Hey everyone! I am so excited to share with you technique that is an oldie, but a goodie! I am not quite sure what the official name of this technique is but I am calling it the Layered Card Stock Stamping Technique. What’s even better is that I have a video to go along with this card to show you how I have used it to make these cards. Let’s dive in!
The idea behind this technique is that you will be layering pieces of card stock on top of each other to add creativity and dimension to your final project. Even with the layering, this card will likely require less paper than you think.
When making a layered card stock card, my first tip is to make the card in a 5×7 card size. This size of card will give you plenty of work area for your smallest layer of card stock, the top layer. The examples I have for you here are all made in 5×7 size.
I like for my layered card stock panel to be just a bit smaller than the card base. So below are the dimensions that I used for both of these cards.
- Bottom Layer – 6 3/4 x 4 3/4
- Middle Layer – 5 3/4 x 3 3/4
- Top Layer – 4 3/4 x 2 3/4
I was able to cut all 3 layers from one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock. This helps you have as little waste as possible. Once you have your layers cut, you will want to attach them to each other with a low tack tape like washi tape. Make sure you are centering them on each other.
The next step is to stamp the images you have chose to use for the card. I two tips for this.
- Choose large images that cover a lot of the white space.
- Use a stamping tool, such is the MISTI.
When you are stamping, you will definitely need to stamp your images more than once to ensure the transition between papers has good coverage (see my YouTube video for an example). Using a stamping tool, like a MISTI, we definitely help with this and make it so easy to accomplish.
For the card above, I used the Friendship Blooms stamp set that is a collaboration between Gina K and Hero Arts. It is a really lovely image that requires coloring and I felt it was perfect for this card. I decided to use my Gansi Tambe water color set to color this image in. This is my all-time favorite water color set! To make this work, I used Bristol Smooth card stock for my layers. This paper will not peel when water is applied to it, making it perfect for water coloring.
For the second card, I used the Celebrate Us layering stamp set from Pink Fresh Studio. I stamped the large flower image several times, using a mask to overlap the flowers. Using a variation of pink inks, I was able to stamp the images and get different looks from the flowers.
In the video, I share more tips on how to use and work with this technique. If you decide to try it out, please tag me on Instagram or Facebook so I can check out your creation.
Robin, The Delta Crafter