Oh Hello Turnabout

The Unexpected Layering Summer Masterclass over at StampNation taught by Concord & 9th is drawing to a close. It’s been a great class and I’ve really enjoyed playing with some of the amazing stamps and dies from Concord & 9th. If you’re a member of StampNation and haven’t checked out the class yet, why not?! It’s free with your membership. If you aren’t a member of StampNation yet, we would love to have you join us! Even though today is the last day of the Concord & 9th class, members have access to all StampNation classes and challenges (both past and present) for the duration of their membership.

Mel's Card Corner | Oh Hello Turnabout

For today’s card, I used one of the amazing stamp sets from Concord & 9th’s turnabout series. These are some of the most innovative stamps I’ve seen in a long time. I used the Oh, Hello Turnabout and stamped it using inks from Catherine Pooler Designs. This turnabout stamp is actually must larger and has other versions of hello on it, but I decided to just use the centermost part of the stamp to create this nice CAS card.

I started by stamping the first turn using Mint to Be ink. I rotated the piece 90 degrees then stamped it again using Aquatini ink. I rotated it 90 degrees again then stamped it using All That Jazz ink. (Unfortunately, All That Jazz hasn’t been released in Catherine’s store yet because it was part of a Stamp of Approval collection. It will be released in the store in a few months.) I rotated it 90 degrees one last time and stamped it again using Lime Rickey ink. Once everything was stamped, I trimmed away the rest of the sentiments leaving just the centermost portion.

Mel's Card Corner | Oh Hello Turnabout

To give my focal panel a bit more of pop, I matted it with an All That Jazz layer. Since Catherine doesn’t offer cardstock, I created my own piece of All That Jazz cardstock by doing a direct-to-paper inking technique. Be sure to use a craft sheet for this technique to protect your work surface from staining. Once the ink was dry, I matted the sentiment panel on it using tape runner.

I created a top-folding card base using some of Catherine’s Premium White Card Stock. I adhered the matted sentiment panel to the card using some foam tape and that completed my card for today. Since I didn’t add any bling or other embellishments, this card would also work great as a masculine card.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge:

Until next time …

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  1. Maggie B says:

    Hi Mel ~ The series from C&9 has been great and I am IN LOVE with the turnabout stamps. The toughest part is trying to decide which yummy colors to use first! Your card is great and the colors are one of my favorite combinations. Thanks for sharing; I’ll definitely be CASEing this card soon. Have a great weekend! ~HUGS~

  2. Pam says:

    Hi Mel, Awesome card! I love the CAS with the fun colors. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. You are a Top Pick for PCC253 (look under top picks tab to see the post).

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