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Story Card Sunday: Brilliant

Hi everyone!

It's time for another edition of Story Card Sunday. Meet this week's Story Card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comThis week's Story Card would look great in a pocket page or on a traditional scrapbook page. You could even use it on a greeting card.

Wondering how to make one like it? Let me show you how.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStart by cutting a base card the Story Card steel dies. You'll also want to cut three labels with the Little Labels dies, as well as two stars with the Nested Stars dies.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStamp the grid pattern with the Grid stamp onto the base card. I wanted to pattern to be subtle so I used a light brown ink pad.

Adhere the labels and large star to the Story Card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdd the small star to one of the labels.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStamp words onto the labels. The words I used are from the Random Thoughts clear stamp set

Decorate some of the labels with enamel dots or gems. Tie a bow from twine or embroidery floss. Adhere it to the large star.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAnd there you have it! 

Tune in next to week for another Story Card Sunday tutorial. Hope to see you then!

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A Pretty Birthday Card from Birgit

Hi all! 

Teri here, and I'm excited to share with you another gorgeous card by Birgit Edblom.

Technique-Tuesday-Happy-Birthday-Camellia-Birgit-Edblom-LargeBirgit creates such a beautiful cards, and this definitely one is no exception!

She heat embossed the flower from the Camellia - Greenhouse Society stamp set with white embossing powder and then applied watercolors to it. I love how the colors go from light to dark to light again. 

Technique-Tuesday-Camellia-Clear-Stamps-MediumLike flower stamps like the one Birgit used? Be sure to check out Technique Tuesday's Greenhouse Society auto-ship program. We release a new stamp set every month through that program. Greenhouse Society members receive each monthly stamp set for a discounted price of $7.50 per set and enjoy automatic delivery, 15% off selected products, special offers and free shipping on additional products. You can learn more about the Greenhouse Society by going here.

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PS. Who won the Memo Pad die from our 100th Story Card Sunday post? That would be Betty Welton! Congrats, Betty! Teri just sent you an email about your prize. A big thanks goes out to everyone who left such kind words! We  sure appreciate them.



Story Card Sunday: Celebrate The Everyday (... and 100 Story Cards!)

Hi everyone! 

Welcome to Story Card Sunday! It's hard to believe this week marks our 100th Story Card Sunday tutorial.

And I think you are going to enjoy learning how to make this week's pocket page-friendly Story Card. It mimics the look of stained glass with vellum, cardstock and markers.

Stained Glass Story Card from TechniqueTuesday.comLet's get started.

The first step is do some die-cutting. You'll need two base cards cut with the Story Card steel dies. One should be cut from cardstock. The second should be cut from vellum. You'll also need to cut a leaf with the Garden Leaves by Cath Edvalson steel dies.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comYou'll need about 1 1/2" of the cardstock base card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdhere the cardstock piece to the vellum base card.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comAdhere the leaf onto the vellum base card,

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comNow, it's time for the really fun stuff. Flip the Story Card over so the leaf is facing down. Use markers (or colored pencils or crayons) to add a little color to the leaves. Try to use fairly bold colors to do the coloring. The vellum will soften the colors.

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFlip the Story Card over. 

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comStamp a sentiment onto the cardstock panel. The words I used are from the Favorite Things stamp set. You may want to use some other stamp set

A Story Card Sunday tutorial from TechniqueTuesday.comFinish the Story Card off by embellishing it with some sequins, gems or enamel dots.

While this Story Card is perfectly sized to fit in a pocket page, it would also work well on a traditional scrapbook page or greeting card. You could also use it as a tag. Just pop a hole in the top and add a little ribbon or twine. 

In honor of this being the 100th installment in our Story Card Sunday series, we've got a special offer for you. You can get 20% off our Story Card dies through September 8th when you enter coupon code SCDIES at checkout. You can see all of our Story Card dies here.

We also want to do a giveaway! One of you is going to win a Memo Pad Card die!

Technique-Tuesday-DIY-Steel-Die-Memo-Pad-Card-MediumJust leave a comment on this post by midnight PST on Tuesday, Sept. 8th. We'll pick one of you to give the die to. The lucky winner will be announced this blog on Sept. 10th.

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Good Friends Never Go Out of Style

There's nothing quite like getting a handmade card in the mail from a favorite friend.

And this card by Jaclyn Miller will surely result in big smiles from the friend who receives it!

Good Friends card by Jaclyn MillerI love how Jaclyn arranged the paper onto her card. All those angles give it a real graphic feel.

The words she used are from Technique Tuesday's Besties clear stamp set.

Besties stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.comThis set features lot of phrases you can use on greeting cards and scrapbook pages. 

Take a look again at Jaclyn's card. The way she embellished the panel with the sentiment is just so fun. I love how she added the twine and clustering of buttons, brad and star die-cut (cut with the Magic Circle Card dies). 

Have you made anything with Technique Tuesday's Besties stamp set? We'd love to see it. Share your work with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag.

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Doodled Flowers from Tobi

Like the look of doodling but intimidated to try it?

Check out this cool card Tobi Crawford made! It just might inspire you to give doodling a try. 

Friends Are Flowers card by Tobi CrawfordTobi die-cut base of her flowers with the Garden Flowers by Cath Edvalson steel dies from cardstock. And then she stamped the lacy flowers from the Garden of Life stamp set on top with black ink. She used a white pen to add those doodles. 

Garden of Life by Cath Edvalson stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.comTobi's white lines, polka dots and circles sure changed the look of the flowers, didn't they?! So cool!

Like this stamp set? Be sure to check out all the new artwork by Cath Edvalson. We just released five new products designed by Cath.

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New products + a new artist = an EXCITING September release!!!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I am so excited to give you the first look at the new September clear stamps and steel dies. Plus, you are going to be delighted when you meet the newest product designer here at Technique Tuesday! I had so much fun making this month's release video. I hope you enjoy it too!

Head to this page on our website to see all the new stamps and steel dies!

And if you are a member of the Memory Keeper Studio, Fresh Cut Studio, or Greenhouse Society, don't forget you can add to your shipment without incurring any additional shipping charges! If you place your order by Monday, 9/7, we will ship the add-on products with your September auto-shipment. Or, if you miss that date, we will include the add-on products with your October shipment.

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