Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 46 sneak peek!

14th July 2017


Creative Stamping 46 sneak peek!

Issue 46 of Creative Stamping hits the shelves on the 20th July, and we’re so excited to show you this issue’s fab free stamps…

The gorgeous Garden Retreat stamp set, features fabulous designs from Joanna Sheen 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 those tricky-to-make cards for men.


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 Christine Smith’s beautiful birthday card, where she’s watercoloured using Distress Ink to create a summery shabby chic vibe.


Summer birthday


Garden Retreat stamp set free with issue 46 of Creative Stamping

white 15.5cm-square card blank

white & grey cardstock

Smokey Grey VersaFine inkpad

First Edition Christmas Promise 6×6” paper pad

Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot & Broken China Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Ranger Perfect Medium Ink

True White Cosmic Shimmer Detail embossing powder

Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

white string

paper flower

Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue

3D foam pads

Post-it notes


heat tool

glass mat


1 Distress the edges of a 14.5cm square of patterned paper, wrap it with string and mount it onto the card front.

2 Stamp the focal image onto a white 12cm square panel, mask the details into the scene and colour it using Distress Ink and a waterbrush.

3 Once dry, distress the edges of the panel, adhere it to the card front using 3D foam pads and add a string bow.

4 Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment onto grey banners, affix them to the card front using 3D foam pads and add a paper flower to finish.

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


A summer wedding


Garden Retreat stamps free with issue 46 of Creative Stamping

5×7” card blank

white, pink & green cardstock

Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry & Crushed Olive Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

True White Cosmic Shimmer Detail embossing powder

Bark WOW! embossing powder

VersaMark inkpad

Collall Silicone Glue

3D foam pads

heat tool


Post-it notes


1 Trim a piece of green cardstock slightly smaller than the card front, stamp and heat-emboss the tree onto it and stamp the grass at the base as shown.

2 Stamp and heat-emboss a selection of hearts, masking the cushion out of the design. Colour the hearts using Distress Ink and a waterbrush, cut them out and arrange them onto the tree.

3 Affix the panel to the card blank using 3D foam pads, heat-emboss the sentiment onto pink cardstock, trim to size and secure to the card front using 3D foam pads to finish.

That’s all for this issue folks, you can order your copy of issue 46 here when it hits the shelves on Thursday 20th July!


And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for issue 47 of Creative Stamping, which goes on sale on the 17th August and comes complete with our Colours of the Season stamp plate featuring exclusive designs from Altenew!

Happy Stamping!

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