Happy New Year to you all! Here’s to 2021 & let’s just hope it’s better than the last. We have many exciting projects and events coming up for 2021 – some I can’t share with you at the moment, but keep your eyes out for updates over the next few months. We are also sponsoring lots of blog challenege throughout the year – so look out for everyones fabulous designs. I’ll pop a list below of the blogs we are sponsoring this month.
New Year – New Digi Stamp Designs
You all must know by now I love flowers – so I’m starting the new year off with early blooming flowers. Snowdrops and Crocuses are for me that first sign spring is on it way & I’ve created a beautiful new digi stamp with a mix of them both.
On the A5 sheet you will receive the main crocus and snowdrop digi stamp, a small crocus stamp and one sentiment. All new digi stamp now come in SVG format too!
I’ve used this design on the first page of my 2021 journal
Isn’t it pretty – to finish off the page I’ve stamped little circles in Gold Wow Embossing powders. Created a ombre January with promarkers & placed decorative washi tape over the punched holes – which match the shades of the crocuses.
Second New Release of 2021
The digi stamp isn’t our only new release for the new year – I’ve also designed some decorative frames used the crocuses and snowdrops. These are great for scrapbooking, journalling & cardmaking. Aren’t they so pretty?
Hi Everyone I’m back with another idea with how to use our range of clear stamps – normally we would focus on cardmaking but we’ve been trying something a little different. I just to keep a dairy as a young girl & then as a teen had a small filofax & a few years ago tried to set up a bullet journal (only I didn’t get very far). I don’t know about you but even thought it’s not something you share with anyone – I always get stuck what to write or do in it, so I overthink it & end up not doing anything at all. So after a little research into bullet journals – you can do whatever you like – make it creative & fun.
I’ve decided 2021 is going to be the year I’ll create a fab journal/bullet journal. My dad bought me this lovely journal for Christmas last year & I’ve wrote in it once – so by creating beautiful pages I’m hoping this will motivate me to journal!
Getting Started; Monthly front pages
I’ve decided to pick a month which will co-ordinate well with my sunflowers
Step 1: I’m not great with calligraphy style writing – I chose a nice font & printed a sheet off so I could trace the wording. Deciding on how I wanted to use the Sunflower stamp – I penciled in guide lines – inked up the stamp & masked off the section I didn’t want stamped.
Step 2: Using promakers I’ve shaded in the Sunflowers
Step 3: To make the colours pop I’ve gone back in with coloured pencils to add shading. Once I was happy with the flowers – I inked in the lines under the stamped sunflowers. Then moved onto the wording ‘September’ I was going to heat emboss the wording but then decided on doing the wording in ombre style – choose three tones of the same colour & colour the wording from dark to light. Finishing the wording off by going round each letter with a fine liner.
I’ve finished off the page by heat embossing dots around the page to fill in some of the white space – with a gold metallic embossing powder. I think it gives it move a luxe look.
I like things to co-ordinate – to finish off the back of the monthly page, I’ve backed it with papers from our Sunny Sunflower Digital Paper Pack. Making a little pocket to store items I may need for that month – I’ve even stamped some tags which I could use to place on Birthday gifts or use to write on & stick in the journal. To liven up the writing paper with came in the journal I’ve stamped the sunflowers into the corners of the pages for that month.
Want to create your our Sunflower journal pages? You can purchase our clear stamps HERE
Hi Everyone We’ve added a new set of clear stamped to our Etsy Shop! The beautiful Fuchsia Flowers. Today we are celebrating the new release with an how to guide – showing you how to create this beautiful heat embossed fuchsia background.
What You need;
* Twinkle Lane Designs – Fuchsia Flower Clear Stamps *Coloured Card – Pink & Purple *White Card *Silver Mirror Card *Blank Card (8×8″) *Decorative Dies – (we’ve used Sue Wilson) *Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks; Strawberry, Purple & Emerald *Embossing Ink Pad *White Pearl Super Fine – Wow Embossing Powder *Sequins *Glitter *Adhesive Pearls *Foam Pads
How To Create A Fuchsia Background;
Step 1: Take the white piece of card, I’ve cut it to fit an 8×8″ card. Then inked the fuchsia flower stamp with an embossing ink pad. Sprinkle Wow ‘White Pearl Super Fine Embossing Powder’ & heat with a heat gun. Continue to randomly stamp the fuchsia around the card.
Step 2: With your drawing inks it’s time to start painting your embossed flowers (the heat embossed lines will repel the ink). I’ve started with Strawberry coloured ink mixed a little bit of purple in & watered the ink down a little to create a lighter colour. Don’t worry if the flowers are different shades.
Step 3: Now with the purple ink – I’ve mixed a little strawberry in & again watered it down a little. Start painting in the top petals.
Step 4: With the emerald green – finish off by inking in the leaves. Once it’s all dry – go back in with the inks – without watering them down & add in darker tones to create shading.
Hi Everyone We are going to start a new series of colouring projects – as Christmas is is quickly approaching I’ll be showing you quick step by step instructions on how to colour some of our popular/favorite Christmas Digi Stamps. There may even be a Freebie digi available to download soon.
Which is you favourite Digi Stamp from our Etsy Shop? Let us know by commenting below
What You’ll Need;
* TWINKLE LANE DESIGNS – Gingerbread treats digi stamp (AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM ETSY) ^ * PROMARKERS Ginngerbread man body; Tan / CINNAMON / Cocoa Scalf & Icing; Ruby / TURQUOISE / cool grey 1 *COLOURED PENCILS FOR BLENDING & SHADING
I always like a bit of pinterest inspiration when it comes to colour’s to use on our digi stamps. For this one I just typed into the search ‘Christmas Colour Palette’ had a browser & this was the one that caught my eye – it possibly has something to do with the marshmellows & the mug
Hello Everyone We are back today welcoming Autumn in by giving you a step by step tutorial on how to shade the coat on our Autumn Girl Digi Stamp. We first released this digi in 2016 – the thing I love about her is the movement I’ve tried to capture – with the wind blowing her coat and hair. The leaves also swirling in the background.
You could cut around autumn girl or die cut her – this way you get her with or without the leafy background.
Since we are colouring ‘Autumn Girl’ Digi I thought I’d go for an autumn colour palette. To choose my colours I often hop on over to pinterest & find a nice colour palette on there. Just like this one which inspired the colours I have used;
How To Tutorial; Let’s start shading
Finished Coloured Digi Stamp
Cards Created using autumn girl
Why not pin me! Come back anytime!
*Please note this is how I colour and shade & all opinions & instructions are my own. I’m not promoting any brands these are just the brands on alcohol markers and pencils I use.
Hi Everyone We have been playing with the new Gerbera clear stamps – this time we are going to show you how to create this lovely stamped/heat embossed floral boarder. Below we will give you a step by step guide and also the materials you’ll need to get started.
* Twinkle Lane Designs – Daisy Posy Clear Stamp Set * Watercolour Card *Clear Embossing Ink Pad * Wow Ebony Embossing Powder * Heat Gun * Watercolour Paints / Pencils * Paper cutter / Scissors / Craft Knife * Scrap Paper
Step By Step guide:
Step 1: on a scrap piece of paper stamp the daisy posy – cut around the flower heads & then cut the stems out, so they are two separate pieces. This will make two masks you’ll need when stamping.
Step 2: wipe clean your stamp. Ink up the flower head with your embossing ink pad & mask off the stems – mine naturally stayed onto the stamp. Stamp onto the watercolour paper – sprinkle your embossing powder over & heat.
Step 3: take your flower head mask & mask the image you’ve just stamped & repeat the process twice more. Tip you may need a little low tack tape to keep your mask in place.
Step 4: Once you’ve finished stamping – you flower boarder should look like this. (You may notice I’ve added in a few stamped leaves on either side – this is a optional). Now it’s time to start watercolouring the flowers – you can do any colour combo you like.
Step 5: We’ve given you two options – you could take a paper cutter & cut into a rectangle – leaving a nice boarder around the edge.
Step 6: or if want to take the background out – use scissor to cut around the outside edges & with a craft knife cut the small pieces out between the flowers.
Now your ready to create a card with this finished piece
This week we launched our Brand New ‘Daisy Posy’ Clear Stamps & today we are going to show you how to create this cute mini Birthday Card. Below we will list the materials & show you a step by step guide – lets go…
What you’ll need;
* Twinkle Lane Designs – Daisy Posy Clear Stamp Set * White Card * Blue Card * Embossing Folder * Small Pearls * Ribbon * Black Ink Pad * Alcohol Markers / Colouring Pencils * Glitter * Foam Pads *Edge Die * Double Sided Tape
STEP BY STEP Guide
Step 1: With a plain white piece of card – stamp your daisy posy twice – you will need to use an ink pad which doesn’t bleed when using alcohol markers. We’ve gone for blue hues but you could a colour of your choice. Once I’ve shaded with promarkers, I then put shading in with coloured pencils.
Step 2: Once your happy with the shading – cut around the daisy flowers – cutting off the stalks. Then take another piece of A4 white card – fold in half to make an A5 card – measure the centre point & cut in half – this will give you an A6 card. Fold will be to the left & opening to the right.
Step 3: Blue card measurement; 5.7 x 14.8cms White card measurement; 5.1 x 14.8cms These measurements include the fancy edge cut with the die.
Step 4: With foam pads – stick these to the back of both cut out daisies & the blue piece of card. Remember not to place foam pads where your daisies go behind the blue card. Instead place a little double sided tape there – to make sure the edges stick down.
Step 5: With your die cut edge white piece of card – grab an embossing folder & emboss your card.
Step 6: With some ribbon (we’ve used gingham) stick this in the middle of the embossed piece of white card & then stick the card down with double sided tape to the blue card.
Step 7: Time for some finishing touches. Cut some extra ribbon & tie this into your strip of ribbon in a knot – to create a faux bow. Using the Happy Birthday stamp in the pack – stamp this on a scrap piece of paper & cut it into a small rectangle. Glue small pearls onto the edges of the cut shape. Then add some glitter to the centre of the flower – for a little sparkle.
Get your Daisy Posy (Gerbera Daisy Flower) Stamp Set HERE
Just released in our Etsy Shop – ‘Daisy Posy’ – Gerbera Daisy Flowers. It’s the second release from the new Clear Stamp collection & one of our shop favourites when it comes to our Digi Stamps. Over the next few posts I do on the blog – I’ll be showing you some different techniques – to use these lovely daisies in some different ways.
Hello Everyone Today we are sharing with you our second sample using the Comos Flower Clear Polymer Stamps. When we first started shading the flowers they started off a more pale, pastel colours but once we layered the promarkers and coloured pencils they ended up much bright and bolder. Below we will give a list of materials we used & how to guide to create this eye catching Birthday card.
What you’ll need; * Twinkle Lane Designs – Cosmos Flower Clear Stamp Set *Alcohol Markers and Coloured Pencils * 7×7 Card Black * White Card * Black Card * Adhesive Gems * Green Card * Glitter (Gold & Silver) * Black Ink Pad * Square Nesting Die & Lacy Die (we’ve used a Sue Wilson Die) * Foam Pads & Double Sided Tape * Scrap Paper
Step 1: With the square nesting dies – cut the black card 7×7″ & then take the next size nesting square down & cut this one in white card. You will then need to stamp the smaller cosmos twice onto the scrap piece of paper to create a mask. Cut around the edge – you will need this once you start stamping around the edge of the white square card.
Step 2: Start stamping with the smaller cosmos in one of the corner. Mask this one & then continue stamping around the whole edge of the white card. When you get to the final cosmos – you will need to mask off the two cosmos flower on either side.
Step 3: Shade in all the cosmos flower in a colour palette of your choice – we’ve choosen five bright shades. Using promarkers and coloured pencils to shade each one. Once they are all shaded – use a glue pen around the outside edge & sprinkle silver glitter over the glue & tap off excess.
Step 4: On your spare bit of white card stamp our some individual cosmos flowers – shade those & cut round the outside edge. You can add a little gold glitter to the centers on each flower.
Step 5: I’ve used a Sue Wilson die & cut it in a spare piece of black card. Then with the same die set cut out a center piece & stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment in the middle. Laying these piece up with foam pads & stuck into the center of the stamp cosmos background.
Step 6: Once all your layers have been glued to the card blank – finish the card off with the individual cosmos flowers you stamped earlier & then some adhesive gems in the corners.