Hi Everyone 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.
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
Hope you are all well? We’ve been designing a new logo, giving the brand a refresh – some of you may have already seen it over on our facebook group. I also hinted about a new range of products we are developing – it maybe a few weeks before I can give you all any update, but I’m very excited about the new step for Twinkle Lane Designs.
Here is our New Release ‘Hanging Basket’ Digi Stamp. Full of beautiful flowers and foliage. I’ve been wanting to design a hanging basket for a while – but this is the prettiest I have design so far. Great to shade in as many different colours as you like, with petunia’s, pansies daisies and many more pretty flowers.
Mowbray Designs has created this pretty card, using pixie powders behind the lacy die cut. She’s then shaded the new Hanging Basket digi stamp & placed into the centre of the die cut shape. Finishing the card off with pink adhesive gems, a die cut sentiment & a lace bow.
For our samples we’ve made this vibrant card in purple and green shades. We’ve printed the digi stamp off at full size – shading it in with pro-markers and coloured pencils, die cutting it out with oval nesting die & a spellbinders lacy die in the background. To make the leafy background we’ve used an embossing ink & wow powders. To finish the card we’ve stamped a sentiment, added glitter around the edges, adhesive gems and an organza bow.
Also New To Etsy;
Have you had chance to take a look at some of our other new items recently added to the Etsy Shop – we’ve been creating beautiful floral frames with some of the newer flowers which are also available as digi stamps.
Last week we released a beautiful ‘Sunflower Bouquet’ Digi Stamp & Paper Pack (see part1 for more info) this week we are bringing you more lovely sunflowers goodies & even a freebie – to cheer up your day. I know different people like different things from our stamps – so I designed a Sunflower just on its own – perfect to fussy cut or die cut to make stunning cards for any occasion. Don’t forget it’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK tomorrow – so this stamp would be perfect if you need something for a last minute project. At the moment I think we all need a little something to brighten up our days!
Card Projects – to inspire those crafty projects
Mowbray Designs has kept her card bright and bold using Green, White and Gold as her three main colours for this card. She has used two of the Sunny Sunflower Papers – breaking the checked pattern up with a centre strip of stripe sunflowers. Die cutting the digi stamp and sentiment and finishing off with pearls and a organza bow. Simply a lovely card.
Helen has guest designed for us this time – creating this beautiful card. The shaded digi is really the central focal point on the card – using two of the bold pattern papers from our Sunny Sunflower paper pack, to create a half and half card & satin ribbon across the centre. Helen has also gone for a simple colour palette of Black, Yellow and Green. Finishing off with card candi and a sentiment.
For the card I created with the ‘Single Sunflower’ Digi Stamp – I wanted to keep it fairly simple – bold and fresh was the look I was going for – with a limited colour palette. I started with die cutting the edge of my A5 with a decorative die. Down the opposite side I’ve used one of the papers from our Sunny Sunflowers Paper Pack, place a matching piece of green card down the edge & then embossed out die cut piece of white card with a Sue Wilson embossing folder. Shading the Digi in with pro-markers and coloured pencils – die cut this & layered it with a plain piece of yellow card. Finished off with a sentiment & gems.
Do you want to make quick cards? Our new Sunflower Digi Stamps – now come in a pre-coloured version too. Both stamps in one pack available – for simple & fast download, print and create projects. SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2xb6PJw
As promised at the start of the blog – we are offering all our lovely customers and followers a sunflower freebie page – to brighten up your day. So if your needing tags for a gift or a bookmark – while your reading all those novels being stuck indoors, simply head on over to our facebook group & join us & download this free page today Click Here To Join Our FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/145707866223056/
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