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Technique Spotlight: Double-Time Stamping

Sometimes a technique comes along that just makes things easy. This is one of them. Double-Time Stamping is not only easy, though, but the result is eye-catching. Using just stamps, ink, and paper, this technique is versatile enough to be able to use with many types of stamps. Florals, other plants, nature, snowflakes, holly, pretty scenes...they are all able to be used with this technique. Here's how it's done:

  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock (size doesn't have to be exact...just make sure its at least an inch smaller than the card base) 3" x 2"

  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock 5 1/4" x 4"

  • Put a small amount of adhesive in the middle of the smaller piece and tack it to the center of the larger piece.

  • Stamp your images, going over the edges and covering the white cardstock as desired.

  • Remove the smaller piece and attach it to a piece of 3 1/4" x 2 1/4" (or 1/4" larger than the size you chose to make your white) colored cardstock.

  • Adhere the entire piece to a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of colored cardstock, folded in half as the card base.

Years ago during my series of techniques classes, we created this technique card, along with a greeting card to show a finished sample.

But I love the updated one I made and shared at the top of this blog post. You can watch as I make that card right here:

Here are the supplies I used, along with the links to those products in my online store:

Did I mention how versatile this technique is? I made a few others to prove my point.

I hope you like this technique and feel like you can duplicate it. There are so many possibilities when you consider different sizes and even shapes of the smaller matte, different stamps, colors, etc. And all with just stamps,ink,and paper. FANTASTIC!

Happy simple stamping!


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