Let’s Create; A Watercolour Ice Cream

Hi Everyone
Today I’m sharing with you a card I made using watercolour pencils with the Ice Cream Treats Stamp. Although I normally colour with alcohol markers & pencils, I do like to try different techniques when stamping images. In this step by step tutorial I’ll will talking you through how I stamped the Ice Cream using two different coloured ink pads.

Below we will list just what materials you’ll need.

What You Need

8×8 Card Blank
TLD – Ice Cream Treats Clear Stamp Set
TLD – 4mm & 6mm Mixed Coloured Pearls
TLD – Sweet Treats Paper Pack
Gold Mirror Card
Watercolour Card
White 210gsm Card
Hexagon Nesting Dies
Square Nesting Dies
Memento Ink Pads – Desert Sand, Rose Bud, Dandelion, Bahama Blue
Watercolour Pencils
Embossing Folder

Step By Step

Step 1: With your square nesting dies – cut the largest to fit the 8×8 card blank in the gold mirror card. Then take the next die size down & cut a square in the white card.

Step 2: Take your momento ink pads and on a glass matt – press a little ink down of each colour separately & add a touch of water to each inked dab. Now with the small ice cream clear stamp press the stamp into the first colour of watery ink & start stamping to create a backing paper on the white card. Don’t worry if the ink runs you want the mini ice creams to look like they have a watercolour/sketchy feel.

Step 3: Once background is finished & dry matt & layer the stamped background onto the gold mirror card & stick them both onto the card blank.

Step 4: Take a large hexagon nesting die which will fit the 8×8 card – cut the first hexagon in gold mirror card & with an embossing folder run it through your die cutting machine. With the next hexagon size die down cut a hexagon in the waffle paper from the Sweet Treats paper pack. With another hexagon die down cut a piece of watercolour card.

Step 5: Now with the watercolour card – your ready to start stamping the large Ice Creams (you will also need to create a mask on a scrap piece of paper)
Start with the center cone – inking up just the cone of the ice cream with Desert Sand ink pad first – careful not to go over the top line of the cone. Now ink up the Ice Cream part of the stamp in your chosen colour – I’ve stamped blue for my first cone.

Step 6: Now repeat the stamping using different colour for the ice creams – masking off the center ice cream

Step 7: Using the watercolour pencils start painting the ice creams. Once you’ve finished ink around the edge of the hexagon.

Step 8: Finish off by matt and layering all the hexagons – I’ve put foam tape on the back of the watercolour card. Die cut small hexagons for the sentiment. Pearls have been glued into each corner

If you give this a go please share your creations with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram @twinkle_lanedesigns
Suzanne x


Design Team; Christmas In July Cardmaking Inspiration

Today I have two cards to share with you. Our Design Team Members have been creating some festive cards – using the new ‘Playful Penguins’ Digi Stamp and ‘Christmas Trees’ Digital Papers now available in Twinkle Lane Design Etsy Shop. Giving you a little inspiration when you create your own cardmaking projects.

The first card we are sharing is from Helen – who has chosen a white & red colour palette for her creation. Matting ‘Christmas Trees’ Digital Paper on-to a square card & wrapping a textured twine around the center. ‘Playful Penguins’ has been die cute using a pierced circle, matted onto red die cut circle & both have been layered onto white scalloped die cut card stock. Finished off with card candi & a sentiment.

Mowbray Designs has chosen a blue and silver colour palette for her Playful Penguins card. Matting one of the new papers and the digi stamp on silver mirror card stock along with one of the sentiments from the digi sheet. She has also included some silver die cute Christmas Trees. Finished off with blue pearl drops.

Both beautiful cards showcasing our two lovely new designs

New Releases for this week;
Playful Penguins Digi Stamp; CLICK HERE
Christmas Trees Digital Paper Pack: CLICK HERE


Christmas In July; Design Team Part 1

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

Twinkle Lane Design products used on these cards:
Christmas Penguins Paper Pack: CLICK HERE
Ice Skating Penguin Digi Stamps: CLICK HERE