Triple Time Stamping Revisited

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a tutorial on Triple Time Stamping, that popular technique that showcases a single layer of images on layers and layers of cardstock. All the Triple Time Stamping cards I’ve seen (including the one I shared in my earlier post) are layered on a single color of card stock (usually Whisper White or Very Vanilla). Well, who wrote the rules? Who says we can’t play around with the layers? Why can’t we change up the shades of cardstock to add depth to the layers? Here’s a card I dreamed up, putting a twist on this Triple Time Stamping rules: - Triple Time Stamping Revisited.jpg

Tips, Tricks and Reminders:

  • Build your own Triple Time Stamping creation. Do you want to create a look like this? Click here to access my previous tutorial. If you haven’t tried this already, you’ll be happy when you do – please don’t deprive yourself of the joy.
  • Layering. I chose Early Espresso for my card base and the base layers between the stamped pieces. I stamped on Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla (darkest to lightest, working my way to the center of the card) with Early Espresso ink. While your eye digests all of the elements on the card, this layering effect brings your focus to the center of the card. I’ll be trying this layered effect in other shades and color families. A primary colors birthday card would be bright and festive, don’t you think?
  • Sentiment placement. Instead of centering the sentiment, I offset it in the bottom, right corner of the top two layers. That way, the entire layout doesn’t just build inward. It gives you a little something different to look at and still allows you to see a marjority of the shells stamped on the center piece.

Stamp sets: By the Seashore, Petite Pairs Papers: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede Inks: Early Espresso Accessories: 3/16″ Corner punch

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  1. Insert wolf whistle {here} Wow! Love those round corners everywhere & this progressive color pallet in neutral! I understand your Momma is an Artist, she’s likely to post directly behind me and agree that it looks like the sun is shining down on your pile of sea shells here as you’ve placed the lightest on the top. Beautiful! Your first post encouraged me to try Triple Time and your instructions were a breeze (ocean breeze that is!) Triple Time is addicting, you can’t make just one!

  2. This is just gorgeous!!!!! This idea of different shades, simply fabulous. I love the round corners, they complement the shells beautifully. Thanks again for a wonderful card idea!! Love it.

  3. This technique just keeps getting better and better-love this! Thanks for being the “brave soul” that ventures out of the norm and then shares with us:)

  4. Ditto what everyone above has said!! I’ll let you know when I pick my jaw up off the floor!!

  5. Y’all are just too good to me! I try to change-up my designs day-to-day so I can share a variety of looks and projects. I’m thinking of you. Something for everyone, no? Who wants to see a birthday card every day? Sometimes I want to show you something bright and cheery, and sometimes I want to show how neutrals can make a beautiful card. You may have already noticed, but the cards I am most jazzed about tend to be neutrals (I’m just learning this about myself). This card was just for me, though. When I was making it, it didn’t matter to me if y’all liked this one or not – because I loved it. But since you also like it, I’ll humbly accept your admiration. 🙂 Thank you so much for making my days so exciting!

  6. I love this one!!!! I made a triple layer card using only white cardstock with navy ink. Thanks for showing us how to step out of the norm and go beyond!!!! Please show us one in brights!!!!! Because you are such a bright person!!!

  7. You did this for me ..huh Brian? This is great..I have had fun using DP only …and yesterday ..I kid you not I was wondering how funky would the TRIP card look with different colored cardstock … oh and I want to see you do one with the Label Framelets …and offset layering and and and …..I `M SO EXCITED ! I like it..well there goes my day .. I gotta try this .. I`ll check in later to read what your fans are saying …

  8. What a surprise! When I first began reading this, I pictured in my mind you were changing the border colors with a variety of bright colors. Well you fooled me! This card is quite elegant! Thank you for sharing your dreams with us. Are your dreams always in color?

  9. just a quick comment…this card reminds me of the spot light tecnique..which is another fun one .. You inspired me…by the way am I spelling tecnique right ? I THINK NOT …I think there`s an h missing ….

  10. Thanks for the wonderful card! I love the look of the rounded corners.

  11. You never cease to amaze me with your talent, Brian! I so love your creations and this one is absolutely no exception…very elegant! I adore neutrals, myself!
    Have a wonderful play day with the brights…so looking forward to them!

  12. I’ve loved the triple time stamping and your take using 3 different CS colors is great.

  13. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. So superbly elegant. I love it even more in the neutrals. Definitely getting off the computer and trying this one.

  14. Stunningly beautiful card–encourages me to go further!! I’d tried doing different colors with the backgrounds but it’s no where near as beautiful as your card.

  15. Like everyone else, I love the gradient colors that you stamped on! Makes the card so unique; But now you will see them everywhere because everyone is going to CASE this card! It’s superb!

  16. I was right–you are a genius 🙂 Gotta go & try this–thanks yet again, Brian!

  17. absolutely stunning! thanks for the inspiration and for thinking outside the box!!

  18. I’m with everyone else on this!! LOVE it! So creative 🙂

  19. What a great idea….I love it when someone thinks outside the box!

  20. Well, this is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the twist on this technique, and can’t wait to play around with it!

  21. Love this card! A great twist on triple time stamping!!!

  22. Love it! Great Idea!

  23. I love this! It looks great with the three different color layers!

  24. Love where your mind goes…stepping out of the box and daring us to see and think differently…love it! Thank you!!!!!

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  26. Gorgeous design! Very well done! I found your card being pinned and shared on Pinterest. One of my favourites for sure!


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