Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 78 sneak peek

1st November 2019


Creative Stamping 78 sneak peek

We’re delighted to be bringing you issue 78 of Creative Stamping, with a stunning A4 Wild Winter stamp set. We are in love with the stunning artwork for this set, featuring a host of winter animals and scenes for you to create beautiful stamped cards and projects.

There are 32 stamps to create with and there’s something for all occasions plus for all seasons too, not just winter and Christmas, but of course, we’ve got that covered with fabulous ideas for last minute Christmas makes as well as inspiration for classy Christmas cards.

Our amazing Design Team went above and beyond and we have no less then FOUR extra cards to share, which we simply couldn’t fit in the magazine this month!

First off we have this stunning masculine make from Jane Tyrrell, using the seal stamp. Adorable!

Make a splash

Wild Winter stamp set
white 15.5cm-square card blank
white, blue & black cardstock
watercolour cardstock
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
Paradise VersaFine Clair inkpad
Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Salty Ocean & Faded Jeans Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
Faded Jeans & Stormy Skies Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
clear embossing powder
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers
heat tool
ink-blending tool
water spritzer
3D foam pads

How to create
1 Press Faded Jeans and Squeezed Lemonade ink onto a craft sheet. Spritz with water, dip watercolour cardstock into the ink, then dry. Repeat as desired to create the sea and sky.
2 Place a piece of paper just under half way down to mask the bottom half of the panel to create a horizon. Blend a little Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade ink to add some sunshine.
3 Blend Stormy Skies ink along the edge of the panel.
4 Stamp the seal and three icebergs onto white cardstock and clear heat-emboss. Colour with watercolour pens and cut out.
5 Stamp the sentiment onto one of the icebergs and the moon onto the card front.
Adhere the seal onto one of the icebergs.
6 Line up all three icebergs then remove to stamp the watery shadow using Paradise ink. Affix the icebergs as shown using 3D foam pads, then layer the panel onto coloured cardstock and affix to the card blank.

Top tip
Lots of the sentiments from the stamps set fit onto the iceberg. This adds a really fun element to your hand made card.

Next we have a stunning card using a mirror image stamping technique by Teresa Morgan. Check out the rest of her amazing feature – there are so many techniques to try!

With love at Christmas

Wild Winter stamp set
white 6”-square card blank
white cardstock
Ranger Dina Wakley collage paper
silver mirror card
Tea Rose, Chrome Yellow, Vivid Chartreuse, Paradise Teal & Manganese Blue Ranger Archival inkpads
gel plate
Mod Podge
3D foam tape

How to create
1 Cut collage paper into four 1½” strips and stamp a row of stags on each, using a different colour of ink for each strip. Flip over two of the stamped strips so that the stags are facing the opposite direction. The paper will become transparent once glued down, and all you will see is the stamped image.
2 Cut a 5¼” square of white cardstock and arrange the strips diagonally, alternating the stags’ direction, before adhering in place by painting using the matte medium. You will need to cut one strip in half to use in the two corners.
3 Once dry, trim away the excess collage paper from round the edges and matt onto mirror card. Attach to the card front.
4 Stamp the sentiment and snowflakes using the blue ink and trim. Adhere to a mirror card and attach to the centre using 3D foam tape.

Top tip
Use white tissue paper if you do not have collage paper

Mel Jess created a set of fabulous cards using watery effects – and we can’t leave this one out, showcasing the polar bear in the set:

Snowflake hugs

Wild Winter stamp set
white & blue cardstock
Hint of Silver Centura Pearl cardstock
silver mirror card
Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad
Spectrum Noir pens
Altenew Molded Lines stencil
silver & blue First edition foil
First Edition foil applicator foam & foil transfer glue
3D foam tape
SVG snowflake cutting file

How to create
1 Using an SVG cutting programme, create a snowflake double layer background using Centura Pearl and blue cardstock.
2 Cover the foil applicator foam in silver foil then through a stencil apply foil glue. Add blue foil.
3 Adhere the snowflake backgrounds together adding the foam foil layer to the back. Add the blue off-cuts to the card front.
4 Cover a 7”-square card blank with blue cardstock and silver mirror card then adhere the snowflake background on top.
5 Stamp the polar bear and iceberg from the set and colour in. Cut out and add to the card using 3D foam pads.
6 Stamp and layer a sentiment and affix to the card. Add gems to finish.

Top tip
Read the Foil Glue instructions when applying to the foam. Glitter would show up well here as well.

Last but by no means least, we welcome Sarah Jackman Read to the team, with a fabulous easy inky card.

Make a splash!

Wild Winter stamp set
white 13cm-square card blank
white & blue cardstock
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
Clear WOW! Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad
Salty Ocean Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Aqua Pearlescent Docrafts Artiste inkpad
Pool Party Stampin’ Up! inkpad
Sailor 2-in-1 glue pen
water spritzer
ink-blending tool
silver gems

How to create
1 Stamp a sentiment, two penguins and water on copy paper then cut out. Add glue to the back of each one to make a mask.
2 Place the penguin masks in the centre of an 11.5cm square of white cardstock then stamp water underneath. Mask off each image then blend Pool Party ink around the edges.
3 Apply ink to an acrylic block, spritz with water then pick up with a piece of acetate and apply in the corners. Use your fingers to move the ink around through the acetate. Leave the panel to dry then remove the masks.
4 Stamp the sentiment and penguins in the spaces then add gems. Layer onto a square of blue cardstock and affix to the card front.

Top tip
To add a little more colour, pick up watered-down ink with a paint brush and flick over each corner


That’s all for extra cards this month, but we’re sure you’ll agree this issue is full of inspiration! You’ll find so many technique ideas you’ll be busy stamping for weeks! As well as this we have new products from Julie Hickey, Studio Light, Paper Rose and Everyday Journaling, with a fabulous 10% discount on Helen Colebrook’s products.

We won’t go without sharing a sneak peek of issue 79’s stamps, plus an extra stencil to create fabulous personalised cards and more. It’s a must for stampers , and withChristina Griffiths sharing her ideas we’re sure you will love it!

That’s all from me for this issue. You can order your copy of Creative Stamping 78 from when it goes on sale on 7th November. We love to see your makes, so please send your letters and cards to me, or to

Happy stamping!






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