Friday, August 3, 2012

Triple Time Stamping

Hello all,

I am here today to show you a technique that has taken the stamping world my storm! Everywhere you look, there it is! And it is soo simple, it's crazy! It is such a beautiful technique it really is a WOW factor with little extra time, actually no extra time as it's all done at once!! This card is CASE'd by fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Dawn Olchefske. She did a fabulous video to go along with this card. Check it out!  She used such a beautiful stamp set and colour scheme that I couldn't help myself but to do the same thing....but....if you scroll down you will see one that I did myself.  It is such as easy technique, and looks beautiful.  I think that it works beautifully with many different stamp sets and colour schemes!!  This articular card is for a colleague who is leaving her current position and going to another hospital in the city. 
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso.
Stamps: Petite Pairs, Creative Elements.
Tools: SNAIL, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals.
Embellishments: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Naturals Designer Buttons.

I used the small Designer Buttons, but if you look at all three of the buttons in the container, any of them would be a beautiful accent to the card!  Ther is a layer of stampin' dimensionals in between the second and third layer to give it an extra bit of pop also!  Now below is the card that I made using the same technique.  I wanted to show that this technique isn't only for stamp sets with frilly swirls and flourishes.  But it works for background stamps also!
Stamps: Day of Gratitude, En Francais.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Real Red.
Tools: SNAIL, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Simply Scored.
Embelishments: 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals buttons.

I just love this technique, it is such a stunning effect and so simple.  I can't go on and on about it enough!  ha ha ha...This card is for a girlfriend of mine who I met for luncha and she had the most adorable little outfit for Rylea with her!  I ran out of the other cards that I made in bulk right after Rylea was born.  I am also going to be submitting this card at Create with Connie and Mary - they have a colour challenge.  Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Real Red were the challenge colours.  I like the red in this card, it adds just that splash of colour and personality to this card!  The other Challenge that I am going to submit this to the SU Only Challenge Blog.  Although I haven't entered in this challenge before, I have been watching it and I really like it because the other entrants are so fabulous and it gives me a spot to get even more inspiration for classes and my own cards!  The SU Only Challenge this week is to use buttons or brads in your project. 
Anyways, thanks for checking me out again!  Hope to see you come by and check me out again!!


SU Only Challenge - Buttons or Brads
Create with Connie and Mary - Real Read, Sahara Sand, Basic Black


  1. This is certainly a striking card. I love the look of these images layered on top of one another and the red leaf just jumps of the card! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

  2. Beautiful! Love the technique with this set! Glad you joined us this week at SUO Challenges!

  3. Your leaf card is beautiful! I love the black and white with a pop of color! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.

  4. Beautiful cards!! I haven't tried this technique, yet, but I am ready to!! Love how you used the challenge colors with this technique! Thanks so much for playing along at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Very elegant. Great technique. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  6. What beautiful cards and just striking! Love the look of the technique too! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. Love both your cards...I just tried that technique for the first time yesterday! It is simple but packs a wow! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Cute how you snuck the solo leaf in with the design. I just tried this technique last week also and love it! Thanks for playing with the CCMC team this week!