Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 84 sneak peek!

24th April 2020


Creative Stamping 84 sneak peek!

Issue 84 is on sale from 30th April and we can’t wait to share what’s inside!

Look out for this fabulous issue in the shops or from, featuring a superb A4 set of vintage stamps, inspired by the best of British. plus a versatile Union Flag stencil for you to create stunning makes like this:

As well as this, you’ll find a magazine packed with inspiration from the cream of British designers and more, including Barbara Gray, Julie Hickey, Lisa Horton and more.

We also feature Newton’s Nook Designs, Crafter’s Companion and Stamping’ Up! So much to get your crafty teeth into, plus beginner’s guides and in-depth step-by-step photos.

We simply couldn’t fit everything in the magazine, so here are a few bonus cards to inspire!

Firstly, Tracy Evans wows with her stencilled makes on page 18.



Best of British stamps & stencil

white 6”-square card blank

white & black cardstock

Nocturne VersaFine Clair inkpad

Tumbled Glass Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink 

Sunset Beach PaperArtsy Infusions  

Aqua Lagoon Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder 

grey Inktense pencil

Daler-Rowney texture paste

white Uni-ball POSCA paint pen

palette knife



masking tape

Ranger Cut ‘N’ Dry foam

How to create

1 Cut white cardstock to 4½x6½”. Position the stencil over one corner of the panel and secure using masking tape.  Apply texture paste across the stencil, adding it unevenly to give more texture to the design.

2 With the stencil is still in place, sprinkle Aqua Lagoon Pixie Powder and Sunset Beach Infusions over the paste, the crystals from each will react with the moisture in the paste until completely dry. Remove the stencil and wipe clean.

3 Repeat this process across the other end of the panel. 

4 Once the paste is completely dry, draw around each area with a grey Inktense pencil to add shading and depth and then activate the pencil marks using a waterbrush, blending the colour around the image. 

5 Cut white cardstock to fit across the panel. Stamp the sentiment with Nocturne ink, blend tumbled Glass ink around the edges, then staple to the panel. Add a paperclip. 

6 Add splatters of white paint across the card using a paint pen then allow to dry naturally.

7 Matt the panel onto black cardstock, leaving a narrow border, then adhere to the card blank.

Top Tip 

When applying texture paste over a stencil try not to keep swiping the palette knife across the stencil to prevent any product seeping under the stencil. Apply the paste with one swipe of the palette knife and then add more product if needed

We also have another stunning card from Julie Hickey, on page 14, and she shares it here:

Happy birthday

Julie Hickey Designs Fresh Florals Border, Daisy Medley Frame & Everyday sentiments stamp sets

white A6 card blank

white, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple cardstock

Wilted Violet, Ripe Persimmon & Picked Raspberry Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

Bright White WOW! embossing powder


stamping platform

3D foam pads.

Star Dust Stickles glitter glue

How to create

1 Place a 6×4” piece of white card stock in a stamp platform, position the flower border along left edge covering the bottom of panel and stamp in Onyx Black ink.

2 Leaving the stamp in the stamping platform, stamp the same image onto pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple cardstock.

3 Reposition the flower stamp to cover the top piece of white cardstock, and mask the stamped image with a piece of copy paper.

4 Cut a strip of the design from pink cardstock, just under 1cm in depth. Cut the next section of design from red cardstock. Continue working way down the design, cutting each strip the same depth until you have a strip for each colour. Adhere the strips to the card front. 

5 Stamp sentiments in contrasting coloured ink onto white cardstock, trim to size and attach to the front of the card using 3D foam pads.

6 Highlight the design with glitter glue and add sequins to finish.

Top tip

If you stamp complete images on coloured card stock and trim each one into strips you can mass produce many cards in one go!

We also have another make using the fabulous Stamping’ Up set on page 36

Fragrant friendship 


white A6 card blank

white & blue cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden stamp set & Garden Gateway die set

Soft Suede Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad

Bundled Sage & Victorian Velvet Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

alcohol markers

3D foam pads

manual die-cutting machine

How to create

1 Use the trailing rose stamp to create a background on a panel of white cardstock, mixing first- and second-generation stamping. 

2 Die-cut the aperture into the panel and lay over the card front to find the position to cut through this too. 

3 Affix blue cardstock inside the card and stamp the sentiment through the aperture.

4 Die-cut the gateway from white cardstock then blend Victorian Velvet ink over it and affix round the aperture. 

5 Stamp and die-cut flowers and two trailing roses. Colour in then snip the roses in half and arrange around the arch using 3D foam pads. 

Top tip

First- and second-generation stamping creates a softer and more natural background when using just one stamp 

Last but by no means least, we have a stunning card from Paul Ford at Lisa Horton Crafts that we needed to share with you

Create your own sunshine

Created by Paul Ford


white 8”-square card blank

white & black cardstock

Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron & Fossilised Amber Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks

Lisa Horton Crafts EDGEcutz & Be Happy stamp sets

3D foam pads

Creative Expressions Lisa Horton Stitched Collection Scallop Layered Squares dies 

manual die-cutting machine

How to create

  1. Stamp daisies randomly over a 7.5”-square panel of white cardstock, leaving space in the middle for a sentiment.
  2. Use the nesting squares to create three different sized flower panels as shown, to create two aperture frames and a central panel. 
  3. Matt black cardstock behind each piece of daisy stamped card and layer onto the card blank using 3D foam pads. 
  4. Once all three layers are adhered, add a sentiment centrally to the smallest panel to finish.

We also have a couple of card templates to share with you, firstly, also from Lisa Horton’s feature on page 53, you will need this shaped card template to recreate one of the cards. It’s so cool!

Finally, one added extra is this template for a stepper card from Mel Jess’ Masterclass:

That’s it for this issue, we hope you enjoy discovering it all for yourself when it goes on sale on Thursday 30th April.

Don’t forget to share your makes with us at Creative Stamping, by emailing

Happy stamping!

  1. Natasja Boseker

    Wow it's soo exiting to see my card in the magazine. I made the card on page 54 thats where the stepper card is for not for page 53 and my name wass misspelled 🤣 its Natasja Boseker @bobomadeby but no worries i think it will all sort itself. I'm so proud of all my fellow dt members from Lisa Horton. Thanks creative stamping for this opportunity to let us show what you can do with the lovely products from lisa😘


    why can't I get the Creative stamping delivered ? I get the card making & paper craft !

    • Nicky Gilburt

      Please visit to buy the latest copies of Creative Stamping online, or for a subscription, and guarantee never missing an issue! Best wishes, Nicky, editor

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