Love Lines Options

Love Lines Options



Hello, good morning! Grab a coffee (or tea if you prefer), sit down and join me. I’ve got six cards to share with you this morning. The main stamp used is Concord & 9th’s new turnabout stamp – Love Lines. This turnabout has two parts; you can make a complete background, a surround pattern, and a central focal pattern. I’ll start with two cards using a complete background, here’s the first:



I stamped this background in shades of grey and black and made a sympathy card. The central panel is 5¼” square, layered onto a black mat 5½” square and adhered to the front of a square 5¾” white note card. To complete the front I added a die cut message – the die cuts both the words and shadow – I did the words in black card and the shadow in vellum.



Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card and on the white panel I stamped sympathy message. I also added a small flower from the turnabout image – I selectively picked out one of the flowers and stamped it in grey ink.



This card also uses a complete background, stamped in blue, teal, green, and yellow. To add interest, I used the double stripe card front die to cut stitched lines into the background. I trimmed the panel to 5¼” x 4” and adhered it to a green A2 (US size) note card. I added a die cut message – the shadow cut in black card and the words in green to match the note card.



I kept the white panel inside clean and simple. I added a simple greeting along with a stylised branch.



Next is a masculine Valentine’s Card – for my husband. I removed the outside part of the turnabout and stamped the central portion in blue, teals, and grey. I used a stitched edge die to cut the panel to size, layered it onto black card and adhered it to the front of a grey A2 note card. I finished by adding a simple Valentine’s greeting in blue ink.



For the inside, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white panel I stamped a dotty heart and added a couple of fun sentiments.



Next is a more feminine version of the central pattern – stamped in pinks and lilacs. I used a wide scallop edge die to cut out the panel and added to the front of a lilac A2 note card. I used a die to cut the greeting – I cut it twice, once in lilac card and once in black card, I layered the pieces together for some dimension.



On the white card inside, I simply stamped a greeting and added some flowers. This card is for my mum – just because!!



Next up is a card that I made for my daughter, Kat. I used only the outside portion of the turnabout stamp for this card – stamped in pink, red, yellow and orange – rich and warm. I stamped a big, bold greeting in the central space, trimmed the panel and layered it onto a black mat. I added the whole piece to a bright pink A2 note card.



On the white panel inside, I added a simple greeting and flowers – I left lots of space for my message.



My final card is a Christmas Card! I stamped frame in greens and red and it just shouted Christmas. I added a simple, black message in the central space and adhered the piece to a red mat layer and then to a square white note card.



Inside, I cut a mat layer of red card and on the white panel added a bold Christmas message along with stars.


I love this turnabout image – it’s part of the Valentine release, but it works for so much more. That’s all from me today – thanks for staying to the end. See you next week.

Deborah, x