Create Triple Time Stamping with Very Vintage

Today’s project of the Triple Time Stamping Technique was the subject of a recent class.


This technique is so called because you stamp the images once over 3 layers, rather than stamping 3 times – one on each layer.

  • Select images that are large enough to cover more than one layer.
  • Cut neutral and coloured layers for the card, having the coloured layer 0.5cm (¼”) larger than its neutral layer. See the measurements below for an example.
  • Take the neutral layers and stack them as if the coloured layers were in between them. Use some removable or washi tape to hold them in place.
  • Stamp images so that they overlap some or all the layers. There will be small gaps where the image is not stamped. Don’t worry as these gaps will be covered by the coloured layers.
  • Separate the image layers and build the card.

Here are some basic measurements. Don’t forget that the layers can be at any angle or any size.


Layer Imperial Metric
Card Base – colour 5½” x 4¼” 14.8cm x 10.5cm
Neutral 5¼” x 4″ 14.3cm x 10.0cm
Colour 4½” x 3¼” 12.3cm x 8.0cm
Neutral 4¼” x 3″ 11.8cm x 7.5cm
Colour 3½” x 2¼” 9.8cm x 5.5cm
Neutral 3¼” x 2″ 9.3cm x 5.0cm

Even though it is called triple time stamping, you can have any number of layers – 2, 3, 4 or more.

  •  Supplies:
    • Stamp Set: Very Vintage
    • Cardstock: Merry Merlot, Very Vanilla
    • Ink: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
    • Accessories: Dimensionals

The inside of the card …..

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