TT Dec. Release Countdown – Day 1

Hi, friends!

Technique Tuesday’s getting ready to release some new products on Dec. 1st, and I’m happy today to share with you a card made with some of the new goods.

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Created this guy with the new Beau & Beatrice Beaver stamp set (and coordinating dies) from their collection of Animal House stamps and dies. They are such cute stamps…. and perfect in Oregon, where the beaver is the mascot of Oregon State. 😉 (Go, Beavs! Wink!)

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This set has some cute elements for making stamped woodland scenes with as the snail, log and branch are from the set too. Super cute.

Anyhoo! That’s all I have for you.

Don’t forget to hit the Technique Tuesday website here on Dec. 1st to see all the new products. Plus don’t forget to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog for links today to all the design team members sharing projects. There’s lots of cool stuff to see seen!

I’ll be back again tomorrow with another card (or two) to share that uses some of the new goods. Hope to see you then.

Technique Tuesday New Release Countdown: Day 2

Hi, gang!

I’m back with the Technique Tuesday Design Team today in counting down to the September release of new goods.

I’ve got two cards to share with you today. Both of these cards feature the new Wendell the Whale stamp set, which will be available here with all the new goods on September 1st.

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For this first card, I paired Wendell with a fish from the Olive the Octopus stamp set. It’s always fun when you can mix and match stamps together.

The little water droplets on the card? I created those with Glossy Accents. The hardest part? Being patient while waiting for them to dry. 😉

A stamped whale card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

By the way, I wanted Wendell to be extra goofy on this card so I added a wiggle eye. I also wanted him to really pop so I cut a second whale mat from craft foam and adhered it under him. That’s why he looks like he’s more raised than the little fish.

For this second card, I created a little scene by pairing Wendell with the Waves on the Border die. I just love this die. It works well with all the underwater critters in the Animal House collection of animal stamps.

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To the make the waves stand out against the patterned paper background, I did mount them to vellum and use my scissors to fussy cut away the excess vellum. I think it just add the right “something something” to the card.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later.

Check out the Technique Tuesday blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today. Also don’t forget to comment on their Countdown and/or Sneak Peek blog posts for a chance to win a $20 TT gift certificate! Someone’s got to win it. It could be you!

Sea… er… see you again soon!

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A Hug from Under the Sea… in Card Form

Hi, guys!

Let me tell you a secret: I make cards all the time. You’d think the ones I send the most are for birthdays and special occasions.

Confession time. I always am late to the game when it comes to that. So truly, the cards I send most are cards to friends who I’m just thinking of.

So meet today’s card. This is one I made with a couple friends in mind, that I was just thinking of. Big-Hug-Olive-the-Octopus-Seahorse-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

One of things I enjoy most about Technique Tuesday’s Animal House stamps is mixing and matching the different critters together. I’d been anxious to create some kind of scene with their most recent sea creatures so this card was my reason to do it!

And let’s chat for a minute about realism and cards. So there’s probably not a gigantic seahorse (stamped with the Simon & Sandy Seahorse stamps and dies) in the sea, but it’s kind of fun to imagine there is one as almost as big as Olive the Octopus. 😉 Anything can happen in the stamping world! That’s what I’m sayin’.

A stamped octopus and seahorse card by Teri | teriplace.wordpress.com

I wanted to really build on the notion of a hug so I added all the other little critters to scene. (All the other little creatures were stamped and cut with the two stamp sets, by the way.) I also added a few die-cut hearts.

I don’t often use a lot of soft colors when I color in images with markers but I decided to for this card. It was nice change.

Also I added a few “drops of water” to the underwater scene with my old friend, my trusty bottle of Glossy Accents. Always a fun addition.

Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. It’s a real treat when you do.

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Ps. I’m totally sending a shout-out to my friend, Dana Joy! She created an awesome card with the Olive the Octopus stamp set and Technique Tuesday’s Waves on the Border dies. She’s got a video on her blog, showing how she made the wavy scene. You should check it out.

Technique Tuesday Countdown: Day 2

Hi, gang!

I’m back with a new more new Technique Tuesday projects. These cards feature products that will debut on August 1st on their website.

Let’s get started.

A stamped card featuring an Octopus by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

This first card features the new Olive the Octopus stamps and dies. Olive is the latest critter Technique Tuesday’s Animal House collection. (They’ve got a sea creatures them going on right now. Last month, they introduced Simon & Sandy Seahorse.)

I wanted to create a happy scene so I used patterned paper for my background here. And then I added bubbles created with drops of Glossy Accents. The color scheme? I decided fun colors rather than realistic colors was more jam this time.

A stamped card featuring flowers by Teri | Terisplace.wordpress.com

This card features the new Sunny Flowers stamp set. This is a really good set to color with markers! (Ask TT’s Bev. If I struggle with coloring stamps with markers, I never hold that back from telling her and the gang.) The flowers are nice and open, and you can really get to the small spots easily with your marker tips. I love that.

Once I colored in the flowers and vase, I fussy cut them out rather than using the coordinating dies. And then I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the vase to make it look, well, glassy vase like. I think it turned out pretty fun!

Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog once again to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today. Plus be sure to visit the New Products page on the Technique Tuesday website on the 1st to snag all the products that have caught your eye!

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