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Triple Time Stamping

I attend a monthly class from my upline Terri (her most awesomeness!!!). This class is only open to her downline, which is awesome if you are a downline, not so awesome if you are not yet a demonstrator (and why not???). We learn two techniques every month and then at the following months meeting we swap a full card using one of those techniques. I have two very large albums filled with examples of techniques. We also make a description card for each technique. Very cool idea, in case you forget how to do said techniqe.

In February I ended up missing the meeting (very sad for me), but I knew how to do one of the techniques so I swapped at Marchs meeting using February's technique. Get it? One of the techniques is triple time stamping. It has been around for a while but I honestly had never done it. Not sure why as it is easy and quick and visually very impressive.

See what I mean, looks impressive and is really easy. Follow me on the steps below for the how to:

Above is a basic picture of the how to.  I recommend the following measurements for the stamped layers:  (stamped layers: 1 3/4 x 3, 2 3/4 x 4, 3 3/4 x 5).  Use dotto or a tiny bit of snail to hold the layers together while you stamp. You can do this in one color and one large background stamp, but it is difficult to get complete coverage. Using at least 3 colors you really get the effect of matched layers. As you can see you end up with a gap around each layer because you cannot get the stamp right close to the edge. I recommend at least an 1/8 inch border mat behind each stamped layer or what amounds to 1/4 inch added to each side length of the mat. (mats: 2 x 3 1/4, 3 x 4 1/4, base card or 4 x 5 1/4). You can do this technique also with only two stamped layers. Reminder: rules of odds when using color. Make sure you do not stamp an image and have it only appear twice, rather 1, 3, 5, etc even if it is just the edge of the stamp.
Tip: I do not recommend going smaller for your smallest layer, except maybe a square, as it gets difficult when working with so many layers. It does come up to 6 layers, not counting the stamped embellished accent. The cutting seems like a lot if you are making a large quantity but since it is straight lines, no Big Shot use, it does go quick. I was able to make 11 cards completed in 1.5 hours, even with figuring out sizes and colors and such. 

Above it what the stamped layers look like apart.

 swap from Julie 
 swap from Tracey
 I received many wonderful swaps but only have room for a few on my blog. 



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