Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Triple Mat Technique at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for our latest challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this time we want to see you use the Triple Mat Technique. Don't know what it is, or seen it but never tried it before? Don't worry, I was in the same position. Luckily over on our challenge post there is a link to a tutorial explaining it all.

Once I'd seen the tutorial, the hardest part was thinking of a masculine way to use it. Most of my stamps that would lend themselves to the technique are pretty floral ones. Eventually I decided to use this stamp from the Tim Holtz Cityscapes set, keeping the whole card simple and monochrome so that I could concentrate on learning the technique.

To keep the layers perfectly aligned, I added a tiny dab of Pritt stick to the back of each one while I stamped the image. It was just about starting to dry when I came to peel them apart though, so I would like to find a more suitable temporary adhesive. I don't really want to use a spray that goes everywhere, and the low-tack tape wouldn't work when you are stamping right to the edge, so can anyone recommend a suitable adhesive? I'd really love to find an adhesive that leaves a good repositionable coating, even when dry, rather like the edge of a Post It note. It would be so useful for this technique, as well as for masks and stencils and all those "I'd really like to hold this in place for a few minutes" jobs!

I am sharing this with
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge - Jan/Feb


  1. A fabulous card Jane, I love the image that you've used and the monochrome look too.

    Sue xx

  2. This technique always looks good and I love this card Jane. Barbxx

  3. Wonderful use of the technique - one day I will get around to doing this......

  4. Great project and technique. Love it. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  5. This looks great!
    I can not suggest a low tack solution but thought I would share that I just stamp three times and then cut two of them to measurements using a guide ratio.

  6. It looks great! When I do my triple stamping, I use a dab of Herma repositionable to hold the pieces in place :-)

  7. This is a great card. The technique works really well with the long stamp and it looks really striking in black and white. Sian.

  8. I love this take on the technique Jane. The elongated card is such a change from the standard size. I use a Herma tape runner with removable adhesive for temporary sticking. I also use it when I'm Scrapbooking in case I want to move the photos later.

  9. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Caz DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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