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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Triple Time with a Twist

Triple time stamping sounds like you are stamping 3 x's but it is all about the paper layers.  You could do 2, 3 or 4 layers if you want.  Make it your own.  The most common is the 3 layers.  The twist comes into to play when the layers are glued down at an angle.  Not the normal "even on all sides" like I did HERE for a Hanukah card.

The measurements for the white stamping layers are as follows:

The measurements for the purple layers are as follows:
8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (card base, folded in 1/2)
3 2/8" matt layer
2 2/8" matt layer

  I laid all 3 white layers down on the table...placing them on top of each other to get a visual of what it would look like when the card was done.  Without moving the pieces...I carefully picked up each corner and place a removable glue dot.  That will keep all the pieces from moving once I start stamping.  

Now start stamping on the white cardstocks that are all layered.  Make sure you hit 2 or 3 of the layers when you stamp.  Do not worry about the missing sections when you stamp near the edge.  Those areas will be covered with the purple cardstock when you have it all together.

Once you are all done stamping, remove each piece and remove the glue dots.  Now mat each piece with the coordinating purple cardstock.

Now start gluing down the pieces on top of each other matching up the way you stamped putting a puzzle together.  The stamped images will line up...the sections that did not stamp (at the edges of the cardstock) will now be hidden by the purple mats.

Give this technique a try if you haven't yet!  It is fun and you can stamp anything you want on the top.  Stamp dogs if you are giving a card to a dog lover.  Stamp big words all over it.  Stamp balloons if it is a birthday card.  The many ways to change up this card is huge and fun.

Love to see what you do with the Triple Time with a Twist Technique!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Beachy Birthdays

When you live in makes sense to make beach birthday cards right?
 So I made a couple!  The one with the window already went to a co-worker and the other is hanging around waiting for a home.
The background of each card came from a Stampendous Stamp Set called "Seaside Chair".  I was so excited to buy this set and I know it will get a lot of uses out of it.  

The Flamingo bird is a die set from Top Dog Dies.  The die set also has a party hat, puddle of water and another wing that I did not use.  Very cute set.  I used a white pen to make the waves in the water in both cards.

The window is a Tim Holtz die and I actually have a piece of acetate behind like a window pane.  I made the background so that it would fit in the window.  The shells are just some buttons I had leftover from years ago.

Thank you for stopping by once again!