Have you tried a Turnabout yet?

Hi stamping friends and welcome back.   Have you tried a Turnabout yet?  I had not and can I say – Oh my Gosh – they are SO MUCH FUN!  Watch the video below and then give them a try, you will love them.

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My turnabout stamp is called Polka Dot Turnabout.  I chose it because it makes the most awesome backgrounds (so I can do colored overlays – you know me and flowers haha).


I chose 4 colors for my background all from Gina K:  Turquoise, grass green, key lime and lipstick.

The idea behind the turnabout is you place your card stock onto the template, using  a Misti, you ink and stamp the first color, turn the template 1/4 turn, ink and stamp the second color, turn the template again, ink and stamp the 3rd and then the 4th, and you end up with this very cool background.

Ok, I know a video will explain it much better, so here is the one from Concord & 9th.

She starts by showing you how to line up the turnabouts, how to stamp and turn and then she shows you the different stamps and some card samples to go along with each (hence the long video but it’s worth watching).  Pay special attention to the Christmas ones, next on my list is the snowflakes and the wreath stamp because it’s good for all 4 seasons…..

Back to the card I’m sharing today:

Have you tried a turnabout yet

As I shared above, I started by “turnabouting” my background which I then attached to a coordinating mat, and stamped the little line stamp across the bottom.

Then I mounted it to my card base.

I stamped my floral image from the Banners & Blooms stamp set onto a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock with my Memento Black Ink (alcohol Ink ready), and used my copics to color the image.

Have you tried a turnabout yet

Next I fussy cut out the flowers because I didn’t order the dies  (kicking myself, haha) and attached them to the bottom portion of the card with Foam Tape.

Have you tried a turnabout yet

For the sentiment

For the sentiment, I stamped it in VersaMark Ink, and White Heat embossed it onto a scrap of black card stock. I fussy cut it out and mounted it to my card front also with foam tape.

Click the button above to download a FREE PDF File for today’s project – and check out my FREE PDF GALLERY for more great card ideas.

Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed the project.  I’ve listed the products I used below.  Clicking on the image will take you directly to the product.  Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase through my link, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you so very much for your support, it helps to keep my blog and YouTube channel running and I truly appreciate it.

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for the “Have you tried a Turnabout Yet” card:

Concord and 9th – Clear Stamp – Polka…
Concord and 9th – Clear Stamp -…
[ SCR | SSS | ELH ]
Memento – Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
VersaMark – Ink Pad
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock-…
[ GNK | SSS | ELH ]
CARD STOCK Assortment- Summer – Gina…
[ GNK | SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad-…
[ GNK | SSS ]
Turquoise Sea, Gina K Designs Ink Cube
[ ELH ]
Gina K Design Dye Ink Pad Bundle -…
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Grass…
[ GNK | SSS | ELH ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Key…
[ GNK | SSS | ELH ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad-…
[ GNK | SSS | ELH ]
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
[ SSS ]
Ranger ANTI STATIC POUCH ink62332
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS ]

35 thoughts on “Have you tried a Turnabout yet?”

  1. Sandy Mcallister

    Such a vibrant card I will be using my turnabout when y misti arrives Thanks for the inspiration

  2. Sandi, this is my first introduction to you & to Scrap’NStamp & I am so very happy to have found you both as I live on the West Coast of BC & to find a CDN company is a blessing. Of all of the Turnabout Stamps I’ve seen on the blog today, this Polka Dot one is my favourite as it doesn’t give the appearance of a lot of busyness to the background. Your fussy cutting is so precise & I sure admire that as I am “cutting challenged”. It’s true… lol I love the bold colours in your floral bouquet. Just a beautiful card all around. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hi Teri, thanks so much and thanks for finding us. You will Love dealing with Scrap’N stamp and Raya. She is awesome to work with and has a great selection of products too. I have to agree with you on the Polka Dot turnabout, I thought it would make great backgrounds for all occasions. I have another card coming on the 11th where I only did two of the turns, and laid out the card a bit of a different way, so watch for that coming too. I love to fussy cut, so no problem for cutting out images…try a pair of embroidery scissors with a curved tip, that’s what I use and find them great for cutting around corners.

  3. How lovely your floral arrangement and the dotted background is “the” perfect canvas! Love this!! Your colouring…WOW! Thank you for the inspiration and smiles!

    1. thanks so much Denise. This turnabout makes that background SO EASY to create, another card made with it coming on the 11th

  4. Making your own background with co-ordinating colors is brilliant. I waste a lot of time looking for that matching background and this would sure solve the problem. Thanks for sharing a great card!

  5. Thanks Sandi—what wonderful ideas for the turnabout stamp. T he colors are dynamite, and so are your tutorials–your pdf’s and your video instructions. LOVE your work—from forever! Congratulations on joining the ScrapNStamp team.

    1. aw thank you Priss. I’m having so much fun with this new gig I just can’t stand it, haha. I’m so glad you are enjoying the tutorials. I don’t get much feedback on them, so I never know if people like them or not, so glad you do.

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