Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 69 Sneak Peek

22nd March 2019


Creative Stamping 69 Sneak Peek


Hello again! We’re thrilled to be sharing a sneak peek of issue 69 with you – so happy that we’ve even added a set of dies to co-ordinate with the stamps. take a look and you’ll see why!This issue is all about happiness – which we hope that crafting and stamping brings you! Our friends from Hot Off The Press have shared fabulous floral designs and sentiments which can’t fail to raise a smile, and this issue is packed full with inspiring creative projects to make you feel good. Everyone needs a ‘happy’ die in their stash!

There are extra projects here on our blog that we just couldn’t fit into our magazine. First off, Sarah Gray created a fun play on words with her cute card.

Happy Bird-day

Create your own happy stamp and die sets
white 12.5cm-square card blank
white & blue cardstock
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
Glacier Caves & Pocketful of Sunshine Altenew Mini Ink Cube sets
colouring pencils
black fine-line pen
Post-it note
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Stamp the clouds around the edge of the card front and add colour using a blue pencil. Stamp the cloud on a Post-it note and cut it out to create a mask. Stamp the sunshine over the masked cloud so that it looks as if it is appearing from behind it.
2 Stamp the leaves to look like foliage on a branch and the bird standing on it.
3 Stamp the bird twice more on coloured cardstock and cut out the body, wing and tail. Paper-piece them to the bird on the card front.
4 Die-cut the sentiment, adhere to the card front and write the second part below it.
5 Stamp the sunshine stamp along the bottom of the card base to create a border. Add a strip of dark blue cardstock to the bottom of the stamped card panel using 3D foam tape.

Top tip
When paper piecing a stamped image you can just cut out the main elements and adhere them over the top of the original image without the need to cut out the very fine or delicate elements


Secondly, we have a beautiful card from Teresa Morgan, who got creative with fabulous stamps from Hobby Art

Happy Birthday

Hobby Art Janie’s Collection Garden of Wonders stamp set
white 6”-square card blank
white, black & light green cardstock
Stamps Away Written Greetings stamp set
Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
Pine Needles, Lucky Clover, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose & Carved Pumpkin Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
foam applicator tool
Clear WOW! Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad
Opaque Bright White & Primary Ebony WOW! embossing powder
heat tool
black fine-line pen
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Matt a 5½” piece of green cardstock to black cardstock and affix to the card front.
2 Blend the four shades of Distress Ink in an ombre effect as shown on a 2½x5½” piece of white cardstock using a foam applicator tool.
3 Once the panel is completely dry, stamp the toadstools across the bottom of the inked card using clear embossing ink and heat-emboss in white. Stamp the small dragonfly at the top and heat-emboss in black. Add a dotted ‘trail’ after the dragonfly using a black fine-line pen.
4 Matt onto black cardstock, trimming a narrow border and affix to the card front.
5 Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using black ink, and matt onto black cardstock, trimming a narrow border. Attach to the card front using 3D foam pads.

Top Tip
White embossing powder makes a striking silhouette against a coloured background


Last but by no means least, we have a super set of cards from Stampendous! Debi and Fran from the Design Team created this fabulously cute card.Wheely happy birthday

Stampendous! Wheels & Wonderful Guy Perfectly Clear stamp sets
Stampendous! Mixed Media paper
Firecracker & Black My Colors cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
alcohol markers
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Create a 5½x4¼” card blank from Firecracker cardstock.
2 Stamp and colour three vehicles on a piece of white cardstock and trim to a ‘V’ shape as shown.
3 Matt the shape onto black cardstock and trim a border at the top and bottom, then cut to the width of the card front and affix in position.
4 Stamp the sentiment across a strip of white cardstock, matt onto black cardstock, leaving a narrow border, then affix to the bottom of the card front to finish.

Top tip

The ‘V’ shape adds an element of speed to the design of the card!

That’s it for this issue’s extra cards. We hope you enjoy the inspiration and ideas from our Design Team, and also the showcases from Whimsy Stamps, Hunkydory and Creative Expressions’ Lisa Horton too.

We won’t go without giving you a sneak peak of the next issue’s stamps, which are going to be another classic…With amazing vintage designs from Crafty Individuals on this stamp plate, and we can’t wait to share our Design Team inspiration with you!

You can order your copy of Creative Stamping 69 from when it goes on sale on 28th March. We love to see your makes, so please send your letters and amazing cards to me, or to

Happy stamping!





One Comment
  1. Joan bennison

    Great magazine full of great tutorials and great free gifts j

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