March Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday


Welcome to the February Studio AE Blog Hop From Technique Tuesday.

Technique Tuesday offers a monthly stamp club that features a limited edition stamp set designed by me each month. You can check out past stamp sets (some are still available) here.

Say hello to the stamp set I designed for this month: Wow


DIGITAL MEMORY KEEPERS | A similar set of digital word art is available here: Oh Yes Sentiment Boxes

Here's a look at the layout I created this month:


I like to use stamps to create background patterns. Sometimes, as was the case here, they become a very subtle texture under the star vellum.

Here's a step by step:


1. I used Momento Luxe ink in Pear Tart and the Wow stamp set to create a background. I  added three of the stamps that come with this set to a block and then stamped them over and over again to create a background pattern. I wanted it to not be too dark so I stamped onto another piece of paper first and then stamped onto this backgound cardstock about three times in a row before adding more ink.


2. Cut star vellum to 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches and adhere with just a bit of rolling adhesive to keep it in place.


3. Add a 5.5 inch x 8.5 inch piece of white cardstock to the top.


4. Add a 4x6 photo. I printed mine here at home using an Epson PictureMate printer. I used RadLab to create the color effect.


5. Cut "thank you for trying" using green vellum (included in this Lemon Lush vellum pack from Studio Calico) and the Silhouette.


6. Run the title through a sewing machine.

7. Add a vellum phrase sticker to the left edge of the photo.


8. Use a 1.5 inch circle punch to cut out the "son" circle from this set of journal cards: Family Cards By Paislee Press.


9. Stitch around the outer edge with a sewing machine.

10. Add a label sticker.

11. Add three wood grain stars.

11. Use a rolling date stamp to add the date.


12. Add journaling to the label sticker.


One of the things I played around with on this layout was creating an animated gif to show the steps of building this page. It's not exactly one step at a time but I thought it might be fun for you to get a peek at the order in which I tend to add things to my layouts.

Click on the image below to go to a new window and watch the gif:



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Check out what our Creative Team is doing with the stamps this month:

GIVEAWAY | We are going to give away one $25 e-Gift Card to to someone who comments during the hop. To be eligible to win, all you need to do is comment on any of our blog posts! The lucky winner will be announced on the 21st on the Technique Tuesday blog.

83 thoughts

  1. Gabby

    2014-03-18 04:27:47 -0400

    Great new stamp set and terrific use of it on your nice page! :)

  2. MichelleB

    2014-03-18 05:16:03 -0400

    Love the layout - beautiful! And the gif was great!

  3. Paula

    2014-03-18 08:55:57 -0400

    WOW is a perfect name for your stamp set...I have many family members and friends I could use these terrific sentiments on!

  4. Jessica B

    2014-03-18 08:56:26 -0400

    I love your stamp sets, Ali!

  5. MariaElena

    2014-03-18 09:08:31 -0400

    I love this stamps!

  6. Iris Soscia

    2014-03-18 10:24:24 -0400

    Cute layout - love the layering and all the little stars.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  7. Karen C

    2014-03-18 12:23:39 -0400

    Great layout! Thank you for the giveaway.

  8. Georgia D.

    2014-03-18 12:30:35 -0400

    Love this page! You are so talented!

  9. Eloquence

    2014-03-18 14:50:59 -0400

    Oh man, I've been coveting lots of the Technique Tuesday stamps forever now! My birthday is coming up so maybe I'll treat myself then...

  10. Cassie

    2014-03-18 15:22:52 -0400

    Love this! It screams of springtime :)

  11. amante del papel

    2014-03-18 17:01:48 -0400

    is a fantastic project!

  12. Sharon

    2014-03-18 18:37:14 -0400

    Awesome layout, love the idea of putting vellum over a stamped background!

  13. Karen

    2014-03-18 20:51:09 -0400

    I never thought of stamping like you did in the background. Really cool subtle effect!

  14. Denise Bryant

    2014-03-18 22:51:00 -0400

    Awesome page! Love the stitching detail!

  15. Deborah Rikard

    2014-03-18 23:54:52 -0400

    Thanks for the detailed instructions Ali. I look forward to your stamp set every month.

  16. Michelle K

    2014-03-19 11:29:34 -0400

    Love the versatile sentiments in this set!

  17. Johanna S

    2014-03-19 12:58:05 -0400

    Wow do great work :) I like the use of blues and greens on layouts for the boys. I have 5 sons and they like that combo best when I do their stuff, no pink please they say.. picky picky.

  18. Johanna S

    2014-03-19 13:02:23 -0400

    *Wow YOU do great work...sorry typo!

  19. Katie B.

    2014-03-19 16:18:06 -0400

    Wonderful layout! I love how you created the stamped texture under the stars. :) Great layout! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  20. Kelly F.

    2014-03-19 19:57:55 -0400

    Enjoyed the step by step view of your process, it's very helpful. I think the layout is just wonderful. Thanks!

  21. Jean Bullock

    2014-03-19 23:34:39 -0400

    Very cool layout. I especially like the diagonal stamping you did and how you used the stamp on the O of the you.

  22. Theresa H

    2014-03-20 08:44:06 -0400

    Super fab background stamping Ali :-)

  23. Indy

    2014-03-20 23:01:37 -0400

    Lovely layout! Great background.

  24. Hermalyn

    2014-04-01 08:09:47 -0400

    Your pages all look so perfect!!

  25. Kari

    2014-04-08 10:45:58 -0400

    Love the GIF! Fun!

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