C9: Together Forever

Hi friends! I have another challenge card to share with you today. I had so much fun with the last sketch challenge I entered that I decided to give it another go. I think my interpretation of the sketch is probably pretty loose, but I like how it turned out. Read on for how I made this card!

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I used the Dahlia Turnabout stamp and die from Concord & 9th. The dahlia serves as the circular element from the sketch (see the end of this post for the sketch). First, I stamped the sentiment (from the Petals & Pallets set) onto some watercolor paper using VersaMark and embossed it in gold. Then, I watched the very helpful instructional video on the C9 website, as this is the first time I’ve used one of the turnabout stamps. I made my template, marked my stamp, and stamped the dahlia twice, turning 90 degrees in between each stamp. Because I was planning to paint the petals, I used Distress Ink in Antique Linen. The ink is water-reactive, so it sort of just disappears under the watercolor paint.

For the “third turn”, I lined up the coordinating die with my image, said a little prayer, and ran it through my die-cut machine. I cut this watercolor panel down using a rectangle die (I failed to note the dimensions, but for reference, the card base is A2 – 4.25 x 5.5″) and positioned it off center over some coordinating embroidery floss.

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I am entering this card into CASology #287: Together and Freshly Made Sketches #324.

6 thoughts on “C9: Together Forever

  1. Denise Breimeir says:

    You’re so clever! I like how you used the dahlia as the circular element. I’ve been wanting to try a C&9 turnabout stamp. I’m impressed you used the die too as a rotation in your turnabout creation!


  2. Jacquie says:

    Love the offset stamping & die cut – it adds great interest, texture & dimension! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!


  3. swanlady21 says:

    Love the layers and colours with the gold embossed sentiment. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.


  4. Joyce says:

    Simply stunning. Love the gold embossed sentiment overlayed on your focal point flower. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.


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