What Is Triple Stamping? How To Create A Card With A Difference
A simple yet effective way to bring your papercraft projects to life, triple stamping is a handy technique to have up your sleeve when it comes to creating show-stopping cards and stationery! You can stamp onto squares, circles, or any shape you want, to create an eye-catching finish that will take your make from flat to fabulous! If you’re searching for ways to give a truly special finish to wedding stationery, birth announcements and other important makes, then triple stamping is a great way to go!
Time to Make: Under 1 hour
Skill Level: Intermediate
You Will Need:
For this project we are embossing, with Ranger embossing powder, but you could also use multiple coloured inks.
- White 8 x 8 Card Blanks x2
- Black Cardstock
- White Cardstock
- Stamps of your choice
- Ranger Embossing Powder
- Embossing Ink Pad
- Stamping Platform
- Heat Tool
- Removable Tape
- Double-Sided Tape
- Foam Pads/Strip
- Cutting Mat
- Sentiments of your choice
- Scoring Board
- Scoring Tool
Triple Stamping Project:
For this card, we are using an 8 x 8 square card base; you will need two to create your easel card. Begin by scoring the front of one of your card bases at 4 inches, then cut the other card base in half.
Place double-sided tape across the front of your scored card base, only up to the 4 inch mark as per the photo.
Cut three mats (layers of card) from white card, and two mats from black card, as follows:
3 White Mats:
- 7.5 inches x 7.5 inches
- 5.75 x 5.75 inches
- 3.75 x3.75 inches
2 Black Mats:
- 6×6 inches
- 4×4 inches
Stick your three white mats together, making sure they are central, and use removable tape/glue… not permanent! Use the grid lines on your cutting mat to help you line things up, or a T-square ruler.
Now take your stamps, embossing ink pad, and stamping platform and position your stamps on top of your mats, so they overlap the layers. Be sure to use plenty of embossing ink on your stamps, as you are stamping over layers of card. Next, sprinkle over your embossing powder liberally, and shake off the excess. Now you can use your heat tool to set this.
Remove the tape from your stamped mats and adhere them, using double sided foam tape, to the black mats, making sure they are central. Peel off the double-sided tape from the front of your easel base and secure your 8 x 8 panel, as per photo.
Using double-sided tape, stick all your layers to the front of your card base; make sure to line up the embossed images, for a seamless look.
Top Tip: If you stand over your card and look down on it, it is easier to line things up!
To form your easel card stopper, cut a piece of black card to 5.75 x 3 inches and a piece of white card to 5.5 x 2.5 inches. Secure the white card to the black card using double sided foam tape; this will create a bit of height. Next, secure the stopper half way down your card base, so your easel sits up against it.
Now you can add some sentiments of your choice! You could also add ribbon or other embellishments, depending on the occasion.
Top Tip: Cut yourself some mats from photocopy paper, and practise your layouts first – a stamping platform makes the technique much easier to do.
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