I’m back with a couple more cards to share that features some new products for November for Technique Tuesday. Their new release of stamps and cutting dies goes live right here tomorrow.
Meet card no. 1.
This guy features the new Perfect Poinsettia stamp set and matching dies.
I think this stamp set really is pretty. I just love the big Poinsettia in it. It’s so wide open and so easy to color with markers. I colored the one of my card with markers and then added a little extra shading with pencils. Once I did all the coloring, I added a hit of glitter to the center of the flower. It’s subtle, but it is there.
This second card features the new Hello Winter stamp set. What a fun stamp set it is.
It features a bunch of Winter-themed images, as well as some fun phrases. The stamp set was designed with scrapbookers in mind, but it is a set that is equally card friendly. I felt like everything in it could easily be used to make cards and scrapbook pages.
Alright, kids. That is what I have for you today. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for a look at all the new products, plus you’ll find links to all the Design Team members, who are sharing projects on their blog today as well. Woohoo for cool new projects… and stamps and dies too. 😉
Sympathy cards are not my favorite card to make, but it seems like they are the one card I always need to have on hand… just in case the need sadly arises for one. I can make a lot of cards on demand, but sympathy cards are the one card that I just cannot make on the spur of the moment.
So today’s card came about because I felt the need to make a few to add to my card making stash.
The flowers and words are from the Cherished Memories stamp set from Altenew. It’s lovely stamp set, featuring some really pretty (and modern… yet classy) blooms and leaves. Plus, they are wide open and really easy to color in.
I stamped a couple blooms and leaves and simply colored them with my Copic markers. To give the leaves and blooms a little extra “umph”, I added a little bit of shadow red and green colored pencils. If you look close at the card, you’ll see it. Just look at the darkest spots on the flowers and leaves.
I sponged some blue ink on the card base and glued the leaves right to it. I used Thin 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to affix the flowers. Now, confession time, I fussy the stamped flowers rather than cutting them with the matching dies. A tight budget means no dies for that stamp set for me. (Wink! Raise your hand if you can feel what I’m talking about.)
I picked this sentiment because I thought it was a lovely one for a sympathy card, but I do think this card could probably be used as an encouragement card too or as a card to just let a dear friend you are thinking of them too.
Alright. That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later, friends. Thank you, as always, for taking the time to stop by. I sure appreciate your kind words.
It’s New Release time at Technique Tuesday! New products arrive on their website on Sept. 1st, and the design team is blog hopping today. We are sharing some projects made with the new goods.
I’m excited to share with you two cards I made with the new Lovely Lavender stamp set and dies.
This is lovely stamp set, featuring some hand-drawn stems of lavender. For this first card, I stamped and die-cut the image twice, colored them in with markers and the laid them on top of each other. You’ll see I let just a little bit of the flowers from the bottom die-cut peek out, but I sure love that layered look!
The lined “love you” phrase is included with the stamp set’s mat dies It’s a good, all-around die phrase I think that could be used with lots of different stamp sets, not just this one (although the mat with the die set is for this one). I cut it from white cardstock and then added some color with markers to match the colors I used to color in the lavender.
I used the same trick on my second card with the lined “love you” phrase.
For this card, I colored the lavender in with different markers than the first. It’s kind of fun just messing with different colors markers to see how you can make an image look different from the first time you colored it in.
I felt like the stems needed something for this card so I tied a little bow from twine and added it to the bouquet. I think it looks so cute!
Alright! That’s what I have for today. Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog to see who else from the design team is hopping today. You’ll also find they’ve got a chance to win a $20 gift certificate over there for commenting on their sneak peek and countdown blog posts!
Oh yes! And be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday website to see all the new goods on September 1st.
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.
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.
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!