We apologize for for the lack of blog posts for the last few months – life has been hectic! We have been creating new products & uploading them to our Etsy Store. We’ve also been featured again in Making Cards Magazine for ‘International Women’s Day’ which is coming up on Sunday 8th March. All female character digi stamps will be on a special 25% discount on 08/03/2020 simply visit out Etsy Shop on that day to get discount.
New Releases for 2020 Digi Stamps
Tulips a beautiful spring flowers & now a new addition to our shop a favourite of yours. SHOP NOW: https://etsy.me/2VMxczA The card on the right is a wonderful creation by Mowbray Designs – using a yellow to give a bright spring feel.
New Digital Frames
Coloured Digi Clipart Bundles
We recently released our first Digi Clipart Bundle. ‘Baby Love’ featured 28 coloured elements and 4 digital papers. All the elements have been hand coloured & digitized – great for cardmakers and scrapbookers! We’ll have more kits to come over the next few month.
We often ask our facebook followers what you would like to see more of in the shop – pre-coloured versions of our black and white digi stamps have been requested many times. Now we’ve started to add more selection to the shop including hand shaded versions of our beautiful mermaids
We’ve got some beautiful new digi stamps and papers come to the shop very soon – can’t wait for you all to see them – you may have even seen a sneak peek of some of them over on our social media pages. If there is anything you’d like to see in our Etsy Shop comment below and let us know….
Hi Everyone So I’ve been taking a little time to get some new release to you – but they are finally here. Not only has it been a busy time at the place I work during the week, I’ve also just adopted a Cockapoo – which believe me he’s kept me very busy – but is now starting to settle in lovely.
Now on to the new release – it’s all about photography! Camera Girl Digi Stamp – This is a set of two digi stamp – you get the young girl with a skyline background & one without – so you can use you favourite one – I really liked the one with the skyline. Vintage Camera Digi Stamp – Lovely vintage style camera, with a film reel wrapped around. This would be great to use on anyone’s card who love photography!
Picture This…Paper Pack – A fun pack of six papers with three different designs. Some feature colour retro camera, camera outlines & a wording papering – which lots of photography phrases.
Design Team; Card Samples
Our design team have made some fabulous card samples using the Camera Girl Digi Stamp & the Picture This Paper Pack.
Mowbray Designs has created this cute feminine card – with a pink themed colour palette. Layering the wording & the pink outline camera papers onto silver mirror card. After shading ‘Camera Girl’ in pink and peach shaded & then cut with a die. She’s been mounted onto a decorative die cut shape. Finished off with die cut flowers, pearls and a die cut ‘Smile’ sentiment
Julianne has made this gorgoues card – which makes me think ‘Camera Girl’ is taking pictures of the stars. For the background she used the following distress oxide inks: broken China, faded jeans, chipped sapphire and black soot. The die is from the Waffle Flower stitched dies. Finishing off with silver sequins & the sentiment which you get on the digi stamp sheet.
Helen has made this bold card which really catches your eye. Matt and layering the photography sentiment paper on black & pink card. She then shaded the ‘Camera Girl’ digi stamp in pink and blue. Finishing off with card candi in the corners.
Mini Picture Frames – we are also have some mini photo digi stamps – these would be great to draw pictures into or even if your tech savy – resize some photographs, cut out the picture boxes and stick these photo frames over the top & pop them on a card or in a scrapbook. Great way to personalize items.
For our latest Dig Stamp release we are going back in time to the 18th Century. Meet Miss Elizabeth – an elegant young lady dressed in her finest clothing. This is the second digi stamp in our historical fashion range. Below we will show you three different colour ways & where we found our inspiration for each one.
To start we’ve cut a piece of silver square mirror card & matted on of our ‘Elegant Petals’ digital papers onto it. Using a piece of white card we’ve die cut a fancy frame with a Sue Wilson corner die & then matted a square piece of blue card into the center. The Digi Stamp has been die cut with a tonic studio die & placed into the center of the card. We’ve then finished off with two white feathers, a double ribbon, die cut sentiment and lots of pearls and gems.
Shading with Promarkers – Colour Charts
If your part of our facebook group we did a poll showing you the three different colour way we shaded our 18th Century lady & the blue version was the one which received the most votes – so she was the one I picked to make my sample card with. Below I’ve made some charts so you can shade along with us – listing the promarker colours used.
The second favourite in our poll was the lilac/purple lady with blonde hair.
We always head to pinterest to find inspiration for colour palettes before I start shading a digi stamp – here is some of the pictures which inspired the colours for our 18th Century Lady
If you haven’t had chance to take a look at the card creations from our design team using this weeks new release ‘Snow Penguin’ Digi Stamp – we have it all here. Inspiration including some of the products used for this weeks makes.
Julianne has used die cut white glitter paper to create a snowy scene, making it look like ‘Snow Penguin’ is running through thick snow. Distress Oxide inks have been used on the background. She has added in the Christmas die from Pretty Pink Posh in some blue glitter cardstock. Finishing off with gems to create a snowfall effect.
Helen has created a wonderful A5 black and white themed card. Matting the matching snow penguin digital paper onto black card. Shading in the digi stamp & matted & layered it onto another piece of black card stock. Finished off with adhesive gems and a sentiment.
Mowbray Designs has made this lovely tall middle stepper card. Using the lilac snowflake paper from the ‘Christmas Penguins’ Paper Pack. The digi stamp has been shaded in with alcohol markers & glitter used to make the snow scene sparkle – then die cut with an oval shape. Holographic card used behind the digi and the sentiment. Finished of with die cut snowflake swirls and trees.
Happy Monday! It’s another Christmas In July release. Who is loving our Penguin Digi Stamps so far? This weeks release is ‘Snow Penguin’ a cute little penguin dashing through the snow in her scarf and bow. We created a ‘flip it’ card for our make this week and below shows you some simple steps on how to fold and die cut your card so you can make one too. Let get started…
What you need to create this card; A4 White Card Stock / Silver Mirror Card / Shaped Die / Background Paper (we’ve used one from ‘Christmas Penguins‘) / Snowflake Dies / Foam Pads / Glue / Adhesive Gems / Glitter / Double Sided Tape.
Step By Step Creating The ‘Flip It’; Folding & Die Cutting
‘Snow Penguin’ Digi Stamp is now available to download; CLICK HERE
Today we have another two new releases and we are going to showing you how to create this fun card using frames, stamping and heat embossing. We also have another quick colouring video with hints and tips of how to shade this lovely new digi.
We’ve used a blue and white colour palette for this card. Snow is the one thing I think we all wish for at Christmas time – only it’s a very rare occasion we have a white Christmas here in England – so alot of my card creation features snowflakes/snowfall, to me it’s a symbol of the festive season. The backing paper we’ve used is from our ‘Christmas Penguins‘ Paper Pack
My favourite thing about this digi stamp is the fun the season which is captures – kids love to get out on their sledges when there’s fresh snow fall & you can just see the joy on the little penguins face – very cute!
Let’s get creating…
Step By Step; Creating your framed card
Step 1; Take a black 8×8″ card we’ve then used a ‘Stamps By Chloes’ snowflake board stamp, VersaMark embossing ink pad & Wow Embossing Powder ‘Glacier’. Stamp round each edge of the card (have a spare piece of paper to shake the embossing powder onto) Then use your heat glue to seal the stamped image. Step 2; Print and shade your digi stamp in – see youtube for colouring tips. Step 3; Cut your matt and layers with square nesting dies – also cut a frame. Step 4; To create snowfall in the background of the digi, place small glue dots around the image & shake glitter over the top – this will need to left to dry. Make sure your glue is dries clear. Step 5; Stick pattern paper, & your matt and layer digi to the card – i’ve put the digi on at an angle. & place foam pads around the inside edge of your frame & stick Step 6; finish your card off with a sentiment, die cut snowflakes and adhesive gems
Need help shading – watch this speed colouring video;
Here is a list of the promarker colours we used throughout the tutorial. If you don’t have all these colours you can mix it up a little & try combinations of your own.
New Releases for this week; Playful Penguins Digi Stamp; CLICK HERE Christmas Trees Digital Paper Pack: CLICK HERE
We’ve been making another card with our cute Ice Skating Penguins. We will show you a step by step guide on how to create your own. There’s also a quick youtube colouring tutorial on how to shade our penguin digi.
For this card we have used just the lady penguin. This is a tunnel style card – instead of building the layers up on the card base – you build them on the inside – creating a tunnel.
Watch our how to shade the penguin digi in this youtube video;
Promarkers colours used to shade to penguin in the tutorial above
STEP BY STEP; Guide to assembling the card
Step 1: With your pre-scored 8×8 blank card – measure 1cm either side of the centre score line & then make your own score lines along your marked line. Step 2: You will now have a valley fold Step 3: Select the papers/card & nesting dies. We’ve used circle nesting die in 4 gradient sizes. Step 4: Matt & layer your chosen card stock to the main card – take the second largest circle & place in the center of the card front & die cut out all layers. Step 5: Cut the different layers of card stock using the nest circles. Make sure each circle is large enough to matt the small layer onto. Remember you building the layers in-wards, instead of out. Step 6: Use foam pads to stick all inner layers together. I’ve added small ice skates (available from our Free Digi Sheet) around the outer frame along with die cut snowflakes. Step 7: Shade in your digi stamp – see youtube tutorial for tips. Step 8: Finish off with adhesive gems. You will have a lovely tunnel style Christmas card.
Here you can see all the build up of layers. I love the colour palette of teals and lilacs. You can get the mini individual ice skates from the FREEBIES section on the site – see the competition page on how to access.
Twinkle Lane Designs products used to create this card; Christmas Penguin Paper Pack; CLICK HERE Ice Skating Penguin Digi Stamps; CLICK HERE
Our Design Team have been working hard creating some beautiful samples with the new ‘Ice Skating Penguins’ Digi Stamps & Christmas Penguin Digital Papers.
Mowbray Designs has used two of the papers from the ‘Christmas Penguins’ pack. Matt and layered them with sliver mirror card. Using a hexagon die with silver card & white card – which has then been embossed with a Xmas embossing folder & inked over to highlight the pattern. Additional extras include die cut snowflakes and a bow.
Using washi tape Julianne created a striped background pattern blending in Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink adding some snowflakes in light blue glitter cardstock.
Using a snowflake background stamp Julianne stamped in tumbled glass distress oxide inks to create the background adding in some additional holiday cardstock for dimension and adding a sentiment from Honey Bee Jingle all the Way stamp set. Die cute snowflakes to finish.
Made By Helen has created a sweet pink & white Christmas Card. Half embossing with a snowflake folder & the other half you’re having a sneak peek of a paper from a pack which will be release next week. Penguins have been die cut out with a rounded rectangle. Finishing off with a sentiment & adhesive gems
Merry Christmas In July It’s that time of year again & we have our first New Release for ‘Christmas In July’ – if your wanting to get a head start with your Christmas Crafting we have perfect penguin products to make fun and lovely cards for all you friends and family!
For our first release of the year we have some very cute ‘Ice Skating Penguins’. These penguins can be used together or individually to create men or women’s Christmas Cards. Very versatile – plus who doesn’t love penguins?!
To make this card you will need; 8×8 Blank Card / Silver Mirror Card / Winter Forest Digital Papers (TLD) / X-Cut Nesting Dies / X-Cut Snowflakes / Tree Die / Adhesive Gems / White Card / Snowflake Stamp / Foam Pads / Penguin Digi Stamps / Glitter / X-Cut Corner Punch / Tree Die / Heart Dies
We’ve created a card for a couple with our cute penguins. Using a mix of promarkers and pencils to shade in the penguins. I love the penguins look like they are skating towards each other, like they are about to hug!
We used different matt and layers – foam pads to give height to the card.
These are the Twinkle Lane products used to create the card; NEW Ice Skating Penguins; CLICK HERE Winter Forest Digital Paper;CLICK HERE