Triple Stamping

by Joan Ervin

Stamp over several layers to create a dimensional image.


  • White cardstock
  • Black cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Stamp or stamps large enough to cover a 4 " area
  • Two sided tape
  • Adhesive or glue
  • Foam dots
  • Coloring medium
  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Cut white cardstock into one 2", one 3" and one 4" square.

  2. Step 2

    Cut black card stock for matting into one 4 1/8" square, one 3 1/8" square and one 2 1/8" square.

  3. Step 3

    Stack the layers smallest on top...once you have them lined up the way you want, lightly tape the layers in place using a small piece of double sided so the layers stay in place when you stamp over them.

  4. Step 4

    Stack the layers in the center or be creative and stack them along the side.

  5. Step 5

    Stamp your image over all three layer at the same time.

  6. Step 6

    You will have gaps around the second and third layers, however, when you add the matting layers, the gaps will disappear.

  7. Step 7

    Color image before you adhere layers

  8. Step 8

    Adhere layers....use foam dots to adhere the top layer to add a little dimension.

  9. Step 9

    Add embellishments and adhere layers to card base.

  10. Step 10

    Finish your card.


Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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Looks fairly straightforward, I shall enjoy using this technique.
Barbara Hickson  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 4:26 AM
I really enjoy your tutorials love them
Beverley Collins  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 4:57 AM
Wow! So simple, so effective, so brilliant. We have a long weekend coming up and I want to try this! Thanks.
Pamela Robb  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 5:43 AM
Thanks so much for the tutorial on this! I've seen cards with this technique posted in the gallery, and have wondered exactly how they are done--you can think you have it figured out, but you never know!
I am SO excited to try this! The sample in the tutorial is beautiful! Thanks again!
Stacy  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 6:32 AM
How ingenious! I can't wait to try it!
Kay Oxford  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 6:41 AM
I thought this would be so difficult. I'm pleased to see your video proves it not to be.
Barb  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 6:55 AM
This is such a neat technique Joan~thank you for the great photos and measurements. Your card is so pretty!
Marlena McDeavitt  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 7:31 AM
Great tutorial, beautiful project! Thanks for sharing.
Teresa Whitfield  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 7:34 AM
Great card - please tell me the name of the tool you used to sponge the stamp. Thank you.
Anne  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 7:39 AM
Anne, I use the Blending tool from Ranger in combination with their craft mat underneath. It makes sponging very easy. I have one for each color group and some just for my favorite inks. You can see how I store them on my Craft Room page on my blog.
beate  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 7:43 AM
That is such a cool technique!! I can't wait to try this out. Thanks so much!
Leah Crowe  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 7:50 AM
Beate-great "Triple Stamped Card" tutorial--your videos are so easy to watch and follow! Bravo!
Susanne Gleason  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 8:19 AM
Beautiful card, Joan! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!
Patti J Gilliam  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 9:28 AM
Love this card! This also looks soooo easy to do! Will have to try this... Thanks for sharing
Cindy Fleszar  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 9:44 AM
Great idea, I think this will be nice for any occasion card, birthday, get well or sympathy. I will use this often.
linda wiesner  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:41 AM
Wow! I love this. Very well demonstrated. Thank you.
Linda Hagan  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Thanks for this tutorial, Joan; I kept seeing this technique in the Jan. SU Creative Crew gallery and couldn't figure out exactly how they were doing it!
claudia zimmerman  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 4:05 PM
this is a wonderful technique. I have done it before. Your card is beautiful.
claudia cullen  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Another great video and easier than stamping separate images.
Lynne Ingram  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM
I really must try this. It looks fantastic!
Rae Bruce  |  Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 5:33 PM

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