Sunday, February 15, 2015

Triple Layer Stamping

I  spent my Valentine's Day afternoon with some lovely ladies playing with paper!  I had a Triple Layer Stamping card class, and the end results were just great! The measurements for the layers will be at the end of this (long) post.

I just love this card!  I used Real Red for the base and the layers, as well as for the heart.  The ribbon is also Real Red.  The stamp is one of my all time favorites -- Hardwood. It was stamped on Crumb Cake with Crumb Cake ink.  This card came together so easily.  This is just perfect for a masculine Valentine's Day card!

As you may have heard, here in Boston, we're getting clobbered with snow, more snow, and then more snow!  We've had over 90 inches of snow fall in just 3 weeks.  There's no place left to put it.  So, needing something cheery and with the feeling of spring, I designed this card!  The base and mats are Bermuda Bay.  The images are all stamped on Whisper White.  The large Swallowtail was stamped using sponge daubers inked with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie.  The ink was applied directly to the stamp using and then transferred to the paper.  The smaller butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri set, and they are stamped in Bermuda Bay.  This was so bright and cheery -- and just what we needed since the snow began to fall -- again -- as we were stamping away!

This card was a CASE from Pinterest.  The paper is Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White.  The ink is also  Wisteria Wonder.  I used the Blooming with Kindess stamp set for this one.  When I saw this on Pinterest, I knew instantly that I'd be using it for a class.  The stamp is just perfect for this technique!

This is a little variation of the prior one.  Instead of making the inside layer with the flower, I decided to put a sentiment there.  The sentiment is also from the Blooming with Kindess set.

This one is a slight variation from the first one.  It's only two layers, and the secondlayer is the heart!  Again, I just love how the Hardwood Stamp looks on this!  Great for a masculine card.

One of the ladies in the class suggested trying it in "reverse" -- stamping on dark peaper and matting with white.  I decided to try out her idea, and here's what I came out with:

The base and mats are Whisper White, and the stamping was done with white ink on Basic Black.  I used the Something Lacy background stamp.  The butterfly is from the Papillon Poutpouri set, and the sentiment is from the Love and Sympathy set.  Thanks Jody for a great idea!!

Measurements for the cards:
For the base and mats:
2 1/4 x 3 1/2
3 1/4 x 4 1/2
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (this layer is the folded base so depending on the way it opens, it will either start out  as 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2; or 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4)

For  the layers you stamp on:
2 x 3 1/4
3 x 4 1/4
4 x 5 1/4

The technique is really quite simple.  Using repositionable adhesive, layer the papers you will be stamping on, centering them.  Then stamp the stack of layers using the stamp of your choice.  After you've stamped, carefully take the layers apart and mount each layer onto it's corresponding mat.  Then assemble the card by layering them all onto the base layer, taking particular attention to making sure the image lines up with the image under it.

Give it a try -- a simple technique that has a real "WOW" affect!

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