Hello and happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I was a “weekend widow” as my husband was working the Crawfish Festival in Spring, TX. I thought I’d make a ton of cards since he was gone but only ended up making two! Oh well. I did some genealogy stuff too (another passion of mine).
Ok, today’s card that I am going to share is called Triple Time Stamping (sometimes called Triple Treat stamping). I originally got the idea for this from France Martin (http://www.frenchiestamps.com/) but she had copied it from someone else who copied it from someone else, etc., so it’s hard to say who came up with the original idea but nonetheless, it makes an awesome card.
Supplies you’ll need:
Whisper White or Very Vanilla Card stock plus darker color for your card base and frames
Floral, leaves, flourish stamps (or anything that you want to use)
Whisper White or Very Vanilla
- 2 ” x 3 1/4″
- 3″ x 4 1/4″
- 4″ x 5 1/4″
Card Base and frames
- 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
- 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
- 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ folded in half for card base
Assembling the card:
- Take your three white layers and lay them on top of each other centering them. You can use a little bit of temporary glue, tape runner, etc. to hold them together.
- Starting with a flourish stamp in a lighter color (crumb cake, sahara sand, etc.) stamp flourishes in a random pattern on the white paper stamping across the layers. This may look not so pretty when you do this because there will be gaps in the stamped images but that is okay. Trust me!
- Next use a flower stamp in same color as your frames or a coordinating color or both and stamp the flowers to fill in. You can use several different sizes of flowers for this step. You can also stamp your sentiment (Thank You, Hello, Get Well, etc.) on the top layer.
- Separate the three layers of white card stock and mat on to the coordinating frames and card base being sure to match the stamped images. (See how the blank areas on the white are covered.)
- Before placing the top layer you can decorate it with ribbon, brads, etc.
- If your card base is dark, you can then place a piece of white card stock inside so you can stamp your message or write a note to the recipient of the card.
Another idea for making this card is instead of stamping your images, use an embossing folder and emboss the layers. On the card (below) I then added a flower (stamped and cut with framelets) and then a sentiment. (I got this idea from Brenda at Friends Craftin’ with Friends (http://www.friendscraftinwithfriends.blogspot.com/)
I hope you liked this card and will give it a try. It’s not as hard as it may sound and the possibilities are endless. I’d love to see what you have created using this technique.
Have a great day and Happy Stamping!