Papercraft Essentials

Papercraft Essentials issue 151 hits the shelves next week!

15th September 2017

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Papercraft Essentials issue 151 hits the shelves next week!

Papercraft Essentials issue 151 goes on sales on the 21st September but we were so excited about this month’s free gift we thought we’d give you a little preview…

We’ve got a magical free gift that is sure to create some stunning Christmas cards – the wonderful Sending Christmas Wishes embossing folder, 23-piece stamp set and four co-ordinating dies is definitely one of my favourites this year and is not to be missed – there’s even a bonus paper pack!

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Here’s just a few of the amazing cards using this issue’s free gift. We’re SO excited about these designs by Simonne Clay, she’s even written a step-by-step guide (page 16) so you can recreate her special Season’s Greetings card… 

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…and on page 74, Nicky Gilburt provides inspiration for using your bonus papers. Here’s a sneak peek!

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This issue is full to bursting with inspiring ideas, there were that many we just couldn’t fit them all inside the magazine, so here’s a few bonus projects from Aldridge Crafts’ Cut Out and Keep for you to try…

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Trimming the tree

45 mins

You’ll need

white A5 card blank

white & black cardstock

Woodware Trimming the Tree stamp

Imagination Crafts Hexagon stencil

Primary Ebony & Sparkle Clear WOW! embossing powder

Peeled Paint, Broken China & Fossilized Amber Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads

VersaMark inkpad

Ranger Cut-N-Dry foam

anti-static pad

low-tack tape

heat tool

Step by Step

1 Cut a piece of white cardstock very slightly smaller than the card blank. Use low-tack tape to mark out the section down the centre as shown.

2 Use Cut-N-Dry foam to apply Distress Oxide inks to the selected section of cardstock through the hexagon stencil. Use the same inks to stamp a mix of sentiments in different directions. Carefully remove the tape.

3 When partly dry add clear embossing powder over the top. Rub an anti-static bag across the inked section and use VersaMark ink to stamp the Christmas tree in the centre as shown.

4 Apply black embossing powder to the Christmas tree and heat-emboss. Mount the stamped cardstock onto a slightly larger piece of black cardstock leaving a narrow border. Adhere the panel to the card front to finish.

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Star Dust tree

30 mins

You’ll need

white & black cardstock

silver Mirri cardstock

Woodware Trimming the Tree stamp

Creative Expressions Aztec Flowers embossing folder

Metallic Silver WOW! embossing powder

VersaMark inkpad

Stardust paints

anti-static pad

heat tool

Step by Step

1 Cut a piece of black cardstock slightly smaller than the card front. Rub an anti-static bag across and use VersaMark ink to stamp the Christmas tree in the centre.

2 Apply silver embossing powder to the Christmas tree and heat-emboss. Colour the ornaments using Stardust paints. Trim the stamped cardstock to size as shown.

3 Mount the stamped cardstock onto a slightly larger piece of silver Mirri cardstock leaving narrow borders as shown.

4 Cut a piece of white cardstock slightly small than the card front and emboss using the Aztec Flowers folder.

5 Generously apply red Stardust paint onto the embossed cardstock using a brush and allow to dry. Mount the stamped panel to the embossed cardstock and adhere the panel to the centre of the card front to finish.

We also have this cute creation from The Isobel Craft Collection!

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New gnome

30 mins

You’ll need

white 6”-square scalloped card blank

white, red & brown cardstock

The Isobel Craft Collection Gnomes stamp set

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

self-adhesive corkboard

Black/Ivory Creative Expressions Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Daler Rowney Artists Watercolour Pencils

Step by step

1 Use black ink to stamp the gnome, snail and toadstool house onto a piece of white cardstock. Trim the stamped cardstock into a square and cut one slightly larger red square and one slightly larger brown square. Layer together as shown.

2 Use Watercolour Pencils to colour the images and use a damp paintbrush to pull the colour, making the colouring look smoother. Stamp the sentiment in the top right-hand corner using black ink as shown.

3 Add shading below the gnome, snail and house in a grey colour and use a water brush to pull the colour along.

4 Cut a square of corkboard slightly smaller than the card blank and wrap a 2”-wide piece of grosgrain ribbon around the bottom. Adhere to the reverse of the corkboard.

5 Attach the stamped panel to the corkboard, overlapping the ribbon, and adhere the corkboard panel centrally to the card front to finish.

Don’t forget that this issue comes with a bonus paper pack, filled with papers, toppers and sentiments to accompany your free gift. Click here to download them and create even more wonderful cards in a flash – turn to page 74 in the magazine for inspiration!

I’m so excited to see your Christmas designs using this wonderful free gift – don’t forget to send your letters and cards to victoria.clare@practicalpublishing.co.uk or pop them in the post.

That’s all for this issue, so mark your calendars for 21st September and visit www.moremags.com to order your copy.

Happy papercrafting!

Ria

Editor

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