Thursday, 1 October 2015

Twinkle - Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's blog hop! If you have arrived here from Mandy's Hall of Indulgence then you are in the right place - if you arrived here by accident then you are in luck! Just join in by clicking the link at the bottom of my post to follow the hop from project to project until you arrive back here!

This month we are featuring this stamp set : Twinkle.

I LOVE this set! I especially love the lights! So pretty! I can just image using this on scrapbook layouts with photos taken in night markets in Cambodia, my friend's wedding who had fairy lights strung through trees, New Year's Eve photos and of course Christmas light photos! Oh they are so pretty!

Alright, so here is how to stamp the lights to make a pretty background:

You just use the string and the stamp with the outline of the lightbulb in black then take the solid lightbulb stamp and stamp in the desired colours.

Ok, so that IS pretty and I love it.... but.... I've been dying to try this:

So you rub the confetti stars embossing folder with an ink pad in the colour of your choice. I've used sapphire. Make sure you coat the side that has the stars sunken in.

Then place your card into the embossing folder with the stamped design placed on top of the inked side of the folder. I also made sure that embossing folder had most of the stars at the top of my card.

I run it through the big shot and when I pull it out it looks like this!

Yay! Pretty lights and stars in the night sky.

Add a finishing touch and we are done!
The stamp set I have used for the word 'bright' is Jennifer's Hand. It's a great alphabet font for cards as the size is nice and small. I coloured behind it with a Shinhan marker.

If you love this stamp set as much as I do you can buy it this month from your Close to my Heart consultant, it is $27 or just $7.50 with a qualifying order. Hurry, once the month is over this set will no longer be available!

To see what other wonderful creations can be made from this set, continue on to Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner
Don't forget to leave a comment before you go!


  1. The multiple strings of lights look very pretty

  2. What a neat technique! Thank you for sharing it!

  3. Love the way you've created the "night sky". Thanks for sharing a new technique

  4. What a great combination of techniques, love the card.

  5. Great technique, will have to try this one.

  6. Wow anne i love these cards and great techniques too, TFS

  7. I really love the light strings across the card like that.

  8. Wow this is so clever, and I hadn't even thought to double stamp the lights!

  9. Lovely cards Anne. Thank you for sharing. :)