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Triple Layer Birthday Card

I meant to try this triple layer stamping technique for ages ever since the first time I saw someone do it. I wouldn’t say it’s an easy techinique, but it was definitely much easier than it appears. Just google triple layer stamping and you will get all information you need on how to do it. I was inspired by the PPA Sketch Challenge 143, so instead of placing each layer right in the centre of the next bigger layer, I shifted everything towards the top left hand corner.

  • The large flower image from the Elements of Style stamp set is so elegant that I think it was perfect for the triple layer stamping technique.

  • I first stamped a flower image using Pink Pirouette and then the Happy Birthday sentiment using Rich Razzleberry, and finally popped out the image using the 1-3/8″ Circle Punch.
  • The circle was matted to a 1-3/4″ scallop circle. I then pierced holes all around the scallop circle to give it an interesting final touch.

Stamp Set: Elements of Style (Wood-Mount 118611, Clear-Mount 120045), Fresh Vintage (retired), Elementary Elegance (retired)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Rich Razzleberry (115316)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (126950), Pink Pirouette (126956)
Cool Tools: 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (119860), 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199)
The Perfect Touch: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)



Blossom Birthday

Can’t believe my 3-day trip to Portland was over already. I was off work today to do the laundry and the unpacking. It was quite a productive day because I also made a card for my sister-in-law’s birthday. Thanks to the beautiful colour combination of this week’s PPA Color Challenge (PPA140). I was able to create this card in a relatively short time (my hubby, Jonathan, definitely knows how much time I could spend on making a card, hehe!).

  • The big blossom image was stamped onto the Marina Mist cardstock using Versamark to create a subtle background.
  • The patterned paper is from Stampin’ Up! Comfort Café Designer Series Paper Collection. I am growing to like the Summer Starfruit In Color. It gives a vintage feel to the card.

  • The two leaves were stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock and snipped out using Paper Snips. One was just adhered using a piece of snail, and the other one was popped up using Stampin’ Dimensional.

  • I added a Basic Rhinestone as the eye of the birdie.

Stamp Set: Betsy’s Blossoms (Wood-Mount 126004, Clear-Mount 126006), Curly Cute (Wood-Mount 117014, Clear-Mount 120510)
Paper: Comfort Café Designer Series Paper (126898), Marina Mist (119682), Summer Starfruit (126839), Very Vanilla (101650),
Ink: Real Red (126949), Marina Mist (126962)
Cool Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
The Perfect Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)