Let’s have a look at Creative Stamping 64
This issue sees the very first set of co-ordinating dies to go with our stamps, in this case, fantastic designs from John Next Door, also known as John Lockwood.
Our Design Team has once again worked hard to bring you pages and pages of inspiration, both with and without the dies, which only enhance the creative versatility of this set. We have makes for men, shaped cards, one-layer stamping, spotlight colouring and so much more. The projects range from quick and easy makes to creative fun, encouraging you to take your time and enjoy the designing process. You choose your level, we can’t wait to see what you create! Also, if you think these stamps are just for Christmas, think again, as we have fantastic all-year inspiration for you!
This issue’s Masterclass features the watercolour ink-lifting technique, and the ever-inspiring Ingrid Vichova tells us all we need to know about this!
We have fantastic features showcasing the latest releases from IndigoBlu, Visible Image and Woodware, as well as digital stamping from Polkadoodles.
As ever, our magazine is overflowing with inspiration, so here are a couple of extra cards we couldn’t fit in. Firstly, Sarah Gray created this beautiful card for our Last-minute makes feature
Quick and easy heat embossing
Classic Christmas scenes stamp set
white 12.5cm-square card blank
green & white cardstock
Gold Hero Arts embossing powder
Winsor & Newton Promarkers
3D foam pads
circle nesting dies
manual die-cutting machine
How to create
1 Create a circular card blank by placing the circle die so that it slightly overhangs the top of the card blank.
Die-cut the same size circle from green cardstock and adhere to the front of the card blank.
2 Stamp the scene and two sprigs of holly on white cardstock in VersaMark ink and heat-emboss in gold.
3 Colour using alcohol markers, cut out the holly and die-cut the scene using a circle die.
4 Heat-emboss the sentiment and adhere the holly on either side of the sentiment to complete the card.
Cut a tiny section off the bottom of the round card front to give it more stability when standing up
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Next up we have a stunner of a card from Vanessa Hodgson, the kind of creative afternoon’s make that’s really worth taking your time over!
Classic Christmas scenes stamp & die set
white 20cm square card blank
Sheena Douglass Stamping Card
Jet Black & Cornflower Blue Ranger Archival Ink
Seedless Preserves, Stormy Sky, Shaded Lilac, Gathered Twigs, Iced Spruce, Pine Needles, Hickory Smoke, Brushed Corduroy & Festive Berries Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Icicle Blue Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Twinkles glitter glue
black fine-liner pen
3D foam pads
How to create
1 Stamp the images in black over four 7.5cm squares of white cardstock, as shown. For the deer scene use a black fine-liner pen to lengthen the trees so that they cover the whole of the square where needed.
2 Use Distress Ink to colour the images, pressed onto a craft mat and applied using a paintbrush, then lightly blend ink over the edges using Stormy Sky Distress ink followed by Shaded Lilac over the top to blend, matting the images onto navy cardstock.
3 Stamp snowflakes in Cornflower Blue Archival ink on an 18cm square of white cardstock. Blend Stormy Sky ink all over the panel then matt this onto navy cardstock, trimming a narrow border. Adhere to the card front.
4 Affix the four scenes to the card front as shown and then add glitter glue around the edge of each image
Use a T-square ruler to help with the positioning of the images
That’s all from this issue, but we know you love a sneak peek at what’s coming up in issue 65, and here it is:
We have a whole year of card making covered with these stamps, and we hope you’ll love the inspiration inside.
You can order your copy of Creative Stamping 64 from www.moremags.com/cs64 when it goes on sale on Thursday 8th November, and feel free to send your letters and amazing stamping creations to me, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Until next time – happy stamping!