Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 43 – on sale tomorrow

10th May 2017


Creative Stamping 43 – on sale tomorrow

We’re so exctited to show you issue 43 of Creative Stamping’s free stamps.. featuring designs from Sheena Douglass!


The stunning Sea View stamp set, features fabulous designs from Sheena Douglass and we’re so excited to team up with her – the nautical-inspired stamp set is the perfect addition to your craft stash. Whether it’s female birthday cards you’re making, or all occasion cards – this is set for you… you’ll even find a masculine-themed feature in the magazine, ideal for helping you with the hard-to-make cards for men we all struggle to make.


As always our DT were so inspired by the stunning stamp set, that they just couldn’t stop stamping. They made so many cards that we just could not fit them all in the magazine. First up, we’ve got Siobhan Fyffe’s fabulous seahorse card, where she’s combined your free stamps with Distress Ink.


Beautiful day



Sea View stamp set free with issue 43 of Creative Stamping

white DL card blank

white & blue cardstock

manual die-cutting machine

Memory Box Stitched Rectangles die

Rich Cocoa Memento inkpad

Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers & Stormy Sky Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

blue inkpad

alcohol markers

VersaMark inkpad

clear embossing powder

heat tool

ink-blending foam

scrap paper

mesh ribbon

Stardust Sakura gel pen

Post-it notes


1 Tear down the edge of the card blank as shown, and repeat-stamp the sentiment along edge to create a border.

2 Stamp and heat-emboss a starfish background onto a white 21×4.5cm panel, blend blue and greens inks over the top to make the starfish pop.

3 Secure the panel along the spine of the card front and layer a piece of mesh ribbon down the centre as shown.

4 Die-cut a white stitched rectangle, blend it with inks, as before and stamp the seahorse into the centre. Stamp the seahorse onto a Post-it note and it cut out to make a mask.

5 Cover the original seahorse with the mask, stamp a background of seaweed on top, remove the mask and colour the seahorse.

6 Matt the focal topper onto a blue die-cut rectangle, mount it onto the card front and add glitter accents to the seahorse.

7 Stamp the sentiment onto a white die-cut rectangle, layer it onto a blue die-cut rectangle and affix it to the card front to finish.

Top tip

Manipulate the sentiment stamp onto the acrylic block to create wave effects

Butterfly wishes



Sea View stamps free with issue 43 of Creative Stamping

white cardstock

white 4×6” card blank

Altenew Botanical Garden & Floral Frame stamp sets

Bamboo Leaves & Pear Tart Memento inkpads

Bubble Gum, Ultra Pink & Raspberry Jam Hero Arts Shadow inkpads

VersaMark inkpad

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Wedding Dress Memento LUXE inkpad

Avery Elle Dotted Borders die set

Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm cardstock

manual die-cutting machine

white WOW! Embossing Powder



masking sheet

acrylic block


1 Using the step-by-step guide on page 22 of the magazine, stamp, heat-emboss and whitewash the design, as shown onto a panel of kraft cardstock measuring 4×6”.

2 Once dry, die-cut a scalloped border into the top and bottom edges of the panel and adhere it to the card blank.

3 Stamp the sentiment onto the card front and add sequins as shown to finish.

Next up, we’ve got Liane Hodges bonus idea – yet another idea of hers to stretch the use of the porthole stamp… it’s so versatile we couldn’t squeeze this into the magazine!


The world is your oyster

*** 30 mins


Sea View stamps free with issue 43 of Creative Stamping

white & black cardstock

white 5½x7½” card blank

Dried Marigold, Evergreen Bough, Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral & Wild Honey Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

VersaMark inkpad

white Cosmic Shimmer detail embossing powder

Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink

3D foam pads

ink-blending foam

craft mat

black marker pen


heat tool


1 Blend a selection of inks onto a piece of white cardstock measuring 5¼x7¼’.

2 Stamp and heat-emboss a background using the porthole stamp and white embossing powder.

3 Use a paintbrush and water to remove some of the colour from the background to create a faux-bleach effect.

4 Trim the panel, matt it onto black cardstock, leaving a narrow border and secure it to the card blank.

5 Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock, cut out the individual words, egde each topper with a black pen and arrange them onto the card front using 3D foam pads to finish.

Don’t forget to download your template to help you re-create Siobhan Fyffe’s Set sail tri-shutter card design from page 10 of the magazine.

That’s all for this issue folks, so order your copy of issue 43 from when it hits the shelves tomorrow

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