Monday, February 10, 2020

Very Versailles Offset Triple Time Stamping

I finally resolved most of my computer problems over the weekend, although I'm sure there will still be apps that I have to go searching for to download again. At least I got my newsletter out finally on Friday night! Then I set out to design cards for my Technique nights this week.

My theme this month is Old Techniques Made New. One of the old techniques I thought I'd cover was Triple Time stamping. I found a beautiful card on Pinterest made by Wendy Lee, where she'd done the triple time stamping but offset it and added sponging. I changed the stamp sets she used as they were retired as were the colours, but I approximated them because the combination was so beautiful. I used the Very Versailles stamp set because it is one of few that has solid images, which you need for silhouettes. The other set I used was Country Road for the large grass stamp.

One difficulty I've run into as I try to update old techniques is that so many of them require solid stamps and we have so few of those these days. But I found enough of them to make do.

  • The card base is Highland Heather and I cut another panel of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Highland Heather and ran it through the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder for the background texture.
  • I cut the three panels in Whisper White and 3 similar panels in Basic Black except for 1/8" larger on each side to act as mattes.
  • The three white panels are temporarily adhered together with just a small bit of Snail. Then the sentiment, border stamp and leaf spray from Very Versailles are stamped on overlapping the three panels as shown, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The large grass stamp from Country Road stamp set is added also.
  • The panels are sponged using Balmy Blue in the center, flanked by Highland Heather on both top and bottom, then Gorgeous Grape on the top and Night of Navy on the bottom.
  • The panels are then separated and mounted on their respective mattes, then rejoined, lining up the images to match. All three are adhered to the card base then.
  • The final touch is three Rhinestone jewels as shown.

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  1. what are the sizes for the three white panels?

  2. Hi, Debbie: They are 4 1/2 x 2, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2, and 2 1/8 x 2 1/8.


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