Thursday, May 7, 2015

Triple Layer Card (a.k.a. Triple Time Stamping)

Supplies Needed:
-          Masking tape, painters tape or washi tape (a light adhesive to hold your paper together while stamping – it should be easily removed so as not to tear your cardstock)
-          White, cream or light coloured cardstock for stamping on
-          Coloured cardstock for the card base and framing layers
-          Inks
-          Stamps
-          Adhesive of your choice for final card assembly
-          Other decorative elements as desired (eg: ribbon, string, sequins, die cuts etc.)

Triple Layer Cards or Triple Time Stamping Technique

Finished card size will be 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

You need to cut six pieces for each card - three in white or light coloured cardstock for stamping on, and three in coloured cardstock for card base and mats/frames/borders.

1.            Cut the cardstock that you will be stamping on to the following sizes:
(white or light coloured cardstock recommended)
                - 2” x 3 ¼”
                - 3” x 4 ¼”
                - 4” x 5 ¼”

2.            Cut the coloured cardstock for mats and the card base to the following sizes:
                - 2 ¼” x 3 ½”
                -  3 ¼” x 4 ½”
                - 5 ½” x 8 ½” 

3.            Put some non permanent, light adhesive on the back of the smallest white/light piece (2” x 3 ¼”).  Tape/adhere this to the centre of the middle sized piece (3” x 4 ¼”). Put same adhesive on the back of this layered middle sized piece and adhere it to the centre of the large sized piece (4” x 5 ¼”). This adhesive will help hold the layers together while you are stamping to ensure that the images don’t smudge or move.
4.            Stamp your desired images and/or phrases onto this stack of papers.  Be sure to stamp the images across the layers.

TIP: There will be gaps in the stamping due to the layers.  This will get covered up when the final card is assembled.

5.            Finish stamping.  Let dry.  Once the stamping is dry, separate the three layers. Be careful so as to ensure that you don’t rip any of the layers.

6.            Using your permanent adhesive, glue the smallest stamped piece (2” x 3 ¼”) to the smallest coloured cardstock piece (2 ¼” x 3 ½”).  Be sure that the stamped piece is centred on the coloured cardstock.

7.            Next adhere the mid-sized stamped piece (3” x 4 ¼”) to the mid-sized coloured cardstock (3 ¼” x 4 ½”). Follow this with adhering the largest stamped piece (4” x 5 ¼”) to the largest coloured cardstock piece (5 ½” x 8 ½”) .
TIP: I found it easier to fold the 5 ½” x 8 ½” cardstock base in half before adhering the layers to it.

8.            Now adhere the three layered pieces together in the proper order (small to the mid-sized, mid-sized to the large).  Be sure to line up the images as you are finalizing the layering.

Here are some samples of cards I made using this technique:

Stamps – C1607 Someone Special
Inks – Slate (Z2173), Cranberry (Z2116)
Cardstock – Cranberry (1272), White Daisy (1385)

Stamps – bird & sentiment, C1613 Paper Bird (Hostess Rewards)
-          Spiral circles, C1610 Dizzy Circles
Inks – Honey (Z2162), Indian Corn Blue (Z2130), Black (Z2105)
Cardstock – Honey (X5568), White Daisy (1385)

Stamps – C1613 Paper Bird (Hostess Rewards)
Inks – Slate (Z2173), Thistle (Z2640), Pixie (Z2644)
Cardstock – Thistle (X5769), White Daisy (1385)

Stamps – C1577 Mother’s Day
Inks – Black (Z2105), Cranberry (Z2116)
Cardstock – Cranberry (1272), White Daisy (1385)

Stamps – C1607 Someone Special
Inks – Slate (Z2173), Cranberry (Z2116)
Cardstock – Cranberry (1272), White Daisy (1385)

Stamps – C1578 Camper Crazy
Inks – Cranberry (Z2116), Slate (Z2173), Topiary (Z2155)
Cardstock – White Daisy (1385) and Cranberry (1272)
Stamps – C1556 Paisley Perfect
Inks – Gypsy (Z2190), Thistle (Z2640)
Cardstock – White Daisy (1385) and non CTMH purple cardstock


Taste of Summer - Team Brae-er Blog Hop

Welcome to the Brae'er's Blog Hop!

April showers bring May fruit?? Well not in this country! So instead we will be highlighting the May constant campaign Taste of Summer (I know some of you still will have snow but we will go with it!) 

If you have come from Sheri Ballantyne's Just Scrap It blog, you are in the right place!

The bright and cheery colours in the Taste of Summer paper package are great for all kinds of projects. Like all CTMH papers, they have prints on both sides!

CC1038 - Only $8.95 during the month of May. Each package contains two sheets of each design.

For this blog, I decided to focus on making scrapbook pages that do not require any stamping.  They can be enhanced with diecuts, other embellishments or if so desired, stamping. (CTMH even has a coordinating stamp that is available only during the month of May.)
CC1039 - D sized stamp set $19.75

The citrus slices are very versatile - depending on how you ink them they can be limes, lemons, oranges or grapefruits!

For inspiration I used the Reflections Scrapbook Program book (9037).  

Some quick, easy and effective layouts:

#4n: Main Frame – Wrap Around, page 65

#5c: Front & Center – Trio, page 70

#7i: Triple Play - Foundation, page 102


#7b: Triple Play - Tagline, Page 95

* not from Reflections book - sunburst pattern found on many intenet sites*

Sunburst pattern with photo

For more information on the Taste of Summer paper pack or stamp, or the Reflections book,
contact your CTMH consultant,
or check out my website at

Now check out the next blog in our hop: Lucy Imrie at Lucy's Creative Expressions.