After I posted Pam’s Triple Time Stamped Convention Swap last week (you can see it here), I was asked by one of my blog readers to provide a step-by-step tutorial of this technique. What a fun challenge! This is just for you, Sonny!
Before I begin my step-by-step tutorial, here’s a card I created with this wonderful stamping technique:
I love how the images seamlessly spill over into the other layers in this pretty awesome technique. For this card, I built layers a standard (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) card front. To recreate this card, here’s what you need to get started:
- Three pieces of white or vanilla cardstock cut into the following sizes:
- 4″ x 5-1/4″
- 4-1/4″ x 3″
- 2″ x 3-1/4″
- Card stock cut into the following sizes:
- standard card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″)
- 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
- 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
Below I have displayed all the pieces for your viewing delight:
Using a 2-way glue pen, spread a small strip of glue in the center of two of the white pieces of paper. Did you know that 2-way glue is a temporary adhesive when you allow the glue to dry? Allow the glue to dry.
I am still using the 2-Way Glue Pen I bought in 2005 (in case you were overy-curious, wondering why mine doesn’t look like yours). Once the glue is dried on the card stock, stack the white card stock pieces on top of each other, centering each piece on top of the other:
Stamp images all over the white card stock. Make sure you allow the images to cross over the layers you created in the last step. For my image, I stamped the birthday sentiment first and then stamped the flowers around it.
WARNING: You are not going to like the way the stamped images look around the edges of the white card stock. Don’t worry! You are going to layer in the colored card stock pieces in the next step, and that’s going to cover your “bobbles.”
Begin to assemble the pieces as shown below. NOTE: before you glue down the white sheet on the card stock base, make sure it’s lined up in the direction you want. If you don’t, the sentiment will be upside down (probably unappealing to the recipient of your card – unless she is competing in a headstand competition on her birthday).
Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch, Bring on the Cake Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White Inks: Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade Accessories: Designer Printed Brads (Island Indigo), 2-Way Glue Pen
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