Sailing Home & Free As A Bird Tryptic Cards

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I love when a card has an unexpected element that makes it Too Cool! Today, I'm sharing a couple of cards that features the too cool Tryptic technique. I demonstrated how to create both cards on this week's Facebook LIVE!  Watch the replay below… 
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Two Cool Tryptic Cards

It's been awhile since I've created cards with this cool Tryptic stamping technique!  I think the last time I did it was back in 2015, so I used that Wetlands Tryptic card as a recipe for making today's cards with the Sailing Home and Free As A Bird stamp sets.  I love the way the stamped focal point spills onto the second layer. I colored my whole stamped image, but you could do a variation of the Spotlight technique by only coloring the part of the image that is in the top center layer. Experiment with this one…it's fun!

Two Layer Stamping - sailing home 1
Background Basics—This card begins with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, scored and folded at the 5-1/2" mark.

Two Layer Stamping - sailing home 2

I adhered a 4-1/4" x 3/4" piece of Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper at the bottom of a 4-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and mounted that on the card front.  Next, I tied some of the Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine around the card front and frayed the ends for a cool nautical accent.

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Terrific Tryptic—I started by temporarily tacking the 2-1/2" x 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock to the center of a 4-1/8" x 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then, I stamped the two Sailing Home sailboat images, sentiment and seagulls onto both layers at the same time using Night of Navy ink.  You'll stamp down firmly on the top layer, then gently roll the stamp down to the second layer to transfer the ink.  You'll see a small gap with no stamping right next to the top layer's edge, but that will be covered up later.

Coloring—I colored the boats with Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends and the sails with Light Pool Party and Light Balmy Blue Blends.  I also colored in some Light Balmy Blue water across both layers, as well.

Layering—Once the coloring was completed, I pulled the two layers apart and matted them onto Night of Navy cardstock: 2-5/8" x 3-1/8" for the top layer and 4-1/4" x 3-1/8" for the bottom layer.  The bottom layer was mounted directly onto the card front and the top layer was popped up with Dimenionals.

Finishing Touches—I finished by adding a few Rhinestone Jewels around the boats to fill in some of the white space.

Two Layer Stamping - free as a bird 1
Two Cool—For the second card, I featured the NEW Free As A Bird stamp set using the same card design and a few different elements.

Two Layer Stamping - free as a bird 2
Background Basics—For this version, I started with a Soft Suede vertically-folded card, layered with a Pool Party foundation and a strip of Bird Ballad DSP across the bottom.  I tied some Very Vanilla Scallop Lace Trim around the card front for some soft texture.

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Terrific Tryptic—I stamped the Free As A Bird image in Early Espresso across the two layers this time, along with a sentiment.  The image is colored with Pool Party, Light Old Olive, Dark Petal Pink and Light Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers.  I matted the layers onto Soft Suede cardstock and finished with a few Pearl Jewels.
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