Sept. New Release Countdown: Day 2

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Hi, everybody!

We are so close to the September release of new stamps and crafting dies at Technique Tuesday! Just one sleep to go! 

Are you ready to see more of the new goods? High 5! You have come to the right place. In addition to product reveals, we've got our design team here today so show you some cool projects you too can make with them.

Let's first see the goods! 

Planner-Medical-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBPlanner Medical Stamp Set

We're adding to our popular collection of planner stamps with Planner Medical. This 2x4 set includes several hand-drawn medical icons, plus several phrases perfect for planning out appointments and other medical obligations in your planner. 

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Wendell-the-Whale-Animal-House-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBWendell the Whale Stamp Set

There's a cute new critter swimming his way into the Technique Tuesday line-up. Meet Wendell the Whale. Do you belong to our Animal House auto-ship program? If so, Wendell is your stamp set for September. Not a member but really want Wendell to come live with you? No fear! He'll be available for purchase on the 1st with the rest of our new products. Don't forget to check out Wendell's matching dies too! 

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Story-of-December-Days-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBStory of December Days Stamp Set

Do you like to document your December adventures in a scrapbook? I'd like to introduce you to the Story of December Days. These Christmas stamps are perfect for telling the story of everything that happens in December. Cool bonus? Many of these stamps can be used throughout the year too.

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December-Moments-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBDecember Moments Stamp Set

This 4x6 stamp set features a whole bunch of sentiments perfect for scrapbooking and memory keeping projects in December. Some of the phrases work for documenting events throughout the year as well. For instance, use the "presents" or "wrapping"  phases on a birthday-themed scrapbook page. 

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Curious as to 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

Kymona Tracey

Latisha Yoast

Heather Hoffman

Teri Anderson

Stop by our blog again tomorrow as we celebrate Release Day! The design team will be here one more time to share with you some fabulous projects. Plus some by the New Products page on our website on the 1st to snatch up all the new stamps and dies that have caught your eye!

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 between 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 tonight (August 31st, 2018). The winner will be announced here on the blog on Sept. 1st.

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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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Mandala-Sentiments-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBLovely Lavender Stamp Set

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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Mandala-Sentiments-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBThings Change Stamp Set

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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Mandala-Maker-Crafting-Die-Technique-Tuesday-FBMandala Maker Crafting Die

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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Amazing-Arrows-Fresh-Cut-Studio-Crafting-Dies-Technique-Tuesday-FBAmazing Arrows Crafting Dies

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 #3

Hi, everyone!

We are back with a couple more sneak peeks at the September 1st release of new stamps and paper crafting dies from Technique Tuesday! 

September Sneak Peek from Technique Tuesday

Like to make pretty backgrounds for your cards and scrapbook pages? A fan of combining stamps together? You are going to love the stamp set featured in this first sneak peek! It's perfect for making all kinds of beautiful cards, scrapbook pages and other DIY projects! In fact, you could even use it to make a pretty DIY gift wrap. The possibilities are endless!
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Do you love to die-cut? The new die in this sneak peek is sure fun! You can cut it out once or cut it from multiple colors of cardstock and combine the pieces together for all kinds of beautiful combinations! 

September Sneak Peek from Technique Tuesday Planner friends, we haven't forgotten about you! Some of you asked for the planner stamps we're sharing in this sneak peek, and we're happy to bring them to you in September.

You will find all of these new stamps and dies on the New Products page on our website on September 1st. 

Today's post wraps up our sneak peeks for September. Stop by our blog again on Thursday as we'll have full reveals of some of the new products, plus our talented design team members will be here. They've been making lots of fun projects with the new goods! 

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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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.

September Sneak Peek from Technique Tuesday

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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September Release Sneak Peek #1

Hi, friends!

It is back to school time here in Oregon. 

It's a time of excitement and change around here as my good friends' little guy is starting kindergarten this year. He's so excited to go to school and learn (and, most importantly, play on the playground at recess).

It's so fun to see how excited he is about this new chapter of life. And it's neat to see my friends as they get the little guy ready and, at the same time, adjust to the thought of him being away from home every day for a few hours for school. It's exciting and scary for them. 

The September release from Technique Tuesday has some cool products that are perfect for documenting and scrapbooking  memories. I'm particularly fond of a new scrapbook stamp set Bev created to help document changes in life, like a child starting school or leaving home to move into their first apartment or to go off to college!

Here are a couple sneak peeks at the stamp set. 

September Sneak Peek from Technique Tuesday

Many of the phrases and images in this new stamp set work perfectly with the recently released Captions and Labels paper crafting dies
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Like what you see? You'll find it right here on the 1st, along with all our other new products. 

Be sure to stop by the blog again on Tuesday for another sneak peek at some of September's other new products. (Here are a few hints of what's to come: another sea creature; something for planners; some cool dies and another beautiful flower!)

Also, be sure to comment on this sneak peek post or any of our sneak peek or countdown posts that appear here on the Technique Tuesday blog between today and 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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Create a Cool Background with Typography

Hi, friends!

Do you love the look of typography? Alphabet stamps are a great way to incorporate a bold modern look onto any card or scrapbook page.

Check out this card! It uses typography in the background! 

Hello-Drifting-Seahorse-Card-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayI created the typographic background with a couple of Technique Tuesday's alphabet stamp sets, Big Timber Uppercase and Big Timber Outline Uppercase. You wouldn't believe how easy it was to do so!

I stamped "hello" three times with the solid letters. I wanted a bright feel so I used yellow. orange and citrus green inks.

HelloStep1BigTimberThen I used the outline letters to stamp an outline around the green letters. The cool thing about the outline letters? You can line them up exactly with the solid letters, or you stamp them slightly to the side and they will still look cool! 

HelloStep2BigTimberOnce I stamped the "hello" words, I went to town by creating a little underwater scene with the Simon & Sandy Seahorse stamp set.

The "drifting by" phrase is from the stamp set. There's actually another word in the phrase. I didn't want to use it so I did some selective masking. I simply set a piece of sticky note tape over the unneeded word and inked up my stamp. I removed the sticky note and stamped, which resulted in the phrase you see.

HelloStep3BigTimberThen I added the adorable stamped sea creatures to my card. I really wanted the typography to pop so I didn't add any additional color to the jellyfish, seahorse or starfish.

Hello-Drifting-Seahorse-Card-Close-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayI did however add a few "drops of water" by adding a few squirts of Glossy Accents to the card. The hardest part about that? Being patient while waiting for them to dry! 

Thanks for checking out this card and quick tutorial! I'd love to hear from you! Are you a fan of alphabet stamps? What's the last project you used them on?

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Four Totally Tweet Cards for Your Viewing Pleasure

Hi, everyone! 

We're focusing today on the new Christmas Birds stamp set. This sweet little stamp set features a couple birds and Christmas icons, plus a number of sentiments perfect for your holiday cards. 

Christmas-Birds-Clear-Stamps-Technique-Tuesday-FBWait a minute. Yes, I know. It's still Summer and I'm talking about Christmas. But Christmas will be here before you know it. I know some of you like to get working on those Christmas cards early and are already collecting ideas for this year's Christmas card design! This post is for you!  

The Technique Tuesday Design Team has some totally clever ideas for you. Check it out. 

Christmas Birds Window card by Dana Joy

Dana Joy created a sweet little scene by stamping and die-cutting a couple birds and the sleigh and having them peek out of a window. She completes the scene by stamping a sentiment on one of the window's panels. How cute!
Christmas Birds in a Basket card by Jill Dewey HawkinsHave you see a basket of birds before? Jill Dewey Hawkins created the most adorable card by pairing the Christmas Birds stamps and dies with the Berry Basket dies. To give her basket the feel of a real bird's nest, she added some paper shreds to it. 

While Jill's card is a Christmas card, you could easily change the sentiment to a more generic one and send this card out any time this Winter! 

Christmas Birds in a Basket card by Jill Dewey Hawkins

And here's one more idea for you. 

Warm Wishes Christmas Birds Trio Card by Teri AndersonMake a singing trio of birds. Use masking to stamp a row of birds. Then add some stamped music notes above their heads so it looks like they are singing. 

Season's Tweetings Christmas Bird Card by Teri AndersonAnd here's one final idea! Turn one of the set's birds into Santa Bird! Create a scene where one of the birds is pulling the sleigh and spreading joy, just like Santa Claus! If only this sweet little bird would come visit my house! 

I hope you've enjoyed these ideas for the Christmas Birds stamps! We'll be releasing more Christmas stamps and dies over the next few months. Be sure to watch our blog and newsletter for the scoop. Not getting the newsletter? Sign up right here

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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



Happy Birthday Candles Gift Tag Tutorial

Hi, everyone!

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! BrightestBirthdayCandlesTag-TeriA-TechniqueTuesday

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.

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Bdaycandlesstep2Keep 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. Bdaycandlesstep3

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! 
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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.
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Bdaycandlesstep3Use 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. 

BrightestBirthdayCandlesTag-Close-TeriA-TechniqueTuesdayAnd 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! 

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Ps. Looking for some birthday sentiments to use on your next card or scrapbook page? Check out our Birthday and Celebrations stamps