Happy New Year to you all! Here’s to 2021 & let’s just hope it’s better than the last. We have many exciting projects and events coming up for 2021 – some I can’t share with you at the moment, but keep your eyes out for updates over the next few months. We are also sponsoring lots of blog challenege throughout the year – so look out for everyones fabulous designs. I’ll pop a list below of the blogs we are sponsoring this month.
New Year – New Digi Stamp Designs
You all must know by now I love flowers – so I’m starting the new year off with early blooming flowers. Snowdrops and Crocuses are for me that first sign spring is on it way & I’ve created a beautiful new digi stamp with a mix of them both.
On the A5 sheet you will receive the main crocus and snowdrop digi stamp, a small crocus stamp and one sentiment. All new digi stamp now come in SVG format too!
I’ve used this design on the first page of my 2021 journal
Isn’t it pretty – to finish off the page I’ve stamped little circles in Gold Wow Embossing powders. Created a ombre January with promarkers & placed decorative washi tape over the punched holes – which match the shades of the crocuses.
Second New Release of 2021
The digi stamp isn’t our only new release for the new year – I’ve also designed some decorative frames used the crocuses and snowdrops. These are great for scrapbooking, journalling & cardmaking. Aren’t they so pretty?
Hi Everyone 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.
* 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
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.
We’ve been working on some new card designs over the last weekend using some of our digi stamps – which we wanted to share with you all. Two different occasions – both to brighten up someones day.
Get Well Soon Sunflowers
For our card – we’ve used our ‘Single Sunflower‘ digi stamp, printed it in two different sizes & then cut the stalk off – leaving the flower head. For the backgrounds I’ve layered up gold mirror card, yellow card, one of patterned papers from our ‘Honey Bees‘ paper pack & then with a plain white piece of card – I’ve die cut hexagons to reveal the paper underneath.
After shading in the sunflowers with promarkers and coloured pencils – I’ve finished the card off with a stamped sentiment – hexagon shapes, glitter around the edge of the white card & a stamped bumble bee. A really bright & cheerful card to wish someone well.
Happy Anniversary Heart
I shaded the ‘Floral Heart‘ digi stamp when I first release it earlier this year – but was unsure what card to make with it. I then got a commission from a lady I work with for a anniversary card for her mum and dad – & thought this digi would be perfect for it.
I wanted to design something simple – so the background I made using a embossing folder. Cutting frames in red and gold – to match the colours in the floral heart. Them to add a little interest into the background – I’ve used a lacey square die (I think it’s by x-cut) & stuck it on with a double sided sticky sheet & rubbed a white sparkly glitter in. Finishing touches include adhesive gems, the happy anniversary sentiment & glitter. I also edged the white pieces of card with a gold metallic pen.
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This week we hit 1000 sales in our Etsy Shop and that is thanks to all our lovely customers and followers – we are so over whelmed as some of you may know I run this small business while working as a machinist during the normal working week – I started Twinkle Lane Designs mainly because I was wanting to add something a little different to the card I created, then friends and family asked if I’d print some of the designs for them too – I opened my Etsy Shop not long after hoping you would all love the designs I created too. This year has been hard for everyone – especially with nothing much to look forward to & plans cancelled so this bit of good news this week has given me such a boost – so thank you!
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Here’s a little inspiration – just show some lovely Christmas Cards created using some of the items in the giveaway bundle.;
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Hi Everyone Hope you are all well. I have been busy creating some new designs. One of my favourite flowers in the summer months is the Cosmos flower – every year I make sure to plant some seeds in my garden which feature these pretty flowers. I’ve drawn this cosmos flower head in a bolder style than I usually do – but I love all the detail I’ve managed to capture with this flower. With it being a single flower it is very versatile – as you will see from the card samples below, you can layer it, cut it or just leave it just as a whole.
Card Sample from Mowbray Designs;
Mowbray Designs has created this beautiful, eye catching card. Using a shaped card – she has then die cut a frame & placed an colourful inked background behind this. Using the Cosmos Digi Stamp Tracey has printed it off multiple times – shading the flower in using gossip pens (which give them a real vibrant colour). She has then layered up the cosmos flower heads & off set each layer to give them height and depth. Finishing off with a sentiment and a contrasting bow. So lovely!
Twinkle Lane Designs Card Samples
For our first sample I printed off the Cosmos Flower twice & shaded them in with promarkers in lilac/purples (Lavender, Amethyst, Aubergine) & then to make the colours pop I’ve gone over the shading with coloured pencils & used a white pen to put in some hightlights. Using lilac and silver card for matt and layering, then used a white piece of embossed card for the background. I’ve cut both of the flowers in half & used foam pads and placed them on each side of the card to create a frame. I’ve placed the sentiment in the in the centre & finished the card off with white pearls.
For this card I’ve made a landscape A5 card. Mixing contrasting coloured cards – dark pink, pale pink and silver mirror. I’ve stamped around the edge of the dark pink card with a leaf stamp. The background card I created using winsor and newton inks with water & splashing them on. Again i’ve shaded the flower head in with promarkers and coloured pencils – then added glitter to make it sparkle. To finish off I’ve stamped a sentiment onto a strip of velum & stuck this in the centre.
Want to make quick cards? We’ve hand shaded these cosmos flower heads in for you – so you can print & create lovely cards straight away!
Donut what I’d do without this new release … If you follow us on Instagram you’ll have had a sneak peek at this latest release a week or so ago. A stack of delicious donuts which can be used on any card whether it’s for a male or female – it’s all about the colours you shade them. They just look good enough to eat. A fun and yummy new digi stamp now available to download from our Etsy Shop – you also get a FREE donut digital paper with you’re digi stamp purchase.
Mowbray Designs has made this cute rocker card with the donut digi and free paper. Learn more about the items Tracey used to make this card over on her blog: http://mowbraydesigns.blogspot.com/
For this card – the first one I’ve made in 2020 – I’ve used the donut digi and free digital paper to create a card for my Dads Birthday. Rounding the corners of the papers & glued metallic gems into the corners. I’ve cut out a thin frame in kraft card & embossed it with a circle embossing folder – placed the donut digi in the center and put some glittery dots around in the white space. I’ve finished the card off with some small donuts (which will be available soon in a new kit) and two sentiment banners.
Want to save time? We also have these delicious donuts in pre-coloured versions available to download from our Etsy Shop: https://etsy.me/39yN7pn
In the pack you’ll get bright coloured donuts & pastel coloured donuts.