Creative Stamping 91 Sneak peek

18th December 2020


Creative Stamping 91 Sneak peek

Issue 91 is on sale from 24th December and we are very excited to share a sneak peek of this craft-packed issue, as the theme of this one is…crafting!

Who better to team up with for this issue than Crafter’s Companion, who are sharing not only fantastic craft-themed stamps but also a brilliant and oh-so-versatile embossing folder! You’ll find this issue in the shops or

The entire Design Team had tremendous fun creating crafty cards and projects for this issue – be it to send craft-themed cards and gifts to your own crafty friends, or a bit of new year décor for you craft room…we have it all! We also have makes for male crafters as well as ideas to apologise to our other halves for our crafting obsessions. They understand really!

Find inspiring techniques for your embossing folder inside, plus brilliant ideas with the C-R-E-A-T-F stamps. No! That’s not a misprint – look what words you can create with just a few letters:

We have one bonus make this issue, with Vanessa Hodgson’s gorgeous card, suitable for a man or a woman. Everyone gets this sentiment!

Happy birthday


Crafting with Friends stamp set & embossing folder

white 5×7” card blank 

turquoise & white cardstock


Mermaid Lagoon Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink 

Black Soot & Mermaid Lagoon Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink 


3D foam pads 


stitched circle nesting dies 

manual die cutting machine 

How to create

1 Cut turquoise cardstock slightly smaller than the embossing folder, then place inside and run through the die-cutting machine using the appropriate sandwich. Once embossed, lightly distress the raised words using sandpaper or an emery board.

2 Die-cut a circle from stamping cardstock large enough to fit the mug then stamp the mug and the words into the centre of the circle using Black Soot ink. Press some Mermaid Lagoon ink onto a craft mat and paint the mug using a water brush.

3 Stamp splatters round the edges using the remaining ink on your craft mat then add some more defined splats using Mermaid Lagoon ink, then set aside to dry.

4 Cut two strips of vellum and stamp the sentiments onto them, then trim the ends into a point, fold the strips around the edges of the embossed card and adhere at the back 

5 Adhere the now dry circle using 3D foam pads so that it is slightly off centre, trapping the vellum strips under the edge of the shape.

Top tip 

Create depth using the same ink colour by allowing it to dry then adding more ink around the edges  

Look out for the latest from Sara Davies at Crafter’s Companion, plus stencil ideas from Visible Image. We have an exclusive Spectrum Noir giveaway too so make sure you head to our competitions section. on the blog to be in with a chance of winning!

That’s it for this month. Don’t forget to send your makes to me Nicky.gilburt@practicalpublishing.co.uk or hop over to www.craftworld.com where you will fin more from us plus our Creative Stamping readers’ gallery. We love to see your makes!
In the meantime all that remains is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a crafty new year!

Nicky Gilburt


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