You will need the card base – the standard size card I make is A6, which is an A5 sheet of cardstock folded in half – A5 being an A4 sheet of cardstock cut in half. You will then need three bits of cardstock which you’re going to stamp on – I’ve used Whisper White. Finally you need two more bits of cardstock in the same colour as the card – I’ve used Island Indigo. All the measurements for this card are included in the photo at the bottom of the post.
My inspiration for this card was this video by Dawn Olchefske and this post from KT Hom Designs. The video is great and includes a great tip for keeping the three Whisper White sheets together while you are stamping them – use a tiny bit of SNAIL on the back of each to stick them together but reduce the tackiness of the adhesive by tapping it with your finger a few times first.
The technique just involves stamping images on the layered cardstock. The effect works best when the image is spread over the three layers, but at least two will do. You can see that because of the different thickness created by the number of layers, there are gaps in the image along the edge of each layer – this is where the card base coloured matts come in use later.
Some of my images were photopolymer stamps and depending on your work surface, you can get a clearer image by using something soft underneath – I’ve used a thin bit of packing foam.
When you’ve finished positioning all the stamped images, you should get something like the photo on the right. Now all that’s left is to take the layers apart, and reposition them with the matts in between and the card is done! You’ll see that there are gaps in my big flower image due to the layers but when the matts are added, they cover the gaps up, brilliant!
Below are all the measurements I used and how the pieces should look after they’ve been stamped. You could also use this technique to create stamped borders around the Whisper White cardstock, these would look really pretty with a photo inside them.
The stamps sets I used were Crazy About You, Choose Happiness and Papillon Potpourri. And the colours I used were Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010. I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.