I absolutely adore the Turnabouts! It does take a bit of time to line it all up and stamp in multiple colors although the Jig and the Alignment Aids are an amazing help. Don't get me wrong - it's so much easier than the old fashioned way!! But when I got this wreath all done - then stamped the word "hugs" (and only the word "hugs") - I realized it was just too high. I tried a bunch of ways to fill in the space (instead of just restamping everything which might have been easier). I even added a big bow (I can't remember the last time I tied a bow - I even had to find instructions to relearn how to use my Bow-Easy to tie it!) I finally realized that the stamp set with "hugs" also had a stamp that said "your way" - that clearly filled in the space. But then the next challenge was that the die (which comes from the Season of Cheer set) actually said "sending you" and "sending you hugs your way" didn't make sense. So a little fussy-work with only the edge of the die going in to cut off the "you" and, even though "sending" is a bit off-center, I decided I was done!
I'm not sure this card was worth my struggles - but I love the wreath and especially in those fresh colors. Thanks to both challenges for the inspiration and to Concord & 9th for the brilliant concept!
Stamps: Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout, Hugs
Dies: Concord & 9th Season of Cheer
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy with coordinating patterned paper (both retired)
Ink: Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy, Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, My Favorite Things Pineapple, Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold
Accessories: Hero Arts Ombre Sunshine Sequins, Stampin' Up retired ribbon