Creating A Journal; Stamping Monthly Pages

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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.

Finished page

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


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Stamping Fuchsia Flowers; Embossed Background

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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.

Finished Card

To make the finished card – I’ve matt and layered pink & purple card onto a 8×8″ card – using square nesting dies to cut the layers. Using a Sue Wilson die set I’ve cut a decorative center piece – I wanted to keep the card simple, so to keep the focus on the background. Finishing the card off with a stamped sentiment, sequins, glitter & adhesive gems.

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New Stamps: Daisy Posy

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.

These are now available to purchase from Etsy – with FREE P&P to the UK & USA
https://etsy.me/3kySPMM

Embossed Cosmos Frame Card

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.

The finished Cosmos Embossed Frame Card

Get your Cosmos Flower Clear Stamp Set Here:
https://etsy.me/2EjkVMS

They Are Here!!

Since I started designing digi stamps, I’ve wanted to get some of the my designs made into physical photopolymer clear stamps & this month I’ve finally had that dream come true! If you’ve been following us on our social media, you will have seen some sneak peeks over the last few weeks. These stamps sets are made from high quality photopolymer – designed and produced in the UK.

Cosmos Flowers are the first of four new release & we have some wonderful samples to share with you all over the coming week – which will include hints and tips on how we created some the designs I created. So keep an eye out for those updates.
For now here is the new Cosmos Polymer Stamp Set available to purchase here:
https://etsy.me/2EjkVMS