Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Stamped Layering Technique

This is one of those oldies but goodies that deserve to be revisited.  I don’t know the exact name of the technique as I saw it many years ago at a stamp show at the booth of a company that has since gone out of business.  I’ll just call it a layering technique for lack of a better name.

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Three pieces of cardstock in your choice of color for your card and mats. I used dark brown.  Cut to the following dimensions.
  • 5.5 X 8.5 inches scored and folded at 4.25 on the long side for your card
  • 3.25 X 4.5 inches
  • 2.25 X 3.25inches
Cardstock for your stamping surface. I used a cream colored cs. Cut to the following dimensions.
  • 4 X 5.25 inches
  • 3 X 4.25 inches
  • 2 X 3 inches
The above dimensions are just a suggestion. You may wish to use other sizes.

Your choice of stamps and ink colors.  I used Palette inks in Jardin Moss, Orangerie, and Burnt Umber.

Step 1
Take the 3 precut cardstock pieces and stack them on top of each other with the largest on the bottom, then the middle size and finishing with the smallest size on the top.  They may be center stacked or off to one side.  Allow at least a quarter of an inch allowance from the edge of each piece.  You may use a small piece of repositionable adhesive on the back of each piece to keep the layers from slipping when you stamp on them.

Step 2
Start stamping your selected images.  As you can see, I started with a script stamp (partially inked) then added the fern, then the floral medallion.

Step 3
Separate your three stamped pieces and adhere them to their respective mats.

Step 4
Line up your matted images paying attention to the continuity of the image.

Step 5
Add a greeting, ribbon or your choice of embellishments and you will have the non-stampers wondering how you created your card!

Supplies from Red Rubber Designs include:

Palette Ink Cube Escher – Burnt Umber

You can download a FREE copy of this tutorial in the Red Rubber Designs store.


  1. Sarah, this is such and awesome tutorial!! I can't wait to try this!

  2. Thanks and I think it is called Three Times Stamping or Triple Stamping. Neat technique and works great with a big background stamp as well.

  3. Lovely tutorial, thank you.. and a beautiful finished piece with this great technique!
    Alison x

  4. Well, not as tricky as it looks at all! Good tutorial!


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