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October 2011

10 Stamping Techs + Technique Tuesday stamps = 1 Inspirational Blog Hop

Hi all!

To us, Fall means it is time to give thanks to the important people in our lives. 

So our Stamping Techs are teaming up today for a Thank You card blog hop.

You are invited to check out the blogs of:

You will see all kinds of fun, exciting and clever ideas.

And as a thank you for checking out the blog hop and leaving comments on our Stamping Techs' blogs, we will pick one lucky person to win the I Pick You stamp set. This is one of our newest stamp sets!

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You don’t need to comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

Comments must be posted by midnight on Nov. 2nd. The winner will be announced on Nov. 3rd sometime here on the Technique Tuesday blog.

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November Studio AE Sneak Peeks

It's hard to believe November is just two whole days away.

Our Studio AE team has been feverishly working up projects with the new Studio AE stamp set.

The new stamp set will be revealed on Nov. 1st, but we thought we'd share an "in-action" sneak peek with you.

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Laura O'Donnell shared this one on her blog.

Care to guess what theme of the November Studio AE stamp set might be? ;)

Still stumped? You can also find sneak peeks on the blogs of:

Happy peeking!

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Nifty Typewriter Key Necklaces from Jen

Hi everyone!

I recently had the chance to visit Technique Tuesday, and the place was buzzing because Jen had come up some cool typewriter key necklaces for the gals in the office. I mean, check these out.

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Nifty, huh? And guess what? She used Technique Tuesday stamps on them. Specifically, stamps from the Just My Type stamp set.

Ok. Wait. Before I tell you just how she made these clever necklaces, let me introduce you to Jen.

Meet Jen!

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You can often find Jen in the Technique Tuesday warehouse. She's making sure things get shipped, packaging up products and orders and just making sure things that need to get completed get done.

She is also one of the nicest people at Technique Tuesday. She's always willing to answer a question and lend a hand when needed.

Now that you have met Jen, back to her cool necklaces.

Jen used buttons for the bases of her necklaces. (Feeling adventurous? Instead of using real buttons,  consider creating your own buttons with our Technique Tile - Buttons.)

Then she stamped the letters on cardstock, trimmed them and adhered them to the buttons. Once adhered, she added a heavy coat of Glossy Accents to them.

To finish the necklaces off, she adhered bails she found in the jewelry aisle at a craft store and added chains.

Easy peasy. And totally fun to wear!

I am anxious to try my hand at making one myself!

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Make Ir-"Resist"-able Flowers with Ashley

Hello!

Ashley here.

Here's a fun technique to do with Technique Tiles: Resist!

First, check out my card.

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See those flowers? They were made with the Resist technique.

Here's how I pulled it off:

  • I started with flowers from Technique Tuesday's FUNdamentals of Flowers.
  • Then I used Versamark watermark ink to stamp on them with the script stamp in the Verbose set.
  • Next I covered them with embossing clear embossing powder. I melted the powder with my heat gun.
  • Finally, I took my orange, yellow and red ink pads and applied the ink onto the flowers in a circular motion. That way I was able to make sure there were no definition of start and endings.

Once I finished the flowers, I built my card.

I stamped the sentiment in orange ink. Then I stamped over it with watermark ink and clear embossed it, too.  Then I added those flowers to it.

Super easy and super fun!

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Create a Chevron Border with Technique Tiles

Daniela here, and I'm going to show you how to create a fun Chevron border with Technique Tiles.

You need:

Here's what you do:

1. Stamp a flower from the Fabulous by Ali Edwards stamp set on several square button Technique Tiles.

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2. Color each tile with a watercolor crayon. Blend the color with a water pen.

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3. Cut each tile in half, diagonally. I used a ruler and a craft knife.

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4. Arrange tiles on a card to make a Chevron pattern. It doesn't matter that the pattern doesn't match. I like it like this.

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5. Tie twine across the seam. Add a stamped butterfly and brad to the twine. Stamp a sentiment in the bottom corner of the card.

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And there you have it!

Happy stamping!

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Technique Tuesday is CKU-R Bound

Hi everyone!

It’s Sam, and I can not wait for next week.

That is because I will be heading to sunny state of California to teach at the CKU Reunion for Technique Tuesday.

Can I get a woohoo?

Technique Tuesday is thrilled to be taking part in this premiere scrapbooking event. Some amazing teachers (Lisa Bearnson, Megan Hoeppner, Stacy Julian, Teresa Collins, Christy Tomlinson and others including me) will all be there!

I have taught 1,000s of students around the country, and I can’t wait to teach Technique Tuesday’s Gratitude album class at CKU-R!

Students in my class will get to make this incredible album.

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How is that for a sneak peek?

That is the album’s cover. ;)

And here's a page from inside the album.

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This page has a pocket built into it. Those little tags slide right out.

I don’t want to give away too many secrets about the Gratitude album, but let me tell you that it is packed with techniques. Students will get to alter Technique Tiles, play with transparencies, stamp (a lot) with our stamps  and more. They will also get to use patterned paper from our good friends at The Paper Loft.

It’s going to be so much fun!

For more information about CKU-R, check out CK’s web site.

I hope to see you there.

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Make patterned papers with Tobi

Hi!

I'm Tobi, and I am here with Tobi’s Technique Tuesday Technique.

(How’s that for alliteration, eh?? Hee hee.)

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I love making custom patterned paper, and watercolor crayons make it really easy to add a whole lot of colour in not a lot of time.

Here’s how you can make one like the one I created for my Hello card:

1. Stamp a background using a stamp that’s medium-to-large and fairly easy to colour. I chose TT’s Pocket Full of Posies. Then I scribbled my light blue colour all around the background area. Literally scribbled. Go over blue with water pen.

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2. Start colouring the flower from the inside out starting with your darkest shade going to light.

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3. Blend with the water pen using concentric circular motions starting from the middle and moving out. This will help your colours blend, and it will allow the darker colour to run out of the tip and allow the light colour to stand out.

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4. Allow the paper to dry or heat it with a heat tool and decide if you want to add more colour or leave it alone. I chose to add more colour to both the background and the flowers for more drama.

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5. Again, more messy colouring in the background and dark colours concentrated in the center of the flower. Blend with the water pen.

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 6. You can now cut up your paper and use as desired, but I added one more step: Glimmer Mist!

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This helped to unite all of the images on the paper and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a little bling?

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October Studio AE Blog Hop Winners

The time has come to pick some October Studio AE Blog Hop winners!

The winner of the Who What Where by Ali Edwards stamp set is ~amy~ (who left a comment for Heidi).

The winner of the You Always Know by Ali Edwards stamp set is Carmen (who left a comment on Daniela's post.)

Congrats to you both! Teri will send you an email shortly so we can send your prizes out to you.

We want to thank all of you who took part in the blog hop! We love sharing our ideas with you and reading your comments. The next Studio AE Blog Hop will be Nov. 10th!

The Give Thanks by Ali Edwards stamp set is now shipping to Studio AE members. Not a member and want the set? You can find it for a limited time in our store and through some retailers.

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Use Dies with Technique Tiles

Hello Technique Tuesday fans!

Laura here, and I want to talk to you about Technique Tuesday's Technique Tiles today.

Technique Tiles come both precut in some great shapes and as uncut sheets labeled Naked to Neato (hah!) in the Technique Tuesday store. The sheets of tiles can be cut with your own dies, and as thick and sturdy as they are they also hold up well when cut into intricate shapes.

Let me show you how to cut them!

The sandwich for cutting a tile with the Cuttlebug and a Sizzix die is: B plate, tile, die and B plate.

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And here are the cut out pieces.

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I used Tim Holtz’s Heart With Wings die, which I bought when it first came out and never used. Shame on me!

And here is how I’m “neato-ed” up my tiles:

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I used the foam blending tool and Fired Brick Distress ink for the scrolled heart. The tiles take ink beautifully, and since they are cream colored the ink looks the color it’s supposed to look. There are no brown or gray undertones like you would get with using regular chipboard.

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Then I used Tumbled Glass for the solid heart.

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Then I filled in the gutters and used my fingers to evenly coat the whole piece with Stickles.

When the Stickles were dry, I finished the card:

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To color the crown, I used a silver pigment inkpad. The stamps are from the Love Always Wins stamp set.

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I have tried cutting the tiles with some wafer thin dies I have from other manufacturers and they do not cut all the way through. The tiles are too thick. Old school dies are the way to go!

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