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October New Release Reveal Day!

Hi, friends!

Hip hip hooray! Today's the day! It's Release Day!

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You don't have to wait any more. You'll find all our new stamps and dies right here! Got a favorite? What's on your list? We'd love to know! 

And guess what? The awesome Technique Tuesday Design Team is here again today to celebrate. Stop by their blogs one time for a look at some fabulous projects they've put together with the new goods. 

Amy Kolling

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Dana Joy

Kymona Tracey

Emily Leiphart

Heather Hoffman

Latisha Yoast

Teri Anderson

Plus don't miss this brand new video from Bev! She will show you all the fun new products and share with you some of the things she is thankful for and some fun gratitude and thank you project ideas she has. She will also give you some great tips for making even more amazing cards, scrapbook pages and DIY projects!  

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

Thank you for joining us for New Release Day and all our October Sneak Peeks! Please come back. We've got lots of fun projects and tutorials to share with you this month!

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October New Release Countdown Day 2

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Hi, crafty friends!

Just one more day until the October release of stamps and dies is live! And we're back to share with you the full reveals of some more of the new products, as well as some awesome projects made with them.

First, let's see the rest of the new goods.

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Happy Thanksgiving Stamp Set

This 4x6 stamp set is perfect for documenting Thanksgiving and other important family gatherings, as well as documenting all the things you are thankful and grateful in the Fall! You can build your own sentiments by pairing different words and phrases together. Plus you have a whole assortment of fun Fall icons to use on your cards and scrapbook pages. Memory Keepers Studio member? This is your stamp set for October. Not a member but gotta have the stamps? No need to worry. They will be available for purchase on the 1st!

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Turkey and Pie Crafting Dies

This set of steel dies features some lovely food icons to decorate your cards and scrapbook pages with. Fresh Cut Studio member? These are your auto-ship dies for October. They'll be available for purchase on the 1st with the rest of our new products. 

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Luscious Grapes Stamp Set

Classic stamper who loves to color? You are going to enjoy all the coloring possibilities for Luscious Grapes, the latest stamp set in the Greenhouse Society. Like to use die-cuts with your stamps? Don't forget to check out the matching dies for this set!

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Bow on the Border Crafting Die

There's yet another addition to our popular collection of border dies. Meet the Bow on the Border crafting die. This die is perfect for making standard A2 cards for all kinds of special occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and more. 

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Looking for some stamping inspiration? We've got you covered.

Please visit the blogs of these talented Technique Tuesday Design Team members to see what they've made with these products:

Amy Kolling

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Dana Joy

Kymona Tracey

Emily Leiphart

Heather Hoffman

Latisha Yoast

Teri Anderson

Stop by our blog again tomorrow for release day! The Design Team will be here once again to share one more round of awesome new projects with you! Plus don't forget to visit the New Products page on the 1st to grab all the new stamps and dies that have caught your eye.

Also don't forget to leave a comment on this post, as well as any of our sneak peek or countdown posts on this blog that appear between September 26th to September 30th, 2018, for a chance to score a $20 gift certificate to our website. One lucky person who comments will win the prize! Comments will be taken until September 30th at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be announced on Oct. 2nd on this blog. 

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October Release Sneak Peek #2

Hi, friends! 

Hooray! We are one day closer to the next release of stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday. Today's sneak peeks feature one prickly yet adorable critter, something juicy and something delicious! 

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On your mark. Get set. Let's get to the sneak peeks! 

If you are a fan of cute critter stamps, you are going to love this first sneak peek. 

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There's a new gal sauntering her way into the Animal House collection in October. You'll be able to create all kinds of cute forest scenes with her stamp set!

This next sneak peek? You might say it's a juicy one! 
October-2018-Sneak-Peeks2-FBGet it? Wink! These grapes look amazing when colored in with markers, pencils and watercolors! Be sure to check out their stamp set, as well as the matching dies to use with them.
October-2018-Sneak-Peeks2-FBThis final sneak peek is a tasty one! If you like to die-cut, you are going to love using this set of dies to make fun accents for your Fall-themed scrapbook pages, cards and other DIY projects. Planning on making a recipe book? These dies would work for that. The possibilities are endless! 

Got a favorite peek so far? Tell me which one! I can't wait to come back tomorrow and share a few more sneak peeks for you at the October release. And don't forget to visit our website on the 1st to see all the new products when they are available for purchase!

Also don't forget to leave a comment on this post, as well as any of our sneak peek or countdown posts on this blog that appear between September 26th to September 30th, 2018, for a chance to score a $20 gift certificate to our website. One lucky person who comments will win the prize! Comments will be taken until September 30th at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be announced on Oct. 2nd on this blog. 

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Using Undertones with Colored Pencils

Hello, all!

Julie here, and I've put together a new video tutorial for you about using undertones with colored pencils on the Lovely Lavender stamp set.

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

Here are the steps I used for those of you who would like some step-by-step visuals to print out. 

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I’ve stamped my image on mixed media paper with permanent, quick drying ink, and I’m going to start with a light blue undertone to build the desired color. My plan with this is to make it sort of a blue-lavender color, like the lavender flowers in my mom’s front yard.

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I’m going to get started with small, light circles, and I’m sticking to the bottoms of each of these little pips, so that my shadows are sort of blue-tinted. I’m going to try and keep the circles pretty light, and to stay inside the lines, as usual.

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And of course I’ll do that for the whole thing, and end up with blue in all the little nooks and crannies of the pips. The next color is going to be Lilac, and it’s going to go in the tops of the pips, and fade into the blue a bit.

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Next I’ll go in with a darker purple and go over the blue here. It’s going to turn a sort of blue-lavender color. I’m trying to keep my circles pretty light, so that when I come back in a couple of steps with my colorless blender, I’ll still be able to mix the colors a little bit.

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Next I put little bits of white at the top of each pip to be a highlight. This also tends to blend the lilac out a bit and makes it a little bit smoother.

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Now I’m going to use my colorless blender to do the same sort of blending thing to the bottoms of the pips. As I said earlier, this will blend the colors as well as smoothing it out a bit. It’ll make that blue undertone stand out a little bit more. And as I’m doing this, if I decide that I want it to be a little bit darker or whatever, I can go back in with the Parma Violet and Light Cerulean Blue and intensify that color combination a little bit.

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Next I'll start in on the stems and leaves. I’m going to start with Spring Green, with a light layer on pretty much everything that’s going to be green. On the stems, I’m just going to do light straight strokes ‘cause getting little circles in that tiny area is pretty difficult.

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Now I’m going to go in with the Apple Green and I’m going to add some of the lighter shadow areas.

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Next I’m going in with the Olive Green, my darkest shadow color. Just a few bits of shadow in the nooks and crannies.

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And here is my final piece! I had a lot of fun doing this, and I hope you learned something you can use in your next project. Thanks for stopping by!

Julie 



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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September Release Day!

Hi, everyone!

Today's the day! It's Release Day at Technique Tuesday! Hooray!

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It's that time of year when kids go back to school, the weather gets a little cooler, and it's time to head back into our craft rooms. It is also a good time to replenish your stash of cards, start a gratitude journal, update your planner, make some layouts about your summer trips or the changing seasons, or even start your December Daily album. You'll find stamps and dies to help you with all those projects and more in this new release! (You can shop for all the new stamps and dies starting now on our website.)

Craving some inspiration? Please check out the blogs of our talented Design Team members. They've each made some awesome projects to share with you! 

Amy Kolling

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Kymona Tracey

Latisha Yoast

Heather Hoffman

Teri Anderson

Plus don't miss this video from Bev! She'll show you all the new products. She will also give you some quick tips for making amazing cards, scrapbook pages and DIY projects!  

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

Thank you for joining us for New Release Day and all our September Sneak Peeks! Please come back. We've got lots of fun projects and tutorials to share with you over the coming weeks! 

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PS. Who is the lucky winner of the $20 gift certificate for Technique Tuesday? That would be Meghan Kennihan. Congrats Meghan! Please check your inbox for a message from Teri about your prize! A big thank you goes out to everyone who left comments during on our September Sneak Peek and Countdown posts. We sure appreciate them! 



Sept. New Release Countdown: Day 1

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Hi, friends!

We are so excited to have you with us today as we inch closer to the September 1st release of new stamps and dies at Technique Tuesday! 

You are going to get the first look at the full reveals of some of our amazing new products for cards, scrapbook pages and planners.  Plus we've got our Design Team with us today to share some incredible projects they've been making with the new goods. 

First, let's take a look at some of the new products!

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Mandala Sentiments Stamp Set

Like to make your patterned papers with stamps? Like more traditional, classic images? You are going to love this 4x6 stamp set. It features several images you can use on their own or pair together to make all kinds of pretty mandalas! There are also several sentiment stamps you use with your mandalas or on their own. 

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Like flower stamps? This 3x4 stamp set features a beautiful hand-drawn bouquet of lavender stems, plus for sentiments perfect for making all kinds of cards. Belong to the Greenhouse Society? This is your auto-ship stamp set for September. Not a member but gotta have the stamps? No worries! They will be available for purchase on the 1st with the rest of our new products. And don't forget to check out the dies! We'll have coordinating dies available for this stamp set! 

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This 4x6 stamp set features a host of phrases and designs perfect for documenting everyday life and all the memories made along the way. These scrapbook stamps work on their own, but also work well with the recently released Captions and Labels dies

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Like to use die-cuts on your cards and scrapbook pages? You are going using the Mandala Maker die to make all kinds of fun elements for those projects and more! 

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You are going to love putting an arrow on it, so to speak, with these new dies. Use them on cards, scrapbook pages and all kinds of DIY paper crafting projects. Fresh Cut Studio member? These are your auto-ship dies for September. Not a member but want them? They'll be available for purchase on the 1st! 

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Want to see what you can do with these products?

Please stop by the blogs of our talented design team members:

Amy Kolling

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Latisha Yoast

Heather Hoffman

Teri Anderson

Be sure to stop by our blog again tomorrow to see reveals of the new products. And you'll find all the new products here on our website on September 1st. 

Also don't forget to leave a comment on this September Release Countdown post, or any of of our September Release Countdown or Sneak Peek posts that appear here on the Technique Tuesday blog from August 27th to August 31st, 2018. We're giving a $20 to one lucky person for leaving a comment. 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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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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Watercoloring Tips for Stamped Images

Hey everyone… Tam here. Of all the ways to add color to stamped images, watercolors are my very favorite. I’ve been doing it so long that I sometimes forget to explain what I am doing so let me know if you have any questions about my video or this tutorial!

Here’s a quick summary:

  1. Stamp using waterproof ink on watercolor paper.
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  2. Wet a section of the stamped image with clear water. The amount of water you need depends on the type of watercolor paper you are using. You may need to experiment a little to figure out how wet to make your watercolor paper before adding color.
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  3. Add a light wash of color. Don’t completely color the entire stamped image. Let some white show through to create highlights in the stamped image.
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  4. Let each color washed area dry completely before coloring any adjacent areas of your project. If you don’t let an area dry completely, your colors will probably bleed together.
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  5. Once your project is completely dry, go back and rewet an area where you want to add shadows. Often the dots or lines of the stamped image are a good place to add color to create the shadows and add visual interest.
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  6. Coloring is supposed to be relaxing and fun. So play with your stamped images. Try unusual color combinations. For example, Bev color-washed the leaves with yellow and used green to add the shadows. Also instead of sticking with a traditional yellow sunflower, why not make your flower be turquoise, purple or pink?
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  7. Die cut out your stamped image or fussy cut it. Add some sequins or highlight an area with glossy accents. Add a sentiment to finish your project.

We’d love to see what you make using these watercolor techniques. Or show use how you colored the Sunny Flower stamps and dies using markers, colored pencils or your favorite coloring mediums. Use #TechniqueTuesday so we can find your project and leave some love for it!

Tam



Technique Tuesday New Release Countdown: Day 2

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Hi, friends!

Just one more sleep until the new release from Technique Tuesday is live! 

Are you ready to see more of the new stamps and dies? In addition to product reveals, we've got our design team here today to share some cool projects they've been making with the new goods. 

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Sunny Flowers Stamp Set

Like flower stamps? This 3x4 stamp set features a vase of flowers, a lady bug and two sentiments perfect for making lots of cards. These images are coloring-friendly and work well with markers, pencils and, even, watercolors! Greenhouse Society member? This is your stamp set for August. Not a member but want the stamps? You're in luck! They will be available for purchase on the 1st. If you like to die-cut, be sure to check out the matching dies too!

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There's another new border die coming to Technique Tuesday. The Waves on the Border die is perfect for adding a wave along the side of a standard A2 card. You can even use this design to make an ocean scene with blue cardstock.

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There's a new critter swimming into the Animal House collection this month. Meet Olive the Octopus. Olive and her friends come as a 4x6 stamp set. There are matching dies available too! Do you belong to the Animal House auto-ship program? This is your stamp set for August. Not a member but want Olive in your life? We've got you covered. She will be available for individual purchase! 

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Now that you've seen the goods, let's see what you can make with them. 

Please visit the blogs of our talented design team members:

Amy Kolling

Dana Joy

Jill Dewey Hawkins

Daniela Dobson

Latisha Yoast

Heather Hoffman

Emily Leiphart

Teri Anderson

Be sure to stop by our blog again tomorrow as our team will be here one more time for Release Day! And don't forget: You'll find all the new products here on our website on Wednesday!

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