Turnabout Stamping

In my post this morning (4 More Cards from the Love From Lizi April Kit) I showed a card I had made where I had created my own turnabout stamp look. I thought that the technique might be one that other people would be interested in, so I have made a video showing three different versions of DIY turnabout stamping.

For each card I made myself a 6×6 square of white paper and drew a cross to divide it into quarters. I then arranged all the stamps I wanted to use into one quarter, then stamped it in each quarter to make sure there wouldn’t be any overlapping.

Once I was happy with the positioning I removed all the stamps then used the square as a template to rearrange them across the entire square. Doing so allows the stamp to be spread out rather than all in the one quarter.

Then it is simply a case of stamping and turning as with a regular turnabout stamp! After completing the stamping I like to store the template in the back of the stamp pocket so that I can use it again in future.

Card 1 – I Am

This card was one of the cards in my Love From Lizi bonus cards video and blog post. Full details on it can be found here.

Card 2 – By The Numbers

My second version of turnabout stamping uses numbers from the Love From Lizi Birthday Balloons stamp set. I used Simon Says Stamp’s Fresh Fruit ink cube set to stamp them out. I trimmed the panel down and edged it with the Your Next Stamp Stitched Line Die. I then cut two balloons from the panel using STAMPlorations’ Shaker Balloons #3.

I adhered the panel to a yellow card base, attached the balloon strings with my glue pen, then used foam tape to pop up the balloons. I coloured some white card with the red ink and die cut it with a birthday sentiment. I also die cut a black sentiment which I layered behind the red one slightly offset, then added the sentiment to the card.


HLS Anything Goes With Dies – Use Dies

Mod Squad – Use A Balloon

Seize The Birthday – Vibrant Colours

The Paper Shelter – Birthday

Card 3 – Flowered Thanks

The floral stamps on my final card are from Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Flowers. I stamped with Lavender FieldsCaribbean SkyLagoon and Ocean Waves inks from  Altenew. I applied Deep Iris ink to a woodgrain embossing folder, and created a strip of Dusk to act as a separation between the stamped panel and the embossed card base. I used Pink & Main Thanks dies with vellum and a piece of Lagoon coloured card to create my sentiment, completing my card.


Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Paru’s Card Making Challenges – Flowers

Stamping Sensations – One For The Girls


I had a lot of fun working out how to use small stamps to create the look of a turnabout stamp. I really enjoyed it and I expect I will use the technique in future. Hopefully it inspired you – if it did and if you give it a try, please do let me know how it went!


Lady Joyful

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16 thoughts on “Turnabout Stamping

  1. I will definitely have to try this technique! You make it seem easier than I suspect I will find it, but I’m willing to try. 😉 And for card #2, thank you for linking it up at Seize the Birthday!

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