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.
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.
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 …