Technique Tuesday here, and we're so excited to be a sponsor of a fun video hop that's happening today! The Cutest Video Hop Ever! Several paper crafters and their kids are joining Emily Leiphart for this fun hop celebrating 5,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel but, more importantly, inspiring the next generation of crafters! You'll get to watch them craft with their kids. Plus, the hop also features two young crafters joining on their own YouTube channels.
We'd like to invite you to sit back, relax and check out the hop. Here is a list of all the hoppers:
There are 13 prizes up for grabs during the hop, including a $25 e-Gift Cerficate for Technique Tuesday.
The winners will be randomly chosen from all comments left on each of the videos. Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and winners will be announced on Emily's blog on February 24, 2017. Winners must be subscribed to her YouTube channel.
Roses, roses, roses! So many varieties and colors. This month our Greenhouse Society stamp set features a beautiful Ruffled Rose. This image of a rose in full bloom has flat petals that are perfect for many different coloring techniques and mediums.
Watch this video to see how Technique Tuesday's Tam uses watercolor crayons to layer color and create dimension. She also shows you how to add shadows to the leaves using shades of blue. Her finished rose is so realistic you can almost smell the sweet fragrance!
Looking for some Valentine's Day card inspiration? We've got you covered.
Here's a fun card idea from Technique Tuesday's Shelley Goff.
So pretty and classy! You agree?
This card packs a lot of punch with those metallic words and charms. Even though they look like real metal embellishments, they really aren't! They were cut from metallic and glitter papers with the Charming Hearts and Long Love steel dies. So cool!
A fun trick for the dies is you can use them on their own or you can pair them together like Shelley did. The charms can easily be hung on the love words!
You'll find more fun ideas for Valentine's Day, anniversaries and other love-themed occasions on the Technique Tuesday website. Be sure to check out our Idea Gallery.
Several Technique Tuesday team members have been playing with this month's Greenhouse Society stamp set, Carnation Friends. Julie colored the image using basic markers, Tam used our watercolor crayons, and Teri added color with Copic markers. They all report the slightly thicker lines and open space in this stamp set make it easy to use, even for those who aren't coloring experts. Yet it is sophisticated enough to delight the most experienced artist.
In this video, Teri demonstrates how she used Copic markers to color the carnation. Since carnations come in so many shades, make the flower in your friend's favorite color. Then add your favorite sentiment to create a beautiful card for your bestie!
If you visited our website over the last week, you discovered it has a new look. We've been working behind the scenes to create an improved site for you! One of the features you've asked for is the ability to see past orders. Now when you log into your account, you'll be able to view on-line orders placed since 2013!
It's a work in progress, so we'd love your feedback. If you find a link not working or have any thoughts to share, please let us know. Use the Contact Us box on the website. Hope you like it!
Teri here, and I'm excited to share with you a couple love-themed cards created with Technique Tuesday's Charming Hearts DIY Steel Dies. These cards would be great to give for Valentine's Day or on an anniversary, or even when you randomly just want to let someone you care about know you are thinking of them!
The Charming Hearts dies are super cute with hearts incorporated into each shape. There are charms, tags and banners! Oh, how fun they are!
I used the dies in a very traditional way to make this first card by making some banners. I just love banners!
I adhered each of the banners to my card and then poked holes to stitch twine through them. This helped to make them look like they were hanging!
You''ll notice I filled in some of the banners with hearts! I used the hearts left over from when I cut the banners out.
I did something different with my second card. I created the design by taking several of the charms and arranging them together in a grid pattern.
I filled some of the charms with hearts. And to make the hearts pop, I applied glitter glue to some of them. Glitter glue is a great way to give a card bit of glitz without a lot of bulk!
You might be wondering about the sentiments on these cards. They both came from the You Aren't Normal clear stamp set. It's such a fun, sassy stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by today! Watch TechniqueTuesday.com for more ideas for using these dies and all the other new products from Technique Tuesday!
This month's foxy Animal House couple is Frederick and Fiona. Although they came from opposite sides of the tracks, fate brought them together. Now all they want to do is play on birthday greetings, gift tags, Valentine's Day projects, and get well cards.
Frederick and Fiona's funny sayings and hand-drawn elements are ideal for card makers and crafters who love to color. For even more versatility, mix them together with the stamps from the Go Wild set. Plus for a limited time, when you join the Animal House auto-ship program you will receive the Go Wild stamp set FREE.
We hope you are enjoying learning about the adorable critters in the new Animal House collection. Each month we'll be adding a charming character to the menagerie. You'll be able to read their humorous biographies too!
Meet the Animal House Critters for January through March!
The critters are out and they want to play on your next project! In today's video, you'll meet the animals featured in the first 3 months of our new Animal House stamp sets and steel dies. You'll also see project ideas for cards, party decor, and your planner too!
You're going to be smitten with this month's new products. The loving sentiments and hand-drawn images in the new stamp sets will help you show your sweetheart, family and friends how much you care. Plus the heart charms and other love-themed dies are perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings, and heartfelt projects all year long!
Are you a card maker or paper crafter who loves to color? Check out the new Animal House stamps and matching steel dies.
You can purchase the stamps and dies individually. Or enroll in the monthly auto-ship program to receive 25% off. Plus for a limited time, you will also receive a FREEGo Wild stamp set if you join the auto-ship program!