Stash from the past - new series! Concord and 9th

I have been stamping for a long time and I have a rather big stash of supplies. I did clear out quite a bit in our last move but I still have sets that have hardly been used and even older red rubber stamps that haven't seen fresh ink for the last decade!
So I decided to start a series of using my stash, (even though I may add in some newer things now and then).

These cards were made with several Turnabout sets from Concord and 9th for the backgrounds, and the large butterfly from the Butterfly Love Turnabout, which in fact is new to me, bought right here here in Berlin! If you come here you should visit this great store called StempelBar.

Concord and 9th is a firm favorite among stamp companies and there will be other posts featuring them! Their sets are so innovative and great fun to play with. The sets in this post are not that old but they have not been used very much in the past year so here goes!

For the first card, I stamped and die cut two butterflies in purple ink, glued them together in the center and added a little body die cut in black. This butterfly was then glued flat onto a background and sentiment stamped with the Flower Patch Turnabout. 
I almost always use Altenew crisp inks and did so here as well - four different teal and a purple shade. These inks come in so many yummy colors and stamp beutiifully.

To make the sentiment visible on a busy background I added white gel pen around the darkest areas - you don't have to use a sentiment strip!

This next card is much calmer, for the background I used the Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamped in a couple of warm grays - you do not have to use 4 different colors, one or two is fine!
I then stamped a butterfly in a couple of pinks, rock-n-rollin to get two shades of pink on the wings. Then mounted onto a gray card base from Altenew.

I like how the evening light casts a long shadow from the butterfly wings!

Sentiment from Butterfly Love Turnabout.
I think the pink gradation might be more visible in this image, also here you can see that I glued down the butterfly only in the mid section so I can fold up the wings. The card will still mail flat.

Now my last butterfly card is the brightest, using four vibrant ink pads for the background and a citrus yellow butterfly.
The sentiment comes from a Christmas set called Magnolia Wreath, can definitely be used at any time of the year!

I am entering these cards into the Fusion Butterfly Challenge.

I hope you like this first installment in this series, I shall be back soon with another stash from the past card!



  1. These a re wonderful. Glad you are using stamps that you have had for a while, I need to make a rule to do that as well. So many are going unloved. LOL. I really like those bold big butterflies. Thanks for sharing these over at The Fusion Card Challenge.

  2. Thanks for joining us at Fusion card challenge - lovely butterfly creations!


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