Mixed-media paper crafter; stamper, freelance craft tutor, designer of PaperArtsy JOFY stamps

17 January 2018

Bring me sunshine!!

Its a lovely sunny day here in Essex today (cold, but sunny!)...

I bought the Concord & 9th 'Dahlia Turnabout Stamp Set' and matching 'Dahlia Turnabout die' before christmas and this is the first chance I've had a chance to play with it.

I watched the company's video on YouTube HERE to understand how to use both (watch the video - its worth it!).
When I first saw the design I wanted to create a stencil using it and luckily they showed how to do that in the video.  Having done this my tip is: mark on the die (with a Sharpie) which leaf bits you are using to line up when rotating- makes it much simpler to keep track of.

I cut a stencil out of plain white card (I'm going to do this again in acetate so I get more use out of it).

I applied Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil - Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey (pink & orange - always a fabulous colour combination!) creating flowers randomly across the white card...

The stamp set has the turnabout flower stamp and some nice big words...

I stamped one of the sentiments (lots of mix & match options on the set) onto the white space, mounted the dahlia panel on to a white card and sewed in place.  I finished off the card with a button and gems...

A lovely sunny card for a lovely sunny day!



  1. Such a sunny looking card, full of colour, so pretty and creative idea to use the die as a stencil x

    1. The idea is the company's, really pleased with how my use of it turned out! lots of options for the set. :o)

  2. I have this stamp and die as well. I shall get it out and give it a go. Thanks for your tips. Love the colours you used.
    I hope your weather warms soon. We’re just going into autumn so there are cool days ahead. More stamping time for me! All the best from Tasmania to Essex.


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