Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Triple Layer Card

Today's post is a card that I have seen on a number of blogs - not using these particular stamp sets, but the basic concept. It is called the Triple Stamp Technique and it gives a great effect.

The card that I found the most inspirational is by Dawn Olchefske. You can check out the video on her website by clicking on the following link - Dawn Olchefske. Please note that Dawn is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator based in the USA so her base card will have been made from a different sized piece of card stock (their letter sized card stock which is 11" x 8 1/2" is shorter and wider than our A4).

Anyway, here is the card that I made.


To make this card I used some Marina Mist card stock for the card base and then Whisper White and Marina Mist to make the layers. My dimensions are different from Dawn's as I used an A4 sheet of Marina Mist.

The flower from the Button Buddies stamp set was stamped in Cajun Craze but only after I had stamped the swirl from the Season of Joy stamp set (whose says that Christmas stamps are just for Christmas) in Crumb Cake.

For those of you wondering how come I have been using so many different colours over the past few weeks, I brought my Stampin' Write Markers with me to the USA.  They are far easier to carry than the ink pads and of course they produce exactly the same colours as the ink pads.

Any way, back to the card. Once I had put the two top layers together, I tied a piece of Whisper White Organza Ribbon around them and they were then added to the bottom layer using Dimensionals.

This is going to be one of my last posts from sunny San Diego before heading back to the UK. I have been busy here over the last few weeks both with my kids and preparing for future classes that I am holding once back home.

One of the things I did this past week was take the kids around the campus of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) which is one of the local colleges near here. Both kids will be off to university next year but they haven't decided on where they want to go. Here are a couple of the more interesting photos that I took of the campus.

The Geisel Library (Geisel is the real name for
Dr Seuss who lived near by). The design of the library is
supposed to look like two hands holding books. 
The library has seven floors. What you can't see are the floors we were walking on - a single underground floor level covers more than twice the largest level you can see. We were surprised to learn we were walking on the roof of the topmost underground level.

Yes, that is a house perched on the top of that building.
The house is an art installation called Fallen Star and it is perched on the top of the Engineering School. It is a single storey building complete with electricty and a fireplace. It is possible to look around the house on certain days of the week. The house has a garden and was built to proper California building code for earthquakes and 100 mph winds.

I am going to try and do one last post from San Diego, so check back tomorrow to see what I made the other evening at crafty session with a local US demonstrator, Jenny Wood.

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