Thursday, 20 September 2012

Triple Time Stamped Thank You Card

I've seen lots and lots of cards recently made using the triple time stamping technique and I thought it was time I had a go.  Wow, what a great technique and the end results are fab!  If you haven't come across triple time stamping before and would like to check it out, Dawn Olchefske has a wonderful video tutorial here.

I started off with a Night of Navy A6 card blank but I trimmed a smidgen off the card so it was 5 3/4" wide.  I then cut my mat layers and my white stamping panels, decreasing by 1" as seen in the measurements given below.

Mats were cut at:
4 3/4" x 3 1/8"
3 3/4" x 2 1/8"

Stamping panels were cut at:
5 1/2" x 3 7/8"
4 1/2" x 2 7/8"
3 1/2" x 1 7/8"

I used repositionable tape to hold my 3 white panels in place while I repeatedly stamped the Baroque Motifs swirl in Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the sentiment and the Night of Navy Vintage Vogue flowers.  I stamped smaller flowers on a separate piece of CS, inking in Crumb Cake ink and rock 'n rolling in Night of Navy ink.   After cutting the small flowers out I popped them up onto the larger flowers and added jewel centres.

I started gluing my panels and mats together, added some Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, glued  the layers to the largest white panel and then glued that to the card front.

I cut a white panel for inside the card and added some Crumb Cake swirls.

Using my Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate I made an envelope from Crumb Cake CS and decorated it with stamped swirls, cut out flowers and a punched label.

I gave this card to my friend Jan and invited her to spend a 'crafternoon' with me so she could make a triple time stamping card herself as I knew she'd love the technique.  Jan came round today and made her version using the Everything Eleanor set.  Jan used Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla for her colours - a fab combo!  She made a beautiful card - I should have snapped a photo before she went home! 

Stamps: SU! Baroque Motifs, Vintage Vogue & Thank You Kindly sets
CS: SU! Night of Navy, Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Night of Navy & Crumb Cake
Tools: SU! Simply Scored & Diagonal Plate, SU! Decorative Label punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Rhinestone Jewels & Dimensionals



Autumn Mist said...

This is lovely, I've just had a go at one of these myself, the video is very good, isn't it? Definitely a technique I'd do again, I was thinking of one with snowflakes on it.

Jacqueline said...

I want to make one of these! - Off to look at the video right now!
Your card is fabulous Ruth and the colours are amazing - I'm so glad I follow your blog - Jacqueline xx

Bumblebee said...

was directed here from deezines art blog and love this technique and the extra mile you go to by stamping inside the card and your envelope!

Patty Gorka said...

This turned out so beautifully! Love the cut out flowers and fab color combo!