Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 67 sneak peek

25th January 2019


Creative Stamping 67 sneak peek

Hello! We are very excited that issue 67 will be on sale very soon, and of course, we can’t wait to share what’s inside with you, as well as the fabulous Vintage Collage stamp set which comes with this issue.

Packed full of projects showcasing the the stamp set, with featured images from Crafty Individuals, we also showcase the latest designs and creative ideas from Crafter’s Companion, Pink Ink Designs, Spellbinders and Hobby Art. You can’t miss this issue if you are in need of some seriously good stamping inspiration!

We have 28 features using these stamps, plus bonus video content for you to enjoy.

And if that’s not enough, we have extra cards to share with you here. First off, we have Vanessa Hodgson’s beautiful birthday card:


Happy Birthday

Vintage Collage stamp set
white 15cm-square card blank
white Sheena Douglas Stamping Card
hexagon stencil
Violet, Pink Peony & Thistle Ranger Archival Ink
Dusty Concord & Picked Raspberry Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Post-it notes
Faber-Castell Polychromos colouring pencils
Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen
pink fine-liner pen
3D foam pads
low-tack tape

How to create
1 Secure the hexagon stencil (or a die-cut hexagon aperture, if you have hexagon dies) centrally over a 14.5cm square of white cardstock.
2 Brush Dusty Concord ink around the edges of the hexagon, then add Picked Raspberry to the centre, brush more Dusty Concord ink round the edges.
3 Repeatedly stamp the script text to cover the shape until the entire hexagon is covered, remove the stencil and stamp three butterflies across shape using Violet ink. Draw a wavy outline around the hexagon to define it, avoiding where the butterflies overlap the edges
4 Stamp three butterfly on stamping card using Violet ink, colour with pencils and cut out, then adhere the body of each butterfly over the previous stamped image on the card
5 Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using Thistle ink and trim the end into a banner. Secure as shown under the wing of the bottom butterfly.

Top tip
Add a 3D foam pad under the wing of each cut-out butterfly to keep them raised

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Next, take a look at Teresa’s fabulous in-depth feature on page 34, where she has created a masterboard – her own 12×12″ background paper with which she has then created cards. This is one of them:

Birthday butterflies

Vintage collage stamp set
Stamped masterboard
white 6”-square card blank
white cardstock
Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink
Clear ZIG Wink of Stella Clear Brush Marker
Tonic Studios Nuvo Brush Script Pens
pen nibs
3D glue gel

circle nesting dies
manual die-cutting machine

How to create
1 Cut a piece of masterboard slightly smaller than the card front, and a matching piece of white cardstock. Adhere the masterboard panel to the card front.
2 Cut various sized circles from the white panel using three sizes of circle die. Affix over the card front.
3 Stamp the butterflies using Watering Can ink and colour in, adding Wink of Stella to the wings before cutting out. Shape the wings with your fingers to add dimension and attach to the card front. Fix a pen nib in place to represent the bodies using 3D glue gel.

Top Tip
Shape the butterfly wings using your fingers before attaching to add dimension

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Nicky had fun getting creative using the latest stamps for Spellbinders, designed by Jane Davenport. She embraced the slightly edgier style of stamping with this card, here:

Mad confetti

white 6” card blank
white cardstock
masking paper
Jane Davenport Mad Confetti & Build-A-Bouquet stamp sets
Blue Marlin, Mermaid Eyes, Sea Anenome, Scallop Shell, Sunburnt & Gold Bullion Jane Davenport Squid Ink Hybrid inkpads
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
ink-blending sponges
white Posca paint pen
black fine-liner pen
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Stamp the large rose randomly round a 14cm square of white cardstock. Stamp four roses on masking paper, cut out and mask some of the roses, then blend Mermaid Eyes and Blue Marlin ink over each one, repositioning the masks as you work round.
2 Press Sunburnt ink onto a glass mat, spritz with water and paint a little pink over each rose, then splat paint from the white Posca pen all over the design.
3 Stamp the circles in different colours round the edge of an 8x10cm piece of cardstock. Stamp the sentiment on spare cardstock and cut round it then affix to the circles panel using 3D foam pads.
4 Matt onto white cardstock and draw squiggly lines around the edge. Affix to the large panel, then to the card front and draw another border round the edge.
5 Embellish with different coloured pearls to match the colour on the topper.

Top tip
Find an element in the style of the stamps to make a matching border. In this case, copy the layers of the rose

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Finally, we have a card from Jo Rice, we love her subtle stamped backgrounds using the script and crackle stamps:

Happy Birthday

Vintage Collage stamp set
white 7”-square card blank
white, brown & dark green cardstock
Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad
clear embossing powder
heat tool
Vintage Photo Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
colouring pencils
3D glue gel
Blue, Green & Bronze IndigoBlu Luscious Pigment Powder
hessian ribbon
3D glue gel

How to create
1 Cut a 6” square and a smaller square of white cardstock. Stamp the script in opposite corners of the large square as shown and in the centre of the smaller square, with the sentiment underneath. Stamp the crackle image across both panels using Vintage Photo ink as shown.
2 Stamp two butterflies on the large square and one on separate cardstock, heat-embossing using clear embossing powder. Add a drop of Luscious Pigment Powder to water and paint the butterfly.
3 Use a brush to splatter any left-over pigment mix over the background and topper and allow to dry.
4 Matt and layer the topper and the background onto brown and dark green cardstock and affix to the card front.
5 Use 3D glue gel to attach the hessian ribbon and butterfly to the front of the card.

Top tip
Use the left-over powder to add splats onto your work. This adds interest and it will co-ordinate beautifully

That’s all for extra cards this issue. We always like to give you a little extra so we hope you are even more inspired!

We won’t leave without a sneaky peek at the next issue’s stamps, as issue 68 will be on sale on 28th February. It’s a furry exciting set of stamps and purr-fect for animal lovers everywhere…

There’s an extra set of stamps with this issue too, a very well-known furry friend who needs no introduction!

You can order your copy of Creative Stamping 67 from when it goes on sale on 31st January. We love to se your makes, so please send your letters and amazing cards to me, or to

Happy stamping!



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