trimmed piece of white printer paper. I backed that background panel with foam tape, mounted it to my A2 card base, and finished with a glittery ‘celebrate’ die cut from the All For You die set. If you’re interested in doing some bulk card making, this design works nicely because you can use the remaining die cut mosaic pieces to make 2 more cards!
Moving on to the second project, I knew that the large dies in the All For You die set would be the main focus. Background-wise, I wanted to create something that had some dimension and visual interest, but wouldn’t make the card look too busy. I reached for the Modern Mosaic cover die again, this time pairing it with white cardstock that I trimmed down to fit my A2 card panel. Once I’d arranged all the pieces on my card with a little gap between them, I backed each piece with foam tape and adhered them in place.
For the sentiment, I cut the letters for ‘you’ from Concord & 9th cardstock in Honeysuckle, Grapefruit and Sorbet, and ‘thank’ once from Oceanside cardstock, then again from glitter cardstock. I stacked these on top of each other so that the Oceanside layer became the shadow, then centered all of these elements on top of the mosaic background.
I’d love to hear, what items in this release have got you feeling most excited? For me, I’m definitely loving the Modern Mosaic die – so much in fact, that you can expect to see more of it here next week! Until then, thank you so much as always for stopping by!