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Triple Time Stamping

Learn about Triple Time Stamping and you'll be hooked into making these cards more often!

It looks challenging but once you know the measurements it is easy to understand.

You'll just love the way it all fits together to create a delightful card.

Measurements are in UK card sizes.  See below for US measurements.

Step by Step

1. Cut an A4 piece of card in half.  Fold one half in half again with a bone folder to create your card base.  The example here will make a portrait side fold card.

2. Using white or vanilla card cut three pieces for your layers:

  • Layer One - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"
  • Layer Two - 4 5/8" x 2 7/8"
  • Layer Three - 3 5/8" x 1 7/8"

3. Cut two backing mats in a matching colouring to your card base:

  • Mat One - 4 7/8" x 3 1/8"
  • Mat Two - 3 7/8" x 2 1/8"

4. Layer your layers one on top of the other with the largest layer at the bottom.  To position the layers I use a quilting ruler as this is transparent and the inches are marked in 1/8".

5. Use a small amount of repositional tape adhesive to fix them in place.

6. Create a repeating pattern over the layered card.  Either stamp with different colours or colour a stamped image with your preferred colouring medium.

Large stamps create a more dramatic effect.

7.  My example was stamped with black memento ink and coloured with alcohol markers (Stampin Blends).

8. Once complete add a backing mat to layer two and layer three.

It is now ready to be mounted onto your card base.

Add a sentiment using foam pads and embellishments.

The finished card.....

Triple Time Stamping

This card was created using the same method but with different stamps and colours.

Triple Time stamping

US Card Measurements

A4 card in the US is a slightly size from the UK A4 card.  

So, if you are one of our visitors from the US please substitute the following measurements:

Card Base

8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (A piece of A4 card cut in half)

Card Layers 

  • Layer One 5 1/4" x 4" 
  • Layer Two 4 1/4" x 3"
  • Layer Three 3 1/4" x 2"

Mat layers

  • Mat One  4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Mat Two  3 1/2" x 2 1/4"

All other instructions remain the same.

More Triple Time Stamping

Now you have mastered the basics why not try some variations to create a new look.

Add a card making technique (or two) to transform your card.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Add foam pads to your second layer to make your card have more dimension.
  • Heat emboss some of or all of your stamped images and use the emboss resist technique to colour your card.

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