Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party! – Triple Time Stamping Technique

Hello, everyone and welcome to my little corner of the Virtual Card Making Party with Operation Write Home!  Today I am sharing a technique called Triple Time Stamping.  It looks very impressive, but it goes together very quickly.  It’s also a lot of fun!

This card starts with varying sizes of white or vanilla and colored cardstocks.  I’m using Whisper White and Tangerine Tango.   I’ve noted the sizes on the photo below (click to make bigger):

These layers are not adhered yet, I dry-fit them to show sizes and layering.  I then removed the colored cardstock and layered the white cardstock.

You can use a repositional adhesive if you like, but I like to take a walk on the wild side and am just very careful with my stamping.  I like to use large and/or very graphic stamps for this technique.  I think of it as making my own patterned paper.

For this card, I used the large background stamp, Hello Doily! and the Delicate Doilies stamp set.  I used coordinating ink colors in Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Rasberry Ripple.  Do not worry about the lack of coverage in your stamping across the layers.  It will take care of itself in the next step.

Be careful to line up your stamping and keep it going the same direction and adhere your stamped layers to the colored cardstock, one layer at a time.

I like to add an extra stamped image popped up on a dimensional adhesive and maybe something extra for a bit of embellishment and interest.

Here’s another example of the Triple Time Stamping Technique made with a different stamp set and color choice.

BLOG CANDY! To reward you for making it this far and to encourage you to make your own card with the Triple Time Stamping Technique, post your card with the Inlinkz below by 12:01 am CST on Tuesday, September 4th and I will enter you into a random number drawing for the blog candy pictured below!

Concord Crush, Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait 8 1/2″ X 11 Cardstock

Elegant Thank You Single Stamp

6″ X 6″ In Color (2010 – 2012) Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral,  Pear Pizazz, Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper Pack

2 yds each of  1/2″ Stitched Poly Twill Ribbon in 2010 – 2012 In Colors

2 yds each of 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain in Basic Black, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Real Red



57 thoughts on “Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party! – Triple Time Stamping Technique

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    • Thank you, Angie! The Inlinkz was down, but it’s up now when you’re ready to post your card! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    • Thanks, Robin! The Inlinkz was down, but it’s up now when you’re ready to post your card! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Haha, this is awesome! There’s a card in a link on another challenge using this technique and I just promised myself to try it. Perfect timing! Love your samples, both the variety of colors and stamps. Thanks for a great challenge; I can’t wait!

    • Oh, how fun! Thanks, Rachel! The Inlinkz was down, but it’s up now when you’re ready to post your card! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  3. This is a fantastic effect! I love how you combined big stamps and especially that bold color combination in the first one. I’m adding this to my list of things I have to try during this weekend. Thanks so much for hosting a challenge for the VCMP!

    • Oh, come on, try it again with some other stamps! This technique is so fun and I love to see how different stamps and colors come out with it! Plus, blog candy! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  4. OOhh, more fun to try. Your cards are beautiful. Love the Autumn colors on your first card especially.
    What generous candy. Thank you so much for a chance to win.

  5. Donna, thank you so much for hostessing this VCMP challenge and providing such a great tutorial. Seems easy enough that even I can do it! I’m off to give it a try now. Hope mine turns out as beautifully as your examples did!

    Allison G in TX

  6. Great technique. I have been wanting to try this for awhile but was afraid it was going to be too complicated. Thanks for the step by step!

  7. Thanks very much for sharing this wonderful technique and hosting this challenge. Love the stamps and colors that you used on your cards.

  8. Donna…I should have printed out your measurements! You will understand when you see my card. However I had lots of fun with this technique, and really like how the card turned out! Thanks for an awesome challenge!!!

  9. Thanks for sharing this great technique and offering a giveaway too!
    I learned it doesn’t hurt to check my measurements before stamping, because my first attempt at Triple-Time Stamping turned into Double-Time Stamping. Oops! I think I can still rescue it into a card though. And my 2nd time try worked much better!

    The measurements are on the 2nd picture on this blog, but in case anyone else works better off of lists:

    The White pieces are (in inches): 4 x 5 1/4, 3 x 4 1/4, and 2 x 3 1/4
    The Colored pieces are: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (card base), 3 1/4 x 4 1/2, and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2

  10. Wow!! Impressive! And look at all the people who tried it and did a beautiful job. Right now I’m behind on the challenges but I may have to try this one.

  11. Um…can I admit (without looking like a COMPLETE idiot) that I thought you had to stamp all those layers separately so it looked like way too much trouble? Wow! How easy–and stunning–is that? Doh!

  12. Donna,

    Thank you for sharing this amazing technique. I don’t think I followed the steps exactly, but I’m thrilled with the linked snowflake card.

    And, thanks so much for hosting!

  13. Oh my goodness! This looks like so much fun and makes a terrific looking card! Thank you so much for sharing this technique! I’m definitely going to give it a try and hope to get it done in time to link up!

  14. Your great tutorial prompted me to finally try this technique and I’ve made a card! Thanks for the detailed instructions that made it so simple to do, and thanks too for hosting such a great challenge! Your sample cards are so pretty with all of those doilies and leaves!

  15. I have been seeing alot of these cards lately. Thanks for sharing the measurements with us and will look forward to trying the technique soon.

  16. What a great challenge, Donna! We get to see your pretty cards and learn something new! Love the depth of your cards without them being too thick. Can’t wait to try this.

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  18. This is the first time I have ever tried this technique. I’ve seen it before but it always seemed so intricate. It was really easy – especially with the measurements. Thanks for the impetus to get me to try it. I’ll use it often now!

  19. Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial! I am so glad I tried this. With your easy to understand instructions and your beautiful cards, I got inspired to try it. Thank you for hosting this challenge!

  20. I don’t stamp but learning this technique makes me want to… Thanks for hosting the challenge and giving me a way to use some vintage Tyvek wallpaper.

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  23. Thank you for the challenge and the tutorial. I really enjoyed making my cards and I will be doing that technique some more! I love your cards and the colors you used.

    • I tried to link my picture, but there’s a picture of a frog with my name. You can see it if you click on it. Maybe it will still show up…

  24. I LOVE this technique! I’m just getting back into the stamping realm and this was so much fun to learn. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

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