I am so excited to be a Monday Guest over at the Pink Paper Bakery! This is a group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators who work together on this fun blog! So much inspiration and talent! They asked me to share a card with them and I think I have just the right one.
I have been seeing the Triple Time technique everywhere and finally gave in to trying it after seeing a card by the amazing Ann Schach. She changed up the layout a bit from some others and I loved the effect!! I knew that the snowflakes from Snowflake Soiree would be fantastic for this technique and got right to work. Another super talented stamper, Dawn Olchefske, has a tutorial on the technique that I viewed before giving this a go. The key to the technique is the illusion that you have stamped multiple times and and magically lined them up perfectly. While I do love my Stamp-a-ma-jig, even I would not have the patience to line everything up for multiples of this card!! LOL! So I started with a base of Very Vanilla (3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″). I cut two rectangles of Very Vanilla to 1-7/8″ x 2-1/8″ and another one rectangle to 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″. As per the tutorial, attach them to the base using a repositionable glue since you will need to pull them back up and attach their “frames”.
Once you have these in place, stamp your images. You will need to apply a little extra pressure to the stamping to minimize the gap that will happen where the layers meet. Now I like to use 1/8″ borders (and did here) but a wider border is a bit more forgiving in the “magic” of this technique. You may need to play with it a bit to find what works best for you. After I stamped, I embossed the image using the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. I found that this helps in the reassembly part since you can use the embossing pattern as an additional guide.
You can see the gaps I was talking about in this picture. Now, you carefully (take your time) pull the layers apart and then attach the back border panels (frames) to the layers. I used Early Espresso for this with the panels as follows: 4″ x 5-1/4″, two panels 2″ x 2-1/4″, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. I’m guessing this makes the measurements above make a bit more sense. *smile* The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler.
I folded a small piece of the Early Espresso 3-1/2″ Tulle Ribbon in thirds and tied on a Brushed Bronze Button with some Linen Thread. The middle panel is raised up on Dimensionals. Finally, I added the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes (I inked only part of the stamp with a Stampin’ Write Marker) that was punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch and attached with Mini Glue Dots.
I hope you like this card as much as I do! I made this with my Holiday Catalog Class last weekend. We all agreed that the technique takes a little patience but is well worth it!
My thanks to the Pink Paper Bakery for letting me be a guest! I’ll be back tomorrow with the latest SUO Challenge. Have a great day!
Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler; Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Early Espresso 3-1/2″ Tulle Ribbon, Brushed Bronze Button, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots