Christmas Series; How To Colour A Gingerbread Man

Hi Everyone
We are going to start a new series of colouring projects – as Christmas is is quickly approaching I’ll be showing you quick step by step instructions on how to colour some of our popular/favorite Christmas Digi Stamps. There may even be a Freebie digi available to download soon.

Which is you favourite Digi Stamp from our Etsy Shop? Let us know by commenting below

What You’ll Need;

* TWINKLE LANE DESIGNS – Gingerbread treats digi stamp
(AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM ETSY) ^
PROMARKERS
Ginngerbread man body; Tan / CINNAMON / Cocoa
Scalf & Icing; Ruby / TURQUOISE / cool grey 1
*COLOURED PENCILS FOR BLENDING & SHADING

Colour Palette?

I always like a bit of pinterest inspiration when it comes to colour’s to use on our digi stamps. For this one I just typed into the search ‘Christmas Colour Palette’ had a browser & this was the one that caught my eye – it possibly has something to do with the marshmellows & the mug

Let’s Start Shading; step by step guide

Step 1: I start off with a flat layer of colour – if your using promakers this would be ‘Tan’.
TIP; to get a nice even flat colour – shade the gingerbread man in one direction with the promarker – then go over him again in the opposite direction
Step 2: With ‘Cinnamon’ promarker your not going to shade in the traditional way – i.e making sure you know which direction the lights coming from – your just going to shade around the edge of the gingerbread man like I have above. Don’t worry if it looks a little messy right now.
Step 3: Now go around the edge with ‘cocoa’ promarker. This will make the edges of the gingerbread man look like they’ve caught a little while baking in the oven.
Step 4: Now to blend in all the shading go back over the gingerbread man with ‘Tan’ – the first colour used.
Step 5: Time to grab the coloured pencils & start shading – I’ve used a mustard colour, red/brown & dark brown – in simple circular motions – start shading over the promarker shading. I’ve gone for a look where the gingerbread man has slightly burnt around the edge & then browning has got lighter toward the middle.
Step 6: To finish off our lovely gingerbread man – I’ve used Ruby & Turquoise for his scarf. To put a little shading into the icing I’ve used Cool Grey 1.

Finished Coloured Digi Stamp

Cards Created using Gingerbread Treats;

1st Card: Twinkle Lane Designs / 2nd Card: Twinkle Lane Designs / 3rd Card: Helen Nile

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Colourful Cosmos Card

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.

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

How To Create A Penguin Tunnel Card

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