Triple Time Graduation Hats Congrats

Published On: 04-20-2013 12:30pm

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This month I challenged the card makers in my guild to create items for graduation. Today I'm highlighting a technique I used to make one of the items for the challenge.

A newer technique in the paper crafting world is called Triple Time Stamping. (Now when I say new, I mean within the last year or so. I've been stamping for 21 years, so "new" is definitely a relative term!)

Let's look at the finished card and then break the technique down.
This technique is all about layers.
I started with 3 white layers of card stock and 3 red layers of card stock. Each red layer is 1/4" larger than the white layer with the bottom red layer being the base of the card.

You then layer the three white layers of card stock on top of each other. I use double sided tape that I've rubbed against my clothes to attach the layers together. You need them to stay put while stamping but you don't want super sticky tape as you will be taking these three layers apart after stamping.
If I'm going to add a sentiment, I usually stamp that first.
11970I then take my image stamp, in this case the graduation hat, and strategically stamp it, making sure I cover multiple layers each time.
A larger image is neat because you can go from the middle of the card right to the edge which will look cool when layering. In this case, the image is smaller.

I then gently pull apart the three white layers and attach them to the slightly larger red card stock.


Once that's done, carefully place the blocks on top of each other, lining up the overlapping images to create the seamless look.

Here's the final  card again:

It's one of those wow looks that is actually quite simple to create.

Interested in purchasing this card? You can find it here: Congrats You Did It Grad Cap Card

I have lots more graduation creations coming up from this month's challenge but that is for another day. :)

Reader's Comments

By PebblesatmyFeet on 05/06/2013 @ 04:16pm

I'd say you graduated to clever one! The post and the photos clearly demonstrate your process and the multilayered end result is a crisp, clean graduation card with wide appeal.

By EweniqueEssentials on 05/01/2013 @ 02:33pm

I like the multiple layers which add depth to the card. Thanks for explaining the technique.

By DesertCreations on 04/21/2013 @ 04:06am

That is a wonderful and fun card! Thank you so much for sharing your process with us :)

By craftsofthepast on 04/20/2013 @ 10:56pm

Oh, maybe eventually I could have figured this out, but not in time for graduation (giggle). Thanks, Laura!

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