Papercraft Essentials issue 164 is on sale next week
Issue 164 of Papercraft Essentials is on sale on 6th September and to celebrate our NEW CHRISTMAS ISSUE we’re showing a sneak peek at your next gift!
With Papercraft Essentials issue 164 you’ll receive our beautiful Christmas Memories gift, made up of a 22-piece stamp set and 8 dies! Kick-start your Christmas crafting with this stunning Nutcracker-inspired collection, perfect for festive makes for the whole family. There’s also extra digital sentiments which you can download from here.
Sarah Jane Smallwood-Smith has pulled out all the stops with this group of sparkling Christmas designs. Turn to page 15 in the magazine to see more – we just love the triple twisted easel card!
For more contemporary cards be sure to check out page 80 for Vanessa Hodgson’s ideas using your stunning gift. You can also follow Vanessa’s step-by-step guide to creating a stamped scene using masks.
Did you know you can also use your Christmas Memories gift and digital downloads to design pretty birthday and all-occasion cards for women? Don’t miss out! Jane Roy shows you how it’s done on page 62 of the magazine.
This issue you can try your hand at shape stamping in our Beginner’s guide on page 30. Join Sally Holmes as she talks you through the technique and have a go at her easy-to-follow step-by-step guide. As we’re fast approaching the festive season Sally has made a bonus card too! Check out her design below.
white 5×7” card blank
watercolour & red cardstock
Inkylicious Small Bauble stencil
Hobby Art Nature’s Song A5 stamp set
Rhubarb Stalk, Olive Grove, Rich Cocoa & Summer Sky Memento inkpad
Garnet, Avocado, Gold Pearl & Platinum Pearl Ranger Liquid Pearls
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers
Star Dust Ranger Stickles glitter glue
Step by step
1 Cut a 9.5x13cm piece of watercolour cardstock. Use pencil to lightly draw around the bauble stencil in the centre of the panel.
2 Use Rhubarb Stalk ink to stamp the poinsettia three times across the centre of the bauble and colour using markers.
3 Stamp the pine cones, berry twigs and snowflakes to fill the remaining space then rub out the pencil line.
4 Blend a little Rhubarb Stalk ink around the panel as shown then layer onto a slightly larger piece of red cardstock.
5 Stamp the sentiment onto watercolour cardstock, trim to size then layer onto a slightly larger piece of red cardstock.
6 Use Olive Grove ink to stamp the pine branch around the edges of the card front then use the same ink to blend over the stamped images as shown.
7 Attach the shape stamped panel and sentiment panel to the card front. Decorate using liquid pearls and glitter glue then add a ring of gold dots to the top of the bauble and a red ribbon to finish.
Don’t forget, if you’d like to recreate Penny Ward’s Reasons to be happy card from page 22, you’ll need a template which you can download from here.
To see more fabulous makes from our talented Design Team be sure to pick up a copy of issue 164 when it goes on sale on 6th September. Buy your copy from any large supermarket, WH Smith or craft retailer, or head online to www.moremags.com/pe164 or www.craftstash.co.uk.