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?
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
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.
Today we are showing our first sample using the brand new cosmos clear stamps we’ve just released. For this card we created an heat embossed frame – below is a list of materials you’ll need to create this card. Plus we will give a simple guide on how to create the frame.
What you’ll need; * Twinkle Lane Designs – Cosmos Flower Clear Stamp Set * 8×8 Card Blank * White Card * Silver Mirror Card * Patterned Paper (we’ve used spotty polka dot paper) *Sequins and Small Pearls * Lilac Mirror Card * Heat Gun *Embossing Ink Pad * Wow Embossing Powder (we’ve used Shrinking Violet, Metallic Silver & Ebony ) * Square Nesting Die & Lacy Die (we’ve used a Sue Wilson Die) *Foam Pads
Step 1: Cut a square 8×8″ from white card & then cut a smaller square 6×6″ from scrap paper & tape this into the centre of the card, with a low tack tap. Start inking up the large cosmos flower head with your clear embossing ink & stamp this flower into all four corners – making sure the flower is stamped within’ the outer edge of the white card. Sprinkle embossing powder & heat emboss. You will now to make two large cosmos flower masks – to do this simply stamp the flower twice on scrap paper & cut around the outline. Mask two of the cosmos & then ink up the smaller cosmos flower & stamp in between the two larger flowers on all four sides. Then heat emboss.
Step 2: Your frame should look like this once you’ve finished embossing & taken the scrap square paper from the centre. Now you need to cut all around the outside edge of your stamped cosmos flowers.
Step 3: Once you’ve cut around the outside edge – select a square die which fits into the centre of the frame & cut the middle out – to create your embossed cosmos flower frame.
Final Steps: Cut you background paper slightly larger than the square cut in the frame – stick this to the centre of the card blank. Place foam pads on the back the frame & stick this to the card. Then glue sequins around the outside of the frame. To fill the centre of the card we’ve used a Sue Wilson die with a similar shape to our stamped frame. We’ve then embossed cosmos petals around the outer edge of the sentiment. Finishing off with small pearls around the die cut shape.
We’ve been working on some new card designs over the last weekend using some of our digi stamps – which we wanted to share with you all. Two different occasions – both to brighten up someones day.
Get Well Soon Sunflowers
For our card – we’ve used our ‘Single Sunflower‘ digi stamp, printed it in two different sizes & then cut the stalk off – leaving the flower head. For the backgrounds I’ve layered up gold mirror card, yellow card, one of patterned papers from our ‘Honey Bees‘ paper pack & then with a plain white piece of card – I’ve die cut hexagons to reveal the paper underneath.
After shading in the sunflowers with promarkers and coloured pencils – I’ve finished the card off with a stamped sentiment – hexagon shapes, glitter around the edge of the white card & a stamped bumble bee. A really bright & cheerful card to wish someone well.
Happy Anniversary Heart
I shaded the ‘Floral Heart‘ digi stamp when I first release it earlier this year – but was unsure what card to make with it. I then got a commission from a lady I work with for a anniversary card for her mum and dad – & thought this digi would be perfect for it.
I wanted to design something simple – so the background I made using a embossing folder. Cutting frames in red and gold – to match the colours in the floral heart. Them to add a little interest into the background – I’ve used a lacey square die (I think it’s by x-cut) & stuck it on with a double sided sticky sheet & rubbed a white sparkly glitter in. Finishing touches include adhesive gems, the happy anniversary sentiment & glitter. I also edged the white pieces of card with a gold metallic pen.
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This week we hit 1000 sales in our Etsy Shop and that is thanks to all our lovely customers and followers – we are so over whelmed as some of you may know I run this small business while working as a machinist during the normal working week – I started Twinkle Lane Designs mainly because I was wanting to add something a little different to the card I created, then friends and family asked if I’d print some of the designs for them too – I opened my Etsy Shop not long after hoping you would all love the designs I created too. This year has been hard for everyone – especially with nothing much to look forward to & plans cancelled so this bit of good news this week has given me such a boost – so thank you!
We are going to be running some giveaways and competitions over the next month to celebrate & here is the first – why not join in with our ‘Anything Goes Challenge’ and you could win this lovely Christmas In July Digi Stamp & Paper bundle;
Here’s a little inspiration – just show some lovely Christmas Cards created using some of the items in the giveaway bundle.;
It’s over to you to enter your cards ‘Anything Goes’ – simply click the link below & enter a link to your blog post
One winner will be selected are random on Monday 27th July;
Hope you are all well? We’ve been designing a new logo, giving the brand a refresh – some of you may have already seen it over on our facebook group. I also hinted about a new range of products we are developing – it maybe a few weeks before I can give you all any update, but I’m very excited about the new step for Twinkle Lane Designs.
Here is our New Release ‘Hanging Basket’ Digi Stamp. Full of beautiful flowers and foliage. I’ve been wanting to design a hanging basket for a while – but this is the prettiest I have design so far. Great to shade in as many different colours as you like, with petunia’s, pansies daisies and many more pretty flowers.
Mowbray Designs has created this pretty card, using pixie powders behind the lacy die cut. She’s then shaded the new Hanging Basket digi stamp & placed into the centre of the die cut shape. Finishing the card off with pink adhesive gems, a die cut sentiment & a lace bow.
For our samples we’ve made this vibrant card in purple and green shades. We’ve printed the digi stamp off at full size – shading it in with pro-markers and coloured pencils, die cutting it out with oval nesting die & a spellbinders lacy die in the background. To make the leafy background we’ve used an embossing ink & wow powders. To finish the card we’ve stamped a sentiment, added glitter around the edges, adhesive gems and an organza bow.
Also New To Etsy;
Have you had chance to take a look at some of our other new items recently added to the Etsy Shop – we’ve been creating beautiful floral frames with some of the newer flowers which are also available as digi stamps.
We hope you are all doing well & keeping yourself busy crafting through this time. We are back with a brand new design – which we hope you’ll love. Anemone flowers are a favourite among many gardeners – these pretty flowers have open cup-shaped flower heads & they come in a small selection of colours. For our new digi stamp design we have hand drawn the flower bouquet in a half circle – then added two separate flower heads to the A5 page so you can layer them on-top of the main floral digi stamp.
Mowbray designs has created this beautiful lacy effect shaped card – to showcase the new anemone digi stamp. Using a colour palette of white, purple & lilac – this is a real eye catcher. Using lace dies for detail & simple matt and layering in the centre & then adding the flower digi in the middle. Finishing off with a die cut sentiment and pearl gems.
For our card sample we’ve used an A5 card for the base. Printed off two sets of the anemone digi stamp – shading them in with promakers and pencils for shading. Then we’ve used one of the floral circles digital papers from our shop (https://etsy.me/3cu9mgD) – glittered around the edge & matted it onto a contrasting mirror card. To create the centre part – I’ve layered different sized & coloured ovals – embossing the silver mirror layer to give a little texture. Once I’d stamp the sentiment with wow embossing powder – I place the anemone digi stamp around the edge for the the ovals and finished the card with gems.
Hi Everyone Hope you are all well. I have been busy creating some new designs. One of my favourite flowers in the summer months is the Cosmos flower – every year I make sure to plant some seeds in my garden which feature these pretty flowers. I’ve drawn this cosmos flower head in a bolder style than I usually do – but I love all the detail I’ve managed to capture with this flower. With it being a single flower it is very versatile – as you will see from the card samples below, you can layer it, cut it or just leave it just as a whole.
Card Sample from Mowbray Designs;
Mowbray Designs has created this beautiful, eye catching card. Using a shaped card – she has then die cut a frame & placed an colourful inked background behind this. Using the Cosmos Digi Stamp Tracey has printed it off multiple times – shading the flower in using gossip pens (which give them a real vibrant colour). She has then layered up the cosmos flower heads & off set each layer to give them height and depth. Finishing off with a sentiment and a contrasting bow. So lovely!
Twinkle Lane Designs Card Samples
For our first sample I printed off the Cosmos Flower twice & shaded them in with promarkers in lilac/purples (Lavender, Amethyst, Aubergine) & then to make the colours pop I’ve gone over the shading with coloured pencils & used a white pen to put in some hightlights. Using lilac and silver card for matt and layering, then used a white piece of embossed card for the background. I’ve cut both of the flowers in half & used foam pads and placed them on each side of the card to create a frame. I’ve placed the sentiment in the in the centre & finished the card off with white pearls.
For this card I’ve made a landscape A5 card. Mixing contrasting coloured cards – dark pink, pale pink and silver mirror. I’ve stamped around the edge of the dark pink card with a leaf stamp. The background card I created using winsor and newton inks with water & splashing them on. Again i’ve shaded the flower head in with promarkers and coloured pencils – then added glitter to make it sparkle. To finish off I’ve stamped a sentiment onto a strip of velum & stuck this in the centre.
Want to make quick cards? We’ve hand shaded these cosmos flower heads in for you – so you can print & create lovely cards straight away!