Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Faux Triple Time Stamping using Affection Collection stamp set and more from Stampin' Up!

Good Morning My Stamping Friends,  I've seen this Triple Time Stamping technique floating around for a while so I thought I'd give it a try. I made two cards (which I'll post soon) but they came out a little bulky and I wondered if it might cost extra to mail it. A few days ago I saw my card sitting on my desk next to my Big Shot and I got a fantastic idea....or at least I think its a fantastic idea. Today I finally got a chance to try out my idea and I sorta like the way it turned out.

For those that havent heard of the Triple Time Stamping technique I tracked it back to Dawn Olchefske so you can google the technique and see a few tutorial videos. For my FAUX Triple Time Stamping technique I wanted a similiar look with not so much bulk soooooooooo, I pulled out my handy dandy Big Shot and my Labels Collection Framelits. The photo below shows how I cut my frames.
Stampin' Up! Labels Collection Framelits
I used the smallest 4 framelits (the collection comes with 6) on a 1/4 sheet of black cardstock to make my 'layers'. Once I ran that through the Big Shot I had three frames (and a center piece). I used the largest and smallest of the black cardstock frames on my card. This eliminates the three layers but still has the same look so I'm calling it the FAUX Triple Time Stamping technique.

Stampin' Up! Affection Collection Faux Triple Time Stamping
To make the white layer of the card I cut a piece of whisper white cardstock with the 5th largest framelet (the one that is just a bit bigger than the one shown above). I used the new Stampin' Up! In Color inkpad called Raspberry Ripple along with Crumb Cake ink. The stamp set is the Affection Collection stamp set that I received FREE with my 2012 Convention Attendance. After I stamped and sponged my main card layer I used snail to adhere the two black frames. I added a few basic pearls to the image, added a sentiment using the Modern Label Punch and finished it up with a linen thread bow.

If you haven't seen the Affection Collection stamp set in your Catalog thats because its not there! It's in the BRAND NEW HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG and is available for purchase starting TODAY. If you didn't get your holiday mini catalog yet and would like one, send me an email or give me a call and I can get one in the mail to you. If you are like me and can't wait another second, click on the holiday mini catalog link on the right sidebar of my blog. You can place your order online 24/7 or contact me and I can place the order for you.

I'd love to hear what you think about the card and the technique so feel free to leave a comment. And you can follow me on facebook on my business page at Stampin' Up! with Rose-Ellen or on Twitter @REEastman .

Have a fantastic day,