Creative Stamping issue 86 is on sale soon!
We’re sorry, in these testing times, that it’s taken a little bit longer for this issue to get to you, but we’re delighted it’s finally here! We can now share a sneak peek at what’s inside this fabulous By the Water issue, which will be in shops and available to buy online from 6th August.
As well as this fabulous A4 stamp plate, packed with inspiring images and sentiments, you also get this fabulous RSPB kingfisher stamp and die set, which teams up perfectly with the images on the main plate.
You can make beautiful cards as soon as you open your copy, following our beautiful designer inspiration for watercolour cards, framed ideas, scene-building tutorials and so much more.
As if this is not enough, issue 86 is packed full of stamping hints and tips to stretch your techniques and create beautiful pieces of art.
This issue’s subscription gift is a fantastic set of Nuvo Aqua Flow markers from Tonic Studios, and Mel Jess shows us just how versatile they are in her Masterclass feature on page 20.
Subscribe to Creative Stamping, following the magazine link to www.moremags.com and you will get £40 worth of these amazing pens plus fantastic savings on future issues.
We have one extra card to share with you this month, this delightful make from Jane Gundry who created amazing summer sunset scenes using the stamps with her ink pads.
We’re sure you’ll agree, this is such a relaxing card!
By the Water stamp set
white 14cm-square card blank
white stamping cardstock
black & orange cardstock
Honeypot, Orange & Lemon Tonic Spectrum Noir Harmony water-reactive dye inkpads
Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad
circle nesting dies
manual die-cutting machine
How to create
1 Cover the card base with orange cardstock
2 Cut a square of white cardstock and stamp with the sentiment. Blend ink around the edges as shown, layer onto black cardstock, trimming a narrow border and affix to the card blank.
3 Cut a circle from stamping cardstock. Ink the top of the circle lightly with Lemon Tonic ink.
4 Cut a small circle from masking paper and add to inked circle towards the top. Blend Honeypot and Orange ink around it.
5 Remove the mask and add a straight edge to create the water line, inking below it with Honeypot and Orange ink
6 Remove the mask and stamp the top of the bulrushes across the bottom of the circle, then the dragonfly over the moon.
7 Layer onto a larger black circle and affix to the card front using 3D foam pads. Add a gem to finish.
Use a piece of scrap paper to hold your card down when inking to avoid getting fingerprints on your artwork
That’s all for this issue but we hope it’s whetted your appetite to see what else you can do with this fabulous set.
Look out for issue 87, on sale from 3rd September. Here’s a sneak peek at the stamps and fun pun sentiments you will receive with this gorgeous autumnal set!
Look out for issue 86 when it hits the shops on 6th August or order your copy online from www.craftstash.co.uk
Please do send us your makes to Nicky.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We always love to see what you create.