Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 87 sneak peek!

28th August 2020


Creative Stamping 87 sneak peek!

Issue 87 is on sale on 3rd September and we can’t wait to share this one with you. Autumn is a fabulous season for crafting, with the warm end-of-summer tones and falling leaves – it’s a crafter’s heaven!

This issue has TWO fantastic stamp sets featuring no less then SEVEN types of animal plus so many sentiments, you could make literally hundreds of cards!

Our designers loved creating with these stamps, and we have extra cards to share here:

First off, Teresa made a fabulous card featuring the ducks and some elegant gold heat embossing:

Flying by to say hi


Wild and Free & Wild and Fun stamp sets

white 6×4” card blank

navy pearlized cardstock 

mustard cardstock

Sepia Ranger Archival Ink

Metallic Rich Gold WOW! embossing powder

heat tool

3D foam pads

How to create

1 Matt navy pearlized cardstock and mustard cardstock onto the front of the card blank.

2 Stamp the sentiments and ducks onto navy pearlized card using clear embossing ink and gold heat-emboss.

3 Cut out the ducks leaving a narrow border and attach using 3D foam pads. Trim the sentiments and attach to the card front.

Top Tip

Use minimal supplies for a clean contemporary look.

Next we have this fun make from Helen Pritchett:

Open it up and you’ll see all of the animals!

Thankful for you


Wild and Free stamp set

white cardstock

light brown & dark brown cardstock

watercolour cardstock 


Broken China, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint & Pine Needles Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Onyx Black VersaFine inkpad

ink-blending tool

heat tool

How to create

1 Score a 10cm-deep strip of dark brown cardstock cut from A4, at 10cm, then 0.5cm further, then another 10cm, and another 0.5cm. Repeat on more cardstock to make a 5-panel concertina-fold card. The extra 0.5cm on the end of each square allows for depth with layers.

2 Cut squares of watercolour cardstock to fit the panels and stamp the images on each. Colour using Distress Ink as watercolour paint, picking up the ink off a glass mat with a water brush.

3 Layer each image onto light brown squares of cardstock and affix to the panels.

4 Cut squares of cardstock for the reverse, place side-by-side and stamp the footprints as shown. Affix all elements to the card base and add stamped sentiments to finish.

Last up, we have this delightful card from Crafter’s Companion, showcasing the new rotating background stamps.

Thank you


white 17cm-square card blank

Snow White Centura Pearl cardstock

white stamping cardstock

purple mirror card

Crafter’s Companion Spring has Sprung Background Rotation stamp

Pale Fig Tonic Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry inkpad

Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers



Ink-blending tool

3D foam pads

Gemini Expressions Thank You dies

circle & scalloped circle nesting dies

manual die-cutting machine

Crafter’s Companion 8×8” stamping platform

How to create

1 Secure a 14.5cm square of white stamping cardstock onto the stamping platform using the magnets. Arrange the stamp in position on the stamping platform.

2 Stamp the image using Pale Fig ink then rotate the stamp and stamp a second-generation image, without reinking. Repeat again for a full panel. 

3 Affix ribbon around the panel as shown and add a bow and pearl. Matt the stamped piece onto a purple mirror card and affix to the card blank.

4 Die-cut a circle from a second piece of cardstock stamped in the same way. Colour in the detail, then matt and layer onto larger circles as shown, blending ink around the outsides. 

5 Affix to the card front using 3D foam pads and add a die-cut sentiment to finish. 

Top tip

Use the same colour of ink on all four rotations for a stylish monochrome background

That’s it for this issue’s bonus cards, but don’t forget to see our other blog posts for this issue’s templates and downloads.

We look forward to seeing your makes, so don’t forget to share, send an email to or share on our social media pages!

Happy stamping,


One Comment
  1. joanbennison

    Great magazine love the stamps the animals are so life like and sentiments are brilliant so different to what we usually get in sentiments im sure i will be using all these stamps over and over also the magazine is packed with great ideas and technics as usual thank you

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