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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 New Release Countdown Day 1

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Hi, friends!

We are so excited to have you with us today as get a little closer to the October 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 new products for scrapbook pages, cards and other DIY projects. Plus we've got our Design Team here today to share some awesome projects they've been made with the new goods!

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

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Henrietta the Hedgehog Stamp Set

There's a cute new critter walking into the Technique Tuesday line-up. Meet Henrietta the Hedgehog, the newest member of the Animal House collection. You can make all kinds of stamped cards with this sweet 4x6 stamp set! Like to use mat dies? Be sure to check out the matching crafting dies that will be available for this stamp set! 

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Christmas Lights Crafting Die

There's a new Border die coming to Technique Tuesday in October. The Christmas Lights Crafting Die works perfect on a standard A2 card. Use just die on your card or kick things up a notch by adding a stamped sentiment. 

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String of Lights Stamp Set

We're adding to our collection of Christmas stamps and dies with the String of Lights stamp set. This 3x4 stamp set features hand-drawn artwork and five phrases. Use these stamps to make all kinds of lovely Christmas cards. The sentiment stamps would also work well with the Christmas Lights die.

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Wondering what you can do with these products?

Please visit the blogs of these talented Technique Tuesday Design Team members:

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 to see more reveals of the October's products. The design team will be here once again to share some awesome projects with you. Plus visit the New Products page on our website on the 1st to snatch up all the new stamps and dies that have caught your eye! (Just wondering, do you have a favorite so far? We'd love to know!)

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 #3

Hi, friends! 

The October 1st release of stamps and dies at Technique Tuesday is so close, and we're excited to give you a few more sneak peeks at the new products!

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October's release includes a few products that are, well, jolly good fun.

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This first sneak peek features a new paper crafting die that is sure to brighten up your Christmas cards. If you like our Border dies, you are going to love this one too! There's so much to do with it.  (And hint, hint! There's another border die in our October line-up that you are going to love too! That die is perfect for Christmas cards, as well as birthdays, anniversaries and other celebratory occasions.)
October-2018-Sneak-Peeks8-IGOctober also means another set of Christmas stamps. (Can I get a woohoo?) This new stamp set is easy to color and so fun. And the words in it work perfectly with the die shown in last sneak peek.

I hope you have enjoyed our sneak peeks. This post wraps up our sneak peeks at the October release. Tune in tomorrow to see the first batch of full reveals of October's products. Our design team will also be here, sharing some awesome projects they have created with the new goods.

Remember, all of the new products will be available for purchase on October 1st on our website.

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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October Release Sneak Peek #1

Hi, friends!

We're kicking off sneak peeks today at the October 1st release of stamps and paper crafting dies from Technique Tuesday. 

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October means Fall, football and sweater weather is here, and today's sneak peeks feature icons and words that go right with that toasty Autumn feeling. 

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One of our new stamp sets is packed with fun Fall icons. A pumpkin, pie, acorn and even a Thankgiving turkey are all in it. These designs look great on cards, scrapbook pages and, even, place cards for a family meal! 
October-2018-Sneak-Peeks5-FBThis stamp set also features lots of great words and phrases you can use on their own or together to make scrapbook pages about your family, thank you cards and so much more!

Be sure to check out the blog again tomorrow for another sneak peek at the October release. And be sure to visit our website on the 1st to see all the new products when they are available for purchase!

Also leave a comment on this post, as well as any of our sneak peek or countdown posts on this blog that appear between today and September 30th, 2018, for a chance to score a $20 gift certificate to our website. One lucky comment will be chosen to 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 



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. 

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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



New Video + Special Offer to Help You Document Your December Days

Hi, friends! 

Do you document your special moments and holiday traditions each year in a December Daily album? Whether you make your base pages months ahead of time, or create a layout each day in December, or wait until after the holidays, the stamps and dies featured in this video will help you make an album that is super special!

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

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Are you inspired to get started? From now through Tuesday, 9/18, you can save 25% on the stamps and dies featured in my video. You'll receive the new Story of December stamp set, new December Moments stamp set, the Postage Card crafting dies and the Jam Jar Label dies in this fabulous bundle.

Documenting December Stamps and Dies Bundle from Technique Tuesday

Hurry - this offer ends in 3 Days!

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How do you capture your Christmas and holiday memories? Hop on over to Facebook and tell us more. We're giving away a stamp set over there! What are you waiting for? You might be the lucky winner! 

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PS. Don't forget to check out our Christmas Blog Hop! You will see lots of inspiration for our Christmas stamps and dies from the design team! The hop runs through the 20th.