01 Dec

Creative Stamping 51 sneak peek!

This month’s issue of Creative Stamping goes on sale on 7th December, pop the date in your diary and treat yourself to an early Christmas pressie!

Issue 51 of Creative Stamping hits the shelves on Thursday 7th December, and this issue we’ve teamed up with Bee Crafty to bring you our stunning Vintage Springtime stamp collection! This stylish stamp set is perfect for kick-staring your spring crafting as well as making all-occasion cards with the wow factor!

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As ever, the team has been hard at work to bring you inspiring projects using your free stamp set, plus all the latest releases from the stamping world! Including exclusive designs from Clearly Besotted, Claritystamp and a sneak peek at brand-new designs from Crafter’s Companion!

In this issue’s masterclass, Christine Smith shares psychedelic cards for all occasions using Pebeo Studio Dyna paints. This medium is so versatile; use it to paint your designs, create unique background with a Gelli Plate or combine it with modeming paste build texture! Christine wowed us with a selection of artistic designs, and there simply wasn’t room for all seven cards – so we’ve got her bonus makes here for you!

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Dream

***35 mins

Materials

free stamp set

white & black cardstock

white 14x10cm card blank

Green Yellow, Blue Green, Violet Blue, Red Blue & Orange Yellow Pebeo Dyna paints

Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink

Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Positioning Tool

Detail Black Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder

manual die-cutting machine

Tonic Studios Will’s Hand Dream die

clear Ranger Perfect Medium Ink

paintbrush

glass mat

black alcohol marker

3D foam pads

heat tool

How to create

1 Use a large flat paintbrush to paint a rainbow onto a piece of black cardstock. Clean your brush before using each colour and overlap the colours to create a neat blend.

2 Spread a thin layer of paint onto a glass mat, use it to ink up the butterfly designs and stamp them over the rainbow to add a subtle pattern. Clean your stamp before switching to a different colour.

3 Cut your background down into different width strips, and layer it onto the card front with black and white cardstock strips. De-cut the word ‘dream’ from black cardstock, the outline from white cardstock and mount them onto the card front.

4 Use a stamp positioning tool and some waterproof ink to stamp the blossom onto white cardstock, then leave the stamp exactly where it is on your stamp tool!

5 Colour the image using a black alcohol marker and Pebeo Dyna paints. Reposition the cardstock into the stamp positioning tool, re-stamp and heat-emboss the design using black embossing powder for a crisp outline. Cut it out and mount it onto the card front using 3D foam pads.

6 Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment onto a scrap of colourful cardstock, cut into a banner shape, mount it onto white cardstock before securing to the card front to finish.

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Enjoy yourself

***40 mins

Materials

free stamp set

white cardstock

white 14x10cm card blank

Green Yellow, Blue Green, Violet Blue, Red Blue & Orange Yellow Pebeo Dyna paints

Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink

Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Positioning Tool

Detail Black Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder

manual die-cutting machine

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud border dies

clear Ranger Perfect Medium Ink

paintbrush

black fine-line pen

glass mat

3D foam pads

heat tool

How to create

1 Add a small dollops of Dyna paints to a glass mat in a row, roll the brayer over them to create a rainbow of colour and roll it onto a piece of white cardstock. Once dry, die-cut a border into the right edge and repeat on the right edge of the card blank.

2 Use a stamp positioning tool and some waterproof ink to stamp the images onto white cardstock, then leave the stamps exactly where they are on your stamp tool! You will need them again later.

3 Colour the images using Pebeo Dyna paints. Reposition the cardstock into the stamp positioning tool, re-stamp and heat-emboss the design using black embossing powder for a crisp outline. Cut out the images leaving narrow white borders.

4 Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment onto a scrap of brayered cardstock, then cut into a banner shape and mount onto a piece of white cardstock.

5 Add all of the elements onto the card front using 3D foam pads and outline the focal panel with a black doodle border to finish.

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Next up, we have a fabulous card from Claire Newcombe’s ‘Take one stamp’ feature, in which Claire showcases the versatility of the musical flourish design. These marvelous monochromatic makes are ideal for the men in your life and require some fun masking techniques!

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Birthday wishes

***45 mins

Materials

free stamp set

watercolour card

Rich Gold Mirri Card

Imagine Design Create Birthday Wishes A6 stamp set

Picked Raspberry Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

VersaMark inkpad

Tuxedo Black VersaFine inkpad

Classic Gold Tonic Studios Nuvo embossing powder

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers

paintbrush

baker’s twine

heat tool

How to create

1 Stamp the cherry blossom design onto a 12cm-square piece of stamping cardstock. Heat-emboss in gold and use ZIG markers to colour.

2 Scribble light blue watercolour pen onto an acrylic surface and pick up the colour using a paintbrush, painting onto the stamped panel to create the background sky. Leave to dry then adhere onto a slightly larger piece of gold Mirri Card as shown.

3 Colour the card front using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Leave to dry and adhere the cherry blossom panel over the top.

4 Trim a small piece of cardstock and colour using Pickled Raspberry Distress Ink. Stamp the sentiment in black ink and adhere to the card front to finish.

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And last, but certainly not least, we have a fantastic bonus card made by Shelagh Metselaar, which showcases the latest ranges from Claritystamp.


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Fly away

***55 mins

Materials

free twisted easel template (download from the bottom of this page)

silver mirror card

white & black cardstock

Claritystamp Flutterby Carpe Diem & Fly Away stamp set

Jet Black & Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink

Claritystamp Northern Lights paper pad

black marker pen

low-tack tape

3D foam pads

How to create

1 Use the free template download to create a twisted easel card blank from white cardstock.

2 Stamp the girl and boy onto patterned paper panels, trim, edge with black pen and matt onto silver mirror and black cardstock layers, before securing to the card front.

3 Matt the card base with co-ordinating cardstock layers using 3D foam pads.

4 Stamp a sentiment background onto a piece of patterned paper, cut out two rectangles, matt them onto silver mirror and black cardstock layers and secure them to the card base using 3D foam pads to create the easel stoppers.

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Don't forget, you'll need templates for some of the cards in Shelagh Metselaar's feature on page 47 which you can download here. And for Siobhan Fyffe's feature on page 60 you can download the templates here.

That’s all for this issue folks, you can order your copy of issue 51 here, when it hits the shelves on Thursday 7th December!

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Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for issue 52 of Creative Stamping, which goes on sale on the 4th Jan 2018.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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