Concord & 9th Feature Friday | XOXO Turnabout™ & Love You To Pieces Bundle

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Hey everyone, welcome back! For this lovely Friday the 13th, I have my first Concord & 9th Feature Friday. In this feature, I will focus on two new products in the December 2019 Release Bundle: the XOXO Turnabout™ and Love You To Pieces Stamp and Die Bundle. This is the first time I have ever used any of the Concord & 9th products. My initial reaction with the Turnabout™ stamp was how easy it was to get beautifully patterned paper. One of my frustrations with patterned paper packs is the color coordination; papers are beautiful on their own, but sometimes to not coordinate with the inks I have or with other card bases. With the Concord & 9th turnabout, I can coordinate the ink to my paper beautifully and seamlessly. With the four iterations per rotation of the Turnabout™, I can get variation between projects. So speaking of the Turnabout™, let me show you all my first project with the XOXO Turnabout™!

After watching the video tutorial on the Concord & 9th YouTube Channel on using the Turnabouts™, I eagerly made this card stamping only three of the four layers. I stamped in a gold embossing powder (Brutus Monroe – Gilded Embossing Powder), white embossing powder (Simon Says Stamp – Ultra Fine White), and black pigment ink (Altenew – Obsidian). I was expecting to have to get the stamp perfectly positioned into my stamp positioning tool but the Turnabout™ stamp system is very forgiving! I used the sentiment from the Love You To Pieces bundle from Concord & 9th and coordinating die to make this quick and easy card that looks like it took ages to make.

For the second stamp and die set from this bundle, I used the Love You To Pieces as the main focus to this card. I first die cut black cardstock using the large LOVE sentiment die and stacked them three layers high for a chipboard-like die cut. Then I aligned the individual letter stamps to the LOVE sentiment die on my card front. Using the ink blending technique on the photopolymer stamp, I was able to create a rainbow gradient inspired by Andrew (Andy) Granick (@andygranick). I used part of the Love You To Pieces sentiment on the coordinating banner die and finished the card by using the XOXO Turnabout™ to fill in the rest of the empty white space. Mass producing this card is somewhat time consuming due to the many layers. I managed to do this by doing all of the same step once–i.e. die cut nine black cardstock layers or stamp all the finished card fronts using the XOXO Turnabout™.

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For my last card today, I used the Hugs All Around Die to create a simple bold statement on top of another panel of X and Os. I made a quick ombré panel using liquid watercolor (Ink On 3 – Marilyn Red Atelier Ink Refill) and shimmer liquid watercolor (Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment – Pearl) to give me a shimmery bold red gradient. On top of this panel, I used the XOXO Turnabout™ and white heat embossed two stamped turns. I stacked and die cut the Hugs All Around Die three times for a focal sentiment on top of vellum.

Thank you so much for reading this Feature Friday from Concord & 9th! I’m so glad they have sent me the December 2019 to showcase to you all–and now I am two months ahead for my Valentine’s Day Cards! I have links for all the Concord & 9th products I used for these projects below. I am deciding which product from the December 2019 to film, but if you all would like a video tutorial on any of the projects featured, I would love to hear your input as well!

December 2019 Release Bundle
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XOXO Turnabout™
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Love You To Pieces Bundle
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Love You To Pieces Stamp
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Love You To Pieces Die
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI-Original

Tsukineko Versamark

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