Quick. Go check out The Play Date Cafe!
That's because we are delighted this week to be sponsoring The Play Date Cafe's weekly color challenge and will be giving away a $25 Technique Tuesday gift certificate to someone who completes their weekly challenge.
If you are not familiar with The Play Date Cafe, it's a great little blog that offers a new color challenge every week. Crafters use the challenge as inspiration to make projects and then share them through their blog.
The Play Date Cafe's design team is using some of our stamps for their inspiring projects this week.
Here is a peek at this week's challenge.
Want to play? Be sure to hit The Play Date Cafe!
Let the shipping begin!
It is the 25th so that means our October Greenhouse Society stamp set is now ready to start shipping to Greenhouse Society members.
Not a Greenhouse Society member yet? You can purchase the stamp set for a limited time through our Web site and at some retailers. Check with your favorite retailer to see if they carry our Greenhouse Society stamp sets.
In honor of the new set, we've got our Creative Team here today with another round of great projects made with it. Take it away, team!
(By Linda Barber)
(By Birgit Edblom)
(By Birgit Edblom... again)
(By Kris Chirhart)
(By Teri Anderson)
(By Tobi Crawford)
(By Tanis Giesbrecht)
We'll reveal November's Greenhouse Society stamp set on November 15th! And our team will be back that day with another round of great projects!
We hope to see you then!
Let's just put it out there: I love Ali's stamps.
They are some of the most used stamps in my stamp stash.
So when I saw the new Sentiment Tabs by Ali Edwards set, I knew I had to have it.
You can stamp them plain.
You don't have to use them just as tabs. You can use them as flags on a line of twine, like I did here.
It is no secret. We love a good challenge around here at Technique Tuesday!
And with Halloween on our minds (and the desire to sneak some treats from our Halloween candy stash), we decided to toss up a challenge to our Creative Team make something inspired by this photo.
Sending spooky (and sweet) wishes from all us to you!
October 15th means it is time to reveal the newest addition in our line of Greenhouse Society stamp sets.
So without further ado, we invite you to take a look at this month's set.
The new set consists of three clear stamps: a pretty botancial scene and two sentiments. This stamp set comes on a 3" x 4" storage sheet.
Watch for it to go on sale later today our Web site. It starts shipping on Oct. 25th.
We release a new stamp set every month as part of our Greenhouse Society collection. You can join the club and have each month's Greenhouse Society stamp set shipped directly to you. The sets normally cost $12.99 (plus shipping and handling), but Greenhouse Society members get them for $9.99 (plus shipping and handling).
To celebrate the set's revealing, we have our Creative Team here with some cool projects. Take it away, team!
(From Birgit Edblom)
(From Kris Chirhart)
(From Tobi Crawford)
(From Linda Barber)
(From Teri Anderson)
(From Birgit Edblom... again!)
Hooray for October and new Greenhouse Society stamps!
There's a new Studio AE Blog Hop prize winner out there!
That winner is ShellyJ, who left a comment on Sharyn's blog (11:52 a.m. on 10/10)!
Congrats, Shelly! You've just won a $25 gift certificate for TechniqueTuesday.com. Teri just sent you an email about your prize!
A big thanks to everyone who took part in this month's hop!
The new December Joys by Ali Edwards stamp set is on sale now.
And here is a project Laura O'Donnell shared with it earlier this month that you might have missed!
Our next Studio AE Blog Hop will be on Nov. 15th. We hope to see you then!
Halloween is just around the corner!
Before you know it, it will be time to carve the pumpkin, pick out a Halloween costume (or two) and start passing out the Halloween candy.
In light of that, we challenged our Creative Team to dig into their stash of Technique Tuesday stamps and make some Halloween projects to share with you today.
We think you will agree that the results are positively spooktacular!
EEEK!!! We love them all!
Wishing you a hauntingly good day!
It is Studio AE Blog Hop time again, and our Studio AE team is here today with some great ideas for you for October's December Joys by Ali Edwards stamp set.
On your mark. Get set. Please check out the blogs of:
From all the comments made during the hop, we will pick one person at random to win a $25 gift certificate from TechniqueTuesday.com.
The winners will be announced right here on the Technique Tuesday blog on the 13th.
Hooray for Tuesday!
And since this is the blog of Technique Tuesday, it seems rather fitting that today's blog post involves a technique.
I am going to show you how to easily create an Ombré background with Technique Tuesday’s watercolor crayons.
Here is what you need:
Let's get started.
Start by scribbling a watercolor crayon on a stamping block.
Spritz the color with water. You only want to spritz it once or twice so there isn't too much water but there is some.
Quickly swipe the stamping block across a piece of watercolor paper.
Now, apply a little more color with the watercolor crayon to your stamping block.
Now, drag the block across your paper again. This time go a little slower so the paper absorbs the color a bit more.
Now, let's kick things up one more notch. Go back to your stamping block and apply one more round of color to it. Spritz it again once or twice with water.
Drag the block even slower across the bottom of your paper so even more color is absorbed. Go really, really, really slow. No, really. Go super slow.
Let your background paper dry and then use it on a card or a scrapbook page!
I created a couple of Ombré backgrounds and used them to make some quick thank you cards with Technique Tuesday's Thank You stamp set.
To enhance the stamped sentiment, I added rhinestone flourishes to both of my cards! I love that extra bit of class rhinestones add.