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!
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.
Now 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.
Temporarily adhere your stencil or mask to the background paper. I used Washi tape.
Get out a fine-mist spray bottle and fill it with water. Also get out some paper towels.
Spray 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.
Place a paper towel over the project and soak up the water. Then remove the mask. It's like magic!
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.
Kick 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.
It'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.
Finish 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.
What 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!
Rather 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!
And 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.
It'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.
Today's the day! It's Release Day at Technique Tuesday! Hooray!
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!
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!
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!
Heading to a birthday party? Short on time but wanting to give a gift from the heart? Consider making hand-stamped gift tag like this to tie onto a store-bought gift!
It's a cinch to make one like with a few ink pads, cardstock, floss and the Many Candles stamp set from Technique Tuesday. Let me show you how.
Start by stamping some candles and flames on a strip of cardstock. Using ink daubers (or cosmetic sponges) to sponge some ink onto each candle.
Keep sponging ink onto your tag until the candles are completely covered. Want the colors of your candles to be a little more intense? Go back and apply some additional ink.
Now take a white pen or pencil and add some additional details to the candles and flames. Dots and dashes are always a fun touch!
Trim the bottom of your cardstock panel. Stamp a sentiment on a strip of cardstock. Set it aside.
Roll a piece of floss in a circle like so. Adhere it to your tag. Also, poke a hole a top of your tag with a hole punch. Use foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the birthday tag!
Finish your birthday tag by tying a piece of floss or ribbon through the hole.
And there you have it! You'll have the perfect tag to use on a birthday gift!
While I showed you today how to make a tag with the Many Candles stamp set, it's also an incredible stamp set to make birthday cards with! Check out this video Bev put together, showcasing the stamp set and coordinating dies. She's got some fun birthday card ideas for you too!
(Can't see the embedded video? You'll find it right here on our website.)
Would you like to see more tutorials on the Technique Tuesday blog? Let us know! We'd love to know what you'd like to learn more about!
Like to get inky? You are going to love the latest coloring video for stampers from Technique Tuesday's Julie.
She's going to show a fun way to add color to Olive the Octopus with Distress Ink pads and a water pen. With only three colors of ink to pull from, she'll give you lots of tips for blending colors and she'll show you a whole array of beautiful painted octopuses!
Let's get kracken! (Wink!)
(Can't see the embedded video? You'll find it right here on our website!)
We hope you are inspired to play! If you give the technique a try, please share your results with us! We love seeing what you make!
Wanting to learn more stamping techniques? Check out the Tips & Techniques collection of videos on our website. You'll find all kinds of techniques to try on your next card, scrapbook page or DIY paper craft project.
Take the Waves on the Border dies, some Distress Oxide Ink pads and a little card making magic, and you can make a cool wave of oceans like Dana Joy did!
Dana's sharing a video today, showing how she made the ocean of waves for Olive the Octopus to swim in for this adorable stamped birthday card. You are going to love this easy and fun technique that's perfect for creating scenes with Olive, Simon & Sandy Seahorse and even Phyllis & Finn Fish!
(Can't see the video? Stop by Dana's blog or her YouTube channel.)
Speaking of Olive the Octopus, we are so excited to see what you create with her! Need a little more inspiration to get started stamping? We've got some awesome card and tag sketches for you to use with Olive's stamps and dies! Be sure to check out the free downloadable idea sheet on our website!
Do you like beautiful butterflies and dragonflies? Then you are going our latest video!
Bev and I have been playing around with the Build a Dragonfly and Classy Butterflies dies. We figured out a fun way to use alcohol inks with glossy cardstock to make your own accents with the dies! These pretty accents are easy to make and will look amazing on your cards and scrapbook pages.
(Can't see the video? Go here to watch it on our website!)
I was so inspired by our video that I made a few cards. These cards feature a slight variation on the butterflies shown in the video.
Here I used alcohol inks to simply add color to a solid butterfly cut from glossy cardstock.
I used it on a card, but imagine using several butterflies like mine to decorate a scrapbook page or the cover of a journal. You could even cut and color several of them and then string them together to make a garland for a party or to decorate your craft space.
Don't they look neat? Want your intricate butterflies to really stand out on your card or scrapbook page? Consider die-cutting some solid bodies from vellum or glitter paper and placing them behind the intricate butterflies.
I hope you too are inspired to play by this fun, new video! Please share your projects with us on Instagram or Facebook. Be sure to use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag when you share your projects!
PS. Do you like Tips and Technique videos for stampers? We've got lots of great ones for you on the Technique Tuesday website. Whether you want to learn about painting with Distress Inks, want some tips for coloring with pencils or need some ideas for kicking things up a notch in your planner, we've got something for you. See all the videos here.
Today's the day! New stamps and crafting dies at Technique Tuesday... oh my!
You are going to love this new release, which is jam-packed with stamps and dies you can use to plan, document and scrapbook your latest adventure, make a pretty flower card for a friend or create a fun project featuring the puns from the octopus stamp set. You'll find all the new products right here.
Craving some project inspiration? I'd like to invite to you check out the blogs of members of the Technique Tuesday's Design Team. They have made some awesome projects for you to check out!
Craving even more project inspiration? Stop by our website and check out our latest New Release video. In it, Bev will give you a quick tour of all the new products, plus she will give you even more tips and ideas for using them to make amazing scrapbook pages, cards and other paper craft projects!
PS. Who is the lucky winner of the Technique Tuesday scrapbooking stamps? That's Debbie Meyer! Congrats, Debbie! Check your email for a message from Teri about your prize. A big thank you to everyone who stopped by our blog and commented on the giveaway post We sure appreciate all your kind words and enthusiasm. Watch our blog for more ideas for your scrapbooking stamps, plus more awesome giveaways!
Like to add color to your stamped images? We've got something for you today!
Julie has put together another coloring technique video. In this video, she will show you how to paint with Distress Inks. This technique is so much fun. All you need is a few Distress Ink pads, a stamping block, a water pen and an image stamped with waterproof ink.
We hope you are inspired by Julie's video to give her technique a try and to make a card (or scrapbook page). If you do, please share your project with us! Leave a link to it comments or post it on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to use the #TechniqueTuesday hashtag.
PS. Looking for more online education? We have even more technique videos on our website. See them all here.
We've also put together a video, featuring all the new products! You'll also find lots of project inspiration in it. Whether you are a card maker, scrapbooker or planner, you are sure to find something for you in it! Be sure to check out the video on our website.
Thanks for joining us for the New Release festivities! Be sure to visiting the blog for even more project inspiration and ideas!
PS. Who won the Animal House stamp set? The lucky winner is Laura Holt! Congrats, Laura! Check your inbox for an email from Teri with deets about your prize. A big thank you goes out to all of you who stopped by our blog and left such lovely comments over the last few days. We sure appreciate your kindness and excitement! If you haven't already done so, please consider signing up for our newsletter to keep in touch and so you are aware of future giveaways, product news and Technique Tuesday ideas.