Stamping Fuchsia Flowers; Embossed Background

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.

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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How To Create: Stamped Gerbera Boarder

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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.

Materials Needed:

* 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

Get your Daisy Posy Clear Stamps HERE

How To Create A Mini Gerbera Daisy Card

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.

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Get your Daisy Posy (Gerbera Daisy Flower) Stamp Set HERE

Christmas In July; Making A Penguin ‘Flip it’ Card

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

Step 1: Take your A4 piece of card & mark the center fold line. Score the center with a bone folder or you could also use a scoring board (I have used The Big Score). Once score line has been made, fold the card stock in half to create an A5 cardr
Step 2: You will again need to find the center point this time on the right hand side of the previous fold. Score this line & fold the card back on itself – creating a backwards Z when stood up as you can see in the picture above.
Step 3: On the fold line you’ve just made, grab your chosen die (I’ve chosen an Xcut die) & make sure you have equal spacing top & bottom of the die. You will only be cutting the die up to the fold line so you will need to find the center of the die too, before using some low tack tape to stick it the piece of card. Once you have done this place the card with die on the edge of the die cutting plates, this will only cut the die up to the center fold line. Remove the die & your card should look like the above picture
Step 4: Fold the card back on it self down the score line and the die cut part the the other side – you should now have the base to start creating your flip it card.
ps. you can use an shaped die to create a flip it – you could even create multiple flip it’s on one card – using smaller dies

‘Snow Penguin’ Digi Stamp is now available to download; CLICK HERE

What Is A Digi Stamp and How Do I Use Them?

If your new to the world of Digi Stamps then the questions What Is A Digi Stamp? & How Do I Use Them? Is a very important one – I’ve seen it asked many times on social media and people are always helpful when responding to that question. Today I’m going to explain what a digi stamp is. Talk about file formats, what card stock to print them off on, how to resize your digi’s and show you the wonderful world of digital art!

What is a Digi Stamp?

A Digi Stamp (also know as a Digital Stamp) is a black and white line drawing – which can be drawn on a computer (digitally) or hand drawn & made digital. You download them onto your computer, where they can be resized before printing. Digi Stamps can come in different digital formats such as; JPEG, PDF, or PNG. PNG files have a transparent background. There is no physical stamp – but they can be printed as many times as you like when you need them.

What Do I Need To Use Digi Stamp?

To start using digi stamps you’ll need a computer, a reliable website to purchase stamps from (I recommend Etsy.com) a printer, card stock and colouring equipment.
Once you’ve purchased and downloaded your digi stamp, you can open your file in a photo application or a pdf reader (follow my instruction below on how to start printing). I recommend at least 300gsm super smooth card stock – if your using alcohol based markers to shade your digi stamp this will help prevent bleeding.

Printing and Resizing Your Digi Stamps…

Here I will show you how to print and resize your digi stamp via a PDF Reader. There are other way to do so ( You can also open JPEG files in a Word & resize you image this way) – but I find the PDF way the easiest & if your a beginner this is a good place to start

Step 1; open your chosen digi stamp in a PDF Reader & locate the little printer icon (this will normally be on the top bar)
Step 2; Once the printing menu box comes up, locate the button which say ‘Properties’ & click
Step 3; You may need to change the orientation of the page from either ‘Landscape’ or ‘Portrait’. Use the drop down box for ‘Paper Type’ (I normally stick with Plain Paper) and check the drop down box for ‘Quality’ I normally change this to high – then click ok once you have the setting right
(Different printers may have a different options layout – I have an epson printer but most will have the options I have listed above)
Step 4; under ‘Page Sizing & handling’ click on the box which say ‘Custom Scale’ here you can adjust the percentage to increase or reduce the size of the image. When your happy with the size click print – then you can start creating

What colouring equipment to use?

Alcohol based markers and coloured pencils are best for digi stamps – due the printing ink, it’s not recommended to use any medium too wet as this will make the lines run and distort. You can still use your favourite embellishments and glitters to add finishing touches.

Digi Stamps and Copyrights?

Different artists will have different angel policies so don’t forget to check those out before you start using your digi stamps.

Why I Love Digi Stamp?

Even though unlike traditional stamps which you can stamp in a variety of colours. I love digi stamps because they are instant – if you want a start a project you can simply find and download a stamp & get going – no need to hang around the letter box waiting for your purchase or have to hurry down to the craft shop. They can come in any size you require and there is some many fabulous designs from very talented designers.

Christmas In July: Creating A Framed Playful Penguins Card

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