Creative Stamping

Creative Stamping 90 Sneak peek

20th November 2020


Creative Stamping 90 Sneak peek

Issue 90 of our inspiration-packed magazine is on sale from 26th November, but here’s a sneak look at what’s inside!

This time we have teamed up with our friends at Stampendous! to bring you a stunning Winter Stag stamp set, with extra stencils and masks.

You can pretty much create a card with one or two stamps, using the stunning hero image from Stampendous! Or build up festive and winter scenes using the smaller stamps – this issue is packed with ideas to show you how!

Use your stencils with the stamps to create easy cards for last-minute makes or create your own scenes in the apertures.

We have extra cards that we couldn’t fit in the magazine this time, the first of which is a quick emboss resist technique card we will all be trying, from Vanessa Hodgson.

Happy Christmas


Winter Stags stamp set 

white DL card blank

stamping cardstock

purple cardstock

VersaMark inkpad

Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet & Chipped Sapphire Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink

white embossing powder

heat tool

ink-blending tool

Gold Glitter Gelly Roll Pen 

How to create

1 Cut stamping cardstock to 3½x7½” then use VersaMark ink to stamp the large stag scene towards the top of the panel. Stamp the sentiment underneath. Cover with white embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat to set  

2 Blend shades of Distress Ink from lighter pink through purple with Chipped Sapphire at the bottom to deepen the purple colour.  Use a soft cloth to rub away any ink that is sitting on the embossed image.

3 Matt onto purple cardstock then adhere to the card blank.  

Top tip 

Use a stamping platform to stamp the image more than once to ensure good ink coverage       

Secondly, we have this beautiful spring card from Glenda Hall, who has just joined our stamping team. Her makes are inspiring so we are delighted to have her on board.

Birthday cheer

You will need

Winter Stags stamp set

white 12.5cm-square card blank 

Tumbled Glass &Cracked Pistachio Tim Holtz Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

black & white cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento inkpad 

Port Wine Whispers Ranger Archival Ink

alcohol markers


ink-blending tool

ZIG 2 Way glue pen


My Favorite Things Cloud 6×6” stencil

3D foam pads 

manual die-cutting machine

square nesting dies

How to create

1 Affix an 11.5cm die-cut black square to the card blank. Edge the card blank with a green alcohol marker and set aside.

2 Stamp the trees and the pony on copy paper then cut out and dab the glue pen onto the back of each and set aside to dry, making the glue repositionable.

3 Die-cut a smaller white square and stamp the pony in Tuxedo Black to the right. Place the pony mask over the stamped image and stamp the row of trees. Keep the pony mask in position and place the tree mask over the trees.

4 Starting at the top of the panel, using the cloud template, blend Tumbled Glass ink over the cloud shapes down to the bottom of the tree line. Keeping the masks in place, blend Cracked Pistachio ink onto the bottom half of the panel. Remove the masks.

5 Colour in the trees using green alcohol markers and give the pony some shading. Place one of the floral boughs stamps on an acrylic block then ink up just the top half with Port Wine ink. Stamp in clusters onto the green meadow and around the pony.

6 Add shade below the trees, around the pony and below the flowers and create some blades of grass, then stamp the sentiment. 

7 Affix the stamped square onto the card front using 3D foam pads and add gems to finish. 

Top tip

Make sure to use all the sides of the cloud template to create different shapes in the clouds

You’ll find a technique- and inspiration-filled issue as usual, with emboss resist ideas, an advanced heat embossing masterclass, digital stamps and natural mixed media – a veritable feast to keep you bust these darker autumn nights. We also have an exclusive giveaway from Stampendous! plus great crafty prizes to win in our competitions.

That’s all for this issue but we won’t go without giving you a sneak peak of what’s coming up in issue 91, on sale on 24th December.

We’ll be teaming up with Crafter’s Companion for this one with even more fab ideas and giveaways.

Until then, don’t forget to share your cards with us at or post them to our address in the magazine. You can order your copy of issue 90 from or lookout for it on 26th November when it hits the shops!

Happy Stamping!

Nicky, Editor.

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