Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 76 sneak peek!

6th September 2019

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Creative Stamping 76 sneak peek!

Hello! We’re so thrilled to be bringing you a new look issue of Creative Stamping, with issue 76 featuring a whole stamp plate designed by our friends at Pinkfresh Studio. These Christmas Florals stamps are amazing, we love how you can select just one or two images for focal points on your Christmas cards, or create large floral clusters for colouring or painting as you choose!

We are delighted to be joined, in this issue, by the US Design Team, Angelica Conrad and Lea Lawson, who share their fresh and contemporary ideas with us, this is one of Angelica’s cards showing how repeat-stamping can build up a stunning card in just moments: 

Lea takes a clean and simple approach and uses just one focal image on the card, with beautiful results.

 

We also show how you can use these stamps beyond Christmas, with this gorgeous card from Laura Bradley. See her feature on page 18 for more birthday ideas, but this card is perfect for any time of year, we’re sure you’ll agree!

Sending birthday wishes

Watercolour brushed background

Materials
Christmas Florals stamp set
white 14.2x11cm card blank
white cardstock
Honey Bee Stamps Cheerful Sentiments stamps
Hero Arts Intense Black inkpad
Cottage Ivy Memento inkpad
Festive Berries Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers
water spritzer
waterbrush
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Spritz a 14cmx 10.8cm piece of cardstock with a good amount of water.
2 Press the Festive Berries inkpad onto a glass mat and using the water brush, take the colour from the mat to the wet cardstock, repeating until desired effect is achieved, then leave to dry.
3 Stamp the floral image onto white cardstock and colour in. Cut the image out, leaving a narrow border.
4 Once the background is dry, stamp the foliage in Cottage Ivy ink, using the image as a guide.
5 Add the background panel into the centre of a card blank. Affix the floral image using 3D foam pads.
6 Stamp the sentiment in the top-right corner using black ink.

Top tip
Cutting out a stamped image leaving a white edge makes the image really pop on the card

We also love Mel Jess’ fabulous designs. If you’re anything like us, you’ll probably have a few Christmas sentiment dies, and these stamps are perfect for framing your sentiments. This is an extra card Mel made for us, we’re sure you’ll love it!

Christmas easel

Materials
Christmas Florals stamp set
Solar White Neenah cardstock
Kraft & red cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
Spectrum Noir pens
gems
3D foam pads
masking paper
gems
Pale Gold Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
3D glue gel
manual die-cutting machine
Crafter’s Companion Gemini Christmas Sentimentals 2 & Scalloped Edge Squares 2 dies

How to create
1 Use a square die to cut a card base and fold one side of the card blank in half to create the basic easel.
2 Die-cut another square and adhere to the folded side of the easel card blank.
3 Using a smaller square, die-cut a layer of red cardstock twice. Affix one to the top and one to the base.
4 Die-cut another smaller square from Solar White cardstock. Stamp the design around the edge and colour before affixing to the card.
5 Stamp, colour and cut out leaves and flowers. Shape them and affix to the card to create a stopper for the easel.
Die-cut a sentiment and adhere to the card adding gems and Nuvo Drops to finish.

Top tip
Add Nuvo Drops to the flowers and allow to dry before affixing to the card

As usual this issue is jam-packed with ideas, inspiration, and the latest stamping products. We have a Distress Oxide Spray masterclass, which is putting these fabulous little bottles at the top of MY shopping list! We have glitter and sparkle from Stamps by Chloe, awesome dragons from Sweet Poppy Stencils and fun geometric designs from Creative Stamps at CraftStash.

It’s that time of year again, and with great fanfare, we are opening our 2019 Papercraft Magazines Designer of the Year competition, with our search for future designers for our titles. Could it be you? Take a look and give it a go!

That’s just about it for this issue, I’ll leave you with a sneak peek at the next stamps in issue 77. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with stamping guru Phill Martin, bringing you a Sentimentally Yours set for stunning silhouette stamping.

That’s all from me for this issue. You can order your copy of Creative Stamping 76 from www.moremags.com/cs76 when it goes on sale on 12th September. We love to see your makes, so please send your letters and cards to me, nicky.gilburt@practicalpublishing.co.uk or to creativestamping@practicalpublishing.co.uk.

Happy stamping!

Nicky

 

 

 

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