Monday, 17 September 2012

Triple Time goes square for Megan

I don't think you could miss the triple time stamping craze that has swept the stamping world after the legendary Dawn Olchevske shared her original fab creation, but if you haven't - you must!....after you've seen this card I made for my SIL Megan's 40th birthday.
Megs is not a pink, girly girl, so I wanted to make something elegant & a triple time card fitted the bill I'd been dying to try it. I made a square version using the new Daydream Medallions stamp set I received at Convention in May (cool huh!). The set has a series of floral/swirly elements which I think were perfect for the technique. I have the clear mount version & happily discovered the smaller stamps can be placed on the block inside the larger flowers, making it even quicker & easier to stamp.
Dawn's triple time refers to the quick technique used to stamp 3 pieces of card, which are laid on top of one another & stamped at the same time. You then separate the stamped layers & add a mat layer between each of them. For this card, I added 2 mats for each layer, to add a bit more colour. Then I couldn't resist adding a bit of pretty with the scrunched flower & pleated ribbon. My finished card front was 13.5 x 13.5cm. I have a list of layer measurements...somewhere, so I'll add to this post when I find them.
Finally, I apologise for the picture quality. I finished the card late the night before I needed it, so the colour is very blah in the night-time pic. However, it was either these or nothing, so I hope you've enjoyed seeing the card anyway.
It's well & truly bedtime now, so I'll say bye for now. Thanks for visiting & I'll be back soon.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies (All Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Friendly Phrases
Card/Paper: night of navy, baja breeze, whisper white card

Ink: night of navy classic pad
Accessories: circle rhinestone brad (retired), pleated ribbon (retired)
Tools: doily triple layer punch (retired), boho blossoms punch, decorative label punch


Preeya Stanley said...

So beautiful Di :) inspiration for us mere mortals of card-making.

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Love it, Di! I am yet to try this technique, must give it a go.