Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping issue 74 Sneak peek!

26th July 2019


Creative Stamping issue 74 Sneak peek!

Hello! It’s time for a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the next issue of Creative Stamping! Issue 74 hits the shelves on 1st August and we’re celebrating all that’s special about this time of year with a fabulous Autumn Harvest Stamp set! This is what the package looks like on the news stand as we are so excited to share our stamps with you!


Inside this issue you will find all the expert advice and techniques you have come to expect from Creative Stamping. We always bring you the MOST inspiration using your stamp set so there is so much to learn and try yourselves. We have emboss resist techniques, layered stamping masking, stencilling and so much more, brought to you by the stamping experts!

You can see the versatility of the stamp set from the projects on the cover, and we’re sure you can’t wait to see what’s inside. There is so much to cover the crossover from summer to autumn, just pick your colour palette and make the stamps work the way you want them to. Our designers have such a range of styles and techniques in the magazine, you won’t be short of inspiration.

As usual, we have extra cards to share with you, here’s one using the beautiful pastoral scene, by Penny Gill-Cripps

Happy Birthday

Autumn Harvest stamp set
white 14.5cm-square card blank
white stamping cardstock
light blue & teal cardstock
Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye, Antique Linen and Bundled Sage Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink
ink-blending tool
Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs, Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye, Antique Linen & Bundled Sage Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Teal Zeal Memento inkpad

1 Stamp the image on a square of stamping cardstock using Jet Black ink. Press the Distress inkpads onto a glass mat and pick up colour using a wet paintbrush, then paint the image using different shades of Distress Ink.
2 Once dry, stamp a sentiment in Teal Zeal ink as shown.
3 Matt and layer the panel onto light blue and teal cardstock and affix to the card blank.

Top tip
You only need to add a couple of drops of water to Distress Ink on a glass mat; a little goes a long way and makes sure your card doesn’t buckle


We also have a fantastic extra card from Laura Bradley, who had been creating frames and borders using the stamps. in summer tones.

For your birthday

Technique – Ink-blended background frame

Autumn Treasures stamp set
white 13cm-square card blank
white & green cardstock
Intense Black Hero Arts inkpad
Picked Raspberry & Twisted Citron Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cottage Ivy Memento inkpad
ink-blending tool
watercolour markers
water spritzer
heat tool
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Blend Twisted Citron ink around the edges of a 12.7cm square of cardstock.
2 Stamp the vine around the edges as shown using Cottage Ivy ink.
3 Adhere the panel to the centre of a card blank leaving a narrow border.
4 Stamp the flower and sentiment in black ink on an 8.5cm square of white cardstock then colour the flower using watercolour markers.
5 Apply Picked Raspberry ink onto an acrylic block and spritz with water, then flick splats onto the panel drying it off with a heat tool afterwards.
5 Matt the panel onto green cardstock then affix to the card front using 3D foam pads.

Top tip
This sentiment was created by inking up an extra ‘r’ from the ‘for’ stamp and adding it to the end! You can do this by covering the parts of the stamp you don’t need with masking tape, inking the stamp up, then remove the tape before stamping



Finally, we are delighted to have The Paper Nest Dolls sharing digital makes in this issue. Especially as you can go to their website and download a digital image to start your Halloween colouring straight away.

We love this card with a round Count Dracula, it’s great for birthdays for little ones who love to dress up!

Young Dracula

Paper Nest Dolls Vampire Owen digital stamp
white & black cardstock
Doodlebug Design October 31st 12×12” paper pack
La-La Land Crafts Happy Boo to You stamp set
Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber & Broken China Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Onyx Black VersaFine ink
enamel dots
La-La Land Crafts Cobweb, Crows, Stitched Nested Circles, Rectangles & Broken Fence dies
manual die-cutting machine
computer & printer

How to create
1 Layer blue patterned paper onto a 5″ square of white cardstock.
2 Layer a square of cobweb patterned paper onto white cardstock. Die-cut two cobwebs and affix as shown to the sides of the card front, then add the cobweb paper panel over the top.
3 Print the digital stamp onto white cardstock and colour in using Distress Ink as before.
4 Die-cut the image into a rectangle and matt onto blue paper.
5 Add die-cuts, enamel dots and a stamped sentiment as shown, cut into a circle.

Top tip
When using Distress Ink to colour skin tones, use browns, such as Vintage Photo

That’s all for extra cards this issue – but we still have a lot to give as we have SIX paper downloads which co-ordinate so well with this issue’s stamps. See our download post for how to get them – and of course, you can use them as many times as you like.

You can also use our easy template to make gift baskets like the one that Vanessa created, it’ so easy and would make great Halloween gifts or treats for anyone.

That’s all for this issue, look out for the next issue on sale on 22nd August, with our festive stamps featuring the cutest designs from Clearly Besotted. Here’s a quick look at this one, and our cards from our Design Team are just WOW!

That’s all from me for this issue. You can order your copy of Creative Stamping 74 from when it goes on sale on 1st August. We love to see your makes, so please send your letters and amazing cards to me, or to

Happy stamping!



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