Tuesday, April 17, 2012

First EVER Technique Tuesday Link Party!

Hello, all! I've decided to add more onto my plate. I LOVE finding new techniques--and I've had a ton of people ask me how to make some of the creations I've made on my blog. SO, once a month, the first Tuesday, I will be posting a tutorial on a technique and add a linky so that you can link up YOUR creations! At the end of the month, I'll chose some of them to showcase! :)

Oh, and here's my badge to add to your sidebar should you choose!!!  If you'd link it back to Technique Tuesday blog address instead of this post, that would rock--click on the tab above to go to the new site! :)

The first technique I've chosen to show off is something I call "Stamped Punch Window". It's super easy and SO stunning each time you do it! It works for CAS style and can also be added on. So, let's get started! :)

Stamped Punch Window

Materials Needed:

Desired punch or die cut shape
Embossing folder (optional)
Cardstock (one card base measuring 11"x4.25" folded in half and one piece 5.25"x4")

"How To"

1. Take your 5.25"x4" piece of cardstock and punch your shape out. KEEP IT--you'll need it for later.

2. Stamp around the punched out frame. When using multiple colors, start with the lightest color and work up to the darkest.

3. Dry emboss your panel.

4. Add dimensionals to the back of your panel. Make sure to use enough to hold up the panel really well. (See how I messed up my stamping first go round? Tee hee!)

5. Adhere panel to your card base.

6. Take your punched out piece and stamp your sentiment and/or images onto it.

7. Color in your lined images.

8. Adhere to card FLAT in the punched out recess created by your embossed panel. Embellish or not--depends on your style!

9.TA DA! Give it to someone special! :)
Now it's YOUR turn! Make your opening as big or as small as you'd like. Embellish as much or as little as suits you. Link up below with a DIRECT link and I will come visit you!!!
PLEASE link back to me so that others can play along. If you'd like to, I'd LOVE it if you'd place my button on your blog sidebar and link it back to me as well! :) Can't wait to see what you all create! Happy stamping! :)



baileyrosy said...

Hi Mynnette, what a fabulous idea and a great help too.Great clean and clear instructions very easy to follow. The end result is stunning. Sorry not been around much lately but had problems with blogger am now on WordPress at the address below, do hope you will pop over and become a follower.


Wilwarine said...

great card ! And thank you so much for sharing the technique.

Nancy said...

Awesome technique!!! Love the way your card turned out! Thank you for the tutorial!!
Nancy xx :D

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty Card Mynnette, thanks for the fun tutorial!! Might have to give it a go ;)

Unknown said...

This card is beautiful! I love the stamping and the texture...just gorgeous!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment.
Have a lovely day.

Esther Asbury said...

Oh wow -- this sounds like a lot of fun! I love finding new techniques, so I'll be looking forward to your post each month!
What a great tutorial to start off with --- I'm going to have to try this sometime soon!

Karen Petitt said...

I always wondered how you did these one's Mynnette - thank you so much for the tutorial. I'll be popping back every month to check out what you are doing! hugs Karen x

Fliss said...

A great tutorial Mynnette and the card is gorgeous. Very classy and elegant.
Thanks for sharing and might be trying this although with a die as I don't have punches that will do the job.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Victoria said...

What a clear tutorial! Thank you for the idea - will be sure to give it a go and link back!

Cazro said...

Thanks Mynette, I do like this card and will be making one following your tutorial, what a fabulous idea. I'm putting you in my favourites challenges for your Tuesday Tutorials. I will also add your sidebar logo. Caz

Tkat said...

totally gorgeous! love everything about it! :)

Darnell said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to share how you did this. Your card is super and going in my Binder, along with the instructions! Even if I don't make it back this week, know that I will definitely be using this idea! Again, thank you!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Mynnette - fab tutorial, will certainly be having a go. - Jacqueline xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

That's really beautiful, Mynnette! I like the simple tutorial you provided...takes the guess work out of "how'd she do that??"

Kellie said...

What a great card! Thanks for sharing (Thanks for stopping by my blog too! :) )

Becky said...

What a great card. Awesome design. Thanks for the tutorial :)

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your gorgeous CAS card Mynnette and I'm hoping to get involved in your link party... Vicky x

Vicky Hayes said...

...and just did! Thanks for the reminder to link Mynnette! Vicky x

Lin said...

I don't have the time to comment on all the cards between the CCM one and this one but I have enjoyed looking at them all, but this one I had to comment on. WOW! I just love how you have stamped around the aperture and brought the colours from that into the stamped thanks in the centre. Great tutorial too.

Happy Easter

Lin xx

Donna Ellis said...

What a great technique and design idea, Mynnette! I love it! I'd also like to thank you for visiting my blog a few days ago. How nice of you!

Kim x said...

Great idea Mynnette, something else of yours for me to follow :)
hugs Kimx

Holly Young said...

wonderful tutorial, Mynnette!!!!!!! and fabulous card! I'll have to give that a try!

Bonnie said...

This is really pretty, Mynnett! I love these colors and the embossing as well as the cut out. Thanks for the tutorial.

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous window stamp effect. Thanks for the lovely tutorial.

Kim x said...

Hi Mynnette
Not sure that my effort looks anything like yours but I've had great fun.
hugs Kimx

G Peplow said...

Hi Mynette, What a lovely result and a great idea, love it, Gay xxx

Diane Louise J said...

Enjoyed reading the tutorial and your lovely card. thanks also for the lovely comments you left on my Blog... very much appreciated.... xx

A Time to Design said...

Love this! I totally have to try this layout. Beautiful work.