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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Turnabout Stamping Fun

Hello peeps,

Ack, it's Sunday evening. Another weekend done which means another work week starting. I'm starting a project tomorrow that takes me away from home. Hotel life for the next couple of weeks. Not my favorite. I will be back home on Friday evening, but away again the following week.

Since I will be away, I wanted to get cards made to submit to a couple of challenges. I rarely post for two challenge in the same blog post, but that's what I'm doing here.

First up is a card that I made for the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

The background is made using the Concord & 9th Butterfly Love Turnabout Stamp set. The banner element is dry embossed with the SU Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder and the wooden butterflies are SU Butterfly Elements. Once the background panel was completed, I cut it out with the largest Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and glued it to a Purple Posy card base.

The second card is for this week's Paper Players Challenge where Anne Marie has a Heat Embossing theme this week.

For this card, I used most of the same inks as on the first card. The stamp set is the Blooms Turnabout set by Concord & 9th. Once the background was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment using both Memento tuxedo black then VersaMark ink and clear EP. The hexagon and flower elements are from the C&9th Modern Frame stamp and die set and they are cut from SU coordinating card stocks. This one is embellished with SU Purple Posy faceted enamel dots.

My Shingles have gotten much, much better. Not quite as sore and the rash is starting to go away. I slept much better last night than I have in the past two weeks. Guess I'm on the mend!

Thanks for looking, and have a super nice week!

Stamps: Concord & 9th Turnabout sets Butterfly Love and Blooms
Paper: X-Press It Blending card stock, SU card stocks Purple Posy, Basic Black, Cool Caribbean, So Saffron
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaMark, Purple Posy, Cool Caribbean, So Saffron, Powder Pink
Other: Misti, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Die-namics dies, Concord & 9th dies, SU enamel dots, SU wooden butterfly elements, purple gems, mini glue dots, Dimensionals


  1. Colleen, both of your cards are gorgeous! I really like how the embossed sentiment pops on the floral background and your colors are wonderful together. Hope you get to feeling better soon. My husband had shingles not too long ago and it was so painful, I can't imagine the discomfort you have been in. Sending healing thoughts your way! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  2. This butterfly-all-over card looks so pretty. I love those soft colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. What a sweet card! Those butterflies are so pretty! I love all those butterflies on the background paper as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. I love all the butterflies!! The colorful background is a great accent for the wooden butterflies. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Both cards are wonderful Colleen! I love the pattern of the Blooms Turnabout and the colors you used, and the sentiment inside the hexagon looks terrific. So glad you join the Paper Players with this pretty card!

  6. I love both of your cards, Colleen! These soft colors are perfect for spring. I'm so happy to hear your shingles is improving. They can certainly make a person feel miserable. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!


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