Thursday 30 January 2014

Revisiting triple layer cards, without the stamping

Flicking through quite heavily patterned papers here yesterday, and prompted by the little flurry of triple stamping in Blogland (notably Karen P and Elizabeth), I decided to revisit a twist on triple stamping. This way you use patterned papers instead of actually stamping the backgrounds - I wrote how to do it in a blog post here a while back.

This was my first go yesterday:
I used:

- 6.25" x 4.25" card blank, made using SU's 'Crisp Cantaloupe' card stock

- papers from a Kaisercraft pad, free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine called 'Sweet Pea'

- plain SU 'Pistachio Pudding' card stock

- a couple of toppers which also came free with the paper pad

- lots of cutting and sticking for the layers

BUT, as soon as it was finished, I looked long and hard, scratched my head and then slapped my forehead - really hard, several times! See what you think of the next one:
See any difference between the two - apart from needing sunshades for the second one, snort?

WHAT a Dumbo, I'd only written the measurements down wrongly on the how-to post which I mentioned in the link above! Basically, I didn't have enough of a difference in the size of the layers which meant that the patterned paper on the first card isn't as noticeable in the outer layers. However, the measurements have now been changed and the how-to passes muster if you fancy having a go - it's a great way to use up bold papers:)

For the second card I used:

- 6.25" x 4.25" white card blank

- papers from a Kate Knight 'Totally Tropical' paper pad - free with Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine quite a while ago

- plain SU 'Coastal Cabana' card stock

- the flower is from the SU'Secret Garden' set, stamped using Memento 'Elderberry' ink onto a snippet of 'Coastal Cabana' card stock and then die cut using the matching SU 'Secret Garden' framelits die - just gently rounded with flower shaping tool and popped onto the card with a sticky pad

-teeny Mei Flower white pearls added to the flower, just 'cos it looked too 'flat'

Having said that about wrong measurements, I still quite like the first card so it hasn't ended up in the bin - phew.

Edit: as suggested by Karen, I'm adding this into Technique Time Tuesday's current challenge :)



  1. Lovely design I've never seen done with printed papers--both cards are neat! I did put on my sunglasses for the second one--LOL!

  2. Now Miss Pixie you can enter this at our challenge here

    Thank you for sharing this as I had no idea that you could do it with papers - would be a great way to use paper stash - thank you for the shout out too.

    I actually prefer the second one because I love those colours xx

  3. well, I really liked #1 too, and had to look at it very hard to see what you meant about the layering. It's gorgeous, and so is #2 (which is quite festive!). I've never seen the technique done with DP & like it a lot. Tell Len he can come eat chili with us anytime, and so can you, if you fancy chili! (I'm watching too much DMartin. Picking up the vocabulary!). Truly, I love both these cards. TFS & Hugs

  4. ah fabby cards Miss and love both of them not sure what the head banging was about tho.. perhaps it is just it matches more ?? but maybe my brain needs the head banging too :D
    LOVE both of them and very clever usuing DP to be honest rarely like it the other way.. Shaz in oz.x

  5. I love this technique Di, and is a great paper saver too xx

  6. What a great way to use up patterned paper Di. Must try it as I have absolutely masses!

  7. Morning Di . . . GREAT idea for using up some of the patterned paper stack I own!

    In fact, I have the same set as you (1st card) as I rushed out to buy QCME after I saw Jules's beautiful shaped card which I intend to have a go at!

    Thanks for the inspiration to use up patterned paper.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. I have got some fairly vivid BP from magazines too. I must give this a try. I like the wider spacing, after all, you have done all the work, so we need to see it, but I prefer the first card colour-wise. But they are both fun. Kate x

  9. I love these cards Di !! gorgeous colours huggles hun Sue xx

  10. Lovely cards DI I will have to try this. Have loads of papers and don't seem to use them as much as I used to.
    Thanks for popping by my blog on Wednesday. I did make some cards from snippets a couple of weeks ago but never managed to get to the playground. Will try harder next time :-) Anne x

  11. Fabulous design Di and I love the way you can use up those bright and bold papers. Will definitely be giving this a go xx

  12. I'm definitely going to have to check out your tutorial on how to do this, being as I have enough patterned paper to start my own store. That second card is BRIGHT!

  13. Very fabulous cards--LOVE the way you lined the papers up! A wonderful twist on our technique! Thanks for joining us a TTT--I hope you join us again next month! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  14. Di, both cards are gorgeous and what a brilliant idea.

  15. I love them both, Di! Thanks for sharing that clever trick again!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Two great cards here. I like the technique but have never got round to trying it.It is certainly a good way to use up some heavily pattered paper. I have to say The first of your cards is my favourite but only because I like the softer colours.
    Jean x

  17. All beautiful, I prefer the colours on the first, but that's just my taste xx

  18. Well Miss Di - I would never have thunk of this technique - evah! Tis lovely and I like both cards and even though I looked looong and haaard I couldn't see what was wrong until you explained about the measurements. Another tech I am going to have to try though!!!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxx

  19. I love both cards Di, and I will certainly be doing this for myself. I love boldly patterned paper but they are usually difficult to use in a way that makes the best of them ... this technique is the perfect solution. I've completed my twist on triple stamping and submitted it to the playground ... I think we are starting a trend :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  20. Two fabulous cards, I so love this idea I really must give it a go.
    Great papers too.

    Kath x

  21. Ok so you got the measurements slightly wrong on the top card but it still has the triple effect look on it and I love those papers. I got the second set in me drawer of papers so must have bought the same magazine. running around like a maniac cos the recorder has gone up the swannny and wipped its complete memory clean of recorded programmes and now won't record any new ones. Having to watch everything in real time or make a note of where it is on the iplayer to watch back. The Doc has gone into overload mode. hugs Mrs A.

  22. Bright and pretty! I'll have to check that out. I have tons of paper I need to use!

  23. Both cards are pretty but the 2nd is my favorite-I love those bright colors. And what a great way to use up paper! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  24. Beautiful cards and a lovely twist on the technique! Thanks for joining us at TTT.

  25. Wow! These are great. What a wonderful wayt o ue up aper too. I have too much so will give this a try!
    I may even just fussy cut one element from the paper to use as my embellishment!
    Thanks for the great idea.
    Love the measurement of the second card...Do you pop the layers or glue them flat to the papers underneath?

  26. I do likes both versions! Great effect.

  27. I have had to pop back cos of my DT Duties Miss! You know that I love your take on this technique!

    Thank you so much for joining us at TTTC for our Triple Stamping challenge. We really appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to 'play' along with us and hope to see you again soon Karen P Technique Time Tuesday Crew

  28. What a cool twist on the triple-time stamping! I had not seen that before. Thanks for the tips and for sharing your cards at TTT with us. :)


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