Friday, December 1, 2017

Concord & 9th #FeatureFriday - Dahlia Turnabout

Hello! I can't believe it's already my last guest design post for Concord & 9th! This month has FLOWN by! Today I'm using the Dahlia Turnabout. This is my absolute FAVORITE from the November release. I've always been a fan of the turnabout stamps and I love that this one is smaller! I made a bunch of projects again, so let's get started!

Let's start with one of my favorites, shall we? This card is such a happy accident! This is the first time that a turnabout stamp has come with a matching die and I love it! I was messing around with the die trying different techniques - what it looked like cutting once or all four times, etc. I was stacking up all of my scrap pieces in a pile and my husband walked by and commented how cool my new card was! Little did he know he was looking at my garbage pile! But lo and behold...he was right! So I stacked up all of my pieces and added a happy die cut from the Bits & Pieces stamp set!

I love how it looks like one of those layering dies that are all the rage right now!

For this card I stamped the dahlia image four times and white heat embossed the image. Then I watercolored over the top with Gansai Tambi colors. I added about 5 layers of color because I wanted the image to really pop. I heat embossed the greeting and added some Nuvo drops!

This was actually the first time I stamped this image and again it was just me messing around and practicing! I loved the color combo so much that I made it into a card! The sentiment is from Bits & Pieces stamp set and added some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I loved my other watercolored card so much that I did another version! I love the little pops of black!

Tis the season for stretching stamps to be Christmas stamps!! My original plan was to do a trio of dahlias, but I thought the card wouldn't be balanced if I did a third dahlia image. Instead, I pulled out the large merry and bright sentiment from the Ornamental stamps and added it where I had planned to stamp another dahlia!

This one is a little different - instead of stamping the image I used the coordinating die cut all four times and used the piece as a stencil! I added some of my favorite Distress Inks to create a gradient of color. I love how it turned out! I stamped the sentiment in a coordinating color and added some clear shimmer Nuvo drops.

I made a shaker card with the Bits & Pieces bundle last week and I loved how the red beads looked with gold glitter paper! I wanted to try it again - but with a twist! Instead of creating a shaker card I spread a puddle of glue onto a piece of cardstock and added enough beads to cover the glue. I LOVE the texture! It's like a peek-a-boo card with an insane amount of texture!

I just love love LOVE it!!

While I was glueing things down I thought I would make a non holiday version! And of course I had to include a rainbow - so why not a rainbow of sequins!!?!? I put down lines of glue and added colorful sequins to fit behind the turnabout die cut.

If you look close you can see that some of those red beads got stuck in my card! Ah! They are so tiny I didn't even realize! Oh well...they kind of look like they were added on purpose! :)

Thank you for joining me these past 4 weeks! I can't believe it's over! But believe that I will be using these products again!


  1. It was nice creating with you the past month, Lynnea! Another fabulous showcasing =) Wishing you the best in your crafty endeavors. <3

  2. Great blog... very inspirational in deed.

  3. Great blog... very inspirational in deed.