Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 77 sneak peek

4th October 2019


Creative Stamping 77 sneak peek

We’re delighted to share a sneak peek of issue 77, which features a stunning stamp set with designs from Phill Martin at Sentimentally Yours. Phill and his Design Team have created silhouette scenes for us and we can see how much fun they, and all our other designers, had with the stamps.

It’s a huge stamp plate, featuring ten beautiful sentiments and a host of images. Throughout the magazine we have traditional and contemporary ways to use the set, including silhouette stamping in black, plus white and metallic heat embossing. It’s so versatile!

Inside the magazine you’ll also find features from Hobby Art, Polkadoodles, Sentimentally Yours and Uniko, plus a brand-new release from Crafter’s Companion with a fabulous 20% discount too!

As usual, the magazine is brimming over with inspiration and we have bonus cards here to share with you.

First off we have a beautiful masculine make from Jane Gundry.

Thinking of you

Thinking of you

Silhouette Scenes stamp set
white stamping cardstock
orange cardstock
Black, Midnight, Orange, Straw Bale & Honey Pot Spectrum Noir Opaque pigment inkpads
masking paper
Crafter’s Companion Gemini Stitched Edge Circle nesting dies
manual die-cutting machine

How to create

1 Cut a piece of stamping cardstock to measure 10x14cm. Mask off a 4cm strip towards the left-hand side of the card from the top to the bottom.
2 Blend different shades of ink down the panel to create a background.
3 Remove the masking paper and stamp the stags, fence and trees using black ink
4 Add the stamped panel to a rectangle of orange cardstock leaving a small border and add to the card front.
5 Stamp the sentiment and die-cut into a circle. Add to card front using 3D foam pads
Affix pearls and sequins to finish.
Next up we have another way of using the deer stamps, extending the treeline on this beautiful card by Vanessa Hodgson.

With love at Christmas

Silhouette Scenes stamp set
white 6½x5” card blank
white cardstock
Sheena Douglass Stamping Card
Sea Breeze, Turquoise & Rose Quartz Altenew inkpads
Jet Black, Watering Can & Blue Bird Archival Ink
ink-blending brushes
Fresh Snowfall Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Accents
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Tear a piece of copy paper roughly in half and cover half of a 4¼x5½” piece of white cardstock. Brush Rose Quartz ink up from the bottom to form the bottom half of the sky, then blend Sea Breeze from the top of the panel to meet the pink.
2 Next using the Turquoise ink, brush lines in the snow by brushing the ink downwards from the edge of the torn copy paper. Move the paper and repeat twice.
3 Stamp the trees across the card using Watering Can ink, then stamp the deer and two of the birds into place using Jet Black ink. Add a third bird in grey ink so that it looks further away. Stamp the sentiment using Jet Black ink again.
4 Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 5¾x4½” and blend Turquoise ink around the edges then stamp the small snowflake all around the edge using Blue Bird ink. Adhere to the card base then adhere the winter scene to the card base using 3D foam pads. Add lines of glitter glue under the trees and deer to finish.

Top tip
Plan out your scene by stamping onto scrap paper first

This month we had the chance to play with fun stamps from Hobby Art. Check out our feature on page 44, but here’s an extra cards from us using the fabulous Quirky Sprouts stamp set.

No sprout about it

white 6”-square card blank
white & red cardstock
mixed media cardstock
Hobby Art Quirky Sprouts A5 stamp set
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
Colorcraft Brusho Powder
water spritzer
Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua Flow pens
silver glitter marker
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Stamp the sprout on a fork on mixed media cardstock and trim to a rectangle. Apply green and purple watercolour marker to acetate, spritz with water and ‘smoosh’ around the image. Colour the fork in silver and the sprout in shades of green using a paintbrush.
2 Stamp the sentiment across the bottom, then matt and layer onto purple inked cardstock and red cardstock. Add another sentiment to the side.
3 To create the background, smoosh watercolour ink over a 5” square of mixed media cardstock, then allow to dry. Stamp the truckle of sprouts around the background in black ink and loosely colour in. Layer onto a purple Brusho background and affix to the card front, covered with red cardstock.

Finally we have a beautiful heat-embossed card by Ingrid Vichova, it really is easier to make than it looks, with a simple design and contrasting inkpads to make the heat embossing pop!


Christmas birthday

Silhouette Scenes stamp set
white 5”-square card blank
white cardstock
VersaMark inkpad
Opaque Bright White WOW! embossing powder
Midas Touch WOW! embossing glitter
Shabby White Stampendous! embossing enamel
Pine Needles & Aged Mahogany Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
ink-blending tool
heat tool
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Stamp the snowflake wreath in the centre of a 5” square cardstock panel and white heat-emboss.
2 Sprinkle a little embossing enamel all around the wreath and heat from underneath the panel to melt it.
3 Once cooled, blend both shades of ink on top and lightly mist with water. Once dry, trim the edges and blend more Aged Mahogany over it. Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment in gold glitter in the centre then adhere the panel to the card base.

Top tip
Separate the stamps from the set using scissors, but if you have a Christmas birthday to celebrate, this configuration is perfect!


That’s all from us for bonus cards this issue. We won’t go without sharing a very sneaky peek at the next stamp set in issue 78, our beautiful Wild Winter stamps

That’s all from me for this issue. You can order your copy of Creative Stamping 77 from when it goes on sale on 10th October. We love to see your makes, so please send your letters and cards to me, or to

Happy stamping!




  1. Brian Moore

    I’ve not received my creative stamping issue 77 yet, which I’m subscribed to receive. This is the second time you’ve failed to deliver my subscription issue..

  2. M Patton

    Magazines supposed to have been dispatched on 3rd October! This is so those with subscriptions receive it before or at least the day it appears in the shop. There should be a 'Tracking Number' so at that Royal Mail can trace magazine. This is not so and to those who have prepaid subscription it seems to be hard luck. Granted a 'Creative Stamping' magazine will be sent to you if Practical Publishing is contacted but is this any way a business should be run.

    • Mike Cross

      Hello, If you could contact our Subscriptions Team, they will look into this for you: 0161 327 0441

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