What’s inside issue 171 of Papercraft Essentials
Issue 171 of Papercraft Essentials goes on sale on 28th February. This brand-new issue is packed full of exciting products and inspiration, so let’s find out more…
Included with issue 171* is the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady 8-piece die set, embossing folder and 6 stamps. We’re also throwing in a beautiful 32-page paper pack to help complete this fabulous cardmaking kit!
*Gifts not available in all territories.
You’ll find 18 different cards and projects throughout the magazine using this amazing gift. Turn to page 15 to see Sandra Rayner’s traditional-style designs for all occasions. Make sure you check out Vanessa Hodgson’s contemporary ideas on page 61, too!
That’s not all, we asked Laura Bradley to use your gift to create a range of off-the-page projects. Don’t miss her range of gifts, stationery and giftwrap ideas on page 80. There’s even a handy step-by-step guide to help you recreate this special Mother’s Day wall hanging.
As well as a wonderful gift, this issue also contains an exciting Beginner’s guide on frame stamping! Ingrid Vichova teaches you how to add dimension to your designs by creating framed focal images. Head to page 30 to read Ingrid’s introduction to the technique and follow her step-by-step guide. Or, if you can’t wait until then, have a go at this bonus card!
white 5”-square card blank
white Neenah cardstock
My Favorite Things Radiating Halftone background stamp
My Favorite Things Miss You die
Worn Lipstick Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
VersaMark inkpad & ink pen
Metallic Silver Sparkle WOW! embossing powder
My Sweet Petunia MISTI tool
manual die-cutting machine
Step by step
1 Cut a 4¾”-square of white Neenah cardstock, place into the stamping tool and mask off a wide strip on the bottom section of the panel.
2 Use Worn Lipstick ink to stamp the background onto the panel. Clean the stamp, remove the mask then mask off the stamped areas and stamp the background again using VersaMark ink. Heat-emboss the strip in silver then remove the mask.
3 Draw a line on the top and bottom of the embossed strip using the VersaMark ink pen, then heat-emboss in silver.
4 Die-cut the sentiment from black cardstock. Adhere the panel onto the card front then add the die-cut sentiment as shown to finish.
Create your own masking paper from copy paper and a two-way glue, or a similar temporary adhesive
If you want to find out more about what’s inside issue 171, check out our chat with Janette in the video at the top of the page. We discuss the gift in more detail and share some of our favourite designs from this new issue.
Don’t forget to buy your copy when it hits the shelves on 28th February. Buy online from www.moremags.com/pe171 or www.craftstash.co.uk. Or head to your local large supermarket, WH Smith or independent craft retailer.
Ria – Editor