In The Craft Room 30th November 2013 – Triple layer stamping technique

Where has the week gone ?

I cannot believe half the week has gone and I haven’t written up Saturdays craft room report yet. How those who blog every day manage I do not know, still it could be worse, it could be Saturday again.

I had promised that we would to some Christmas stamping this week and  decided to show them my version of the  ‘triple layer’ stamping technique as it is simple to do but looks really effective.

I chose to use Indigoblu‘s set of three poinsettia stamps to make up some examples of the different styles that can be done with this technique

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For this technique take an A4 piece of white card ( i use 200gsm for this) and cut 3 pieces 6″, 4.5″ and 3″ square, when this is matted and layered up it fits perfectly on a 7″ square card.

Place the 3 pieces one on top of the other with smallest on top and secure in place with non permanent tape. Choose your stamps and ink and stamp all over your card pieces.

For card one I used Versafine ink  just stamping the odd flower here and there , for card two I used Archival ink masked and stamped in two different colours, then coloured in with distress markers with a final layer of mica powder mixed with water painted over the purple flowers only.

The white card is  then matted onto a contrast colour card, the mats need to be cut 2/8ths bigger than the white card sizes and  you can still get all three sizes from 1 A4 sheet. Mat each white card piece to its corresponding mat ( tip before unsticking white card pieces, mark a T at the top of  the back of each then as you mat them transfer the T to the back of the mat, This will help to match the patterns when assembling especially with the heavier stamped patterns)

The  three pieces are then stuck one on top of the other matching the stamped images. you can stick them flat with double sided or raised with foam pads or tape,  mount onto the square card and embellish as desired.

I cheat a bit here with the words as I use a computer and print onto inkjet printable acetate, remembering to reverse the words before you print. I just like the look of the acetate as it does not detract from what is behind.

 Now it the groups turn. I suggested that they kept the first one simple and just get the hang of the technique and then to do what ever they felt like doing for their second card.


Diane’s cards using ‘Creative Expressions  bauble stamps and Indigoblu’s large snowflake stamp, beautiful.


Maureen just used some old Christmas cling stamps that I had, but the results were really good. The all over stamping and masking has worked really well, I love the colours


Jackie, who had already done this technique in a previous class decided to try something  a little different, just to show that this technique can work with more structured patterns too.

I was that taken with the “creative Expression ” bauble stamps (I cannot believe I bought these last Christmas and never used them) that Diane had used, they stamped really well and looked so elegant you only needed to stamp a few, that I had to have a go. I tried them in the different Versafine inks that I have (all 3 of them)and they all looked good


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Last but not least, Jenna finally finished off the gelli feather prints I did a couple of weeks ago along with some Christmas gelli prints i have just done using the Zentangle christmas trees from Home Farm crafts.

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  1. Lisa

    Great results, definitely a technique I’ll go back to time and a again 🙂


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