Friday, August 17, 2012

Triple layer stamping

While I was back in SD for a quick visit, I squeaked in some time to do some stamping with friends. What a blessing they are! We had so much fun for the few hours that we could get together. I shared some ideas from convention, and Penny (my downline) shared some of her ideas with us too. It was fun to not be the teacher for a bit, and just sit back and be the student! Penny does a great job with the girls I had to leave behind! What an awesome demonstrator!
Here's the card that Penny shared with us....
Can you see which punch was used for the pine cone pieces? That's it! The Blossom Petals Builder Punch! How cool is that?! I love the Apothecary Accents Framelit for the center cutout too.

Here you can see the details a little better. We shaded the cone with a little white craft ink and curled them with the bone folder before gluing them together with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The needles were just a scrap of paper thin cut and glued to the middle. Isn't it awesome? What a neat cone to add to a scrapbook page too.

Here's another one that we did together using the Everything Eleanor of my favorites from the new catalog! The flower was stamped three times and layered together with dimensionals. The white piece was embossed first with the Delicate Designs Folder, then cut with the Large Scallop Edgelits, then embossed one more time just above the border with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder. The blue center was Rock and Rolled, the saying from Word Play stamped in Early Espresso, then cut and added to the card front with dimensionals. What a beautiful card!

And a little cut out for the inside too!

Then one more that we did, that has been all over the Internet with samples and I'd been wanting to try, was the Triple Layer stamping technique first introduced by demonstrator, Dawn Olchefske. This is such an easy and wow technique, that if you haven't tried it yet, do give it a try. This would be an easy technique to use for a whole stack of cards and could be done in so many different colors or stamp sets. We used the Everything Eleanor set again, and made ours with Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White paper, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink and ribbon.
Isn't it just beautiful? I love that Cherry Cobbler!!

To stamp the images, layer all of the white pieces together with just a little removable adhesive in the middle to hold them in place, or just a little Snail Adhesive rubbed over with your finger to take some of the sticky out of it, works great too. The just randomly stamp the image over all the layers at the same time. Don't worry about the little overlay marks that you get where the ink doesn't stamp, because that will be covered with the layers of solid card stock that you layer between the white.

I laid the Cherry Cobbler over the top so you could get the idea. Then just layer them all together and put them together with some dimensionals, add ribbon and a saying if you want...

or add the saying to the inside of the card.
Love this technique! Thanks Dawn for sharing it! I used this card too for our last card club class. If you want to join a group, let me know and we can work you into a time that's best for you. We have several options to pick from.
Off to work in my new classroom! Happy Stampin'!

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