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Got Planner Stamps? Make Cards with Them!

Hey, friends!

Have you seen Technique Tuesday's collection of planner stamps? One of the things I love about these little stamp sets is they are packed with all kinds of adorable images.

The images in these stamp sets look great in planners, but they work well on cards too! Take the recently released Planner Medical stamp set

Planner-Medical-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBI used it to decorate this planner page as it's perfect for jotting down important medical things, like doctors' appointments, when to get pick up medication from the pharmacy and when you need to call the doctor.

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And Kymona Tracey used it in her planner too! Check out how she used it. 

Techinque-Tuesday-Medical-Planner-Kymona-Tracey_2Her pages sure look great! 

But the images in the set are also perfect for making "get well" cards, as well as cards for your favorite medical professionals. Check this out. 

Get Well Planner Medical Cards by Teri for Technique Tuesday

These two cards were so easy to make with the stamps!

I simply cut strips of cardstock and stamped several of the stamp set's images on them. Then I added a little bit of color to the images with markers. 
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I added the strips to a couple A2 cards. And I added a few strips of cardstock and patterned paper to the cards as well. 
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I finished off each card with a sentiment from the Chickadees 2.0 stamp set and a few enamel dots. Don't have any enamel dots? Try using gems or glitter glue instead. 

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PS. Who won the $20 gift certificate for commenting during our Christmas Blog Hop? That would be Nelya, who left a comment on Daniela's hop post. Congrats, Nelya! Check your email for a message from Teri about your prize. A big thanks goes out everyone who commented during the hop and left such lovely comments. Be sure to stop by next week for another chance to win as we gear up for the October release of stamps and dies. 



Last Call for Christmas Blog Hoppers!

Hi, friends! 

Looking for some stamping inspiration? Starting to think about this year's Christmas card?

Time's running out to take part in Technique Tuesday's Christmas Blog Hop. You'll see some beautiful projects created with some the latest Christmas stamps and dies, like this card by Heather Hoffman.

Nativity Card by Heather Hoffman for Technique TuesdayYou'll also see some fabulous memory keeping projects, like this mini scrapbook for December by Kymona Tracey.

Documenting December mini book by Kymona TraceyGo to the hop post to get hopping! Also be sure to comment as you hop as there is a prize up for grabs.

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Tutorial: Blending Distress Oxide Ink with Makeup Brushes

Hi, everyone!

Bev just made a quick tutorial showing you how to create some  amazing Distress Oxide Ink backgrounds using plain white cardstock and makeup brushes. Yes, you read that right... she used some very inexpensive makeup brushes to blend the Oxide Inks. These backgrounds are fun to make and  look awesome!

Here is Bev's video tutorial plus you'll find step-by-step instructions below so you can print them and use them later!

Step-by-step tutorial for blending Distress Oxide Ink using makeup brushes:

  1. Start by getting out some cardstock for your inked background. Bev cut hers to be 4" x 5.25" so it would fit on a standard A2 card while still leaving a border around the edge of the card.
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  2. Now get out the Distress Oxide Ink colors you want to use. Bev used Salty Ocean, Broken China and Peacock Feathers for her background. Also get out your makeup brushes. (Can you believe you can get a pack of 6 of these large brushes for only $5.99 on Amazon? Here's a link to the makeup brushes that Bev shows in her video. And here is another one with 6 large brushes that may be even more useful for backgrounds.)
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  3. Swirl the makeup brush across your first Distress Oxide Ink pad.
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  4. Swirl off any excess ink on scratch paper.
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  5. Then using a light, circular motion, blend the ink onto the piece of cardstock.
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  6. In between ink colors, rub the extra ink off onto your scratch paper. Repeat this process for each color of ink.
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  7. When you are finished, use some mild hand soap to wash your makeup brushes.
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  8. Spritz the background with water to make it even more interesting. Once the background is dry adhere it to a standard A2 card. Add stamped and die cut flowers or cute critters. Bev used Wendell the Whale and other sea creatures from the Animal House collection. Finish your card by adding a stamped sentiment.

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We hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! Is there a technique you'd like to learn more about? Leave a comment and let us know! 

 The Technique Tuesday Blog Team



Christmas Blog Hop with Technique Tuesday

Hi, everybody! 

Christmas is a few months off, but it's not too early to start thinking about gathering ideas for this year's holiday cards and Christmas-themed scrapbook pages! 

We'd like to invite you to blog hop today with the Technique Tuesday Design Team.

Be sure to grab a cup of cocoa (or maybe a Pumpkin Spice Latte) and check out the fabulous projects our designers have created with some of the new Christmas stamps and dies we released in August and September. (And, if you like holiday products,  we'll be releasing a few holiday-inspired stamps and dies over the next couple months so keep your eyes on our blog and website!)

 
Be sure to comment on their blog posts, as well as this one, for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Technique Tuesday. One lucky person who comments will be chosen to receive the gift certificate. Comments will be taken until midnight on September 20th, 2018. The winner will be announced here on the Technique Tuesday blog on September 22nd.
Happy blog hopping! 
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Save 25% on Versatile Label Dies and Matching Stamp Sets

Hi, everybody! 

Have you seen the Captions and Label dies in action? These paper crafting dies are so cool. You can use them for card sentiments and photo captions on layouts. You can even use them to add a handwritten date or note to a scrapbook page or card.

Check out this short video Bev put together with some quick ideas for using them.

(Can't see the embedded video? You'll find it right here on our website.)

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Like what you saw? 

BuTrave-Travel-Stamps-and-Dies-BundleWe've got a deal just for you! The dies work perfectly with three of our newest stamp sets. You can get a bundle consisting of three stamp sets and the dies for 25% off. 

See the deal right here.

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BuMyTri-My-Trip-Stamp-Set-and-Captions-and-Labels-Crafting-Dies-BundleYou already has two of the stamp sets featured in Bev's video. We've got a deal for you too. Now you can save 25% on the My Trip Stamp Set and Captions and Labels Dies bundle.
 
Get the other stamps and dies here.
 
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Make Your Own Stencil with the Bubbles on the Border Die!

Hi, everyone! 

Bev here with a brand new card making tutorial for you! Today, I'm going to show you how to make a stencil with the Bubbles on the Border crafting die to create one really cute card! 

This technique is easy and fun. You are going to love it. Let's get started! 

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First, cut out the mask or stencil with the Bubbles on the Border crafting die. I used plain cardstock. (If you want to make more than one card, consider using stencil material instead.) Make as many die cuts as you want to create an interesting pattern for your stencil.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayNow use Distress Oxide Inks (or regular Distress Inks) to sponge ink onto cardstock. This panel will serve as your background paper. I used Mermaid Lagoon and Faded Jeans on my background paper.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayTemporarily adhere your stencil or mask to the background paper. I used Washi tape.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayGet out a fine-mist spray bottle and fill it with water. Also get out some paper towels.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdaySpray water onto your masked, background paper. If you only want to remove a little color, don’t use much water. To remove more color, add more water.

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayPlace a paper towel over the project and soak up the water. Then remove the mask. It's like magic! 

Bubble Border tutorial by Technique TuesdayNow adhere your panel to a card and add some sea creatures and a sentiment. (The sentiment and critter on my card is from the Wendell the Whale stamp set but you'll find other fun critters in our Animal House collection of stamps and dies.)

Also I put together a quick video showing this technique for you!

(Can't see the embedded video? You'll find it right here on our website!)

Thanks for checking out today's tutorial! Let me know if you decide to give it a try! Leave a comment for me so I can see your projects and leave you some you some love! 

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One Stamp Set. Four Ways to Use It!

Hi, everyone! 

Like to make pretty cards to send your loved ones and friends? The Lovely Lavender stamps are perfect for that. Stamp a pretty bouquet of flowers on a card and then finish it off with a sentiment.

Lovely-Lavender-Greenhouse-Society-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBKick things up a notch by using the matching dies with the flowers and adding a die-cut "love you" phrase to your card. 

Don't take my word for it though. Here's some creative inspiration for you from the Technique Tuesday Design Team. You are going to love seeing what they've made with these awesome flower stamps and dies! Take it away, team. 

This stamps make for a beautiful set of cards.

Lovely Lavender card set by Heather HoffmanIt's easy to make a set! Follow Heather Hoffman's lead. Stamp three flower bouquets on mats (cut with the matching dies) and color them in. Adhere them to cards and then add a sentiment. Don't want to use one of the stamps in the set? Use a different one from our collection of Occasion & Sentiment stamps. Or do what Heather did and use words from the Mandala Sentiments stamp set.

Lovely Lavender card set by Heather HoffmanFinish your cards off with a few gems or sequins!

Here's another fun idea. Latisha Yoast created a frame of sorts with the Mandala Maker dies and placed some stamped flowers on top. 

Mandala Lavender Card by Latisha YoastWhat a fun way to draw attention to the flowers!

Dana Joy had a similar idea. Rather than applying watercolors to her Mandala die-cut, she cut it from several different pieces of cardstock and then built one big Mandala with all those pieces. You'll notice the Mandala is made with the very same colors she colored the flowers with! 

Lavender Mandala Card by Dana JoyRather than stamping a sentiment for her card, Dana used a "love you" phrase cut with Lovely Lavender's matching dies. She used markers to add color to it so it matches the colors she used to color in the flowers! 

Lavender Mandala Card by Dana JoyAnd here's one more idea. 

Stamp and die-cut two bouquets of flowers. Color them in with markers and then stack them on top of each other, slightly letting the bottom one peek out.

Love You Lavender Card by Teri AndersonIt's a simple but unique way to use the stamps. 

Want to know about the Lovely Lavender stamps? Looking for a little more project inspiration? Check out this quick video Bev put together.

(Can't see the embedded video? You'll find it here on our website.)

Also if you like flower stamps, be sure to check out our Greenhouse Society stamps. We release a new stamp set and set of matching dies every month. These stamps are available for auto-shipment. Members get 25% off the stamp set, free add-on shipping and enjoy other benefits. Learn more about the program here

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A Bee-utiful Card from Tobi

Hi, everyone!

We've got Technique Tuesday Ambassador Tobi Crawford here today to share with you a super cute card she created with the Bugs & Kisses stamp set

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Take it away, Tobi! 

"One of the things I'm LOVING right now is cards with simple, beautiful, stenciled backgrounds with a well-colored image and sentiment on top. So that's what I set out to make! 

A Bee-utiful Stamped Card by Tobi Crawford I knew I'd be using an image of a bee from Technique Tuesday's Bugs & Kisses stamp set, so I chose three shades of Distress Oxide Ink that would fade nicely into each other when used with a hexagon stencil.
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Instead of blending foam, I decided to use the new-ish Distress Blending Brushes to create this fade. It worked well because by using one brush for all three colors, the inks kind of blended on the brush before applying it to the paper. I love how soft and seamless it turned out.A Bee-utiful Stamped Card by Tobi CrawfordWith a well-balanced and harmonious background, a small image and sentiment don't look out of place - it's actually perfect!"

Thanks for sharing this fun card, Tobi! Have you made something with the Bugs & Kisses stamp set or any of the cute critters in our Animal House collection? We'd love to see it! Share a link to your project so we can stop by and leave a little love for you!

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Create a Handmade Card in a Few Easy Steps

Hi, friends!

I feel like my home is in a constant state of renovation and redecoration lately. I'll replace one thing in the house and then find something else to do. It results in trips to the hardware store several times a week. 

A recent trip there led me to the electrical department, where I was mesmerized by some of the light fixtures that mimicked the look of light bulbs hanging freely from the ceiling. I was so inspired that I came home and made this light bulb-inspired card! 

HangingYouLightUpMyLifeCard-Teri-TechniqueTuesdayWant to make a card like it? It's easy. Just follow these simple steps.

Start by die-cutting several small and large light bulbs from white cardstock with the Bright Lights paper crafting dies. (If you are having a hard time getting the die to cut, consider using a metal adaptor plate with your die-cutting machine. I find this helpful when working with intricate dies.)

Lightsstep1Set the light bulbs on scratch paper. Use a couple gray pens to add some color to their necks like so. 

Use a sponge dauber (or cosmetic sponge) to apply ink onto the glass portion of the smaller light bulbs. 

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Lightsstep3Repeat the last step. This time apply ink to the larger light bulbs.

Remove the center pieces from most of the light bulbs. Consider replacing the center pieces in some of the light bulbs with fresh pieces cut from white cardstock.

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Lightsstep5Adhere your light bulbs to a card. (Not a cardmaker? Use them on a scrapbook page instead!) For added visual interest, arrange them so they are next to each other but are at different highs. 

Make your light bulbs hang by drawing wires. This is easy! Take any black pen and then use either a ruler or a stamping block as a guide for drawing straight lines.

HangingYouLightUpMyLifeCardClose-Teri-TechniqueTuesdayComplete your card by adding a sentiment to the card. (The phrase I used is from the Light Bulb Moment stamp set, but you will find lots of great phrases to use instead from all the other Occasion and Sentiment stamp sets on our website! ) You'll also want to add a few strips of cardstock or patterned paper toward the bottom of the card. Give the card a hint of glitz by adding a few sequins or gems to it. 

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial! I'd love to see what you are making with Technique Tuesday's stamps and dies! Leave a link to your latest project for me so I can check it out and leave a little love. 

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September Release Sneak Peek #2

Hi, everyone! 

We are one day closer to the stamps and dies for September at Technique Tuesday! And, gosh, I'm fired up to be here today and give you a few more sneak peeks. 

Today's peeks feature some pretty flowers, something Christmas-y and a really cute critter! Let's get started.

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This is the time of year some of you start thinking about making Christmas cards and compiling the supplies you want to use to document December in a scrapbook. If you are one of those folks, we've got two new stamp sets coming that are right up your alley! 
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Classic stamper who enjoys coloring? You are going to love coloring in the flowers featured in this sneak peek! They look beautiful on cards and scrapbook pages. 
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There's another cute critter swimming his way into the Technique Tuesday line-up in September. And, if you like to use different stamp sets together, check out our Animal House collection. We've released some cute sea creatures over the last few months that can be used together to create fun underwater scenes with this happy, little guy! 

See something you like? You'll find all our new products on the New Release page on September 1st. 

And be sure to hit our blog again tomorrow to get a few more sneak peeks at the new scrapbooking and cardmaking stamps and paper crafting dies. 

Also, don't forget to comment on this sneak peek post or any of our sneak peek or countdown posts that appear here on the Technique Tuesday blog from August 27th to August 31st, 2018. We'll pick one lucky commenter to score a $20 Technique Tuesday gift certificate. Comments must be posted on the Technique Tuesday blog by midnight PST on August 31st, 2018. The winner will be announced here on the blog on Sept. 1st.

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