Stamped Layer Card

by Jenny Hall

Stamp and layer two identical panels, then cut away part of the top layer to let the other show through.


  • Two contrasting ink pads (gold pigment ink & black ink used here)
  • Low-tack tape
  • Background stamp (Simon Says Stamp Pinecone Background used here)
  • Sentiment stamp Penny Black's Festive Snippets stamp set used here
  • White card base, folded
  • Black cardstock panel
  • Stamp positioning tool
  • Paper trimmer


  1. Step 1

    Prepare a folded A2 card base (white here) and an A2 cardstock panel (black here).

    Place the panel into a stamping positioner and secure it in place with a piece of low-tack tape on the back.

    Ink the stamp.

  2. Apply it to the panel as many times as needed to get a crisp stamped image.

  3. Step 2

    Place the card base into the stamp positioner in exactly the same place as the black panel and secure with tape.

  4. Stamp the image in the same ink at the exact same place.

  5. Step 3

    Trim the panel (once dry) as follows: from the top, trim down to 3 1/2". Take the remaining piece and turn it to cut from the inside cut edge (do not trim away from the bottom of the stamped image). Cut the piece 1”from the bottom.

  6. Step 4

    Place the card base back in the positioner and lay the two cut pieces in place. Ink the sentiment stamp and apply it in the cutaway area, directly on the card base.

  7. Step 5

    Place foam adhesive or your choice of adhesive to the back of the two panel pieces and apply them to the card base, The larger piece at the top and the bottom piece at the bottom.

  8. Step 6

    The design will be continuous despite the area that was cut away.



  1. Try this technique in many different color combinations and inks!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Stamped Layer Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Excellent! Off now to replicate this with different background stamps. Many thanks
JuliaT  |  Wed Nov 27, 2019 at 4:23 AM
Awesome and so very versatile! Thanks so much!!
jmhoffmann  |  Wed Nov 27, 2019 at 4:56 AM
I love the black and gold! Fun technique!
muscrat  |  Wed Nov 27, 2019 at 10:57 AM
I so enjoyed seeing this. Thank you for the video. I was wondering who makes this pinecone background stamp?

shirlb19  |  Wed Nov 27, 2019 at 12:38 PM
I'm intrigued. I need to try this technique. Thanks for sharing!
rcuccia  |  Wed Nov 27, 2019 at 12:58 PM
That's a lovely technique and can be just stunning. I think I will try it with navy or turquoise and silver. So many possibilities! Thanks for sharing this with us.
joniworx  |  Wed Nov 27, 2019 at 6:17 PM
@Shirl, I added the stamp info above! Thank you for asking!
dina  |  Sat Jan 11, 2020 at 11:44 AM
Thank you so much, Dina for providing the stamp info!

shirlb19  |  Sat Jan 11, 2020 at 1:37 PM
I am looking for a Ask the expert that recommended the T'Gal pencil sharpener...the expert said what number on the pencil sharpener was a good one to use...thanks for any help you can give me...Happy Stamper Bev
HAPPY STAMPER BEV  |  Fri Jan 24, 2020 at 5:57 PM

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