Easy Double Time Stamping
Happy Monday, Stamping Friends! I have a video for you today. It’s another older technique that I’ve simplified a bit.
There’s a technique called Triple Time Stamping. Basically, you cut three pieces of card stock (graduated in size), stamp on all three at the same time, then mat with a coordinating card stock. It makes a lovely background. Here’s a card I did with that technique many years ago.
Instead of stamping the background, I used a piece of the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (DSP). Today’s card is Double Time, not Triple, and it uses less paper. Here’s a look at the card.
Details & Measurements
I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of the Needlepoint Nook DSP. Then I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a 1-3/4″ x 3″ piece from the center. I had planned to cut a 2-3/4″ x 4″ piece as well, but I decided to keep it a little simpler.
Cutting the centers from the larger piece of DSP lets you use less paper and have less bulk. It’s a win/win!
Next, it was time for the Night of Navy Cardstock layers. I started with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of card stock. Instead of using my Stampin’ Trimmer, I had a great idea! Why not use the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies? I used a framelit a little larger than my smaller DSP layer and diecut the rectangle from the center of the Night of Navy Cardstock. Easy! Mine shifted a bit in the Big Shot, but that’s ok; it’s going to be covered up.
Using the Story Label Punch, I punched a label from Whisper White Cardstock. I put the negative back into my Stamparatus (and if you watch the video, please be assured that I do know the difference between a Stamparatus and a Big Shot), then added the label back in. I placed my stamp from the More than Words Stamp Set where I wanted it on the label, closed the plate to adhere the stamp and inked with Balmy Blue Classic Ink. I stamped it several times to get it a little darker. By the way, the More than Words Stamp Set and Story Label Punch are both Sale-a-bration Coordination products that you can order through March 31.
I already had a Night of Navy thanks die-cut from the Well-Written Framelits Dies, so I added that over the sentiment. (The inside sentiment is when I have a friend as amazing as you.)
I punched an extra Night of Navy Story Label, then cut it in half lengthwise (not like I did in the video. I changed my mind about that), then added it to the back of the stamped label, stretching it a bit to create a background layer for the punch.
After I adhered everything together, I added it to a Balmy Blue Card Base.
Here’s the video, if you’d like visuals.
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GREAT video Buffy (the farmer’s daughter)! I like all of the different hints, including DSP and using the rectangle dies. Lots of good info in a short amount of time!
Thanks, Jackie! I saw a greeting card once that said, “If it’s true you are what you eat, then I’m fast, cheap, and easy.” Too true in my case!
A great way to simplify a great technique!
I agree, Deborah! A friend of mine made one with gorgeous dies. So many fun options.
The Farmer’s Daughter! Isn’t that an old tv show? Your videos are getting really wonderful and full of great info!
Thanks, Susan! – And, yes, it was! (We are showing our age here.)