Welcome back friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Today I’m sharing a card created using the Concord & 9th Paint Swash Turnabout Stamp.
I have a confession today. I’ve been in a rut. While summer breaks are fun and it’s great to have the kid around, it’s also been draining my creativity. I’ve been trying to keep my son entertained and also calming him from meltdowns that have been popping up more frequently lately but by the time he goes to bed, I’m done for. I needed a boost. I needed to feel like I accomplished something.
There are a few things I do when I feel like creating but also feeling stuck. I either grab the wreath builder stencil from Gina K Designs or a turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th. This particular one has been sitting in my “to-stamp” pile for a while and thought it was high time to dig it out.
Turnabout stamps are great because all you do is stamp and turn. Very similar to a wreath builder but instead of changing out the stamp images, the turnabout is one main stamp and all you need to do is change up the colors. Simple right?
This is the paint swash turnabout which I thought looked super cool and artistic. I stamped it in Ballet Slippers, Sea Glass, Honeysuckle and Oceanside Inks from Concord & 9th.
I also fell in love with the Big On You stamp set and this big blocky sentiments. I stamped the “Miss You” in Versafine Black Onyx ink and die cut it with the coordinating die.
I also have a small sentiment from this same stamp set that I stamped in white pigment ink, heat embossed in white embossing powder and trimmed out with the coordinating die.
I trimmed the stamped panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added 3 more layers of white cardstock behind it in the same size to add dimension. Then added to a white card base.
I also popped up both the large and small sentiment with foam squares.
I have to say, it felt really good to complete a card. Hopefully this has jump started me and gets me out of my rut.
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day! Happy crafting!
So beautiful, Mindy. A wonderful choice of colors.