Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Open Sea Double Time Stamping


I needed a masculine design for my Birthday Stamper's Dozen tonight, so I went to Google to search for one. I saw several different designs for The Open Sea stamp set that were done with Triple Time stamping and, as it has been awhile since I've used that technique, I thought I'd try it again. But I wanted a more prominent focal point than that technique allows, so I decided to go with just Double Time stamping and save the last panel for the sentiment and the ship image.

Take a closer look and I'll tell you how to do Double or Triple Time stamping. It's so easy, but very striking!


  • Start with your card base at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored so that the front is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"( Night of Navy used here). Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5 1/4" x 4".  Cut another piece of coloured cardstock (here I used Sahara Sand) at 4 1/4" x 3 1/4", and another Whisper White at 4 1/4" x 3". The center background (Night of Navy) measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" and the sentiment panel of Whisper White is 3 1/4" x 2".
  • To stamp Triple Time, you would take all three Whisper White pieces and center them on each other, securing with just a tiny bit of adhesive. Then stamp images over all three panels at once, overlapping the images on more than one panel as you stamp. For Double Time, do the same only with just the largest two layers.
  • Here I used the Ship's Ledger, the anchor and the compass from The Open Sea to stamp images on the larger two white panels using Sahara Sand Ink and Night of Navy Ink.
  • Then center the largest white panel on the card base and adhere. Remove the medium white panel and mount on the slightly larger Sahara Sand backing, then center both on the larger panel and adhere. The backing covers up the "shadow" of the piece of paper on top, where the difference in height caused an area where no ink could touch the paper.
  • Stamp the sentiment (from Guy Greetings) in Night of Navy and a stamped-off image of the ship from the Open Sea in Sahara Sand. Mount this paper on it's Night of Navy backing and add some 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Night of Navy. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add to the card front, centered.
Really easy to do and always gets rave reviews! Give it a try!!


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