One my favorite parts of stamping is finding fun uses for all the smaller images surrounding the large and glorious images on a stamp set. Sometimes I think these images are forgotten about. So today we’re going to get lots of littles inky!
Today’s tutorial is all based around the a new stamping trend in the market, a turnabout stamp. These are large format stamps that include a variety of stamps all attached to one another and are designed to be inked up and rotated to produce a fun back ground image.
I wanted to show you that you can create your very own version of a turnabout stamp by using a grid system and multiple smaller stamp images.
So come and join me at my crafty desk and learn about how to recreate this fun technique! Grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage and I’ll meet you there!
This is the first turnaround back ground I stamped in my video. I stamped all of my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored everything in using Copic Markers.
Stamps Used: Fully Stocked (bell), Bough Wow Wow (knit snowflake), Merry Littles (Peace, mug, tree), Wreaths Plain & Fancy (reindeer), Botanical Tree (poinsettia), Artful Display (plate)
I split my large 6x6 panel into two equal sides and created these 2 cards…
Added Sentiment Used: Holly Golightly (Love * Joy * Peace to You)
Here is the second panel I stamped on the video using a variety of fun colored inks. I chose to only color in the odd item on the panel and I also added some fun Stickles for some holiday shimmer and shine.
Stamps Used: Merry Littles (bow, candy canes), Wreaths Plain & Fancy (church, Joy, Warm Thoughts), Action Santa (hillside, snowflakes), Fully Stocked (mistletoe), Bough Wow Wow (heart)
I managed to create 3 cards using this 6x6 panel as I decided to die cut some of the elements or at least use smaller pieces of the back ground on my cards.
Off camera I created this fun sentiment stamp only back ground using my grid technique. I had a ball finding fun sentiments that fit like puzzle pieces together and using some bright festive holiday colored inks.
Stamps Used: Wreaths Plain & Fancy (Happy Holidays), Heaven & Nature Sing (Be Joyful), Botanical Tree (Peace, Merry Christmas), Action Santa (Sending a Flurry), Bottlebrush Holiday (Falalala, Warm Wishes), Cozy Cupfuls (Good Tidings), Holly Golightly (Love * Joy * Peace to You)
I created two fun holiday cards using this sentiment panel. I die cut some the edges into fun shapes.
Stamps Used for the Red Back Ground: Merry Littles (large poinsettia),
Botanical Tree (small poinsettias)
I decided to keep my final panel quite simple and only use one shade of blue ink and add just a slight bit of shading using a single shade of Copic Marker. So simple but so pretty!
Here are the two holiday cards I created with this last panel...
I thoroughly enjoyed creating all these fun turnaround stamped back grounds for you today! Don’t forget to try this with embossing powders too… you could get a very cool effect! Think shiny and shimmery for the holidays.
~ Allison Cope ~
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), My Favorite Things (vellum)
Patterned Paper: My Favorite Things (Painted Prints Smitten 6x6, Tiny Check Brights 6x6), Simple Stories (Very Merry 6x8), Doodlebug Designs (Frosty Friends 6x6), Crate Paper (Falala 6x6), Your Next Stamp (Winter Knits 6x6, Winter Plaid 6x6)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Catherine Pooler Designs (Rockin’ Red, Grass Green, Lime Rickey, Garden Party, It’s a Girl, Something Borrowed), Versamark, Copic Markers, Sakura (Pen-touch Gold, White Gel Pen)
Dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles STAX 2, Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges, Scalloped Ovals), Spellbinders (Curved Borders 2, A2 Scalloped Borders 1, A2 Curved Borders 1, PageMaps On the Edge), Pretty Pink Posh (Mini Tags)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear 6mm, 4mm)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! (Detail White)
Ribbon: Offray (Thin Green)
Other: Sulky Thread (Metallic Gold), Christmas Twine (Michaels), Stickles (Star Dust)