This issue, out from 6th April, comes with the fantastic free Safari Friends embossing folder and stamp set. Christine Smith gives you some amazing inspiration inside the mag and in our blog post.
We also have some safari-themed background papers for you to download and use in your cards. Click here to download your papers now
And if that wasn’t enough, we have an extra special bonus card from Kim Dellow. In this month’s issue of Papercraft Essentials, Kim shows us how to create our own personalised foam stamps. Read on to find out how she made this beautiful birthday-flower card.
teal 15x12.5cm card blank
My Favorite Things Whimsical Greetings stamps
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Pizazz Pieces dies
manual die-cutting machine
docrafts tissue paper
Morocco & Rose Bud Tsukineko Memento LUXE inkpads
Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink
black marker pen
3D foam pads
Step by step
1 Stick a torn piece of tissue paper to a panel of white cardstock to fit the card front and let it dry.
2 Die-cut the heart and the zigzag circle from craft foam and glue them to acrylic blocks with the glue stick.
3 Stamp the heart with Rose Bud ink on the card front and again on spare paper, then cut out the spare paper image.
4 Place the spare paper heart over the heart stamped on the panel and stamp the zigzag foam shape over the top with Morocco ink. Remove the paper heart mask.
5 Draw around the stamped shapes, adding a stalk and a leaf shape with the pen. Then stick the panel to the card front and adhere a stamped sentiment to finish.
We hope you enjoy Clare Curd’s gorgeous cards from The Hobby House. If you would like to make her lovely lever card on page 56, then click below!
Enjoy your papercrafting!